KING CHEF is a Cantonese Kitchen owned by Michael Chan-Ang and Marites Apiado-Ang, best known for their herbal soup and yummy Cantonese comfort food.
They started with their flagship branch along Banawe Street and gradually branched out to be one of the best restaurants in Lucky Chinatown, Binondo.
The name is inspired by a chef’s ultimate goal in the olden times of pleasing the King’s palate. Nowadays, the King is the Foodie who patronizes the restaurant, but the chef’s goal of preparing a feast to please the palate remains the same. 🙂
Check out our King Chef experience…
KING CHEF MENU: Cantonese Style Dimsum, Noodles & Soup, Congee, Steamed Rice Toppings | Tea Theraphy, Drinks, Desserts | Soups | Appetizers & Roasted Item | Live Seafood Selection: Suahe/Prawns, Crabs| Lapu Lapu, King Fish, Other Seafood, Pork | Chicken & Pigeon, Beef | Froglegs, Vegetables & Beancurd, Rice, Noodles | Seafood, Fish, Squid, Shrimp & Scallops
The kuchay dumpling tastes good but the skin is a bit rough.
This was OK. It has more meat like siomai but with less soup inside.
The lemonade was nothing special and a bit too sweet.
We love the soup! It was tasty, a bit milky, and with fresh Lapu-Lapu head. Herbal soup is one of their specialties at King Chef.
It was a good decision to order the 2 ways version, with the tail part fried and topped with mango chili sauce all over!
The beans are good and the small one is enough for sharing for 2-3 people.
We all love this signature King Chef dish — fried suahe cooked with tea leaves. 🙂 It’s best dipped with the orange vinegar sauce. You can eat the shrimp skin, which is very crispy, but some still prefer removing it.
We heard that their best dessert is Carrot Roll, but you have to order at least 1 day in advance.
Overall, we enjoyed our KING CHEF dining experience. We liked the Lapu-Lapu 2 ways with Tofu Soup and Fried in Mango Sauce, and the Sauteed Suahe with Tea Leaves. Go for the dimsum when its 50% off in the afternoon (3.00-5.00pm) or late at night (9.00pm – 12mn).
Skip the Lemonade and go for the Tea Theraphy selections — Guan Yin Tea or Osmanthus.
Budget is P500 for dimsum, or P800/head if you are ordering the fresh seafood main dishes.
Any tips on what other food is good here?
Be sure to check out King Chef the next time you’re in Binondo! 🙂
KING CHEF Seafood Restaurant
2nd Floor, Lucky Chinatown
Reina Regente Corner La Chambre Streets, Binondo, Manila City
Telephone: +632 720-8594, 720-9062, 466-5765
Mobile: +63 925 805-8246
Facebook: King Chef Fine Dining / King Chef Dimsum Kitchen
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P.S. You can go to Beijing Foot Spa also located in Lucky Chinatown after your meal at King Chef!