One of the simple pleasures in life that I am enjoying is having a wife whose appetite cravings mimics mine I am blessed with Tina being a foodie in her own right and you can blame genetics, for our 5-year-old-would-be-chef-son, Gabby has already developed his own preference too.
Other than Japanese, Italian and Pinoy foods, we like Chinese! It has always been a topic of our usual talks that both Tina and I can probably thrive either in Hong Kong, Mainland China or best, Japan basically because of our love for Asian foods. At times, I would imagine how wonderful it is to live near Binondo and Ongpin Streets in Sta. Cruz, Manila where access to authentic oriental cuisine is just a step away. On the otherhand, I am also disillusioned with the daily traffic in that heart of Manila which is considered as one of its busiest business districts. When we miss going to Hong Kong or at least Ongpin, we’re just grateful for the many restaurants around the Metro that more or less offer the same menu.
I don’t know about you but we like dimsum and dumplings; we love hot thick soup; peking duck and lots of flavorful fried rice! (we’re not eating it anyway on a daily basis and perhaps like you, we go easy on salt and cholesterol intake too, lol)
Sometimes when we’re in the mood, it would only take an eye-to-eye between me and Tina to know we’re craving for Chinese! Need I say more?
It only took exactly 7-day apart when we last enjoyed 2 of our favorite Chinese food places -Superbowl of China and Flavors of China.
On November 30, Tina, Gabby and I had dinner at Flavors of China in Tomas Morato…On our table :
Complimentary SHRIMP CRACKERS (Gabby’s favorite; he always asks for a refill!), SEAFOOD BEANCURD SOUP, PhP 175+ (We just love this soup! affordable yummy!), FLAVORS of CHINA SEAFOOD FRIED RICE, PhP 190+ (We like it for its smoked taste plus can you resist those fish roe on top of flavorful fried rice with what else but shrimps and scallops?), BEEF BROCCOLI FLOWER, PhP 215+ (its thick soyed sauce and freshly blanched and crisp broccoli makes it so delicious!), BOLA-BOLA SIOPAO, PhP 75+ (it may not be the best siopao in town but it doesn’t disappoint too), STEAMED SHARKSFIN, PhP 85+. and we had 2 glasses of riped mango shake at PhP 65 each.
We were looking for SHRIMP DUMPLINGS or HAKAO in their menu but we’re told by the waiter that they already dephase it
On November 23, we had a lazy afternoon but a very fulfilling early dinner at SUPERBOWL OF CHINA in Gateway Mall
Not in the photo : Complimentary Prawn Crackers. Our SBC favorites : SUPERBOWL LEMON CHICKEN, PhP 260+ (it’s our favorite version to date), LECHON MACAU, PhP 205+ (Tina dislikes the sauce; biased with this restaurant’s ), YANG CHOW FRIED RICE, PhP 199+, and our best order whenever we dine at SBC : TAHO, PhP 70+ that comes with the usual tapioca and caramel sauce! Bottomless Lemonade, PhP 79+ completed the meal.
As you may know, Taho is rich in protein! Simply satisfying!
I am missing DONG BEI DUMPLINGS in Yuchengco Street! Note to self : I have to bring my family to Ongpin whenever possible.
It has also been years since we last dined at Gloria Maris.
UPNEXT : my post on EMERALD GARDEN RESTAURANT
Do you like Chinese dishes ? What are your favorites ?
SUPERBOWL OF CHINA -Gateway Mall, Level 3 Unit 323 Gateway Mall, Araneta Center, Quezon City.
FLAVORS OF CHINA – 170 Tomas Morato Avenue St Thomas Square, Barangay Sacred Heart, Quezon City.