Monday, January 31, 2011

King Bee Chinese Food and my dimsum dementia

Since I am a vagabond, voracious kitchen monster, I realized that completely ditching out a red meat in my lifestyle isn't really plausible. So instead of an inevitable decamping from four-legged party, I tried to just put them on a moderate and periodic frequency. I made it strictly veggies by weekdays and moderate-to-no red meat during week ends.

It's a deplorable fact of life that cravings unsatiated will haunt you to sleep. Have you ever had that moment that you could hardly put your resting pleasure because of an unmitigated longing for a certain food? I'm hit by a dumpling dementia.

So I ask Smarla Angtuaco on where to find a dimsum restaurant with value-for-money price tag. Her take was King Bee. I know they have a Marcos Highway branch(which is always full when I go there), but had it not been because of Michelle Cu-Martinez, I wouldn't have known that they have a QC branch as well.

King Bee Chinese Food has the same set up with the Harbour City Dimsum, Cebu where the waitresses wheeled the dimsum. There is nothing spectacular about the interior, just a typical Chinese dining place where their only decorative trimmings are just hanging lanterns, Buddha iconology, chinese charms, curtains, and sometimes an aquarium.

That day I satisfied dimsum cravings with the following on my table: Beef Brisket/Wanton Noodle Soup(Php120), Pork Siomai(Php80), Hacao or Steamed Shrimp Dumpling(Php85), Shark's Fin(Php90) and Sea King Roll(Php95).

The beef in the Beef Brisket/Wanton Noodle soup is an epic failure. Too hard to chew. The Sea King Roll boasts of a huge crab stick, thick fillet of white fish, jumbo prawn, rolled on a broccoli floret. But the broccoli floret is just as hard as the beef in the noodle soup. Other than that, the rest were a delish.

They also have a 20% off all seafood and dimsum items every weekdays.

Yes, craving satisfied --- without going into some ubiquitous Chinese hole-in-the-wall Ongpin houses.


  1. Grabe as in complete name ang nilagay haha
    I think for dimsum, Causeway in Banawe is still the place to go.

  2. @Michelle: full name, hahaha. Causeway servews better Hacao. but banawe is a far drive na. i think they have a branch in timog too, right?

  3. naglaway ako.... i love dimsum and dumplings...

  4. beef brisket is one of my comfort food!

  5. @LovelyE: i love 'em too. pagmagcrave pa naman ako isang linggo bago mawawala.

  6. @Peach: yes, lalo na pagmalamig noh. hahaha. my first first of beef brisket was at Le Ching, old resto at Greenhills. sobrang tagal na nun.

  7. Hey you went! :D yaaaaay! Love it, hit by a dumpling dementia! :)

    And yes, laging puno nga yung Marco Hway branch, it's crazy. I haven't tried their Beef Brisket yet, buti na lang :P Puro dumplings kami and broccoli inoorder namin when we go there.

  8. @Smarla: thanks. pangtanggal umay lang yung Beef Brisket Noodles, may sabaw kase eh.

    my next stop is Chinatown's Best in banawe.

  9. @cafemobility i'm a fan of the King Bee along Marcos Hiway near Philinvest. I've eaten there several times and I like how it's a piece of food heaven tucked away in a not-so-popular area. Even their fried rice is a good competition to Rai Rai Ken's fried rice. Kanin pa lang ulam na!


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