Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Curiousity at Johnny Chow @ Resorts World Manila

I had a chance to visit Resorts World in Manila during my 4 days stay at the city. It was rather cool to have a casino right in the city unlike in KL, we had to drive up to the Genting Highlands to roll!

Betting wasn't in my itinerary and my intention was to satisfy my growling tummy. It's not difficult to see why I chose to dine at this restaurant. Boosting a kitschy-pop interior and concept, this place serves contemporary Thai, Korean and Chinese cuisine. I know it's really boring to be eating chinese food everywhere I go but I can't help but fall for the ambiance and the waitresses! They are so POP!

I like the quirky chairs, the oriental furnishings with a modern twist and waitresses in retro dresses and blue and yellow wigs. The menu isn't any less amazing too. The menu is huge and its filled with colourful pictures of dishes from dim sum to main courses and also single serving dishes. The best thing was - the names of the dishes are very cute too!

In the menu, you get names like Bruce Lee Beef, John Woo, Zhang Ziyi and Yao Ming. Hello all, I didn't know you guys are actually beef, chicken and fish in the menu! "Excuse me, I would like to order a plate of Bruce Lee Beef done medium with extra pepper!" "Yes, Bruce Lee, I would love to eat you tonight!"

The Sezhuan hot and sour soup was good and an excellent starter as the sourness of the soup opens up whets your appetite!

We also had a tofu dish, a prawn and a spareribs. The spareribs come with Kimchi as side and I found the dish rather funny. Or they would like to spell it as F-U-S-I-O-N. Oh well, not all fusion can pass off as great tasting dishes but among all the dishes here, the spareribs didn't turn up so well.

The bill for 2 came up to about PHP1800+ which is not a very affordable amount but at least I have satisfy my hunger and also the curiousity about this place. Johnny Chow is managed by the same team behind John and Yoko, Sumo Sam and Mr. Kurosawa. And so if you happened to be in manila and is looking for Asian food with a twist, it is a good choice for adventurous tastes and quirky ambiance.

Johnny Chow

Operating Hours:
Mon, Tues, Thurs and Sun: 11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. Wed, Fri and Sat: 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 a.m.

On the topic of curiosity, I recently took a photograph and it appeared that there was a symbol formed on the paddy field. What symbol was that and how did it get into my picture? Could it be an apocalypse or was it a sign of something is going to be happening? *shivers*

What do you think it could be?!!


Sean said...

Yikes! After watching too many science fiction movies, that could look like an alien symbol! :D

painter said...


Taufulou said...

lol... i like the menu name.. u r so how did bruse lee taste that night? hahah..~

aiks.. your picture also got ah.. Biohazard sign..

one of my friends pic taking klcc also got that sign . .

Anonymous said...

a blue-hair lady in the first photo

eiling lim said...

Sean: Haha it does!

painter: ooh really?

Taufulou: haha.. looks like a flower to me

Anon: that's the waitress

Bryan Hoo said...

what is that sign?!?!?!?! curious?!!!

eiling lim said...

bryan: you'll know soon enough! stay tuned

KY said...

i want the tofu!

Huai Bin said...

1800 PHP is around RM 120 right? It's not too bad for a place inside Resorts World. :D

I think the hot and sour soup looks awesome!

BTW, it looks like crop circles...except in padi fields.

Some kid being driving their dad's tractor again? ;)

eiling lim said...

KY: lol... not sure if it's a pun. hahah

Huai Bin: Yeah I think it must have been some naughty kid playing with the tractor!

Anonymous said...

hey just wanted to ask u how safe it is to travel in manila ?

eiling lim said...

Anon: Honestly, I was told that if you just remain in the city area like Makati, it's safe. When I was there, I actually felt quite safe. I travel within the city, ate at Green belt and then back to Mandarin Oriental.

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