Disclaimer: We were invited by Chowking to sample their dishes. However, all views are my own and all photographs are (c) Passport Bites unless otherwise stated.
Growing up, I’ve always been accustomed to eating Western cuisines. And whenever I need a quick pick-me-up, or warm soup to combat a very chilly weather, my go-to would always be Chowking.
Chowking is a Philippine-based restaurant chain that combines Western & Chinese food together. They are known for their mouthwatering noodle soups, dim sum, and rice bowls.
Although Chowking’s prominently known to cater to the Philippine masses, we’re told that it is now revamping a lot of the ingredients used in their dishes to accommodate to the taste of various other nationalities as well.
Today, we tried out Chowking’s branch in Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR).
Watch this video for a quick peek on what we ordered:
Chowking’s branch in JBR offers outdoor and indoor seating, plus there’s now 3 hours free parking available for orders above AED 100!
This is honestly really great, as parking in JBR can be such a hassle especially during the weekends and in the evening.
However, what I loved most about the ambiance was its welcoming & friendly environment. Upon entering, we were immediately greeted with warm smiles & ushered to our table.
Thanks to our lovely server, Ford, and the manager in charge, Kenneth, for the outstanding service.
What we ordered:
Signature Chao Fan
Chowking’s Signature Chao Fan includes a Nasi Goreng, BBQ, Chicken Wonton Soup & Iced Tea.
All of the ingredients in the Nasi Goreng complimented each other very well, and the BBQ was so juicy and soft! This was honestly the highlight of everything we’ve ordered.
This dish is popular amongst many Indians & Chinese, and personally one of my favourite too. Chowking’s version of a vegetable manchurian is cauliflower with the famous manchurian gravy. 100% recommend!
Prawn in Schezwan Sauce
If you’re up for something a little bit spicy, then this dish is for you! Personally, I love how well the prawns were cooked and the kick of spice here and there.
1 word – heaven.
Asado Siopao will always have a special place in my heart, and I’m so glad Chowking never disappoints! 15 out of 10, totally recommend you to try this.
Buchi is another Filipino favourite made out of mung beans, sesame seeds, rice flour, and sugar. Chowking’s version was pretty straightforward, but I liked how it takes me back to comfort food. It’s neither too light nor too heavy, and great to end the meal with.
Personally, I was never a big fan of halo halo. So for this, I asked my mom’s opinion:
“I loved how Chowking’s Halo Halo wasn’t too sweet, considering all the ingredients that’s in it. It was perfectly and carefully proportioned, making sure no ingredient or taste overpowers the other. 10/10!”
Hands down, this really satisfied my milk tea cravings! Because unlike the others that I’ve tried, Chowking’s version (specifically the JBR branch) aced the perfectly blended taste. The milk was just in the right amount as the tea, making the drink not too strong and not too sweet either.
We really enjoyed dining at Chowking’s branch in JBR. Their menu offered variety of options, catering to every taste and preference, and the ambiance was perfect.
Thank you Chowking, Ford, and Kenneth for the amazing time!
Will definitely be back soon.