Does everyone like Chinese food? I especially like the chewy shumai. Like other Southeast Asian countries, the Philippines is influenced not only by its economy but also by its culture from overseas Chinese called Philippine Chinese, and there are many Chinese restaurants in the city.
In Japan, you can order 1 dish for only 328 pesos (Approx. ¥700). I found a cheap Chinese buffet restaurant [DING QUA QUA] and would like to introduce it to everyone.
DING QUA QUA Location
The language school 3D ACADEMY is located in “JY Square Mall”. It is a local shopping mall that is a little old and small, but is convenient as it has supermarkets, convenience stores, currency exchange, coffee shops and McDonald’s, and “Hakata Ikkosha” which is a Japanese ramen shop.
[DING QUA QUA] is located on the 2nd floor of “JY Square Mall”.
There are many other restaurants near JY Square Mall.
Recommended restaurants within walking distance include a Filipino buffet, delicious pizza, unlimited chicken wings and rice “Burrow” for 199 pesos “PINO”, long-established Chinese restaurant “Ching Palace” and a very spicy Korean restaurant “Chukumi Spic”.
If you extend your legs a little, you can go to the “La Vie Parisienne” where you can drink wine in a stylish garden, and the “Circa 1900” which is a remodeled Spanish-style house.
You can also take the van “GO TO TOPS” to and from the tourist attractions of Cebu such as “TOPS”, “Temple of Leah” and “Terrazas de Flores” in the parking lot of the Philippine brand fast food restaurant “Jollibee” right next to JY Square Mall.
Appearance and Interior of DING QUA QUA
Take the escalator up to the second floor, turn around and you’ll see the store right away. It’s the biggest store in JY Square Mall, so you don’t have to worry about overlooking it.
When I went into the store, it was bigger than I thought. This is a large hall that can seat more than 100 people. Even though it was a weekday, the table was already full.
The restaurant opens at 10 o’clock, but the lunch buffet starts at 11 o’clock. Also, the dinner buffet is said to be from 6 PM.
I got in around 10:20, so there were still seats available. However, around 11:30, the restaurant was almost full, and after 12 o’clock, there was a long line outside the restaurant. I was surprised by the popularity more than I expected! If you are going, a reservation may be necessary.
This is a window seat that can seat up to 4 people.
We didn’t use standard Chinese restaurant colors such as red and gold, but the modern and simple interior despite being close to a fast food restaurant provided a good taste.
It is a well-organized buffet corner. As it was still before 11 o’clock, the buffet was ready but we were able to order a la carte.
DING QUA QUA Menu & Buffet
Let me show you the menu!
Called “Dim Sum” in Japan, the “Dimsum” menu offers 27 varieties, including the Philippine steamed meat bun “Shaopao (Chaopao)”, hot pot dishes, rice dishes, noodles and desserts, all at reasonable prices. And you can also order a Light or Pilsen from San Miguel for 69 pesos (Approx. ¥145) per 1.
Finally 11 o’clock! The essential lunch buffet has started. There were about 25 kinds of delicious-looking Chinese dishes lined up, so I took a picture of them.
There are shumai with mushrooms and quail eggs, shumai with tender shrimp, crispy spring rolls, and chicken legs stir-fried with spicy sauce.
There was also ra-yu (spicy chili oil) made with chili pepper and burnt garlic, sweet and sour sweet and sour sauce made with sweet and sour pork, and ginger sauce. Personally, I like ginger sauce, and I thought I could eat as many shumai as I wanted.
Next, there were stewed pig’s trotters, tatsutaage-style butter chicken, thick egg soup and white Chinese bread, meat miso lettuce wraps, and so on.
To be honest, I didn’t eat Tonsoku because it looked impossible, but a Filipino friend I went with said it was a really delicious part and ate it deliciously. … I liked the dish of beef soboro wrapped in lettuce because it was surprisingly delicious.
In addition to ramen and rice vermicelli, there was a corner where you can make your own noodles by choosing from two kinds of soups, bean sprouts, leek, tofu, cabbage, and beef and chicken. There was also a corner where you can make fried chicken skin that goes well with beer. There was also a corner where you can have fried chicken skin that goes well with beer. There was also a corner where you can eat Philippine yakisoba (fried noodles), broccoli and cauliflower, stir-fried carrot chop suey, and fish fillet ankake.
Don’t you want to eat soon? Of course there was rice in the buffet corner, but there was brown rice as well as white rice.
The buffet was only 328 pesos, so I thought I had to order drinks separately, but “Pink guava juice” “lemon glass juice” “Cucumber Citrus Juice” and the iced tea was all-you-can-drink. Can you make a profit with this?
Of course, hot tea would be perfect, but it was a separate order (38 pesos).
Other than that, the sour and refreshing cucumber pickles were very useful as a palate-cleansing side dish of oily Chinese food. You had another helping and ate a lot. (Laughter)
The last dessert we had was a fragrant and chewy sesame dumpling and sweet coconut milk jewelry.
In addition, mango ice cream, Philippine shaved ice “halohalo”, custard pudding, etc. can be ordered additionally, but I gave up because I couldn’t afford it already.
•Chinese Buffet at a Low Price of 328 Pesos (A la carte is also available.)
•JY Square Mall and Marina Mall on Mactan Island
•Lunch buffet from 11 o’clock to 2 PM, dinner buffet from 6 PM to 9 o’clock
•Reservation by: (032) 231 0111
•Official Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DingQuaQua/