President Grand Palace Restaurant, Chinatown

We ordered too much. We just had dumplings at Dong Bei not more than two hours earlier and there we were at President Grand Palace Restaurant ordering left and right. My excuse was that the Chinese dinner was in support of my daughter’s education as she was supposed to write a paper about the Chinatown trip as a component of her final exam in a History subject. Lame excuse, perhaps. Maybe, I really just missed good Chinese food.

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A couple of years ago, there was rumor that President had closed. If it ever did, it’s open once more and I am very glad.

casaveneracion.com President Grand Palace Restaurant, Chinatown

It’s the same place I remembered. Spacious dining room and Chinese colors.

casaveneracion.com President Grand Palace Restaurant, Chinatown

I wasted no time in ordering half a duck.

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The skin was carved.

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And served with Chinese pancakes.

casaveneracion.com President Grand Palace Restaurant, Chinatown

My daughter, Sam, wanted birds’ nest soup with quail eggs. So, instead of having the duck served three-way, we had it just two-way as I didn’t anymore ask that the bones be cooked as a soup dish.

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The duck meat was chopped, mixed with crispy rice noodles and served with lettuce.

casaveneracion.com President Grand Palace Restaurant, Chinatown

How to eat it? Place a couple of tablespoonfuls of the duck mixture at the center of a lettuce leaf and top with sauce. Roll the lettuce and bite. Delicious.

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Of course, we had Yang Chow fried rice.

casaveneracion.com President Grand Palace Restaurant, Chinatown

And a favorite of the girls since they were very young — fish fillets with corn sauce.

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Speedy ordered pork intestines, he wasn’t content with the texture when it was served, had it sent back to be refried for extra crispiness and we were all in Chinese food heaven.

The bill was only P1,200.00. Imagine that.

Like I said, we ordered too much. We brought home the leftovers and I didn’t have to cook at all the next day.

Comments

  1. says

    we often eat there *since we live near chinatown* and I must say, their food has good value :D oh, if you ask the waiter for 10% off as long as you will pay in cash, they will gladly give it to you :P

  2. Badgie says

    Hi Connie! What is their exact address? I remember eating eel there for the first time. Glad its back!

    • says

      Along Ongpin. Between Salazar Bakery and Lord Stowe but on the opposite side of the street. Almost beside the estero.

  3. frenchadobo says

    for the quality and quantity, the price is a steal ! it’s already included in the “must” list to visit when we come home for vacation. chinese restaurants and other asian restaurants here in paris in my opinion don’t serve authentic asian taste. and the menu is so limited! thanks for the idea connie

  4. emy M says

    That was a hearty meal!Great photos.I can smell
    it here.
    You gave me an idea to make lettuce wrapped
    duck meat w/ fried rice noodles.