Chow King: "Filipinized Chinese Restaurant" Chowking Tip by machomikemd

Chowking, Manila: 4 reviews and 11 photos

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Chowking is a Philippine-based Chinese cuisine fast-food restaurant chain, predominantly selling noodle soups, dimsum, Dumplings, Fried Foods and rice toppings. It was founded in 1985 by Robert Kuan as a Chinese counterpart to American fast-food giant McDonald's, Chowking expanded steadily through the 1980s and 1990s, and eventually venturing into international markets, such as the United States and the Middle East. The chain was bought by Jollibee Foods Corporation in 1999, who have since continued both local and international expansion.

Chow King has a counterpart in Shanghai, China Named Yonghe King altough the menus are somwhat different (example, in manila dipping sauce for dumplings is soy sauce and Kalamansi (philippine Lime) and chili while in Shanghai it is Soy sauce and chili only!), they are also owned by the mother company Jolibee Foods Corporation.

Favorite Dish: Yang Chow fried rice at 60 Pesos (1.32 USD), Kings Congee at 51 Pesos (1.11 USD), Beef Mami (Beef Ramen) at 80 Pesos (1.89 USD), assorted Dim Sum at 33 (0.73 USD) pesos per 4 pieces, Shrimp Crackers at 25 pesos, Almuchow Sets (philippine Breakfast) at 80 pesos, Nai Cha (Hongkong Style Pearl Milk Tea) at 45 pesos and a lot more!

Address: EDSA Taft
Price Comparison: least expensive
Directions: Edsa Taft (near LRT Station and MRT Station)
Phone: (632) 702-8888
Price: less than US$10
Rating: 5
Theme: Chinese/Dim Sum

Review Helpfulness: 1.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Aug 5, 2007
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