My previous boss on my first job is a great fan of Chowking. Whenever we go out of the office for fieldworks, my boss always chose to eat at Chowking to eat his favorite congee with century egg. I am not a fan of Chowking's congee because I just consider it as expensive regular “lugaw.” So, whenever we eat out at Chowking, I usually order one of Chowking's noodles.

Chowking is a fast food restaurant that offers Chinese dishes. Siomai, siopao and Chinese noodles are few of the food items that can be found on the Chowking menu. Of the many items being offered by Chowking menu, I only have three favorites and these are:

1. Chowking Halo-halo

Chowking menu - halo-halo
(Source: Chowking website)

Chowking halo-halo is the most popular dessert on the Chowking menu although it is more of a Filipino dessert than a Chinese one. What I like about Chowking's halo-halo is its being kumpledos rekados (complete in ingredients) because this halo-halo has all the usual toppings like sweet beans, nata de coco, kaong, sweetened banana and leche flan plus; one scoop of ice cream.

2. Chowking Beef Noodles

Chowking menu - beef noodles
Chowking Beef Wanton Noodles
I said in a previous post that Chowking's noodles are like the thicker version of the Lucky Me! Noodles. Chowking's beef noodle is a tasty noodle soup that has chunks of beef meat on it. The taste of this noodle soup is quite OK and I order it whenever I want to have a “masabaw” (soupy) meal.

3. Chinese-style Chicken

Chowking menu - Chinese-style chicken

Chowking's Chinese-style Chicken is the latest item on the Chowking menu. Chowking's TV commercial brags that many people like their Chinese-style chicken and I believe that that it's true. Chowking's Chinese-style chicken is crunchy and tasty. It is definitely better than the fried chicken of Jollibee and McDonalds.

These are three of my favorite Chowking meals. I am not a fan of Chowking's congee and chao fan (fried rice) because my mother can cook better tasting lugaw and sinangag at home. So, if you will ever see me eat at Chowking, expect that you will see me eat any of these three items from the Chowking menu.


  1. foongpc August 22, 2011 at 10:02 PM  

    I want the halo halo! Oh I didn't know they have halo halo or I would have ordered that when I was in Manila : )

  2. Ishmael Fischer Ahab August 23, 2011 at 8:55 AM  

    Chowking's halo-halo is one of the popular item in Chowking. Too bad that you missed it Foong.

  3. Brickstone December 29, 2011 at 12:08 PM  

    It's funny that you said the beef wanton of Chowking is like a Lucky Me Noodles.

    Actually I like the original recipe of Beef Wanton Noodles before the launch of emperor noodle style. Since then it taste like shit.