Last Sunday, I had a chance to catch up with my good friend chef and the duathlete Joel. Had a couple of buckets of beer over at one of our usual hangouts in Katipunan, The Meatshop. It was several months ago since we last had our “bucket(s) moment”. We both like eating out and more often than not, we always share to each other the latest restos or food adventure that one has been to. His latest update…..this little resto in Camia Street across the Rockwell complex in Makati.

Here’s a link to the map to give you an idea where it is……


YOU JIE XIAO CHAO map

 

Last Monday, me and the team decided to have lunch at the place. Try something new so to speak.

 

Camia Street is easy to find. From Hidalgo Drive, Rockwell, cross the intersection of Estrella and you’re already in Gumamela Street. Camia would be the next intersection. Upon reaching that intersection, you have to turn left. The resto doesn’t have a sign. You’ll just notice it because you’d see people coming in and out of a glass door behind a cream gate. Parking at the place is a real challenge since its just a street side parking. Careful of grumpy neighbors who act as if they bought a part of the street!!! ha! ha!

 

So there it was, table for five. The place was kinda packed with people. (“Kinda” packed because it was already past 1pm when we got there. Lunch time for most people is finished). Most of the guests were…….

 

You said it! Chinese.

 

I guess the resto is frequented by the Chinese because of the food’s authentic Schezuan taste.

 

One of the dishes we ordered was this…….

 

 

Steamed Fish Head. It was fantastic! (Just a little backgrounder, I love eating fish heads.) It’s a very spicy dish. I’m used to eating spicy dishes but this one was one for the books. Made me sweat while eating. A Php20 all-you-can-eat rice would go side by side with this dish. We also got pig’s ears that was cooked stir-fry with nuts and sauce and another dish was tofu with veggies & pork. One of the best lunch I had in Makati.

Thank you Chef/Duathlete Joel for sharing the location to me!!!!

To “the team”, kain tayo ulit!!! ha! ha! ha! ha!

 

 

 

 

*I’ve observed that Chinese/Chinoy guests in the resto are given brown chopsticks while ordinary folks like me were given ordinary chopsticks. Hmmmm…….just curious. 

 

 

 

 

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  1. yanaliao says:

    *I’ve observed that Chinese/Chinoy guests in the resto are given brown chopsticks while ordinary folks like me were given ordinary chopsticks. Hmmmm…….just curious.

    I might be able to answer that, ‘coz we’re more on the sanitary side while the Chinese Folks would dare to eat on non-recyclable chopsticks, might be that food will taste better with them. In China, they don’t use throw-away chopsticks, they have a place where they sanitize everything then wrap and seal their plates/bowls/chopsticks in one package. That’s 1 RMB for small restos and no charge for Hotels or posh restos.

    For me, I’d go for the throw-away type. 🙂

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