The good thing about life in Cebu is that we are generally cheaper compared to Manila especially when it comes to foods, maybe that’s why you can search the internet and find many pinoy food blogs that are Cebu based and talks about local foods and pinoy recipes.
There are many good restaurants in Cebu offering great buffet and value for money and one such place is Ding Qua Qua, a buffet restaurant specializing in Chinese cuisine particularly dim sum that you can find in JY Square Mall.
Ding Qua Qua Dimsum House
This mall is so close to Cebu Asiatown IT Park, so if you are a Cebu visitor or tourist you can drop by JY and visit this dimsum restaurant offering cheap buffet and then later on head to The Walk complex in IT Park to cap your day with drinks or coffee or pastries :). IT Park and JY Square Mall are on the same street – Salinas Drive in Lahug and it takes about 20 minutes if you walk from JY to IT Park or 5 minutes jeepney ride.
What is dim sum?
Dim Sum or dimsum are traditional foods that have its roots from Hongkong and China and brought to the Philippines by the Chinese that have migrated to the country. Good thing because Chinese cuisine and dim sum are really a hit in the country and all over the world.
In the Philippines, steamed siomai is among the most popular foods in a dim sum menu, and one that we really ate a lot of.
I am not in anyway connected with Ding Qua Qua Dimsum House and Buffet Restaurant, let me get that out of the way first so I won’ be branded biased lol.
One of the popular places to eat and a long time favorite among many Cebuanos is Ding Qua Qua Dimsum House. They have been in existence ever since I can remember. They are really one of the best food places in Cebu that is why if possible try to call them up for reservation because they are almost always full.
The Restaurant’s Dragon Gate Keeper
Call them for reservation, trust us on this because we waited for about 30 minutes before a table was free. Their number is 032-2310111. Their dim sum restaurant is open from 11 am to 2 pm and resumes 6 pm to 9 pm. This means 3 hours of delicious and fulfilling Cebu food trip lunch or dinner – Chinese cuisine version. People are still coming in at 8:45pm, that’s how popular they are.
How much is their eat all you can buffet?
Ding Qua Qua charges P198 per plate plus P45 on bottomless ice tea or softdrinks, total cost per person would be P250. It’s all worth it trust me. And if you are lucky, you can avail of their buffet dinner promotion, they have one last month – June 2011 food promotion offering 50% off on their buffet via Ensogo – too bad there was no food promo yesterday.
Yesterday afternoon I actually signed up with Ensogo just so I’d get alert if this Chinese restaurant will roll out another buffet promotion, that’s how a cheapskate I am.
Anyhow, Doi, Titus and I were there for almost 2 hours, it would have been longer if we have not waited for half an hour for seats. No wonder we went home so full and no wonder those people waiting at the entrance can’t get in because of people like us. But heyyyy, it is an eat all you can buffet with great dim sum menu selection, you can’t blame us. *wide grin*
Some of my plates
Customers are still queuing to get in to this famous dim sum buffet restaurant and it was already close to 9pm, their official closing time! This very attentive lady told me that they no longer refill their foods on the buffet table when 9 pm strikes which is of course normal practice of buffet restaurants. SO if you want to eat more, come early!
Customers lining up waiting for tables at Ding Qua Qua
Their dim sum menu includes among others Quail Egg Soimai, Shrimp Soimai, Sweet and Sour Pork, Braised Beef, a very very tender Patatim, my favorite Pork Steamed Rice mix, Chicken Legs, mixed stir fried veggies, Spring Rolls, Beef Spring Rolls, Crispy Pata (a pinoy food made its way on the dimsum buffet table hehehe ), Beef Stew, Fish Fillet, a delicious hot soup. I forgot the rest of the foods included in the dim sum menu but I ate small portions of almost all of them nyahaha.
Affordable Dimsum Buffet Dinner in Cebu
As for desert, they have Lomaichi ( I must have eaten 4 balls of this desert), this chiller below (I forgot the name but I love it), and a still warm buchi which Doi loves.
If you are in Cebu aside from a very cheap food trip in Cebu Larsian sa Fuente BBQ and Cebu Ngohiong in Cheaverz, why not try this restaurant offering affordable Chinese cuisine and eat all you can dim sum buffet 🙂
You can even invite us to your dim sum food party, we will be more than happy to oblige haha
Ready, Set, EAT!
Happy Food Trippers + Clean Plates 😛
Please visit also Doi’s thetravellingfeet.com and Titus’ fieldtripboy.com for their take on our chinese cuisine and dimsum food trip especially in case you still need more convincing… 😎
Seems like I am adding more and more food blog posts here in Penfires! Kumusta naman ang diet. lol
(I am writing this on a Sunday afternoon, I did not have breakfast nor lunch and I am still not hungry.)
Have a blessed Sunday everyone!