Ban’s breaktime alley is a new Chinese restaurant located at D-1 2705, Narra Avenue, Capitol Shopping Center Bacolod City. Ban’s tries to bring to Bacolod the taste and the flavor of authentic Binondo Cuisine.
The interior of Ban’s is bright and well lit. They have big glass windows that lets the diners see into their kitchen and see how the cooks prepare their food.
We selected a few dishes to try from their menu. We tried their lomi noodles and their chicken mami for starters. The orders were quite substantial especially the Lomi which was large enough to feed two people as the bowl was really packed with noodles and toppings. The Mami was served in a clear broth and while not quite as substantial as the Lomi, it was pretty okay in it’s own right. I had to flavor it with white pepper and soy sauce to add a little more flavor to it because it reminded me so much of batchoy.
We tried their dimsum – Siomai and dumplings. These were just okay. They are priced quite inexpensively so we gave them a try.
We then tried Ban’s kiampong which is Chinese style fried rice. We liked how good the rice smelled! The peanuts, spring onions and the mushrooms added flavor and texture to the rice. This is a classic Binondo favorite.
Come and visit Ban’s breaktime Alley whenever you get hit by the urge to have a good merienda or have a craving for Chinese Comfort food.