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Dumpling Fest at Mr. Ching Cuisine

花より団子

Hana yori dango

“Dumplings are better than flowers.”

There comes a time in everyone’s life when the craving for dumplings is so strong.  So strong, in fact that the siomai sold by vendors in pushcarts near schools and also some Baguio neighborhoods is not going to be enough.  (Affordable as they are, they’re tiny.  There’s much …or rather, little to be said about your choices for dumplings, too.  *ngahaha.  Oh, not unless, you’re happy with tokneneng like the delicious ones from the store in front of UB.  Ohhh, wow, major craving.)

Stack of Steamers at Mr. Ching Cuisine

Steamer Stack \m/

When this craving to eat nothing but dimsum or dumplings hits you, a great place to go in Baguio would be Mr. Ching Cuisine at the Baguio Palace Hotel.  This is a Chinese restaurant that you can rely on for dimsum galore (and other delectable dishes, we’ll have to try those sometime).

Mr. Ching Dimsum Menu

Dimsum Menu

In our August dumpling fest, Race and I had a seasoned attendant to take care of us.  He was quick to take our orders and quick to deliver what we needed.  He even anticipated our needs like bringing us glasses of water without us even asking for it.  (Manong for the win!) You just have to adore the professionals.  =D

Mr. Ching Dimsum

In retrospect, I would’ve asked for a bigger dipping dish like a soup bowl maybe. =))

Mr. Ching Dimsum

We could’ve gotten more if we weren’t sidetracked in Prince Plaza Hotel. bleh

Two months after that, on our second visit, a young attendant was assigned to our table.  He wasn’t as good as the other guy *sigh.  He gave our dimsum orders one at a time (when I was so giddy to take a photo of a tall stack of steamer thingies).  But anyway, there was nothing that could dampen our happy mood – the mood set by the shrimp tail, Chinese coated, snowball dumplings, machang and spring rolls.

Mr. Ching Dimsum

Mr. Ching Cuisine Shrimp Tail Dumplings

Shrimp Tail Dumplings

Chinese Coated Dumpling from Mr. Ching Cuisine

Chinese Coated Dumpling… maybe they missed a word. Coated Chinese Sausage Dumpling would’ve sounded better. oh well. =D

Mr. Ching Cuisine Snow Ball

Snow Ball. My favorite. The white gummy coating gave this an interesting texture. (“,)

Mr. Ching Cuisine Machang

Machang…good with hot sauce a wise man said. We’ll do that next time. =)

Mr. Ching Cuisine Spring Rolls

Spring Rolls

If you’re hungrier than what four or five varieties of dumplings can satisfy, you can order some Chinese fried rice (oh yeah, more of those rice mixes that can double up as an entrée.)  We got the Hong Kong rice which was wonderful.  Everything else depends on how well you mix your dip to complete the flavors for the perfect meal.

HK rice, iced tea and the Mr. Ching Cuisine surroundings

HK rice, iced tea and the Mr. Ching surroundings =D

A successful dumpling festival!  It was a nice and filling meal for P470 for the three of us (Beth, Race and me).  The next time we crave for dumplings, we’re lugging Karla along.  (Eeeeiii, I could just imagine the steamer stack then.  Oh my gosh, I want to go now!)

Our faces say it all. "Dumplings ARE better than flowers."

Our faces say it all. “Dumplings ARE better than flowers.” \m/

X marks Mr. Ching Cuisine for good food (delightful dumplings) in Baguio.

Food: 5 treasure chests for the dumplings, the HK rice and also the iced tea.

Service: 5 treasure chests for the attendant on our first visit, 3 treasure chests for the attendant on the second visit.

Ambiance: 3 treasure chests

Price: 5 treasure chests

Mr. Ching Cuisine

Baguio Palace Hotel

Legarda Road

Baguio City, Philippines

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11 responses to “Dumpling Fest at Mr. Ching Cuisine”

  1. XiNE says :

    Hello, lesleycarter! Have a dumpling or two or three. Have a great day, too! (“,)

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