During our first night, we decided to have dinner at the resort since its too much hassle going to the city since its already quite late and the city was a good 40 minutes away.
The restaurant is quite nicely decorated in a mix of traditional with modern elements fused in. After the reception area you can immediately see the open kitchen separated by glass. The man heading the kitchen is Chef Kenny Yong who trained in Korea for one month to be able to serve some special Chinese dishes served in Korea that are not common to us.
We actually asked if we could order dimsum since its already dinner, they answered yes but only 3 total orders, a little curious with their policy but good for us nonetheless. F, our friend’s daughter wanted some Siomai (missed the price). The siomai were quite good but not as good as those from Shang Palace.
I like the Baked Spareribs with Chef’s special sauce(P460), it had a slightly tangy, sweet and spicy combination that encouraged me to eat more rice than I was supposed to.
For our beef dish, we had Pan Fried Beef Tenderloin and Onion in Brown Sauce (P550). I felt this dish was so-so only.
With the abundance of meat dishes we decided to order a vegetable dish, Sauteed Broccoli in Garlic (P300). I love the perfect cooking evidenced by the crispy vegetables.Cooking it in garlic serves to highlight the freshness of the vegetables and not mask it in complicated flavors.
Whats a meal without rice, Yeung Chow Fried Rice (P380) was our choice. I love the large pieces of chorizo mixed in throughout the dish.
A wonderful meal in relaxing atmosphere with nice service although at much higher prices but since we’re quite in the boondocks, we don’t really have too much choices. We also got a nice little surprise when we asked for our bill and opted to pay with a Citibank card. The waiter informed us that we got a 10% discount, sometimes it really good to pay using credit cards with all the myriad of promos and discounts they have.
Cheon San Chinese Restaurant
Imperial Palace Waterpark Resort and Spa
M.L Quezon Higway Bgy. Maribago.
Lapulapu City, Cebu
(63 32) 494.5000
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