Chao Chao: Not Your Ordinary Japanese Restaurant

This week has been the most tiring and yet uber productive I’ve ever felt in a very long time. I’ve been preoccupied with work that it took me some time to finish this post.

SO! After catching some Zzzs, I finally found the time to finish and post this. Also, our good friend Kaye requested for this (more like napresher ako jk hahaha).

This will be my first feature of a particular “restaurant”. I usually just share my travel experiences as a whole but since I did a rebrand (technically), I wanted to try showcasing bits and pieces of my entire travel experiences. And also, para more content. 😅

Few weeks ago, we had a quick trip to Manila to attend our friends’ wedding. We decided to extend our stay over the weekend to catch up with friends.

Kain, inom, chika – the usual routine when we’re in Manila. So saturday night, Kaye brought us to this tiny restaurant in Bonifacio Global City (BGC) area. At first glance, you wouldn’t think that it was a restaurant. It looked more like a drinking place from outside.

The name of the restaurant is Chao Chao. And probably when you read the title, you’ve already thought “Bakit Chao Chao yung name? It doesn’t sound Japanese”… Well darling, we share the same sentiments. And I’m sorry to disappoint you but I also don’t know why they named it like that.

I have been a lover of Japanese cuisine for quite a while. I just visited Japan last December and early this year, so I’ve been in the look out for good Japanese restaurants here in the PH because cravings are real and sometimes hard to satisfy.

So when our friend mentioned of a good Gyoza bar, “Tara G!” was my instant reply.

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CHAO CHAO

What made this restaurant stand out?

IMO, it stood out to me for the very reason that it was SUPER AFFORDABLE.

If you’ve been frequenting Manila or if you’ve moved from someplace else in the PH to Manila for work or for other reasons, you already know how Manila’s food prices are waaaay more expensive. An average meal, yung hindi fast food ha, would cost about 400.00 to 500.00 PHP (8-10 USD).

This might not be an issue for others, but I’m sure merong matitipid d’yan. And I hope you’ll consider dining here after reading this. Hah!

88 PESOS ONLY

Akalain mo yun? Parang Daiso lang. Halos lahat 88 PHP (1.5 USD)

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MY PERSONAL PICKS:

  • Chao Chao Gyoza
  • Long Stick Gyoza
  • Ebi Gyoza
  • Chocolate Gyoza – Aba, s’yempre!

Best seller din daw yung Tori Cheese Gyoza. Sayang, we weren’t able to try it because sold out na.

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Verdict: I like their Gyoza. Maliliit, pero okay na okay na. I love how they made different varieties, ang galing! You can easily pair your gyozas with Beer, Cocktail, or Sake.

Imagine mo nalang pag yung size same ng Mendokoro/Yushoken but yung Gyoza wrap ni Chao Chao = Hoehei Gyoza na! Try nyo ‘to when you go to Gion District in Kyoto! Sarap, sobra.

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MENU

  • GYOZA
  1. Chao Chao Gyoza
  2. Long Stick Gyoza
  • CHEESE YAKI GYOZA (Teppan Grilled)
  1. Tori Cheese Yaki Gyoza
  2. Potato Cheese Gyoza
  3. Tomato Cheese Gyoza
  • CHAO COMBO
  1. Gyoza Trio Flavor
  2. Gyoza Quatro Flavor
  3. Gyoza Hi-Five Flavor
  4. Monkey Combo
  5. Lion Combo
  6. Red Monkey Combo
  • GRAVY GYOZA
  1. Ankake Gyoza
  2. Okonomiyaki Gyoza
  • AGE GYOZA (Deep Fried)
  1. Tori Cheese Age Gyoza
  2. Niku Age Gyoza
  3. Ebi Age Gyoza
  • STANDARD GYOZA
  1. Niku Gyoza
  2. Ebi Age Gyoza
  3. Curry Gyoza
  4. Cabbage Gyoza
  5. Mushroom Gyoza
  6. Horensou Gyoza (spinach)
  7. Ginger Gyoza
  • A Variety of SIDE DISHES (I will not enumerate kasi hindi Gyoza hahaha)
  • SOUP, RICE AND NOODLES
  • and my favourite: DESSERT
  1. Chocolate Gyoza
  2. Chocolate Gyoza with Vanilla Ice Cream
  3. Mango Age Gyoza
  4. Seasonal Fruit Age Gyoza
  • SODAS, COCKTAILS, BEERS AND DRAFT BEERS, JAPANESE SAKE/SHOCHU and other DRINKS

LOCATION 

CHAO CHAO GYOZA BAR

Address: 4th Avenue Corner 26th Street BGC, Taguig (Beside Seattle’s Best Coffee)

CONTACT

(02) 232 7804


So yan, I hope may nai-ambag ako sa food list ninyo. Until next time, Manila. I had a fun weekend!

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