SAN DIEGO, Asian Journal, 03/27/09 — The people of San Diego County came together last Sunday, March 22, to celebrate the opening of three favorite Filipino Restaurants — Jollibee, Red Ribbon and Chowking — at the Westfield Plaza Bonita Mall in National City.
For weeks, patrons have been anticipating their opening after a huge soon to open sign was placed on the first floor of the mall.
At eight oclock in the morning, the doors of the restaurants were quietly opened and customers started to trickle in. By ten a.m., the restaurants were full to capacity and the flow of customers eager to have a taste of their favorite meals back home did not stop until the restaurants closed shop at 8 in the evening.
A bigger, much-fanfare opening event will be held sometime in June. Filipino movie stars and local celebrities will grace the occasion. In the meantime, the three restaurants continue to satisfy the cravings of the customers who have long waited for the moment.
The food served by the three restaurants is considered a showcase of the best of the Filipino ..Jollibees langhap-sarap Chicken Joy, Red Ribbons award-winning Mango and Ube Cakes, and Chowkings super-delicious meal choices for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
This latest Red Ribbon Bakeshop is proud to serve the brands full line of premium cakes, pastries and short order meals as well as a wide range of freshly baked goods such as Chocolate filled Croissants, and Gourmet Cinnamon Rolls.
Jollibee offers its Hamburgers; Noodle Dishes like its Jollibee Spaghetti and Palabok Fiesta; Chicken Meals like its Chicken Joy; Sandwiches featuring its Jolly Hot Dogs; Desserts with its Ice Craze Specials; and Breakfast Meals with choices of Chicken Tocino, Crispy Bangus . Longaniza, Corned beef, Beef Tapa, Hot Dog, and Pancakes with Sausage and Egg.
Chowking, on the other hand, offers its signature Noodle Soups, Siopao, Almuchow Breakfast favorites, Chicken and Oriental Rice Meals, Shakes, Hot Taho and Halo-Halo.
The store hours are from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
The location boasts of an ample dine-in space that will seat 157 patrons. Plaza Bonita is Red Ribbons 32nd store in the U.S. and the 5th in San Diego County, it is Jollibees 26th in the U.S. and 4th in San Diego; and it is Chowkings 17th store in the U.S. and 4th in San Diego.
Westfield Plaza Bonita first opened in 1981 and was the first fully-indoor mall in the South Bay Area and features anchor destinations such as Macys, JC Penney and Target.
A Party Room is also available for business meetings or private parties with 40 people maximum seating.
The stores address is Westfield Plaza Bonita, 3030 Plaza Bonita Road, Space 1430, National City, California, 91950.
– Photos by
Conrad Reloj Jr. –