This is what rice topping dreams are made of.
2017 is officially the year of the rooster. While it may not be celebrated by all, it surely is everyone’s perfect excuse to binge on our favorite dim sum, noodles and other Chinese comfort food. We’re anticipating flocks of people at the city’s most popular Chinese restaurants.
We created your ultimate list for the best places for authentic bowls of noodles and mouthwatering roast rice toppings. Because after all, rice is life.
Tuen Mun Roasts – Banawe
Tuen Mun Roasts is a HK-inspired eatery serving everyone’s favorite roasted items on rice. Feast over generous servings of barbecued pork, lechon macau, roast duck and soy chicken with rice or noodles.
Also read: 15 Restaurant Finds in Banawe
Wai Ying Fastfood – Binondo
Wai Ying is a famous casual Chinese restaurant that’s popular for its cheap dimsum and HK roast rice toppings. It’s one of Binondo’s most go-to and iconic restaurants. Everything that’s served here is pretty straightforward so don’t expect fancy interiors and plating when you visit.
Eat Fresh Famous Hong Kong Street Food – various branches
From a little school joint along Masangkay, Manila, they have since grown to being one of the most visited restaurants in the Banawe/San Juan area. Eat Fresh is famous for serving authentic HK street food such as dry noodles with sauces, street egg waffles, claypot rice, dimsum and skewered snacks.
Famous Kitchen – Tomas Morato
Famous Kitchen is one of the newest Chinese restaurants in the metro offering roast specialties like peking duck, pork belly, and more.
Booky Tip: Watch out for their second branch along Xavierville Ave. that's set to open next month!
Reservations are accepted
Sct. Tobias Street, Tomas Morato, Diliman, Quezon City
Lutong Macau – various branches
Lutong Macau is a 200-seater restaurant that’s headed by a chef from Hong Kong. Bestselleres include hakaw, Hong Kong roast duck and of course, their famous crispy lechon macau.
Mala Tang – Little Baguio
Mala Tang is a small Chinese restaurant hidden along the streets of Little Baguio. Here you can make your own shabu-shabu sets where you can fully customize your meal starting from your toppings, noodles, and broth. They’re also known for their roasted duck, roasted pork, and char siu.
Luk Foo Cantonese Kitchen – various branches
Luk Foo is a classic restaurant that offers and extensive menu of Chinese specialties like roasted duck, affordable dim sum, wanton soup, and more. Bestselling rice toppings include their BBQ Combination on Fried Rice and Crispy Prawn with Salted Egg Yolk.
Yo! Panda – various branches
Yo! Panda is a homegrown and family-owned modern Hong Kong-style restaurant serving Asian-inspired dishes and desserts. Diners are in for a treat as Yo! Panda’s menu choices are as eclectic as it can get starting with their signature egg waffle sundaes, cheesy noodles, Asian poutine, and bao burgers! Their crispy roast pork belly served on a bed of rice is as sinful and tasty as it sounds. READ MORE
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Char – Uptown Parade
Char is a franchise from Singapore specializing in char siu, crispy pork belly, roast goose, and more modern Cantonese-style cooking techniques. “Char” means partially burn (an object) so as to blacken its surface.
Choi Garden – various branches
Choi Garden is most famous for its classic selection of Chinese lauriat dishes and make your own shabu-shabu sets and their beautiful interiors. Order a plate of their roast duck rice topping and you’ll easily be transported to the bustling streets of Hong Kong food haven.
Tai Koo HK Roast – McKinley Hill
Tai Koo HK Roast is a Hong Kong restaurant that serves up an array of quality roasted meats with their chicken and duck flown in from Hong Kong and roasted fresh everyday.
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