Hong Kong Master Cook

Seaside Palengke at Paluto, Diosdado Macapagal Blvd., Pasay, Metro Manila

Hong Kong Master Cook
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Seafood

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Jeffrey C.
1.0 Stars

This place has the worst customer service. Waiters and waitresses were not attentive at all, to think only a few tables were occupied when we ate here. Their house tea has no color and taste. When we opened the teapot, there was only a small teabag dipped in hot water. Even after several minutes, the tea still tasted like hot water and was almost colorless. The food was nothing special except for the crabs in salted egg yolk which was quite good. Their oysters in their oyster cake were not fresh at all, I had to go to the CR to spit it out. Their grilled squid had no flavor and was dry and chewy. Their prices are very expensive too. Now comes the worst part, we could see their head chef/cook smoking a cigarette while cooking in the kitchen. I won't be returning to this place ever again!!!

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Alex O.
5.0 Stars

If you are going to eat in Dampa Macapagal or Seaside Paluto, this is the only restaurant you should go to. Located behind facing the bay, it is a large airconditioned (yes!) Chinese restaurant with a Master Cook from Hong Kong named Master Cook Sam. Buy your seafood first then go back to the restaurant and have it cooked your way. They charge a cooking fee for each dish according to the weight.

I recommend the Salted Duck Crab (buy the big female crabs with eggs) , Prawn Tempura (buy the big prawns not shrimps please!), Steamed fish (buy the Lapu Lapu SeƱorita for the softest meat), and Yang Chow fried rice. Wow, one of the best Chinese meal I have had. It is simple meals like this that I enjoy the most. The best and freshest ingredients cooked simply.

I was lucky to be with someone who was an expert in seafood, so marketing for our seafood was a breeze. It was amazing to see what you can buy in the adjacent market stalls. The aquariums in expensive Chinese restaurants don't even come close with the freshness, variety, abundance and quality of the seafood here. In one visit, I have seen the biggest prawn, crab, lobster and geoduck in my entire life! Watch out on the scale and haggle when buying though.

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Anrey C.
4.0 Stars

Had our dinner here..i really love the shrimp tempura..the steam fish with soy sauce is supposed to be fine but #petpeeves number 1 (see looloo insight's 5 pet peeves in restos) really put me down..I got really disappointed with what I found , a dead fly 128586 128584128162128162 and with that I also removed all the fish i put in my plate.. i tried their buttered shrimp too and it's ok ..same as the salted crab and ensalada that consist of green dice mango, onion, sea weeds and others..and I chose blue lemonade for drink (it's supposed to be Ice tea but they don't have it)..

My rating is just for the shrimp tempura!!! That's all..

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Marc David M.
5.0 Stars

I love Seaside Dampa and our go to place is the original Aling Tonya's. But this time around it's a secret farewell treat by Ninong Chef Hann Furn Chen of Mandarin Oriental. This is his go to place in Seaside Dampa because, well, the Chef is a friend of his and is also a Chinese Chef. Which is a suprise because all the while I thought all of the Dampa Restos had local cooks.

The interior is fairly clean. You'll also notice the abundance of foreigners in this particular resto.

The food was superb! The Chili Crab is a must! So is their signature Clam Soup, it doesn't have the "lansa" of the clam. The buttered prawns in garlic are so good you can eat it without ever peeling the shell.

As for the price, I didn't have the chance to check. But I would presume it would be more expensive than the usual paluto. Do try it nonetheless. 128077128077128077

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Rachel C.
5.0 Stars

I really don't care about my allergy with seafoods when it comes to Crabs. Hong Kong Master Cook is the best place to visit if you love to indulge with seafoods! 128525 yes it is! the hefty serving of salted egg Crabs is a Must try! 128525128515127860128077128077128077

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Anrey C.
4.0 Stars

Had our lunch here a while ago.,sarap ng mga luto lalo na yung tempura my favorite, I also like their recipe in veggie also the squid, I didn't taste the crab cooked in salted egg and butter., messy kasi kainan mapapakamay ka talaga and I don't really like eating in bare hands in restos, ok din yung buttered shrimp nila.., what I really don't like here is the flying flies around the food na iba yung malaking flies pa, but the rest is ok..
eversince I had looloo in my phone, honestly medyo napraning ako,. lingon ako ng lingon lagi all around sa lahat ng resto na pinupuntahan ko, well hoping I might see one of my looloo friends around..addict eh noh hahaha 128514128514128514128513
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..medyo sumakit lang tyan ko after eating kasi nalipasan ng gutom, didn't had a breakfast kasi magseserve pko sa mass..

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Anrey C.
5.0 Stars

Had our lunch here after station of the cross... Syempre puro seafoods since bawal ang meat today...satisfied..sory guys no photos on the foods, just the batang makukulit with me haha...nakikiusyoso sa pinapakunggan nilang frozen story telling sa ipad 128514128517while waiting for the food..

Iba talaga pag seafoods at chinese style recipes..

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Anrey C.
5.0 Stars

we went here after my niece graduation from nursery last month..
sarap ng luto nila promise..I taste a little in their crab recipe because I really don't like eating crab in restos ..it's messy..kya yung prawn nlng yung sunod kong kinain tsaka yung calamares at konting seaweeds...

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Kenneth C.
5.0 Stars

Try their salted egg crab, steamed suahe, halaan soup, sweet and sour pork, garlic butter prawns, garlic fried rice! Grabe!

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Abi J.
4.0 Stars

This isn't my first time at dampa but this is definitely my first to try this restaurant. We heard they serve great chinese seafood. Which I won't argue because the whole place was full that sunday.

We ordered their best seller which is the "pating" (pidgeon). The pidgeon was suprisingly very fat, so i had to peel the fat along with the skin, but very juicy and delicious! Best pidgeon I've had so far. (Estimated around P400 per pidgeon.)

Thr waitress recommended our crab to be cooked in singaporean chili style! Really delicious, not that spicy and great sauce! Actually, this is the first dish that was finished in our table

As usual the suahe was steamed and dipped in their sauce. The sauce was too salty for me so I used black vinegar instead.

We also had scallops cooked in two ways. The first batch of callops were steamed with garlic. It was soft, cooked right and the garlic didn't overpower the dish. The 2nd batch were baked with cheese, I'm not a fan of this one. I found the cheese to be too salty. And the flavors were just ok.

We also bought oysters because my uncle was craving for them. We had it blanched, the oysters were kinda bland, but It's not their fault, it's the oysters! It was raining a lot this week, what do you expect. Haha

Plus they have really great service! Very attentive staffs! :)

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Matthew L.
4.0 Stars

Located along Seaside market Macapagal avenue, you'll find a place called "dampa" that has several restaurants offering "paluto" style of dishes.

If you have seafoods and want someone to cook them for you at your preferred style, this is absolutely your place! I have tried a number of restos there and I can say that Hongkong Masterchef produces good dishes. Ambience wise not that relaxing.

You are cooked with seafoods the right way making them reveal the taste. I'm not much of a crab love but I liked there Salted Egg Crabs though.

P.S. A big thank you to the looloo team for the prompt response in adding this restaurant. You guys certainly rock! Such an awesome team and app!

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