3 Reasons Why You Need to Dine with Your Family at Chik Chow

Chik Chow Food Express Buffet is a Chinese-Filipino buffet restaurant located along Mango Avenue with a spacious parking space and is ideal for group gatherings, but this doesn’t mean that you can’t dine there alone. Chik Chow is actually derived from the name of their son Buchik plus the term “chow” which means to eat. This cozy buffet restaurant’s place is actually the Ancestral Home of the Lims wherein they’ve transformed the ground floor into a buffet restaurant.

Chik Chow Facade

So much with the introduction about Chik Chow, let me give 3 reasons why you need to dine with your family at Chik Chow:

  1. They serve SPECIALTY dishes.

Chik Chow Buffet

Most of Chik Chow’s food selections are actually Mr. Lim’s favorite dishes. Some of these dishes include the Chik Chow Rice, Lengua Estofado, and Roast Pork. For the usual buffet restaurants in Cebu, most of the food selections are the fried dishes which Chik Chow didn’t follow.


Considering that you are only paying Php 288.00 for either lunch or dinner at Chik Chow it’s already very affordable. The price is pretty much capture the middle class in Cebu. Why do we consider it affordable?

Chik Chow Menu

Food selections are made out of passion, thus, each dish is flavorful. Their food selections includes the following: Chik Chow Rice, Special Pancit, Chinese Lumpia, Lengua Estofado, Roast Pork, Meatballs ala King, All Meat Dinuguan, Chicken Lollipop, Grilled Tuna Panga, Oriental Soup, Spicy Tahong, Lato, Fried Dilis, Homemade Spicy Chorizo, Homemade Pickled Veggies, and for dessert they have the fruit salad, Banana Choco, Watermelon/ Pineapple.

  1. Everything is FLAVORFUL and DELICIOUS!

Chik Chow - Lengua Estofado - Roast Pork

Everything that Chik Chow offers is definitely flavorful to our taste buds. The Lengua Estofado and the Roast Pork are the majority’s favorite. The slow cooked meat for both dishes makes it really tender and soft plus the potato adds a little variation to it.

Meatball Ala King

The Meatball Ala King was a stand out for some because of its creaminess. The creamy white sauce resembles the sauce for Carbonara.

Chinese Lumpia
CHINESE LUMPIA (photo from wanderingella.com)

The favorite Chinese specialty was their Chinese Lumpia. You can simply ask the staff manning the station to make you one. Their Chinese Lumpia uses 23 different ingredients that is tediously cooked. This is one of Chik Chow’s specialty.

So that’s 3 reasons why you need to dine with your family at Chik Chow. They are open from Tuesdays to Sundays from 11AM – 2PM for lunch and 6:30PM – 10PM for dinner. You may contact them at (032) 410 9624 for reservations and food pick-up orders.

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3 Reasons Why You Need to Dine with Your Family at Chik Chow

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