Kaladkarin Diaries

Ramblings about food, cooking, recipes, travels, history and walking around Manila.

The Great Buddha Cafe

I was lucky enough together with my Chinoylife co-founder, Mike Lu and Chinoylife member, Stephen Pamorada to be invited before the soft opening of Eng Bee Tin’s new building and new venture, The Great Buddha Cafe.

The cafe is located at the 2nd floor of Eng Bee Tin’s new building in Ongpin St. This cafe will be open for the next 10 days in time for Chinese New Year.

A mix of traditional chinese decors with a refreshing splash of modern design can be seen.


Fixtures are custom made, you can see it when you look up… you will immediately think of mooncakes.

reminds me of mooncakes

Mr. Gerry Chua and the rest of the family offered us to try their dishes. And yeah, I went crazy taking photographs.

Tea time will always be πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

reminds of Gyoza… nom nom nom…

siomai to die for…. not the usual siomai around Binondo

Chicken Feet… anyone? :)πŸ‘Œ

Asado Rice!

Soy Chicken for the win!!!

You can’t have too much Asado

Our table…

Lava Mochi!!!

Inspecting the tea cup… is this gold???!

Busy emperor

After dinner we get to do photograph the souvenier shop and pose with the golden Buddha.

The souvenier shops at the back

Souvenier shop showcasing both Chinoy and Filipino products

The family behind the Great Buddha Cafe πŸ™‚

Kung Fu Panda, The Golden Boy and the Emperor πŸ˜€

The Golden Boy, the Buddha (again… not me) and the Emperor

Chinese New year is just around the corner… Drop by the Great Buddha Cafe while you’re in manila Chinatown!

Finally something new, different, refreshing in Manila Chinatown!


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