Ching's Asian Express Is Just What You Need When You Just Have No Time
"Lutong bahay to go, please."
Ching’s Asian Express
38 Mayaman Street, Teachers Village, Quezon City
Contact: 0917-8805-953 or 0905-7060-157
Open daily from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. to
(SPOT.ph)The warmth and coziness of home-cooking
That's where Ching's Asian Express comes in, filling the space that you've tried to cram any number of other places into before. They don't quite replace your uncle's paella or your sister's latest kitchen experiment, but they hit the spot nonetheless.
Whether or not that was one of Kyle
They started us off with the slightly off-beat, though you couldn't tell by looking at the menu. Shrimp Tempura (P255) sounds innocent enough until it arrives. There's no wastage here, not if you're
You might notice something different about the Cornsilog (P159), and that's because there is. The same goes for most of the meats served at the Express: "We make them at home," says Kyle, "so [it's likely that] you won't have had corned beef or tapa like that before." Well, we certainly haven't had it with
Wagyu Saikoro Steak
There are three particular items on this menu worth mentioning, just because they're each extraordinary in their own way. The Sizzling Pusit (P179) is rich--creamy, almost--and just begging to be spooned onto some Plain Rice (P35) and eaten at leisure. That's our advice, anyway. The Wagyu Saikoro Steak (P249) is also something of a treat. Soft and saline-sweet, it passes the test, especially at that price point.
Sizzling Bulalo Steak
When you're in a sharing mood, the Sizzling Bulalo Steak (P289) is the way to go. With tender beef that you can hardly distinguish from the perfectly cooked vegetables, it transcends Treat Tier and is only a few shakes away from Save for Special Occasions Status. Top it off with some Salted Egg Buchi (P65), because why not, and you've got a half-decent celebration already.
Create Your Plate (with Sweet and Sour Pork and Bopis)
But there are those of us with even less time than that. Sometimes you really have to have some of your meals on the go. And this is how
Ching's Asian Express serves up your favorites with all the speed of fast food, sans the trappings of kiddie meals and the glorification of the deep-fryer--not that we harbor any ill will toward such a fine appliance, but let's be real. You'd give that up for
Photos by Vincent Coscolluela