Tong Yang Shabu Shabu Express, SM Megamall

If you think that treating your fam to a delicious shabu-shabu meal would be a costly and difficult endeavor, think again.

Especially as we are now in the midst of rainy season, a steaming bowl of soup can be quite a source of comfort.

The good news is that y’all can enjoy a tasty hotpot meal, quick and easy at Tong Yang Shabu Shabu Express at SM Megamall’s Eatogether Food Hall.

Tong Yang Express, SM Megamall
Tong Yang Express, SM Megamall
Tong Yang Express, SM Megamall
Tong Yang Express, SM Megamall

Choosing from these tasty selections, family members can build their own shabu-shabu experience:

  • Meats (120g): chicken fillet (Php140), pork belly (Php150), beef karubi (Php150), beef chuck eye (Php180), Australian lamb (Php250), striploin (Php250), Angus beef (Php420), Wagyu Beef (Php520)
  • Seafood (100g): squidflower (Php60), half-shell mussel (Php60), shrimp (Php120), cream dory (Php60)
  • Shabu-shabu balls: fish ball (Php80), fish cake (Php80), squid ball (Php80), crabsticks (Php80), mushroom ball (Php85), lobster ball (Php110), cheese ball (Php120)
  • Vegetables (50g): native pechay (Php25), Taiwan pechay (Php50), cabbage (Php25), corn (Php40), enoki mushroom (Php120)
  • Soup bases: chicken and pork (Php50), spicy mala (Php60), sinigang (Php55), laksa (Php60)m sate (Php60), pickled vegetable (Php50), Chinese herb (Php60)
Tong Yang Express, SM Megamall
Tong Yang Express, SM Megamall
Tong Yang Express, SM Megamall
Tong Yang Express, SM Megamall

Or they can select from the affordably priced individual sets the one that best suits their shabu-shabu preference:

  • dumpling set (Php200 solo | Php320 regular)
  • vegetarian set (Php190 solo | Php300 regular)
  • pork set (Php200 solo | Php340 regular)
  • chicken set (Php220 solo | Php350 regular)
  • beef karubi set (Php230 solo | Php350 regular)
  • seafood set (Php250 solo | Php590 regular)
  • beef chuck eye set (Php420)
  • lamb set (Php480)
  • beef striploin set (Php480)
  • Angus beef set (Php650)
  • Wagyu set (Php800)
Tong Yang Express, SM Megamall
Tong Yang Express, SM Megamall
Tong Yang Express, SM Megamall
Tong Yang Express, SM Megamall

But for a hassle-free group meal, a hotpot for sharing option would be the fam’s best bet:

Couple Sets:

  • mixed seafood and beef (Php350 solo| Php750 regular)
  • mixed seafood and pork (Php350 solo| Php750 regular)
  • premium meats (Php1,390)

Family Sets:

  • seafood feast (Php1,590)
  • premium meats for 4 (Php1,620)
  • combination set (Php2,150)
Tong Yang Express, SM Megamall
Tong Yang Express, SM Megamall
Tong Yang Express, SM Megamall
Tong Yang Express, SM Megamall

We opted for a premium meats for 4 set where each family member got a personal soup pot (with our individual choice of soup base – mine was laksa, Hubby’s was spicy mala and the kids opted for chicken and pork), a sizeable selection of premium meats, seafood, vegetables and shabu-shabu balls, as well as a conduction stove in which to cook their own hotpot, we each basically had full control of our delicious and very filling shabu-shabu experience.

If you’re looking for a reasonably priced shabu-shabu meal for the fam, Tong Yang Express is a great choice.

Tong Yang Express, SM Megamall
Tong Yang Express, SM Megamall

This Tong Yang Shabu Shabu Express branch is located at Eatogether Food Hall, Second Floor, SM Megamall Building A, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City.

Other branches are located at:

  • SM Center Pasig, Frontera Drive, Eulogio Rodriguez Jr. Avenue corner Doña Julia Vargas Ave, Ortigas Center, Pasig
  • SM Light Mall, EDSA corner Madison Street, Mandaluyong
  • SM Cherry Shaw, 514 Shaw Blvd, Pleasant Hills, Mandaluyong
  • The Rise Makati, 7248 Malugay Street, Makati
  • Eatogether Food Hall, 2/F Unimart at Capitol Commons, Meralco Avenue corner Shaw Boulevard, Pasig

Check out my previous posts about Eatogether Food Hall in SM Megamall:

Great finds to #TreatYourself with at SM Markets

And just like that, we’re already in the BER months…

Can you already feel the difference?

In contrast to the general mood for the past two-and-a-half years wherein temperance and abstinence were the order of the day, we are now entering a period where we can feel right in rewarding ourselves for having pulled through.

SM Treat Yourself Live
SM Treat Yourself Live
SM Treat Yourself Live
SM Treat Yourself Live

Now is a time for a little bit of self-love, wouldn’t you agree?

That’s what SM Markets, specifically SM Supermarket and Savemore, brings to you through its Treat Yourself activations. There are different ways to treat yourself – such as indulging in delicious food, engaging in calming or creative hobbies such as cooking or baking or pampering yourself with bath and body products to nourish your body and build confidence.

These are embodied by SM Markets Ambassadors who graced SM’s Treat Yourself Day held last August 20 at SM Megamall with their presence, raffled off some items from their own collections, as well as shared their stories on how they treat themselves:

  • Travel vlogger Angel Dei splurges on hair care products
  • Food influencer Hazel Cheffy likes grocery shopping, even when she has already restocked her pantry
  • Star volleyball athlete Rachel Daquis makes sure to nourish her body with recovery food, especially after a hard day of games and practices
SM Treat Yourself Live
Me with Angel Dei, travel vloggger
SM Treat Yourself Live
Me with Hazel Cheffy, food influencer
SM Treat Yourself Live
Me with Rachel Daquis, star athlete
SM Treat Yourself Live
SM Markets Ambassadors with SM Mascots

The event also showcased practical and budget-friendly food items from Australian supermarket brand Coles. (More deets on Coles products here.)

SM Treat Yourself Live
SM Treat Yourself Live
SM Treat Yourself Live
SM Treat Yourself Live

The event also featured exciting bundles that bring freebies or savings from participating brands that visitors could avail of using their SM Advantage Card. These included:

SM Treat Yourself Live
Buy 2 AMIGO SEGURADO SPAGHETTI 850G +
SWEET SAUCE 850G, get FREE AMIGO SEGURADO SPAGHETTI
SM Treat Yourself Live
Buy ANGEL KREMDENSADA 410ML AND 1 ANGEL ALL PURPOSE CREAMER 370ML, save Php10
SM Treat Yourself Live
Buy 3 LUCKY ME KASALO PACK KALAMANSI 120g, get FREE LUCKY ME KASALO PACK
KALAMANSI 120g
SM Treat Yourself Live
Buy 1 BARILLA SAUCES BOLOGNESE 400G, get GET FREE BARILLA SPAGHETTI-500g
SM Treat Yourself Live
Buy 1 UFC GOLDEN FIESTA CANOLA OIL 1LX2 DUO PACK, get FREE UFC CREAM OF MUSHROOM SOUP 70G
SM Treat Yourself Live
Buy 2 CENTURY TUNA-FLAKES VEGETABLE OIL 180G AND 1 CENTURY TUNA FLAKES IN
CALAMANSI-155G, save Php5
SM Treat Yourself Live
Buy KNORR-SINIGANG SAMPALOK ORIGINAL-44G, get FREE KNORR-SINIGANG SAMPALOK
ORIG 44G, or buy 3 KNORR-SOUP CRAB & CORN-60G, get GET FREE KNORR-SOUP CRAB & CORN-60G
SM Treat Yourself Live
Buy 3 ALASKA UHT_FRESH-1L, get FREE SM BONUS MARSHMALLOWS 200G
SM Treat Yourself Live
Buy 3 MEGA TUNA FLAKES IN OIL EASY OPEN CAN 180G, get FREE MEGA TUNA SPANISH STYLE 155G
SM Treat Yourself Live
Buy 1 JOLLY COCONUT CREAM 400ML AND 1
PINEAPPLE CHUNKS 567G, get FREE JOLLY WHOLE MUSHROOM 284G
SM Treat Yourself Live
Buy JACK ‘n JILL NOVA COUNTRY CHEDDAR PARTY PACK 160G, save P5
SM Treat Yourself Live
Buy 1 ENSURE GOLD COFFEE 850G, get FREE SM BONUS FRUIT COCKTAIL 3.06KG
SM Treat Yourself Live
Buy 2 NIDO 5+ GROWING UP MILK 2KG, get FREE SM BONUS PURE HONEY 455g
SM Treat Yourself Live
Buy 2 COLGATE ADVANCED WHITE 160g X 2, get FREE PALMOLIVE SOAP PINK PINKISH &
GLOW 115g
SM Treat Yourself Live
Buy 2 HEAD & SHOULDERS SHAMPOO COOL MENTHOL 170ML, get
SM Treat Yourself Live
Buy 2 CREAMSILK TREATMENT KERATIN DAMAGE REPAIR 650ML, get FREE DOVE WHITE BEAUTY BAR SOAP 135G

You can look forward to similar fun activities and awesome bundles in upcoming mall activations and road shows:

  • Sep 3-4: SM Fairview mall activation
  • Sep 9-23: roadshow stores in SM Supermarket Sta. Mesa, Manila, Southmall, Novaliches, & Savemore Angono2
  • Sep 17-18: SM San Lazaro mall activation
SM Treat Yourself Live
SM Treat Yourself Live
SM Treat Yourself Live

So go ahead and #TreatYourselfInSM to enjoy all these awesome deals and reward yourself for all you’ve been through and accomplished for the past years.

Check out my previous posts about SM Markets:

Winner winner, chicken dinner at Bad Bird, SM Megamall

Just when you thought fried chicken is already “gasgas” (tired) as a food concept, here comes Bad Bird with its own bold statement: the umami fried chicken.

While many restos would tout the absence of MSG (monosodium glutamate) in their dishes, Bad Bird goes all out with it, using this ingredient in its natural and processed forms: dashi, mushroom powder, furikake, miso, and more!

Bad Bird, SM Megamall

Through trial and error, it has developed its proprietary fried chicken seasoning, the one that produces that umami taste, the inherent savoriness of fried chicken brought about to tickle and delight our taste buds.

On our way to another food adventure, fellow foodies Jen of SandUnderMyFeet, Nix of IEatAndIWander and I decided to sate our hunger at Bad Bird by pooling our GCs (the currency of the blogger microeconomy, hehehe). Our winning repast included:

Torched Corn & Cheese Chicken Plate (Php375). A huge piece of Bad Bird’s badass umami fried chicken – all crispy and juicy ready for our tummies – with our new favorite side dish, the torched corn kernels in cream cheese.

Bad Bird, SM Megamall

Bad Bird, SM Megamall

We added Bad Bird’s refreshing citrusy Homebrew Iced Tea to this meal set for just Php69 and upgraded the set’s original steamed rice to Dirty Rice (fried rice with bits of bacon, kimchi, liver and tamago) for just Php89.

Bad Bird, SM Megamall

Mango Rice Milk (Php170). A sweet and slightly tart shake made with fresh mango and Korean rice milk.

Bad Bird, SM Megamall

Garlic and Butter Crispy 2-Fry Wings (Php275). Six pieces of chicken wings tossed in the fragrant and flavorful garlic and butter sauce.

Bad Bird, SM Megamall

Rich Pork Noodles (Php265). One of Bad Bird’s filling noodle dishes where every noodle is bursting with umami.

Bad Bird, SM Megamall

By introducing new flavors to the classic fried chicken, Bad Bird has certainly revived the dish and remade it into something new to enjoy.

Bad Bird, SM Megamall

Bad Bird, SM Megamall

Did you know that if you and a friend ordered two drinks at Bad Bird, you can get the same two drinks free when you unlock your Zomato Gold privilege?

Zomato Gold provides members with 1+1 (Buy 1 Get 1) deals on food and 2+2 (Buy 2 Get 2) deals on drinks.  All you have to do is sign up for a Zomato Gold membership here. Use the code VOLT0979 to get 10% off the membership fee.

This Bad Bird branch is located at Third Floor, Mega Fashion Hall, SM Megamall, Ortigas, Mandaluyong City, open daily from 11am to 10pm. For inquiries and reservations, call +63 2 77539729.

Other branches may be found at:

  • Ground Floor, Serendra, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
  • Hole in the Wall, Fourth Floor, Century City Mall, Kalayaan Avenue, Poblacion, Makati City
  • Ground Floor, Pedro Gil Wing, Robinsons Place Manila, Ermita, Manila

Bad Bird Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Check out my posts on other chicken places in the metro: