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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Comida China de Manila

Who would have thought that a simple question would lead us, the PEx Gluttony Society, to rediscovering a restaurant that has been serving Old Manila cuisine for over a hundred years: Comida China de Manila.

Formerly known as Panciteria San Jacinto, Comida China serves traditional Chinese dishes at really affordable prices. What I liked best is that their dishes are available in four serving sizes: poquito, small, medium and large.  

The restaurant has American-Spanish-influenced interiors and has function rooms for different occasions.

We had Comida China Soup (Php 133, poquito) for soup.

Comida China Soup

Comida China Soup has bits of century egg, corn, egg, pork, green peas and carrots and has a very inviting aroma.

We also ordered Pinsec Frito with Pork Filling (Php 120, small) and Camaron Rebosado Con Jamon (Php 316, small).

Camaron Rebosado Con Jamon
Pinsec Frito with Pork Fillings

Pinsec Frito are deep-fried wanton triangles with pork fillings. The staff made us try it with two kinds of sauces and I liked both sauces. Caramon Rebosado is deep-fried battered shrimp with ham on top. This dish is delicious! We should have ordered large for this. :)

The place used to be called a 'panciteria', so why shouldn't we order pancit? So we had Seafood Comida China Chow Mein (Php 316, small).

Seafood Comida China Chow Mein

This saucy noodle dish has Chinese broccoli leaves, black mushrooms, shrimps, squid, and carrots. The toppings are really overwhelming! I love this dish! This is really a must-try. :)

We also had Spicy Salt & Pepper Ribs (Php 258, small) and beef specialties: Comida China Beef (Php 130, poquito) and Beef with Chinese Broccoli (Php 250, small).

Spicy Salt & Pepper Ribs
Comida China Beef
Beef with Chinese Broccoli

Salt & Pepper Ribs has always been my request whenever we go Chinese. For some reasons, I like munching on this dish. Comida China Beef has cracklings on top, and is similar to asado. I really loved the tenderness of the Beef with Chinese Broccoli. I liked the sauce too. :)

Instead of having Yang Chow, we ordered Fried Rice with Asado and Chinese Sausage (Php 224, small).
Fried Rice with Asado and Chinese Sausage

It was a little sweet, and almost a meal by itself. I wouldn't mind having this again.

It wasn't a surprise that Comida China de Manila has been running for more than a hundred years. With its delicious dishes, I can't wait to go back and bring my family here. I bet my whole family--from my grandparents to my siblings--will love this place. :)


Comida China de Manila
FRDC Building,
106 E. Rodriguez Jr. Avenue,
Bgy. Ugong,
Pasig City
Contact Nos.6715942, 9140832, 9140830


  1. yan may idadagdag nanaman ako sa list ng pupuntahang resto dito sa pasig ^_^

    next ko ito sa list hehe.

    Thanks for this!

    1. Hi Xan Gerna! You're welcome. Hope you'll visit this place soon. :)

  2. yummy! I'm not really a fan of chinese cuisine but their foods really look delicious. geeeezz.. I hope I can also visit this place. :)

    1. Please do. :) You'll never go wrong with Chinese food. ;)

  3. Looks delicious! The soup looked kinda weird at first glance though. LOL. :P

  4. parang ang sarap tikman ng Seafood Comida China Chow Mein ^_^

  5. Beef with Chinese Broccoli looks so delish! yummm! :)


  6. I always see this when I go to and from work. I somehow always end up in the Mom & Tina's beside it. But wow, that pinsec frito looks good! And yung camaron rebosado...with ham??? Genuis. Enough for me to go there. :D

    1. I hope you'll try this soon, Lynne and Ray! :)

  7. Hi Michy!

    This is Paolo from Comida China de Manila. Thank you so much for the glowing reviews. The pictures look great too! We're glad you and your friends all enjoyed the food. We've been renovating lately and we hope to have our new main dining room open by the end of next month. We hope to see you there!

    By the way, we also have a Facebook page. If you haven't already, please like us at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Comida-China-de-Manila/108017475965957

    Thanks again and we hope to see you real soon!


    Paolo Garde
    Comida China de Manila

    1. Hi Paolo! Thanks for visiting my blog. :) I can't wait to go back with my family. More power to Comida China de Manila. :D

  8. Hi Michy, your post makes me wanna head to Pasig to visit Comida China de Manila. I am drooling over the Camaron Rebosado Con Jamon and the Seafood Comida China Chow Mein :)

    1. Hi Drunken Pig! Hope you'll give Comida China de Manila a visit soon! ;)

  9. I looove Comida!!! And the dishes that you featured here are what we usually have!!! I'm craving for the soup now!

  10. i just want to ask about the servings how many person for their small servings and poquito?

    1. Poquito should be good enough for one. Small is for 2-3 persons. :)


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