First opened in 1969 along Colon Street in Cebu, Ding How is one of the reasons why Cebuanos loved Steamed Fried Rice, and they are the first restaurant to introduce Dim Sum Cuisine in Cebu as part of their all-day dim sum dining. As per tradition, dim sum is only served for lunch – a practice that remains in traditional Chinese restaurants. After 20 long years, Ding How now brings back the Dim sum dishes that Cebuanos loved.
We got the chance to attend Ding How’s press release after a few days that they had opened. We delighted with their old favorites and heirloom dishes. For starters, we have tried Pork Trotter, Pork Barbecue Cake, and Ham Suy Kok. The Pork Trotter is a traditional Chinese appetizer made of stuffed pork leg seasoned with oriental spices. This delightful appetizer can already become a main dish for some.
Pork BBQ Cake is an oven-baked puff pastry filled with sweet and savory roasted pork. Ham Suy Kok is also an appetizing dish. It is a fried dumpling with soft and chewy texture. Their Kuchay Dumpling is steamed to balance the sharp flavor of the chives. Another dumpling that’s part of the old favorites is the Crystal Scallop Dumpling which is one of our favorites among the dumpling selections.
Aside from Ding How’s starters, they have original dishes like the Baked Shaopao. It had a thin and crispy crust with a flavorful filling. Their Egg Tart was our top favorite. The crust was thin and the tart was very generously filled in between the crust. You can surely tell that they always serve the Egg Tarts Fresh. To finish our dining experience at Ding How, we had their Custard with Salted Egg Buns.
In Cebu, Ding How is located at the G/F Robinsons Galleria Cebu, General Maxilom Avenue, Cebu City. For reservations, call (032) 266-7888 or check their facebook page for latest updates.