Food Trip Friday #61: Comida China de Manila

It is indeed a great privilege for me to have been invited for a food tasting event in one  finest dining Chinese restaurant in Manila, Comida China de Manila. Among the many choices of foods served to us, the fresh Ampalaya con Carne (Sliced beef with Ampalaya) made me drool over and all of the sumptuous meal at the table.

Comida China Soup

Ampalaya con Carne (Sliced Beed with Ampalaya)

Fried Shrimp Balls, Pinsec Frito, Cold Cuts, Fried Lapu Lapu with Sweet Sour Sauce

Comida China Chow Mein

Comida China de Manila is owned by the Torres family.

These dishes concocted in the early 1900’s by Chinese settlers in Manila, blending hints of Spanish and Filipino flavors in their Chinese recipes, are in a unique class of their own.
This cuisine born in old Chinatown, Binondo manila is what they refer to as “COMIDA CHINA DE MANILA”( Chinese food of Manila).
It was common at that time for Chinese restaurants to have Spanish names, owing to the strong Spanish influence especially at that time.

Comida China de Manila was developed at the end of the 400 year long Spanish rule in the Philippines. Chinese restaurant names and menus were in Spanish. The menus also featured Chinese translations and eventually English translations as well.

Comida China de Manila
E. Rodriquez, Jr. Avenue
(C5) Pasig City
Please visit Comida China de Manila on Facebook for more details.
Telephone Numbers; 671-5942/ 941-0832 / 914-0830

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8 thoughts on “Food Trip Friday #61: Comida China de Manila

  1. cheerful

    wow, lots of food…look like there’s a feast…:) katakam iyong ampalaya con carne, gusto ko iyong sa north park but this one looks really great. hope we can try the comida china someday. visiting from FTF, hope to see you around. thanks and have a great week. 🙂

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  2. imriz

    free tasting gig? wow, pagka enjoy nman ng event ni jan. super busog. pwde ba magtake out 🙂

    (natuwa nman ako ky mr. G. pero bakit ako diko na mikata blog ko after googling “dinengdeng”…nasa dulo ng pila, nyahaha…cenxa napo sa late na pagdalaw…dumalaw kz si migraine ko )

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