(Update: Coca is permanently closed) Nowadays, a lot of different cuisines from various countries have become in demand in Metro Manila, catching every heart of food lovers. One of Primer’s favourites is COCA, a Thai-Cantonese restaurant located in SM Aura. “COCA” was derived from the Mandarin word “kekou” which means “appetizing.” True enough, Coca has been serving authentic dishes since 1957. They are most famous for their own version of Thai suki which is a hot pot dish similar to shabu-shabu. It was first introduced when they open their first branch in Soi Tantawan, Bangkok. One of the things you need to know about their suki dish is that it […]
Passion is an authentic Cantonese restaurant that is located at the second floor of the luxurious Maxim Hotel. The interior is very classy and spacious. The round tables are neatly arranged. This is the largest restaurant in Resorts World Manila; it can accommodate 400 people. This restaurant is, indeed, grandeur. Chef David Chu Wai Fung continues to protect the distinctive taste of the food that Passion offers. Most of their customers are patrons. Two of the most popular dishes are the crispy roasted pigeon (Photo 1) and the green crab dish (Photo 2). They also offer all-you-can eat dim sum for only P750 for adults and P500 for children 6 to 11 […]
UPDATED: This restaurant is CLOSED as of January 15, 2019. The best part of eating in Chinatown is that food is delicious but cheap – just like the food in Happy Delicious Kitchen! This restaurant from Taiwan offers home cooked meals that are tasty and healthy. They are popular among the local Chinese. Every morning, the owner goes to the market to buy fresh ingredients! The most popular meal on their menu is the 3-in-1 (Photo 1). You can choose 3 of your favorite dishes plus 1 cup of rice. There are a lot of choices (Photo 2). The 3-in-1 meal costs P150 and 4-in-1 meal costs P180. They also offer rice mixed with vegetable like the […]
UPDATED as of January 15, 2019: This restaurant is CLOSED. Wai Ying Fast food has always been crowded with locals, tourists and regular customers since it first opened in 1998. Their interior is very cozy and and their dishes are delicious and affordable. This is one of the favorite dimsum and noodle places in Chinatown. The price range is from P65 to P110. First on their list is the hakaw (Photo 2), 4 pieces of delicious shrimp dumplings. Another favorite is the irresistibly cruchy classic siomai (Photo 1). The beef wanton (Photo 3) is a noodle bestseller.
The one-stop shop of sweet goodies in Chinatown Ho-Land sells goodies like sweets, bread and other Chinese food in general, all neatly packed in individual wrappers. The classic hopia is the most popular treat among the customers. A popular side dish is the Chinese Chimaki Machang (Photo 4). It is sticky rice that has been seasoned and wrapped in bamboo leaves. It is usually bought as snack by regular customers.
Davao Dencia’s Restaurant is a prestigious restaurant that offers Chinese and Filipino cuisine. It is also an establishment that has been well-loved by the locals of Davao for 50 years. It is said that the current store was opened in 1999, while the first store located in Manila began its operation in 1950s. Since the prices are low and the food tastes wonderful, Dencia’s name became known throughout Davao. The lugaw (Chinese rice porridge) and tokwa’t baboy, which are also included in Dencia’s menu, have a lot of fans in the entire Philippines. Their chop suey is another dish that you should also try out. Japanese customers might like Davao […]
UPDATED as of January 15, 2019: This restaurant is CLOSED. In Sze Chuen Lau, you can enjoy the tasty and spicy Sichuan cuisine. This restaurant is located at Aloha Hotel, along Roxas Boulevard Street. This restaurant’s most popular dish is the hot and sour soup ‘Mapo Tofu.’ This soup’s spiciness is quite addictive and it is also well-liked by both the elderly and children. Sza Chuen Lau offers a variety of dishes that can be counted to 300; other than that, it also has private rooms and banquet seats. *** Suggestions: Lunch or dinner with your friends and family and for entertainment Atmosphere: A long- establish shop that gives of a […]
UPDATED as of January 15, 2019: This restaurant is CLOSED. There is a Chinese restaurant that is rumoured to have delicious dim sum located in Mabini Main Street along Manila Bay, where luxurious hotels stand in a row. Su Zhou Dimsum’s customers are both local Filipinos and Chinese; in addition, this is a restaurant that gives off a Chinese ambiance. When it comes to its menu, Xiao Long Bao is its popular dish that you should try out! After steaming it for 15 minutes, you can finally eat this juicy treat that you will unquestionably enjoy eating. Chicken Legs, Shomai, and Chive Dumplings are some of the other popular menu […]
Tin Hau is a Chinese restaurant that is well-known for pleasing its customers with appetizing food. The dining room of this restaurant is spacious; a perfect place to eat Chinese dishes while vigorously talking with your family, friends and colleagues. Now, let’s go and talk about food! Their most popular dish is the Beijing duck. It has crispy skin and is served with a sweet sauce. When you eat it with cucumber, a refreshing taste will fill your taste buds. Peking Duck Braised homemade spinach tofu with shimeji mushrooms and golden dried scallops Crisp-fried shrimp with mayonnaise and corn flakes Steamed tiger prawns with minced garlic and vermicelli This restaurant is located on the […]
UPDATED: This restaurant is CLOSED as of January 15, 2019. In Makati City, there are varieties of restaurants lined up on Jupiter Street. However, there is one restaurant that stand-out the most because of its noticeable sign that says, “Lutong Macau.” This restaurant is already in its 8th year and still continues serving authentic Cantonese cuisine, as well as Western and Chinese food. Its veteran chef, who has been cooking for 36 years, is the one who is responsible for Lutong Macau’s menu. In addition, the taste of its dishes is quite unique, a flavor that you will only find in this restaurant. The first dish that Lutong Macau’s chef recommended is the […]
Choi City Seafood Restaurant offers authentic flavors that you’ll surely like. They have 4 chefs from Hong Kong that prepare high-quality dishes. This is a well-established Chinese restaurant that opened in Cebu 2 years ago. This restaurant cooks over 300 varieties of food! And to further satisfy its patrons, Choi City can also cook and season its dishes depending on their customers’ personal tastes.
For 27 years, Mey Lin Bistro has been serving a variety of Chinese dishes in the Philippines. They already have 7 outlets in very strategic locations, such as SM MOA and SM Megamall. Mey Lin’s food is lightly seasoned and is not greasy. Customers can also enjoy watching how this restaurant makes its noodles. Not only will your taste buds be satisfied, but your eyes as well! This restaurant’s seafood noodle (P190) is the perfect meal to eat with your family during the weekends. Mey Lin also has individual meals such as fried rice and dumplings.
Associated with a popular restaurant chain in Hong Kong Maxim’s Caterers Ltd., Peking Garden has been serving the expats as well as the Filipinos for 18 years in Makati. The high-class Chinese restaurant has this elegant setting and serves food that focuses on Northern Chinese cuisine. They have invited 4 Chinese chefs who are actually very popular with a wide range of businessmen around the world. Try out this restaurant’s Peking duck as it is one of the finest! Do try Peking Garden’s shrimp with chili sauce, xiao long bao, and Fortune Chicken as well. Their pan fried stuffed fresh scallops combines the flavor of scallops and shrimps into one delectable dish. The chinjaorousu is actually the recommended dish for Japanese customers. […]
UPDATED as of January 15, 2019: This restaurant is CLOSED. This is a Singaporean restaurant that already has 2 stores in the Philippines, located in Rockwell Power Plant and at SM MOA. Boon Tong Kee is already in its 30th year. This restaurant’s menu incorporates the taste of Cantonese cuisine with traditional Singaporean flavors. Singapore’s specialty, Boiled Chicken (photo 2), is Boon Tong Kee’s recommended dish. Not only is it flavorful, it is also very healthy.
Located in Glorietta 1, Modern Shanghai is a restaurant that offers authentic yet affordable Chinese food. Take note that the taste of Shanghai dishes is not that spicy and is similar to Japanese cuisine. Braised Lucky Pork Knuckle (Photo 1) is steamed pork knee served with a sweet and spicy sauce. This dish is P800 and good for 3 people. Feel free to enjoy the creations of the veteran chef from China. Watch from the kitchen’s glass window how homemade noodles are created, too!
P.F. Chang’s has around 200 stores in the United States and serves traditional Asian and modern Chinese fusion cuisine. In the Philippines, this restaurant has 2 outlets in Fort Bonifacio and Alabang. Before opening its stores in this country, though, the chef has trained for 6 months in the United States. Chang’s spare ribs are this restaurant’s bestseller. It is made from pork bone that has a golden brown barbecue sauce, topped with sesame seeds, bringing out the flavor of the meat. Shrimp with candied walnuts is a refreshing dish that has walnut sauce, shrimp, and honeydew melon.
You will immediately feel like you are in Hong Kong the moment you step inside this restaurant. Choi Garden Seafood and Shark’s Fin Restaurant serves genuine Cantonese cuisine and is mostly teeming with their local patrons. The succulent roasted layer pork is ordered by most of its customers. It has 3 layers of soft meat and a crispy top layer. Take a bite out of it and it will surely just simply melt in your mouth. Roasted Layer Pork The shark fin soup is the shop’s specialty. It obviously inspired the name of the shop, too. This delicacy is garnished with raw sprouts and crunchy bean sprouts. Shark Fin Soup
Mien-San Noodle House is a restaurant that serves affordable, authentic Taiwanese cuisine in a place with a folksy ambiance. Their beef with tendon noodle (Photo1) has a lot of beef and bok-choy and is thoroughly stewed for 6 hours. On the other hand, their spicy wanton (Photo 2) is an item that has a sweet-sour and spicy sauce that will definitely make customers satisfied.