I’m always on a lookout for good chinese restaurants in the Manila area. Normally, I prefer not to blog about them because there are too many of them. Although if you are tired of always eating at Gloria Maris or Emerald Garden for that special occasion, maybe you might want to try out the new Legend Hongkong Seafood Restaurant in Boom na Boom complex in CCP. It has a nice ambiance for a chinese restaurant and the food is good chinese cooking by a Hongkong trained chef. This is their first store in Metro Manila but they have branches in Malolos, Bulacan; San Fernando, Pampanga; Tarlac and the most popular one in Angeles City. We treated my parents-in-law and the food passed their taste buds. I’ll tell you that they are a great critique about chinese food (they know what good chinese food is) and they can certify that the food was cooked by what my father-in-law calls as a Hongkong Boy 🙂

Overall if you are looking for a good cantonese Hongkong-style chinese food, your budget is P300/head and you are escaping the madness in Mall of Asia, then it is worth to try out The Legend Hongkong Seafood Restaurant in CCP. Check this out!

The kitchen counter looks very clean and blends very well with the overall ambiance of the place that has predominantly wenge colored furnitures.

The resto has very nice windows, lamps, and you can reserve these private areas that has a window view.

I love the aquariums with this giant lobster.

and these ugly fishes…

I always commend restaurants that are kids-friendly with very nice high chair for babies. I would like to share with you this picture of Aidan who is very proud in holding this glass of water and he wants to drink in the glass by himself. This was a cute scene.

Lettuce Appetizer. Also kudos to this chinese restaurant for serving free healthy appetizers.

Fish Lip Soup (P250). This was superbly done specially with a dash of black vinegar.

Assorted Seafood in Hot Pot (P280). I cannot complain how delicious this hot pot is. But just remember that the pot is hot! (Trust me it was a painful mistake)

Steamed Fish Fillet with Ginger and Onion (P260). This was freshly cooked and in filipino, hindi malangsa.

Squid Salt and Pepper (P180). The squid was thinly slice and it was as if you are eating a fish fillet in softness.

The food critics — my parents-in-law!! 🙂 By the way, my wife saw one of her relatives eating in this place also and it is a good sign that this is a good chinese restaurant.

Just sharing with you my creative attempt on our family shot. I love this shot 🙂

The Legend (Hong Kong) Seafood Restaurant
Boom na Boom Compound, CCP Complex, Roxas Blvd. Pasay City
Tel# +632 833-1188, +632 833-3388