During our weekend staycation last April at Bellevue Manila, we added a little tasting trip to Chairman Wang’s Prime Beef Noodle House in Molito, Alabang. The restaurant specializes in Taiwanese fresh hand pulled noodles. Some say that hand pulled noodles or “La Mien” was the inspiration behind ramen. This restaurant is part of the same group that runs Kanzhu.
The restaurant is easy to find inside the Molito complex with plentiful parking spaces in front as well as in the lot across.
You can take a peek through the window outside and inside while the staff hand pulls the noodles. It looks quite hard to me, as you can see from the flexed muscles, probably a nice workout for them.
The interiors are really nice, with high ceilings and an ambiance harkening back to olden times with a mix of stone and dark wood. It feels like you’ve gone back in time and landed in a old eatery from period movies in China but with modern amenities like air conditioning.
Chilled Tofu Block with Century Egg (P150). A nice cold appetizer but I wish the tofu could have been silkier.
Pork and Chive Dumplings (P180). You can have the 8 piece dumpling plate prepared either fried or steamed or both like what we had that day. I’m not a big fan of dumplings but the fried ones dipped in the sauce was enjoyable.
Chairman Wang’s Prime Beef Noodle (P280). This is their eponymous signature dish, fresh hand pulled noodles topped with sliced beef pieces. The dish tasted on the bland side, some chili or soy could liven it up a bit.
Smoked Duck Breast Noodle Soup (P250). The only difference was the meat, in this case smoked duck, but it made a world of difference. The smoked duck provided the flavor that was lacking in the beef bowl. I just wished you could have ordered additional servings of the duck breast, it was that good. Their noodle bowls are pretty big and can probably served two people comfortably since you’ll be ordering a few other dishes to complement them.
Chairman Wang’s Crispy Chicken (P350). Any Chinese restaurant worth its salt better have a good crispy chicken dish and Chairman Wang’s was up to the task. The skin was was crispy but the dish did not feel drowned in oil. The meat was also tender and flavorful to the bone. A great dish to satisfy the kids and adults alike.
Black Pepper Beef on Iron Plate (P480). This dish uses the same beef pieces as the beef noodle soup but there’s a bit of a show as they pour the pepper sauce on to the sizzling plate. The beef pieces are pretty tasty with a fair bit of spice. You’ll want some plain rice for this as well as the next dish.
Curry Lamb Casserole (P550). This was quite the surprise dish, not the most visually beautiful as most casserole dishes are but it was one of the best dishes that day.
If you love fried rice then you can’t go wrong with the Black Olive Fried Rice (P280) or the Chinese Sausage Fried Rice (P250). I’ve tried both dishes before at Kanzhu but I’d still go for the unique tasting Black Olive fried rice. The Chinese sausage fried rice is similar to the yang chow but with bigger and more plentiful pieces of the sausage.
Lastly for dessert, Chilled Coconut Milk Soup with Sago and Fruits (P350). The dessert was light and creamy with the flavors of the coconut milk enveloping the fruits and sago/tapioca. I just wish they could have made this colder as it was quite hot that afternoon. We just asked for some crushed ice to solve the problem. This was a nice palate cleanser as it washed away all the different flavors from the dishes we had.
Looking for a noodle place but tired of all the ramen places then give Chairman Wang’s a try. Be sure to order the smoked duck breast noodle soup plus the curry lamb casserole.
Chairman Wang’s Prime Beef Noodle HouseMolito Lifestyle Complex Alabang, Muntinlupa Contact No.: (02) 828-8477 Operating Hours: 11am to 11pm daily
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