One of my earliest restaurant reviews back in 2011 was my visit to King Chef Fine Dining in Banawe, Quezon City. And while I didn't get the chance to pay it a trip sooner, it has remained to be one of my favorites when it comes to Chinese fare. Earlier this year, we revisited King Chef after futile attempts to eat at buffets during the Valentine's night. And while it was our last option, I gladly got to relive my adoration for King Chef Fine Dining.
|Complimentary peanuts while we wait for our orders|
Obviously, we were gladly accommodated. And so our Valentine's dinner began...
|King Chef Seafood Spinach Soup (Small P220; Medium P330; Large P550)|
|Peking Duck 2 Ways (Half P1,050)|
|✓ Peking Duck Pancake (1st Way)|
|✓ Minced Duck with Lettuce Wrap or Sang Choi Bao (2nd Way)|
|Spareribs with 8 Spices (Small P290; Medium P430; Large P725)|
|✓ Salt and Pepper Frog Legs (Small P330; Medium P495; Large P825)|
|✓ Beef Tenderloin Chinese Style (Small P380; Medium P515; Large P1,080)|
|Steamed Fish Fillet with Japanese Tofu (Small P260; Medium P390; Large P650)|
|Stuffed Eggplant with Japanese Sauce (Small P380; Medium P570; Large P760)|
|Yang Chow Fried Rice (Small P210; Medium P310; Large P525)|
For drinks, we decided to order a pot of Healing Honey Chrysanthemum Tea (P85) which promised to help cure sore throat, prevent cough and colds, and help moisturize the lungs. I'm pretty sure we needed to drink more than a pot to actually receive this tea's healing effects, but taste-wise, it was light, refreshing, floral-y and highyl enjoyable.
My second visit to King Chef was yet another enjoyable experience. It may not be as excellent as before (I'm not sure if my standards just elevated, or if the food quality wasn't as good as before anymore), but it was still pretty good compared to most Chinese restaurants I've been to. And of course, with courteous, prompt and thoughtful service to go along with the good food, I'm sure me and my family will again visit for a third time.
Ambiance - 4/5
Service - 4/5
Price - 4/5
Overall Value - 4/5
King Chef Fine Dining, Banawe
987-989 Banawe St., Quezon City,
Metro Manila, Philippines
(02) 410-4919; 413-6619; 441-4177
King Chef Seafood Restaurant, Lucky Chinatown Mall
2/F Lucky Chinatown Mall, Binondo,
(02) 720-8594; 466-5765