Dimsum is like a staple cuisine for cities with large Chinese communities, albeit the influential kind, too. And Cebu City is no exception.
So yes, it’s really no wonder that Cebu has tons of wonderful restaurants serving scrumptious Chinese cuisine. Frankly speaking, Chinese cuisine is among the yummiest in the world. And I’m not saying that just because I’m partly Chinese. I’m sure tons of people around the world, with not a drop of Chinese blood in them, would be more than happy to agree to that.
Delicious steamed meatballs wrapped in wanton wraps. You squeeze some calamansi juice over them and dip them in some spicy chilli sauce, and you eat up about half a dozen without even noticing. Hahaha. All right, you get to notice because you only get three pieces per serving,… which is pretty much easy to count, I guess. :P
These things used to be a personal favorite of mine, back when I was still a big fan of red meat. They are quite filling and not so expensive. And you can opt to get the meals, where you get rice and a drink for only Php77. A great bargain considering the unbelievable inflation rate in this country.
Chinese Style Fried Chicken
These are Crispy Fried Chicken that actually make that crunchy noise when you bite into them. If you’re not convinced, you have to try. And in fairness, they may not stand out from all the other fried chicken in the fastfood industry, but they are yummy.
Boneless Bangus with Plain Rice
I love fish dishes, especially bangus. However, to be frank, I’m not such a big fan of Chowking’s Boneless Bangus. Why? Because it, more often than not, tastes like dry tasteless cardboard. Sorry, Chowking. Just being honest.
Noodles are most often associated with any Asian cuisine. And of course, no proud Filipino has not tasted pancit guisado before. Well, not anyone I know anyway. Now this resto’s version of this beloved Filipino dish is among the yummiest I have ever tasted. It rivals my tita’s version. And to say that is among the highest compliment that could be given to any pancit guisado, in my opinion.
Growing up, I was always suspicious of this food. I used to hear all sorts of icky things about it. But they were all forgotten the minute I tasted Chowking’s Siopao. I actually survived most of my college life lunching on this yummy bun. And I got good grades, too! Gives you ideas, right?
Frankly, I’m not so fond of sesame seeds, but I adore these cute rice balls. They not only smell and look appetizing, but they are also seriously delicious. I could eat them all day every day if I could afford to.
Naicha Pearl Milk Tea
This particular beverage is not for the fainthearted, I tell you! To me, it tastes like grass and milk. I’ve tried this twice and I still have not gotten used to it. Actually, I doubt if I’ll ever be able to tolerate it enough to wanna try it a third time. But a lot of people love this drink. I’ve no idea why, but it’s true. It’s definitely an acquired taste… and I definitely have not acquired “it”. :P
This one, I absolutely love! I always try to get it whenever I visit this delightful restaurant… and if I could afford to. I love sipping the sweet and strong liquid, and munching on those bittersweet gelatin cubes. If you ask me, I’d say this is among the greatest edible invention in human history. ^_^
Halo-halo is a super scrumptious dessert that we Filipinos are absolutely proud to call our own. It is a concoction made of an assortment of sliced fresh fruits, sago pearls, shaved ice, and milk. In Chowking, it also has ube jam, leche flan, and a scoop of ice cream, if you can spare the dough. Perfect for hot summer days, but still yummy even during cold rainy ones.
Chowking is certainly not the first food place to have served Cebuanos with delectable dimsum, but it is certainly among the most popular now. I suspect it’s because Chowking serves great and deliciously affordable dimsum. But I could just be biased. I’ve loved this place for ages.
For more information about their yummy menu, visit their site:Chowking