Seven selections of "Recommended Chinese Cuisine" to be found in the resort area of Mactan Island !!
In Cebu specifically the Mactan Island, Chinese restaurants are opening one after another!
It makes us wonder and curious about the taste, population of their guests and what kind of dishes do they serve? For this reason, Cebutrip this time will pay more attention to Chinese Restaurants within Mactan Island! We will introduce to you our recommended Chinese restaurants.
Ching Hai in J-Park Island Resort
Ching Hai Chinese restaurant can be found in J Park Island Resort, a 5-star hotel located in Maribago Mactan Island. You can enjoy a very unique taste of chinese dishes that can only be tasted in Ching Hai.Chef Kenny Yang, a Malaysian Chinese, is the man behind the great taste of Ching Hai dishes. He has been a chef for so long and had been at a numerous renowned hotels including the 5-star hotel, Shangri-La.
The traditional Chinese taste are applied in every dish and it's original texture are matched with the Japanese flavor. The restaurant is large enough to accommodate 100 seats plus 7 private rooms.The private rooms can fit in 20 people where you can enjoy eating, talking, laughing without worries if you can disturb the other guests. The staffs in the restaurant are very friendly and approachable that even foreigners don't have to hesitate to ask. You and your family can dine and relax without any fusses.
The menu has Japanese notation, ordering is not difficult. Also, all of dim sum in the restaurant are handmade. The variety is rich and the taste with chili sauce is very delicious. "Steamed Assorted Dim Sum Combination" for P680 is recommended for sharing various dish. Pot using luxury abalone and fresh seafood "Jpark Superme Abalone & Assorted Sea Tresure Hot Pot" for P3330 is also popular. The taste is more delicious than what it looks like, you can fully satisfy your cravings with seafood. You can also have warm jasmine tea and sweet sauce for free.
Except for the soup, the dishes are rich in volume so it could be shared with 3 or 4 people.
Also,there are meals that are already good for two people so you can order without hesitation.
In Ching Hai, the service is high standard and the hospitality is unique for first-class hotels. Even without reservation, it is a pleasing point to be able to dine easily.
Tea of Spring in Shangri-La's Mactan Resort & Spa
A Chinese Restaurant that can be found in Shanri-La, a 5-star hotel in Engano, "Tea of Spring".
It is a Chinese restaurant familiar to people as Cantonese cuisine in Japan. At the reception, the staff warmly welcomes you. As expected, since it is in a first-class hotel, the ambiance is Oriental and calm. The feeling of luxury is felt in this restaurant. The live crab aquarium is present here.The beautifully arranged table set and interior makes it more exciting to dine. There place has 117 seats, including a round table for 10 people facing by. There are 3 private rooms, good for 5 people, 12 people, and 20 people. The staffs are attentive, so you can dine comfortably.
Chef Boon Bun Hue is Malaysian Chinese with more than 10 years of great career in Shangri-La.In 2005, he won the gold medal of World Golden Chef convention in Malaysia.
He is sure to serve customers not only with the taste but also with it looks. All the beautifully served dishes are delicious enough to make you smile unexpectedly.
The main cuisine here is Beijing duck. The guests can chose the amount either whole or half. The prices in the menu are more reasonable than in Japan.
Moreover,Pork and Shrimp Dumplings(P388) tightly packed with abalone and delicious taste of shrimp. TOP XO Fried Rice with Abalone Slices(P490) made with Shangri-La's traditional XO sauce is also recommended in Tea of Spring.
The gentle taste of Prawns with Shimeji Mushroom (P1445)is a popular dish, and you can taste the delicacy of fresh shrimp and vegetables.
The variety of dim sum is also abundant, all of these are handmade. The shefs are committed to the restaurant.Catching your eye are the chef's original kitty and panda dumpling is very delightful, it is contained with smooth red-bean jam and lotus bean paste so that not only adults but also children can enjoy the food. (All you can eat dumplings at lunch time is only until December 16, 2018)
In addition, chili sauce is prepared and displayed on the table so that whenever you want to mix or add it to your fried rice and dumpling you can easily take it. The seasoning of the dish is overall amazing, the spice is not too painful to eat. Of course, for those who love to eat spicy, you can adjust the spicyness according to your taste.
There is not much volume per item, so it is just right to share with two people.
In Tea of spring, you can get top quality service of drinks such as cold beer chilled with ice, Japanese Shaoxing wine, etc. All of it are rich in variations.
Red House Taiwan Shabu-shabu
This is a shop where you can enjoy Taiwanese hot pot cooking which is popular also in Cebu City. If you are looking for a food that is filled with vegetables, then Taiwanese shabu-shabu is recommended. The restaurant is located in Maribago of Mactan Island.
There are no private rooms in the restaurant, however it is very spacious and has 70 seats for dinners. Half of the wall is glass and it makes the restaurant bright at daytime.
The menu is rich not only with vegetables but also seafood and pastries. It really makes a restaurant attractive when you can eat lots of vegetables without worrying about the price.
The company's best asset is the soup which is very delicious.
In the case of ordering for the first time in the restaurant, it would be nice to ask for the set menu first. It is good to order set A -- P1, 300 for 4 people, set B -- P 900 for 3 people, set C -- P 500 for 2 people, if the serving is not enough, you may have an additinal order. Menu is also provided with photos and Japanese notation, so it is easy to order.
Contents of Set A: Taiwanese noodle, Cabbage, Chinese cabbage, pumpkin, fried tofu, corn, leeks, scallops, abalone, shiitake, mushroom, chikuwa, tomato, crab, swallow, fish ball, crab claws, cuttlefish Kneaded · Gabi · Tofu · Shrimp · Lobster · Pork
We recommend you to order by single serving, specially when you want to eat mainly vegetables. Also, the soup is P60 (per person).Petchay(P60) and Cabbage(P65) are certain, but Fresh Taro(P120) and Taw Pwe(P100) are delicious and tasty.
Taiwan shabu-shabu is perfect when you want to eat lots of vegetables or food with gentle taste.
"Dongin Forgao" at a place near Mactan New Town in Mactan Island. This is a restaurant where you can enjoy authentic Sichuan hot pot opened in August this year. The restaurant has a signboard on the left side of the Mactan elementary school. After entering that path, you will be able to see the restaurant. The total space of the place is wide, and the main attention of the shop is the Chinese characters on the wall.
Inside the store, there are three tables good for 10 people, three tables with five seats and some other number of seats. Chef Ping who is partitioning this kitchen is from Shandong province, China. He has over 10 years career in China as a chef.
First of all, there are a lot of beautifully arranged ingredients. In this restaurant, they do not use any additives, it is a feature of the shop that they are using safe oils and are also paying attention to sanitation of the food, so dinners can enjoy eating with confidence. When ordering dishes, first choose soup. You can enjoy two tastes in the pot.
We recommend spicy + bone soup P588.
With no additives, black pepper, chili and various spices are included, so you can enjoy the authentic Sichuan taste. Unlike to what it looks like, it is rich in spice flavor and amazing hotness. Once you eat it, you would be surprised the taste. You can also request for some additional spices for your soup.
It is very delicious as the soup is made from ginger, leeks, tomato and pork bones. Regardless of the number of people, you may ask for an additinal soup. The most popular among them is Douyin beef P498, Slicedtender pork belly P258, special recommendation beef (special: wine beef) P688. Alluring meat is served bright and fresh. Special: wine beef which has a fragrance of red wine surprisingly fits well with the hot pot. Not there are a lot of different kinds of the meat, but vegetables, tofu and kneaded items are also rich in variations. Because there are a lot of food choices, if you visit with more than 4 people, you can enjoy more dishes.
Speaking of hot pot, you can make your own sauce, but the staff's recommendation is the sauce made from peanut and a little of sesame oil. This is also exquisite! We also recommend with sesame sauce.
There are staffs that can communicate in Chinese and English, they are very welcoming so you can dine comfortably. Although the price is not that cheap, it is very reasonable considering the quality of fresh ingredients.
Yu Hot pot
In Maribago area of Mactan island, it has just opened in October 2018. It is a restaurant where you can enjoy Sichuan hotpot of authentic spices.The building of the restaurant has a Korean mart on the first floor, there is a Yu hot pot on its left. (Bottom of Olle spa on the 2nd floor, a red signboard is the landmark)
There are 88 seats in the shop, it is wide and bright, there is feeling of cleanliness.
The bestseller here is the special YU Hotpot spicy soup for only P499.
In the home of the owner · Chongqing City has long been familiar with hot pots in each household. It is said that the Yu hot pot arranges the taste of the food in the restaurant with more than 30 kinds of spices such as star anise, laurier and rhizomorph of rhizoma are used. Its taste is deeply sour and delicious! But, the next moment is spicy! ! There is no doubt that despite of the spiciness, you would want to take more and more sip of the soup! I hope you will enjoy the taste! The spiciness of the secret red oil soup can be chosen from Less · Medium · Extreme, Japanese can enjoy enough the hotness even with Less! The guest from China seems to further eat it with Extreme and plenty of red pepper added.
You can choose two kinds of soup. Another recommended soup by the owner is Hot and Tomato soup P499 and Less Spicy of Hot and Pork born soup P499. It is recommended that you balance your order of soup. You choose one that is spicy and the other not.
When choosing ingredients, we recommend not only Petchay, Tofu but also cucumber and tomato slices. Of course the meat of beef is Beef Brisket and Pork Belly, tripe such as Pig Aorta P270, Cow Aorta P300 that are not familiar are bestsellers as well. One ingredient is 2 to 3 servings.
For 2 servings -- P1575 / for 4 servings -- P2260 / P3140 has reasonable mix of vegetables and meat, so you may refer to this if you are unsure of what to eat.
The owner recommends the original sause that is made by a combination of garlic, leek, small amount of Ajinomoto and salt based on sesame oil.
There is no staff who can speak Japanese, but they are friendly and accommodating so don't hesitate to enter. Please try authentic Sichuan's taste in Cebu!
Mark this as one of your favorite Chinese restaurant where you can enjoy Sichuan cuisine, it just opened last May 2018. It is near to Mactan New Town in Mactan Island, located on the second floor of the building next to the Korean food shop "YES MART". A big sign is the landmark!
There are 250 seats in the shop. There is a table good for 12 people and some table for 4 people. There is also a private room, it can be used accordingly. The shop has a very clean environment, there is a feeling of satisfaction and it is very beautiful.
Chef ZHU HAILONG is from Chongqing, China. He has been in Guangdong Province for 8 years, Malaysia for 3 and a half years and in Manila, offering a wide range of cuisines including Sichuan cuisine as well as Jiangxi cuisine with a sour taste.
They stick to recipes such as spicy, fragrant dishes, steaming, cooking with plenty of spices.
★ Recommended for people who want to enjoy the spicy of chili and hot pepper!
· 香辣虾 (T1) Fried shrimps in hot and spicy sauce P680
· 手抓排 (T13) Halang-Halang special pork ribs P580
· 山城辣子鸡 (T8) ⇦ Shop recommended! The mark of peppers 5 !
Sauteed chiken cubes with chilli peppers P480
★ The most popular store is here!
·山城口水鸡 (K9) Pouched chiken with chili and hot sauce P395
· 螃蟹 (H4) A. 香辣 wiith hot chili and sichuan sauce Market price
★ Recommended cuisine with sheep as the best menu of the store!
· 烤羊排 (Y2) P1088 / 帯皮羊肉汤 (Y4) P880 / 羊蝎子 (Y7) P780
The menu is written in Chinese and English. It is easy to identify because the level spiciness is indicated in the picture.
Dishes with plenty of spicy peppers is a bit bitter and spicy, but as this taste is not quite familiar, I would like you to try it by all means!
Because there are a lot of dishes in the restaurant, in order to try all of them, you have to be in a group of 4 people or more.
Chinese staffs are very attentive and friendly! And because there are Filipino staff, orders in English are also possible.
The restaurant can still be found in Mactan Island, particularly Maribago Area · It is located in the shopping center Shang, in front of the 5 star resort "J park", the Chinese restaurant "PALSUN" just opened this November.
It is a Chinese restaurant, but the owner is Korean. This restaurant offers Chinese cuisine that is popular in Korea, in other words, they brought famous Chinese dishes from Korea to Cebu!
The interior of the shop has just been made and it is upsatnding. It has 12 tables and 36 seats, and it is crowded with many customers at dinner time.
The menu is written not only in Korean but also in English notation and the pictures can help you easily identify the food you want to order.
The owner's recommendation is Zhajiamgmian (P250), Jampong (P300) and Tangsuyok (M size P600)! The menu familiar to Japanese people, but the appearance and taste is different! Zhajiamgmian is a Chinese dish that popular in Korea and its taste is seasoned with Korean style! It is surprising that the color is black, but this is sauce based on a black miso. I will carefully relay to you the taste of each sauce.
Jampong is also a Korean style red soup, A perfect menu for those who like to eat spicy food.
This restaurant is easy to locate as it is just next to metro supermarket! The style of the restaurant is like a ramen shop in Japan. The price is reasonable, if you go by four people, you can order each noodle dish you like, and you can order as much as two pieces of dishes, and of course you can order a large dish to share with. Recommended dish is Tangsuyok (Pork sweet vinegar sauce Medium size) that is just right for 2 or 3 people.
24 hours free delivery service available !!
Inside Mactan is free delivery! (Areas in Cordova has a delivery cost of 100 pesos)
In Cacao talk, you can see the pictures of the menu before ordering. (Photo is currently being adjusted).
How was it? There are so many Chinese restaurants in Mactan Island to choose from. It is hard to decide in where to go!
What I have learned from overall experiences with Chinese restaurants, is that all of it serve authentic dished and Chinese people are friendly. Although some people has hesitations to dine and taste new restaurants in the city, in this case you will be able to eat a must try receipe from each of the restaurants stated above.
Even though this is Cebu, you can eat Chinese food anywhere at a reasonable price. So please try to go to these recommended Chinese restaurants!