Another place to definitely try out while passing through Marcos Hi-way (or Eton Centris, or its other branches) is Yang Chow Dimsum & Teahouse! This Chinese family restaurant is part of the list of places our family goes to to dine to celebrate special occasions such like birthday, mother’s day, etc. or if we just want a simple family get-together. The food here are both really good and affordable! Service? Hmm, we’ll get into that later.
It’s just beside Kingsville Village along Marcos Hi-way. Other landmarks include SM Masinag and Super 8 Supermarket. Parking is adequate, though be ready to stack your car behind other vehicles since the place is almost always packed with people. Others just park in the sidewalk or even just order take-outs.
Inside, it’s pretty spacious and the interiors are just eye-candies. The design is pretty well thought-out and executed nicely, giving quite the noticeable visual enticement and sitting comfortability. Tables of four, six, eight, ten and twelve are distributed accordingly in both the main dining hall and private rooms.
Though if you’re the type who wants to dine quietly and in peace, acoustics will be an issue here. Given that it’s a family restaurant designed to cater dozens of families, things are going to be loud and busy.
Although the food here is undeniably good, there have been a few instances that customer service isn’t. There was a time when people who came later than us got their order first (same dish we ordered), a time when it took a long time for the bill and change to arrive, and also times when the waiters and waitresses ignored us and hoped for others to entertain us because things were getting too hectic- everyone was the same so no one came to wait us for awhile. I can overlook these mishaps, but hopefully they’ll tweak their systems a bit to be more efficient, warm and welcoming because other people won’t.
Anyway, those are just heads up since they only happened once or twice on the many occasions we ate there. The food is that good so we still come back. Here’s the usual dishes we order at Yang Chow:
Nido Soup w/ Quail Egg (Large) – 200 PHP
Roast Pork Asado – 180 PHP
Shark’s Fin Dumpling – 65 PHP
Chicken Feet (Adidas) – 65 PHP
Hakaw – 75 PHP
Four Season Scallops Dumpling – 65 PHP
Sizzling Beef Tenderloin with Black Pepper Sauce – 280 PHP
Yang Chow Fried Rice – 180 PHP
And the picture of their menu:
YANG CHOW DIMSUM & TEAHOUSE
88 Marcos Hi-way (beside Kingsville), Antipolo City
Tel. No. 02 399 37 61