Kuya Ric's Chao Long House, your friendly Viet Food House in Cavite

How did Chao Long became a famous dish in the Philippines?

Decades ago, more than a thousand of Vietnamese flee to the Philippines, particularly in Palawan, during the communists invasion in Vietnam. That is when the Vietnamese dishes influenced the taste of Palawe├▒os that even when the Vietnamese returned back to their homelands, their culture and culinary practices especially their food has been adopted by the local residents mainly in Puerto Princesa.

One of the delicacies that the Palawe├▒os and even Pinoys from some parts of the archipelago, became fond of is the chao long. Originally, it is a rice porridge with pork innards, but as most Pinoys do, they made a variation to the traditional chao long to suit the taste and wants of customers. Nowadays, chao long is a soup of clear broth made from either beef or pork with rice noodles.

Most of the famous restaurants offering chao long can be found in Puerto Princesa, but do you know that you need not travel that far just to satisfy your craving for some Vietnamese dishes?

Somewhere in Cavite, lies a humble eatery offering great-tasting and flavorful chao long called Kuya Ric's D'Masters Chao Long House. They are currently offering 4 kinds of chao long soup - Beef Stew, Viet Bulalo with Rice Noodles, Pork Buto-buto and Pork Buto-buto with Beef Stew.

Beef Stew with Rice Noodles (Php75.00)

 Pork Buto-buto with Rice Noodles ( Php75.00 )

Their newest dish, Pancit Chao Long is somewhat similar to pancit bihon. It is the store's original recipe. Pancit Chao Long is rice noodles sauteed with vegetables such as carrots and cabbage or pechay Baguio topped with ground peanuts and fresh mongo sprouts. The pancit has mixed salty and sweet taste. If you want a bit more powerful taste, just squeeze in some calamansi to the pancit.

The soup is best paired with the French Bread which is crunchy on the outside but soft on the inside. Their French Bread which came all the way from Palawan, has different fillings : garlic, chicken, cheese, beef, garlic and cheese and pork. The bread with garlic is priced at Php30.00 and the rest is at Php35.00.

You can also order extra soup for Php15.00 per bowl and extra rice noodles for Php20.00.

Bloggers with the friendly owners of Kuya Ric's Chao Long

It's kid-approved!

My thoughts on Kuya Ric's Chao Long House

The place is simple but clean and orderly. The painting on the wall shows a lot of dreamy places in Palawan which will give customers a relaxing ambiance. The soups taste good for its natural flavors. The fresh crunchy sprouts of mongo adds excitement to the soup, but I missed more cilantro - that's what Vietnamese dishes are known for. What I loved most is the Pancit Chao Long. I have been to many Vietnamese restaurants and tried various Viet dishes but they are not offering that kind. I admire how they incorporated the taste of the traditional Pinoy pancit to a Viet food. For the French Bread, they have to still improve on the consistency of the bread and the amount of its filling. The bread is no longer crunchy when exposed and not eaten immediately. The amount of serving is fair enough for its price. I am actually full after finishing a bowl of chao long soup.

Kuya Ric's D'Masters Chao Long can be found in Evangelista St. Brgy. Maliksi 3 Bacoor, Cavite. Follow thei IG for more updates Bacoor Chao Long

1 comment:

Azlin Bloor said...

Everything looks so good here! I would just love all of them ,especially the noodles!

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