Shanghai Noodle House

Hungry in Jimenez? Check this local resto out!

Ngo hiong mound

Ngo hiong mound

I got hungry from going around the heritage town of Jimenez, admiring the many heritage houses and structures within this beautiful provincial place. And there was only thing in my mind, eat at Shanghai Noodle House. In the three times that I’ve been to this municipality, I’ve always made it a point to cap a visit with food in this quaint restaurant.

READ MORE: An afternoon around the heritage town of Jimenez

Shanghai Noodle House is just along the road, several meters right side when facing the church, at the next block. It’s located in a gorgeous early or mid 20th century wooden house with beautiful local architecture with hints of art deco. However, the restaurant is just located at the side, not inside of the house and serves familiar Filipino and Chinese cuisine.

A lovely garden greets one upon entering at the side entrance of the restaurant where beyond the wooden picket fence are wooden chairs and round tables dressed in red plastic mantles. It’s quaint, yet lovely, and reminds me of the old chinese restaurants in Cebu that, despite the advance of modernity, entering such places just brings you to a halcyon era.

The lomi, a noodle dish made with thick egg noodles, a thick soup, pieces of meat and vegetables with fresh egg beaten to it is good and filling. The ngo hiong, a popular Cebuano fried spring roll with meat and vegetable seasoned with five spice powder is crispy and hot too. While the shanghai lumpia, spring rolls, is tasty. If you’re eating solo, be wary of your order as these are usually good for 3-4 persons.

The best thing about eating in this restaurant for meals or snacks? It’s cheap, delicious and filling!

The facade of the restaurant

The facade of the restaurant

The dining space

The dining space

Lots of shanghai lumpia

Lots of shanghai lumpia

Beautiful garden that greets visitors

Beautiful garden that greets visitors

A bowlful of hot lomi

A bowlful of hot lomi

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Estan Cabigas is freelance photographer, blogger and writer based in Makati City, the Philippines. A true blue Cebuano, he makes stunning images and meaningful photo stories. His work has been published in local and international publications including National Geographic Magazine, Geo (Germany), Sunday Times Magazine (London) and other publications. He is also a peripatetic traveler and has traveled to all 81 Philippines provinces. I'm open for work, collaborations and inquiries, including hotel, restaurant and site features and reviews.

4 Comments

  1. Estan Cabigas (@EstanCabigas)
    February 25, 2015 @ 8:09

    Hungry in Jimenez? Check this local resto out!: Ngo hiong mound
    I got hungry from going around the heritage to… http://t.co/6oJoONx0yN

  2. MisOcc Guide (@exploreMisOcc)
    March 9, 2015 @ 16:07

    Explore gastronomic Misamis Occidental! http://t.co/kEjbstyptl

  3. Denney
    June 12, 2015 @ 19:23

    I miss the Ngo hiong and have you seen the owners scooter? very vintage…

  4. Ian Carlo Lim Macalisang
    August 6, 2016 @ 19:23

    Thanks for featuring our family’s ancestral house.

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