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Filipino Chinese Restaurant in Cebu Philippines - Manila Foodshoppe at Parkmall

The best things in life are free!

I like it when I get to visit a Cebu Restaurant that I haven’t tried yet and dine there for FREE!  Pakal session at this Chinese restaurant in Parkmall Mandaue Cebu was one of those days.

It was a spur of the moment decision when my officemate decided to treat us a week after her birthday.  I was even more pleased to know that we will be celebrating at Manila Foodshoppe in Parkmall.

As I have mentioned on the TsiBoom Native Restaurant review, I have wanted to dine at Manila Foodshoppe for quite sometime now because I’ve heard so much about the affordable Chinese food and the generous servings at Manila Foodshoppe.

A few seconds from now you will find out if the Chinese food served at this Cebu restaurant tastes great as well.

Manila Foodshoppe: Shanghai Fried Rice – Php 85.00

Filipino Chinese Restaurant in Cebu Philippines - Manila Foodshoppe at Parkmall

The shanghai fried rice was being a rice that day.  It was just a simple fried rice.  Nothing more nothing less.  Obviously we have a very slow start here.  So we move on to the soup.

Manila Foodshoppe: Bird’s Nest Soup – Php 112.00

Filipino Chinese Restaurant in Cebu Philippines - Manila Foodshoppe at Parkmall

The bird’s nest soup was being a soup that day as well.  Wow, I am really getting clever with my lines.  I am really getting smarter with describing food hehehe…  I promise things will get better or get uglier later!

Manila Foodshoppe: Birthday Pancit – Php 125.00

Filipino Chinese Restaurant in Cebu Philippines - Manila Restaurant at Parkmall

The birthday pancit is my least favorite from the bunch.  I am also confused why there has to be some red-colored quail eggs.  Is it because red is a lucky color for the Chinese?  If someone out there knows, please tell me!

The birthday pancit in Manila Foodshoppe tasted just very ordinary to me.  I find it too dry and bland for my taste.  I prefer the pancit guisado from Tsiboom Native Restaurant over this one.

Manila Foodshoppe: Chopsuey Guisado – Php 98.00

Filipino Chinese Restaurant in Cebu Philippines - Manila Restaurant at Parkmall

I like this chopsuey guisado because it has lots of broccoli and cauliflower.  I’m confused with myself too why I like those two vegetables knowing that I only have a very limited gastronomical vegetable vocabulary.

The chopsuey served in Manila Foodshoppe may be a bit bland for your taste so you better add some pepper or some soy sauce on it.

Manila Foodshoppe: Beef Guisado – Php 117.00

Filipino Chinese Restaurant in Cebu Philippines - Manila Restaurant at Parkmall

The beef guisado was delicious as well.  Although not that delicious but more like borderline not bad.  I like that the sauce was thick, viscosity-wise, but not too rich in taste to the point of being too salty.  I should mention as well that the meat was soft and had none of the fat.

Manila Foodshoppe: Fried Wanton – Php 87.00

Filipino Chinese Restaurant in Cebu Philippines - Manila Restaurant at Parkmall

Deep-fried wanton is one of my favorite Chinese food.  But I was not so pleased with this version of wanton by Manila Foodshoppe.  I prefer the fried Wanton in Dimsum Break.  I also did not like the fact that the pork meat they stuffed inside the wanton had a lot of fat on it!  Not very cool!

Manila Foodshoppe: Shanghai Lumpia – Php 88.00

Filipino Chinese Restaurant in Cebu Philippines - Manila Restaurant at Parkmall

I like the lumpia shanghai because it’s like a siomai in lumpia wrapper.  I don’t know if that is bad for you but I dig it.

Lumpia shanghai served in Manila Foodshoppe is different from Dimsum Break or Harbour City Dimsum because their shanghai is more compressed as compared to the stuffed loose ground beef served by the latter.  Wow, that sounded very dorky and conclusion-ish.

Manila Foodshoppe: Fried Chicken (12 pcs) – Php 125.00

Filipino Chinese Restaurant in Cebu Philippines - Manila Foodshoppe at Parkmall

Again I have to stress that I am very difficult to please when it comes to chicken dishes.  And I hate it even more when parts of it are under cooked and see some red juices here and there! Yuck!

Well too bad there’s none of that because the fried chicken served in Manila Foodshoppe was surprisingly good!  I just loved it.  It was cooked very well to the point that some may find it almost over-cooked but it was just perfect for me.  The chicken skin was so crispy and the flavoring really went deep into the chicken meat.  I recommend this one!

Manila Foodshoppe: Honey Pork Spareribs – Php 117.00

Filipino Chinese Restaurant in Cebu Philippines - Manila Foodshoppe at Parkmall

I love this honey pork spareribs!  This is my favorite Chinese food from Manila Foodshoppe.  Although I may be a bit biased about this dish because it is pork but believe me it tastes delish!  It’s sweet and it has lots of garlic.  I’m sure you all will love this as well. This comes HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

Chinese Restaurant Manila Foodshoppe Menu & Food Prices

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Pakalista Verdict

Manila Foodshoppe really lived up to my expectation.  It was definitely not just a hype.  The Chinese food was overall good (but not great) and affordable.  Manila Foodshoppe’s edge among its competition is that it has generous serving sizes for its price.  I will definitely go back here to enjoy home-cooked style Chinese food.  Manila Foodshoppe is perfect for families and for barkada blowouts!

Photo Credits: Fedge

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11 Comments

  1. did u get their lomi? you’ve not been to manila restaurant until you’ve had their lomi.

  2. nice food blog

  3. @LS: oh my oh my… i did not try their lomi… unfortunately i don’t have control over food ordering because it was a friend’s birthday… but the next i visit ill try the lomi… thanks 🙂

    @foodbin: thanks for visiting! 🙂

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  5. wahhhh! ganahan na jud mouli sa cebu. gutomon jud ko ug kalit everytime i visit this blog. hehe. the food looked so good, especially the chopsuey and the spare ribs. yummmm.

  6. must try kaau nila ang chop suey
    cooked to perfection gyd cya
    the veggies are not overcooked!

    if your gonna try the breaded chicken
    its so much better if you eat it hot
    kai bati na cya kung di na init,

  7. Agree ko ani Xtin. Old favorite jud ni ang Manila Foodshoppe sa akong parents. As in ha, nindut ni sila interviewhun how they managed to expand their business kay murag wa pa ko mataw naa namay Manila Foodshoppe I think hehe. Lami gyud ning ilang mga pancit diri.

  8. i love the maki and makimi of Manila Foodshoppe…brings back memories of me in Taiwan…now craving to eat out…tnx for the posts

  9. lami ila tanan pagkaon samot na ang maki og satimi. lami kaau

    i’ve heard na ni xpand ila business kay being affordable, wa mausab ang timpla nila sa food og gamay sila mosweldo og mga trabahante. knsa man di madato ana

  10. gRaveh kalami and affordable anh manila foodshoppe…if naa mg birthday sa amu family or friends manila foodshoppe jud daun me mo.order.. lapses of their staff are highly observable, but only sometimes. hmMmmppp… im going there tonight. see yaAaaAahh

  11. i love their food!


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