As the Lunar New Year approaches, it’s the perfect time to brush up on Chinese food knowledge a.k.a. picking out the best restaurants to treat your family for CNY!
In such a huge geographically and culturally diverse country as China — you’ll be sure to find unique flavors in every region. Luckily, an abundance of these flavors has reached the Philippines and even integrated seamlessly into the local cuisine.
From Cantonese and Hong Kong-style to Filipino-Chinese — we’re listing down Chinese restaurants with delivery for some real Chinese-style feast this Lunar New Year!
Cafe Mezzanine, Binondo
There’s no better place to look for good Chinese food than Chinatown, Binondo, and Cafe Mezzanine is one of the well-loved restaurants here. It specializes in kiampong, a Fil-Chinese-style savory casserole made with glutinous rice and a variety of ingredients.
Sincerity Cafe and Restaurant, Binondo
Another cult-favorite you shouldn’t miss in Chinatown is Sincerity Cafe. This restaurant’s crowd-puller is its specialty fried chicken that offers a satisfying crunch on the outside and hearty juiciness on the inside.
Location: 519 Quintin Paredes St., Binondo, Manila
Contact for delivery: +632 8241-9991
Facebook: Sincerity Cafe and Restaurant
If you’re looking for a comforting bowl of steaming noodle soup in Manila, Masuki is the place to be. Established in the 1930s, this Chinatown restaurant has maintained its signature taste, featuring handmade noodles and an heirloom secret sauce.
Location: 931 Benavidez St., Binondo, Manila
Contact for delivery: +63 9188946604 (via Viber)
Xin Tian Di, Ortigas
Helmed by Chinese chef Peter Yeung, Xin Tian Di serves up authentic Cantonese and Hong Kong dishes perfect for an auspicious CNY celebration. The restaurant has a wide selection of dim sums, Chinese-style roasts, and party platters for the whole family to enjoy.
Location: 4/F Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria, Ortigas cor. ADB Ave., Ortigas, Quezon City
Contact for delivery: +632 8790-3100 loc. 7246 to 48 / +63 998-840-2141 (Viber)
Website / Facebook: crowneplazamanila.com / Xin Tian Di Restaurant
Peking Garden, Makati
Get to know flavors beyond Cantonese with Peking Garden’s Northern Chinese specialties, headlined by its best-selling Peking duck. The golden roast duck has irresistibly shiny and crisp skin and flavorful meat, served with a specially made sauce with special ingredients.
Tim Ho Wan (Multiple Branches)
Tim Ho Wan is an export from Hong Kong, well-decorated with Michelin stars. If you want to get a taste of what put this restaurant on the map, start with its selection of premium dim sums and flavorful BBQ pork buns.
Tai Koo (Multiple Branches)
For more flavors that bring you to Hong Kong, Tai Koo is another great option. Specializing in authentic roasts, the restaurant uses chickens and ducks imported from Hong Kong. Don’t miss the best-selling roast duck rice!
Din Tai Fung (Multiple Branches)
Another Chinese restaurant imported with Michelin renown is Din Tai Fung. This restaurant from Taiwan is hailed for its xiao long bao, heavenly soup dumplings that burst with umami flavors in the mouth.
North Park (Multiple Branches)
North Park is a homegrown restaurant chain with roots in Chinatown, Binondo. Founded in the 1990s, the restaurant has since expanded to several branches in and around the metro, with an extensive menu offering Chinese delicacies from dim sum, noodles, and hot pots to fried rice and roast specialties.
Hap Chan (Multiple Branches)
Another restaurant chain you can’t go wrong with is Hap Chan, specializing in Hong Kong tea house cuisine and Fil-Chinese favorites. Among the must-try classic dishes are beef specialties like brisket noodles and sauteed beef.
These restaurants are sure to take you on a gastronomic flight!
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*Featured image via Xin Tian Di, North Park, Tim Ho Wan