In a place like Metro Manila, finding affordable and easily accessible food that appeals to your taste buds can be a challenge. With the fast-paced lifestyle and traffic congestion, people are often left with limited time and energy to search for good food.
However, the desire for delicious and satisfying meals is still strong, and many people are constantly on the lookout for affordable and convenient options.
Fortunately, 5 Spice American-Chinese Kitchen is now in the metro, with two branches ready to serve up filling and budget-friendly meals in the form of rice bowls and bar bites.
General Tso’s Chicken (Php130 rice bowl | Php220 bar bites). Crispy fried chicken coated in a sweet and spicy sauce.
Sweet & Sour Pork (Php140 rice bowl | Php240 bar bites). Tender chunks of pork that are marinated in a sweet and tangy sauce.
Braised Beef Meatballs (Php150 rice bowl | Php260 bar bites). Savory meatballs made with ground beef simmered in a sweet and savory sauce flavored with Chinese spices.
5 Spice Signature Seafood (Php160 rice bowl | Php260 bar bites). A delicious dish that features a combination of battered and deep-fried seafood like squid, crabstick and fish doused in a flavorful sauce.
These rice bowls and bar bites are filling, flavorful, and won’t break the bank. Best of all, getting your hands is quite easy!
So when you get an attack of hunger pangs, drop by these 5 Spice American-Chinese Kitchen outlets:
- OPEN KITCHEN, Congressional Avenue Extension, Quezon City
- OPEN KITCHEN, Rockwell Business Center – Sheridan, Mandaluyong City
You may also order online by messaging 5 Spice on Facebook or Instagram.
My officemate and I were looking for somewhere to have a quick lunch so we could get on with the rest of our tasks for the day.
After scouring the lunch options at nearby M Place, we decided upon Hong Kong Roasting, attracted by the budget-friendly rice topping options and the assurance of the restaurant manager that the food will be served immediately.
Soy Chicken Rice Topping (Php155).
Cantonese Chicken Rice Topping (Php155).
Both are versions of the Chinese steamed chicken dish, one just features darker skin than the other due to addition of soy sauce. They were accompanied by chili and ginger sauces which we found a bit too mild.
Still, it was a quick, affordable and fuss-free lunch, and another item was added to our group’s lunch options.
This Hong Kong Roasting branch is located at M Place, Panay Avenue, South Triangle, Quezon City, open daily from 10am to 10pm.
Other branches are located at:
- Tower C, Sea Residences, Sunrise Corner Pearl Drive, Mall of Asia Complex (MOA), Pasay City (open daily from 8am to 12:30am)
- SM Mezza Residences, Aurora Boulevard Corner Araneta Avenue, Santa Mesa, Quezon City (open daily from 10am to 9pm)
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