Yang Chow Dimsum and Tea House at Eton Centris


Have you ever wondered where the whole habit of celebrating a Pinoy's birthday at a Chinese restaurant started? I had my fair share of this, mostly at the now defunct Jade Garden in Greenbelt. I've always wondered if it's the pancit {represents long life and good health} that makes us favor the said restaurants over others, or if there's something more.

My sister recently celebrated her birthday at....*drum roll*.....a Chinese restaurant. I wanted to make a protest, but I wasn't gonna pay for the tab, so I just let her decide. Plus, it was my first time to try out Yang Chow Dimsum & Tea House and it was her birthday. The restaurant's probably offering something out of the ordinary; something that will make us go back for a second, third, and fourth time. 

We called up the restaurant a day before to make a reservation but we were told that they don't accept reservations on a Sunday. We anticipated a heavy influx of customers, so we went to Eton Centris half an hour before the restaurant opened. 

We were Yang Chow Dimsum & Tea House's first customers that day. Shortly after we ordered, others started to arrive. The place was packed an hour after it opened.

Since it was our first time at the said restaurant, we asked our server about their specials. After we ordered, we asked our server to show us the dimsum cart so that we can, uhm, order some more! We were starving!

The Pork and Shrimp Siomai are small and a bit dry. Taste wise, it was satisfying. The saving grace was the dipping sauce that we made. The Hakao {shrimp dumplings} were quite good though. The soft translucent wrappings muffled flavorful medium sized shrimps. 

I'm the only one who eats Chicken Feet in Black Bean Sauce in my family. The whole idea of eating an anatomical structure that is deemed as disgusting doesn't appeal to them. I've licked, bit, and ate a lot of feet in my life. The ones I favored the most are those from Le Ching. It's still one of the best for me. 

Yang Chow Dimsum & Tea House's version is delicious. The sauce is more sweet than spicy or salty, which, I guess appeals to the Pinoy palate. I appreciate the fact that the chicken feet are big and meaty. I hate those that are all skin and bones. It doesn't matter how good the sauce is if the chicken feet are like that. 

Since the restaurant is named after the Chinese fried rice, we thought that the pièce de résistance would be just that. There wasn't anything wowrific with their Yang Chow fried rice. 

The Hot Shrimp Salad, I have to say, is really good. The sauce made the dish extra delicious. It's creamy yet light. Fresh cooked shrimps were encased in crunchy and sweet coating.  

The Sizzling Beef Tenderloin is another dish at Yang Chow Dimsum & Tea House that we truly enjoyed. The meat is very tender, juicy, and full of flavor. The sauce is thick, sweet, and with a hint of tangy.  

Fried chicken Chinese Style

Fried Chicken is a must when you have kids in tow. The Chinese way of frying this type of poultry is very much commendable, but not everyone can do it well. Fortunately, Yang Chow Dimsum & Tea House did a pretty good job with theirs. The well-seasoned skin is very crispy while the meat remains soft.

Crispy Fried Noodles with Seafood Sauce

A birthday treat is never complete without a pansit! We ordered the Crispy Fried Noodles with Seafood Sauce. The sauce is slightly similar to a bird's nest soup, but nevertheless delicious. 
Some of us ordered Four Seasons while others got Iced Tea. They were all very sweet!  

Four Seasons juice

The food was satisfying enough, but not worth another visit for me. The service was terrible....really terrible. 

Quality: 3/5
Service: 1/5
Price: 3/5
Ambiance: 2/5
Cleanliness: 4/5

Yang Chow Dimsum and Tea House at Eton Centris
Centris Walk, Eton Centris, EDSAQuezon City, Metro Manila
Te;. No.: (02) 345.12.57

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