Char Dining

2/F Uptown Parade, 9th Ave. cor. 38th St., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, Metro Manila

Char Dining
4.2
4.0 Stars

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  • 4 stars 4
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  • 6 Reviews
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Category:
Asian
Business Hours
Open: 11:00a - 10:00p
Phone
+6328091452

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 11:00a - 10:00p
  • Monday
    • 11:00a - 10:00p
  • Tuesday
    • 11:00a - 10:00p
  • Wednesday
    • 11:00a - 10:00p
  • Thursday
    • 11:00a - 10:00p
  • Friday
    • 11:00a - 11:00p
  • Saturday
    • 11:00a - 11:00p

Payment Options

Cash

More Business Info

Parking:
Street, Parking Lot
Reservations:
Yes
Take Out:
Yes
Menus:
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Attire:
Casual
Good for Groups:
Yes

Most Recent Reviews

EJ B.
4.0 Stars
10

Before heading to the event, I went to Uptown Parade for a pre-dinner. I passed by at Char Casual Dining around 5PM and the staff approached me and I immediately asked if the promo for lunch is still available during that time. The courteous staff graciously answered me back with a smile and accommodated me inside. Bingo! It's still available.

I had Special Char Siu Rice Set for Php250.00. It consists of the bestseller Char Siu, Plain Rice, Hot and Hour Soup, Choisum Vegetables with Oyster Sauce.

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"Everything tasted good, especially the Char Siu. Gosh! Those meats marinated in a special sauce... Ang sarap!"

By the way, you can upgrade the rice to Yang Chow for Php30.00.

#ilovetoeatph 12851510084

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AlwaysHungryPh P.
4.0 Stars
10

Char Dining in Taguig City has just opened their doors at Uptown Parade, which is one of the newest commercial spaces in the BGC area. Their latest offering of Singaporean-Cantonese cuisine is somewhat new in the local food scene, although it is relatively similar with Chinese dishes we have long been familiar with.

If you are to visit Char Dining for the first time, try out the must have triple roast platter. It features the best selling char siew or Chinese pork barbecue that has this bold taste of sweet and salty flavors; crispy roast pork belly, which was lightly flavored with wine and spices; and the classic Soya Kampong chicken, which was juicy and well marinated.

Although Char Dining is a food franchise from Singapore, they also aim to cater to local taste buds by utilizing our local herbs and spices. Now isn't that cool?

Once you get to dine in here, try out some of their carb-rich dishes, such as their Chinese sausage with dried shrimp fried rice. This can be perfectly paired with the roast picks. I love the quality of their rice, and mind you, it wasn’t greasy at all.Their platter of butter prawns is another find I’d like to share with you. At Php420, this dish will wow you with the plumpness of the prawns and the combination of smooth and crispy textures.

They also have the pork belly with salted fish in casserole. I'm not a fan of this dish, but you might find it good on your end. Its meat was tender and tasty, but I find the sauce too thick, and the dish somewhat greasy. On the other hand, I find the shredded duck noodle soup very special. For just Php 250, this giant serving of gourmet duck meat on firm noodles and savory, warm soup is a bowl filled with delightful bites.

For a sweet ending, we were served with their Yin Yang desert. It brings in a nice clash of black and white elements. There's the light and sweet combination of black jelly and round white lychees. It was followed up with their own take of creme brulee. It was smooth and creamy on the inside, and sharp and crispy on the outside, with its torched sugar coating.

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Inna A.
5.0 Stars

Oh good god, it's soooo delicious! 128525128525128525

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Inna A.
5.0 Stars
2

I haven't had Char Siew before, but if this is what it tastes like, then I am a fan! Wow. This is delicious.

And you get the value of your money for their lunch set at 250PHP.

I'm coming back tomorrow! 128525128525128525

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Manfred M.
4.0 Stars
8

Char dining is mix of Chinese and Singaporean flavors that has recently made its way to the Philippines. It recently opened its first branch in Uptown Mall Parade, BGC. The dishes are full of meaty goodness. This is evident from the menu which had a majority of meat dishes. From its Special Char Siew up to Crispy Roast Pork Belly, I truly had a great time savoring all their delightful offerings.

For appetizers we had Minced Pork with Aubergine in Casserole and the Hot and Sour soup. The latter was quite spicy yet enough to whet my appetite for things to come. As for the Minced Pork, I found that it was excellent with steaming hot rice. The sauce was creamy enough to fit my taste. Lastly we tried out their Chinese kangkong. This dish was light on the taste, yet crunchy enough on the texture.

We then wasted no time in going for the main course. I sampled their Crispy Roast Pork Belly and their Special Char Siew. The Crispy Roast Pork Belly was thoroughly crunchy on the texture yet sparing on the oiliness. I was truly amazed at this marvel. Furthermore, the bite-sized cuts gave me time to savor the juicy flavors of the well-cooked pork. The Char Siew was composed of thick pork cuts, oven roasted and served with special caramelized black sauce. Its sweet and thick taste motivated me to take bite after bite. This premier dish was truly served at a very grand scale; and it never failed to please me. I truly enjoyed the succulent experience brought by these two.

Desert was also quite remarkable, although not as special as their appetizers and viands. We had Creme Brulee, Mango Panna Cotta, and Yin Yang Jelly. The Creme brulee was composed of a custard pudding which was heated on top. The caramelized bitter taste was complemented by the sweet pudding. The Mango Panna Cotta was a thick layer of white jelly with a mildly sweet taste. I love the fact that the jelly was not too slippery on the side. The Yin Yang Jelly was the least remarkable. It was composed of lychee, jelly, nata de coco, and the fruit sauce. It reminded me of basic fruit cocktail.

In sum, Char dining gave me an experience of high class Singaporean cuisine, something that is rarely seen in Philippine soil. I'd surely come back for more.

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Mary Love S.
4.0 Stars
10

It has been quite a while since I last visited Uptown Mall as the Christmas rush traffic has been too much to handle. I think the last time I’ve been here was two months ago and I was surprised to see Uptown Parade turning into a foodie destination with new restaurant concepts filling the area. One restaurant that caught my eye was Char Casual Dining. I wanted to check it out that same day I saw it but R was not in the mood to walk from Uptown Mall to Uptown Parade. I then decided to just pay the new restaurant hub a visit some other time. But I didn’t foresee that I’d be visiting it a few days after.

Hello, Char Casual Dining!

I got an invite from Char a day before its media event and since I was just a few blocks away that day, I decided to swing by the newly opened restaurant. (I was so glad that I didn’t drag R to Char the weekend I saw it because we would have just been greeted by a closed sign and he would have hated it.)

I got to the place a few minutes after 12 noon and I was surprised that there are barely any seats left. Apparently, some of the guests who graced the restaurant’s blessing decided to stay for lunch. Luckily, the table occupied by Psst.ph had a seat to spare and I had an opportunity to befriend this hip website’s editors, Kathy and Kirk.

Since I only had one hour to spare for lunch, the friendly staff suggested that I place a separate order for myself so that I get to try its signature dishes before I leave. I decided to go with Double Roast (PHP650) and chose Crispy Roast Pork and Special Char Siew as my meats. [Note: You may choose any of the available roasted meats, except Roasted Duck, for the sampler platters Double Roast and Triple Roast (PHP850).]

My food was served within 15 minutes and the serving size was smaller than expected. But my disappointment was soon swept away when I had a bite of the two meats.

Char's signature Special Char Siew (PHP150, 100g | PHP450, 300g) which almost made it win a Michelin star and what made Singaporean line up for this place was an instant hit. The beautifully roasted pork glazed with Char’s special sauce was so soft and packed with flavor. It had a lovely blend of salty and sweet flavors.

But I loved the Crispy Roast Pork Belly (PHP150, 100g | PHP450, 300g) more as I liked my meats salty. I also liked the contrast of textures among the pork’s 5 layers. Anthony Ung, one of the owners of Char, mentioned that they are very selective with their meats. He also mentioned that such succulent roasted pork can only be achieved if there is an alternating layers of pork fat and meat as it avoids drying the meat.

Sadly, I had to go before trying the other dishes served but here’s a quick rundown of the other must try (according to the foodies who stayed) dishes at Char: Minced Pork with Aubergine in Casserole (PHP280), Three Treasures (PHP290) and Chinese Sausage with Dried Shrimps Fried Rice (PHP220).

The Minced Pork with Aubergine in Casserole makes use of local salted fish to serve as a nice appetizer for the meats.

Three Treasures on the other hand is your usual greens perfect as side dish.

But among the three dishes I missed, I felt bad for not being able to try the Chinese Sausage with Fried Shrimps Fried Rice as this has been praised by those who attended the event. Anthony also mentioned that this fried rice makes use of high quality rice to ensure that it won’t be the mushed up type of fried rice. I guess I have to go back to try it myself along with the Roast Duck which they had to source all the way from UK as the local ducks here do not make the cut as the locally available ones are not fat enough.

Though I wasn’t able to try much, its Crispy Roast Pork Belly is enough to make me go back soon! Thank you, Char Casual Dining for the invite and I hope you get that well-deserved Michelin star soon!

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