Sep 20, 2013

Sincerely Yours @ Sincerity Cafe & Restaurant

Friday, September 20, 2013

Sincerity Cafe & Restaurant is one of Chinatown's best kept secret. The original branch, tucked in a small alley street in Binondo was hard to locate unless you decide to walk and ask for directions but this unassuming restaurant is really one of Chinatown's best kept secret in terms of great tasting food and good value for money. I remember having difficulty locating the original branch when I first heard of it 5 yrs ago but the effort paid off when I tasted their much talk about specialties.
Sincerity Cafe & Restaurant at Lucky Chinatown Mall

From a small mami house in Carvajal St, they've evolved and expanded to four branches and it's now the children of third generation handling and managing the family business. Dishes of Amoy origin or those that came from Xiamen part of China are what Sincerity Cafe and Restaurant specializes at. For easy access, they've opened a branch at Lucky Chinatown Mall at the ground floor with an entrance on the open grounds of the mall.
Sincerity Cafe & Restaurant at Lucky Chinatown Mall

They are best known for their Fried Chicken which in my opinion is the most tasty fried chicken I've had. The crispy breading is packed with flavors and the insides are juicy. I can't put my finger what sort of ingredients they use to achieve that kind of unique oriental flavor and there's no need for any gravy sauce or ketchup to release its flavor but for my own personal preference I always like it with hot sauce.
Sincerity Cafe & Restaurant
Sincerity Fried Chicken ( Half - 150 pesos/ Whole - 300 pesos)
A half-size order of fried chicken can serve 3 people. I also recommend that you try their other specialties. My other fave dishes here are as follows :
Sincerity Cafe & Restaurant at Lucky Chinatown Mall
Oyster Cake (small - 140 pesos, big -  200 pesos)
I love oyster and I would like to achieve the gooey texture of this oyster cake when I get to cook one. A small order of this can feed 4 people.

Sincerity Cafe & Restaurant at Lucky Chinatown Mall
Kikiam - 50 pesos/pc
I'm not really fond of Kikiam but there's really something special with Sincerity's Kikiam. They serve it with gravy and radish atchara and for just 50 pesos a piece, you'll get to taste what makes it special.
Sincerity Cafe & Restaurant at Lucky Chinatown Mall
Sincerity Fried Rice (small-50 pesos  /big - 80 pesos)
It's a must to have this fried rice to fully enjoy a meal. A big order can feed 2-3 people.
Sincerity Cafe & Restaurant at Lucky Chinatown Mall
Special Machang - 65 pesos / pc
Their Special Machang is already good but I heard the 8 treasures Machang is the best variety. I've not tried the 8 treasures yet since it's always not available when I dine here.

Sincerity Cafe & Restaurant at Lucky Chinatown Mall
Service Tea
Their service tea which you can consume to your heart's content at no cost is also a fave. I asked the waiters what kind of tea it was but they can't give me an answer. In my taste, it's not jasmine, not green tea or oolong tea. Maybe they want to keep it a secret. :)

The Lucky Chinatown branch gets packed during lunch and dinner so ready yourself for some long waiting time when you plan to eat there during these hours. The place can accommodate about 40 pax at a time. They have extra seats outside if you choose to eat alfresco.
Sincerity Cafe & Restaurant at Lucky Chinatown Mall

For the other branches you can visit  near you, check the photo below.
Sincerity Cafe & Restaurant
Branches of Sincerity Restaurant
Sincerity Cafe & Restaurant
Menu of Sincerity Cafe & Restaurant
The owners claimed they always cook and serve their meal to their customers with a sincere heart thus the name. Well, I totally agree, I'd say it's sincerely yours at Sincerity Cafe & Restaurant, my reason why I eat there once a week.

Check my Other Divisoria Posts :
1. Divisoria Mall Hopping 
2. Lucky Chinatown Mall
3. Divisoria Do's and Dont's
4. Divisoria Find The Items Here
5. Weekend Asian Street Food Market at Lucky Chinatown Mall

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16 comments:

  1. It's 6:30 am here and just getting ready to head on out but you got me all worked up with this post!... the machang and the fried chicken look good... please go easy on the hot sauce, hehe! ;)

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    1. oh, you're already up, my day is not about to wind up yet! sorry to make you think of food this early, hahaha! Good morning! I read chilis are really good for losing weight and effective in treating ulcer, hahaha

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    2. Yup!... the perks of working off island... one gets to start busting butt at the crack of dawn! Oh no, it's a pleasant way to start the day... makes me look forward to lunch coz this meeting is so ho-hum!! Good morning! :))

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    3. that's cool! :) so what did you have for lunch?

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    4. Believe it or not I drove a couple of miles south to Lahaina town Cannery Mall and at the food court there's a concession that had local food... went for the grilled mahimahi, lumpia and pancit bihon. It was worth the short drive. ;)

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    5. Really?!... good, you sound satisfied!:) You must be back home now.

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  2. We have eaten here once. The food is good. I particularly liked the oyster cake. Yummy! :)

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  3. I saw this at Lucky Chinatown mall! No wonder it was so familiar. I remember this now when we ate at Maki House just a few steps away from the front of Sincerity.

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  4. The price of their food is very reasonable and they have a unique way of presenting their food.

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  5. Ever since I heard this mall, Chinatown! It makes me want to fly there and wants to check out the new mall! Hehe looks like delicious food though!

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  6. Good thing they're easier to be found now. I wanna try their own version of Oyster Cake since I've tried it here in Davao. :D

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  7. I think I'll check this out with my family the next time we go to Chinatown.

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  8. I sincerely love the foods and I sincerely love the photos. I am now sincerely hungry. I like this kind of resto because they serve their foods with utmost sincerity. :)

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  9. looks interesting.. especially the Kikiam and the oyster cake! I wonder how they tastes.. :)

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  10. Grabe yung Sincerity Fried Chicken nakakagutom ng bongga! I want to drive to Chinatown right now and satisfy my food craving!

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  11. I'd love to try their dishes! Mukhang masarap naman. It's good that they have a service tea available :) It will certainly attract more customers to dine at them!

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