This table is made of the synthetic granite and at the center is the electric stove that I haven't seen before from any restaurant till now.
I'm not sure what this but more likely, it's Hototay. Upon delivery, it only presents itself as not any different from the one you can have at home. The server will make an effort to fill the bowls with the soup though which I think doesn't add value. She doesn't have the finesse while doing it. Bad.
Anyway, the guy appeared not experienced enough slicing the duck in front of us. He was struggling as though the knife he had wasn't sharp enough which I doubt.
She's struggling with preparing this dish using chopsticks. One stick fell to the floor which she had to take another pair. She looks helpless and the dish she prepared is not presentable. Bad.
Here is what it is supposed to look from The Legend:
Simply, all the crew were inexperienced as I observed all of them.
Our glasses of water is not filled automatically once empty, that is again, in contrast to The Legend. Bad.
In The Legend's setup, to get to the comfort rooms you will have to come across with rushing food servers, the kitchen, and various restaurant related objects. Here in the Mandarin Palace, the comfort rooms has its separate area which is clean and quiet.
In conclusion, it was a disappointing experience. It was a waste of time and money wherein the value of our experience is only at the knowledge of avoiding it next time. If you felt this is useful, then I thank you. If there is hope for this restaurant, then it would be their Shabu-Shabu. See, with that setup, a customer has somehow have more control with his food, avoiding the inconsistencies which we had today. I hope they have it when you decide to try it. To end, I would rather eat at The Legend located near World Trade Center in Pasay rather than a nearby restaurant who doesn't seem to be interested in food and service.