If you are very familiar in Binondo, then you probably have unexpectedly seen or experienced this well-known establishment along Ongpin called Mr. Ube Rice & Noodle House; or fortunately talked to a genial man behind this restaurant and Eng Bee Tin. I was greatly exposed to this place because my parents and aunt regularly brought me and my siblings here where we usually hear Sunday mass in the Minor Basilica of St. Lorenzo Ruiz, more popularly known as Binondo Church. My Binondo exposure was intensified during my teen years since I do have a best friend who is of Chinese descent who would normally treat me to most of the food nooks in and out of the oldest Chinatown in the world.
Just recently I was invited to a Bloggers Date with Mr. Ube. Ive met this man before and I cannot place the number of times I saw and talked with him. As everybody knows he is the visionary behind Eng Bee Tin Chinese Deli and when you try to ask the history behind it he would surprise you with his humorous and remarkable story. He is always so animated. For sure you'll learn a lot from his humble beginnings and touching story once you get the chance to chat with him.
The restaurant may look small from the outside but inside reveals a typical Binodo restaurant wherein table is filled with condiments for easy access and place is filled with mix of Pinoy, Chinese and Tsinoys enjoying a bowl or two of hot noodle soup or dimsum. There's a narrow pathway leading to a bigger space at the back of the resto to cater more guests. I'm not so sure about the second floor but I notice a red spiral staircase on my way to the event venue.
Mr. Ube Rice and Noodle House is said to be making noise among culinary connoisseurs. Certainly, Chinese cuisine constitutes majority of the menu but there's a lot in store for new and regular diners here. Of course always present on their menu are noodle soup, rice toppings, stir fry noodles, dimsum, and a whole lot more. Meaning to say you can order variety of international noodle soups once you have your meal here moreover, its varied hopia product which Eng Bee Tin is popular for.
Beef Wanton Noodle was placed in a really huge bowl that will surely satisfy your monstrous craving for noodle dish. Noodles were freshly made everyday, ingredients are natural and they have no preservatives. 2 to 3 persons could actually share the contents of the bowl in a hefty way. King in size and superb in taste!!
Mr. Ube's Go Kong Soup, also known as Soup #5 is made with the combination of pork knuckles, chicken and innards. So meaty, slightly salty and very addicting because it is simmered into flavorful and yummy spices. If you love meat with uniquely soy-based clear soup, then this one is a must-try!
Mr. Ube's commitment for our society is never-ending. According to him, Mr. Ube Rice and Noodle House aims to acquire five units of ambulance to serve the indigents who can’t afford to pay for ambulance service to hospitals. He is well aware of his responsibility to the community where his businesses operate from. So far the company donated to the local volunteer fire brigade as evidenced by the purple fire engines that make their way through fire incidents and situations in the vicinity of Ongpin. In the same way, Cafe Mezzanine which is his another restaurant not far away from the noodle house. is also making an impact to the community as its revenues are completely donated to Binondo Paco Fire Volunteer. In order to recognize the efforts and hard work fire volunteers put into their job, they get a 20% discount when they dine at Cafe Mezzanine, located at the heart of Chinatown. That is if their free coffee is not yet enough.
Care to have world-class Oriental delicacies and meet the souperstar of the house? Why not visit the King of Noodles, Mr. Ube Rice and Noodle House for an unexpectedly different gastronomic adventure.
Branches: 284 E. Rodriguez Sr. Ave. Quezon City and G/F GU-16 Lucky Gold Plaza Ortigas Ext. Pasig
MR. UBE RICE &NOODLE HOUSE
707 Ongpin corner Tomas Pinpin Sts., Binondo
Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines
(632)2888888 loc. 131