Location: Banawe Street, SMH, Quezon City, 1105 Metro Manila (Beside Kimpo Tea House)
Opening Hours: 11:00am – 8:30pm (Closed on Sundays)
Ching Kee Beef Noodles, Banawe Menu
Ching Kee Beef Noodles, Banawe, Quezon City
Have I mentioned I love simplicity? It’s one of guiding principles when it comes to eating. Scratch that — that sounded too serious!
When it comes to eating, I don’t like a lot of frills. While I like to eat bits and pieces that add variety to my palate, the food itself should be wonderfully cooked. If the food is handled well (along with a really good eye and instinct for choosing the best ingredients at reach), the food usually comes out well. Some call me a purist in preferences, but I just appreciate the simplest things.
It’s a challenge here in the metro to find the best ingredients. We face a lot of problems, traffic included. And that affects delivery of food for consumption and retail.
My newest discovery is Ching Kee Beef Noodle in Banawe, whose soft opening menu is extremely minimalist. The food is downright simple as well. Beef noodles, basic toppings and an option to toss your noodle by topping up your order with 20 bucks. Choose among egg noodles, flat noodles or rice noodles ~ but I highly encourage you to go for the egg noodles.
Wonton Noodles – P170
The serving size is admittedly small, and the flavor needs improvement. But I don’t feel the oily, sticky soup brought about by Chinese restaurants intensified with oil and MSG, and I can only conclude there’s a real deal of beef stock in Ching Kee’s noodle.
Beef Brisket Noodles – P180
Ching Kee’s Beef Brisket Noodles brought me back to the neighborhood of Tin Hau in Hong Kong, where I went with my friends to eat at Sister Wah. Sister Wah was groundbreaking for me, with their simplest, no-brainer dishes that’s the reason for people flocking to their restaurants.
I had a chat with the Chef who is a local from Hong Kong. I encouraged him to try out Sister Wah which he was really excited to visit this coming March. It’s great to talk about food with fellow foodies ~ and I learned this Chef actually makes Ching Kee’s own chili oil. Talk about heaven — I wanted to learn how to make my own chili sauce!
Mr. Chef graciously gave me a bowl of raddish when I shared to him the best boiled raddish I ever tried ever ~ Sadly, it wasn’t at par, because understandably, we can’t compete with Hong Kong’s competency of producing the best ingredients.
I don’t think we are lacking in agricultural advancement or natural resources — We can be better. Set aside politics, selfish motives, and go for first world goals.
Beef Goto and Wonton Noodles – P200
This is another restaurant to add to my growing list of restaurants in Banawe for a food crawl. They are still on soft opening, but a bit of a stretch and Ching Kee is promising enough to become a quick win in this gastronomic street.
Ching Kee Beef Noodles Restaurant Rating:
|Taste and Originality:||( 3 / 5)|
|Customer Experience:||( 3 / 5)|
|Value for Money:||( 3 / 5)|
|Brick and Mortar:||( 3 / 5)|
|Average:||(3 / 5)|