As you all know, Chinese cuisine will always be close to our hearts especially to our tummies. We usually have it during family gatherings, random lunch or dinner cravings, or even for take-outs and home delivery. That’s how accustomed we are to Chinese food. However, we know that Chinese cuisine varies from one province to another. And we are so used to having Cantonese food, and Northern Chinese food is something that we have not explored much yet. Not until we discovered a restaurant that introduced us to Northern Chinese Cuisine. In this edition of EATSplorations we will be sharing about Jing Ting at City of Dreams Manila. Jing Ting means little house or resting place inspired from Chinese Hutongs, which are small areas found in China (specifically in Beijing). Join us and find out our discovery as we EATSperienced Northern Chinese cuisine from Jing Ting at City of Dreams Manila. Enjoy!
Jing Ting at City of Dreams Manila!
Located at the upper ground floor of City of Dreams Manila, Jing Ting gives diners a casual-dining vibe with an open kitchen that can easily entertain eager diners. Hues of red painted the whole restaurant and a modern-interior with Chinese accents clothed the whole restaurant.
We definitely had an authentic EATSperience from Jing Ting because their chefs who man the whole kitchen are from China. We were lucky to have seen firsthand how the freshly pulled noodles were prepared. Thanks to Jing Ting’s skillful Chinese chef!
Jing Ting’s Northern China EATS!
We are fans of century egg and this appetizer was a good start to our amazing meal. The chilled soy bean curd was soft and the capsicums gave that sweet and fruity flavor to this whole dish.
This Beijing Pork “Jiao Zi” dumpling was filling than the usual dumplings that we have tried. The wrapper has a thicker and firmer texture and the filling was really packed with meat and was full of flavor.
Similar to Xiao Long Bao, this Pan-Fried Beijing Pork dumpling has soup inside as well but it is the heavier version because of a thicker and denser coating. This is perfect for filling-up hungry tummies in a jiffy!
The aroma of this Northern Fried Noodles was so inviting that even Baby Eats showed excitement as this dish approached our table. And the moment we dug into this really tasty and flavorful noodles, we couldn’t stop. Different textures from the pork, egg and vegetables, and noodles that was firm enough to give that much needed bite. A must-try dish! Our baby had 2-3 servings of this!
It was our first time to try Shanxi Noodles, and we loved it. Smooth and chewy hand-pulled noodles that was rolled and cut into broad strips. These noodles absorbed the spicy sauce really well and the braised pork cubes, potatoes and egg added flavor. Another must-try dish!
One of our favorites in this EATSperience. The really tender and juicy roasted prime beef short ribs was seasoned with strong flavors from the different Chinese herbs and spices. And a little bit of squeeze from the calamansi gave that good balance. Definitely worth it!
After heaps of savory dishes, time for something sweet! This home-style sweetened pumpkin pastry has a variety of texture, from the crisp and crunchy outside to the soft and chewy inside. And the pumpkin pastry had the right amount of sweetness, just right to satisfy our taste buds. Another dish we found hard to resist!
Who wouldn’t want a piece of Salted Egg Yolk Custard Bun?! Warm, soft and moist buns filled with a molten salted egg yolk surprise. We literally had to lick our fingers as the molten salted egg yolk dripped. Definitely a good end to a sumptuous meal!
Our love for Chinese cuisine has grown deeper after trying out Northern Chinese dishes. We loved the work behind the hand-pulled noodles, the handcrafted dumplings and how satisfyingly flavorful and filling the dishes were in Jing Ting. If you want to have something aside from your usual Cantonese cravings, head on over to City of Dreams Manila and have a different kind of Chinese cuisine feast at Jing Ting. That’s it for this edition of EATSplorations, ’till next time!
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Upper Ground Floor, City of Dreams Manila, Aseana Boulevard Corner Macapagal Avenue, Entertainment City, Parañaque City
+632 800 8080 or +632 691 7645
10:00am to 4:00am (Mon-Sun)
Budget: 1500 php for two