Good Earth Tea Room Eat-All-You-Can Lunch Buffet

To celebrate Kurt's and Lychee's (our maltese) birthday, we reserved three weeks in advance at Good Earth Tea Room.  It was difficult to get a reservation so we got the 1:30 p.m. slot instead of our preferred time at 11:00 a.m.

Upon arrival at 1:30 p.m., we saw 4 others who were lined up literally in front of the store door waiting for the busy service crew to attend to their reservation.  They told me their reservation was 1:00 p.m.  So we knew we had to wait.

The wait was understandable since it was an eat-all-you-can and their customers really took the time to even chit chat and take pictures before leaving.  Perhaps it would have been better if they had a waiting area.

As soon as the customers at our reserve place left at around 2:00 p.m., the waiter immediately clean the table and led us to be seated.  They also told us we could start with the buffet.  The lunch buffet was reasonably priced at 399 php.  (Excluding drinks)

We started by getting a bowl of their Seaweed and Beancurd Soup (normally priced at 125 php).  The bean curd was chopped liked sticks instead of cubes.  The seaweeds were also in strips.  It had a sweet fish broth taste.  We all loved it.
Iced Green Tea (refillable)
We all ordered their Iced Green Tea (refillable) (75 php additional).  We wanted to taste the Herbal Tea (80 php) but it wasn't available.  This is one of the best ice tea I've ever tasted.  Kurt prefers the Home Made Iced at Jacob's Shawarma (see separate entry).  But I like them both because this one is lemon green tea while that of Jacob's is minty.  This is more affordable because at 75 php it is refillable.  The waiters were also quick to refill them and always with ice.  It is very refreshing and not too sweet at all.  I usually don't drink a lot when eating but I was able to drink 3 glasses of it.

For dimsum we had Stuffed Eggplant (normally priced at 85 php) and Fried Wanton (normally priced at 85 php).  The stuffed eggplant was the best dish for the day.  It was like a meatball made of pork attached to a slice of eggplant.  With its sauce, it was perfect.  The fried wanton was also good.  It was crunchy and a little bit salty.   But the vegetables and sauce contrasts its saltiness.
Popoy's Delight
We proceeded to the other dishes:  Honey Chicken, Popoy's Delight and Good Earth Fried Rice. The Honey Chicken was crunchy with honey sauce and topped with sesame.  The Popoy's Delight was steamed Dory Fish Fillet.  Sadly, I had a weird bitter taste on some parts of it.  The Good Eartn Friend Rice was nothing special.  

For dessert we had Mango with Sago.  Their version was sweetened milk with sago with bits of cherry and mango.  The tanginess of the mango slices goes with the sweet milk.  It was no longer cool when we took our so my mom requested for ice.  The waiter gave us shaved us (How nice of them!).

Mango with Sago
Overall, we were full and satisfied.  The service was good.  (Did I mention they have a 10% service charge?)  The waiters were quick to refill the food whenever we informed them that it is already empty.  I don't mind having a buffet with limited choices as long as all of them are delicious!  If you're hanging out at the area to watch movies or shop, it is a good place to dine.  They also have affordable Rice Bowl Toppings.

Good Earth Tea Room
2F Greenbelt 3, Ayala Center Paseo De Roxas cor. Legaspi St.
Makati City, Metro Manila
(02) 757-4561 to 62