Last July 8, locals and road travelers to and from Cagayan de Oro to Iligan, had a taste of Asia in Manticao as Royal Panda softly opened. I got an invitation from them as they opened grandly 20 days after. It was my first time to be in Manticao that is why I never hesitated to go even if there are military check points along the 2 hour ride. The Opening of Red Panda is officiated by their (family) owners and by the Mayor and Vice Mayor of Manticao.
I really love Ms. Jane's story about the resto and how their willingness to share to locals the true taste of asia to them. Manticao once a sleepy town will definitely be vibrant (in the near future) because of Royal Panda's presence. They also cater for travelers for they have a nearby gas station, carwash, a prayer room for our beloved muslim friends and a convenience store.
Royal Panda specializes in Dimsums and Chinese Cuisine with a Filipino twist. I really love their dimsum, I think a got 10 servings. hehehe. Aside from its yummy goodness, the price is literally affordable. Their buffet is also reasonably priced and they have a twist in the pricing.
In a buffet, I only heard about two set ups: first is my ultimate favorite, you get all you can eat; the second one is what they call controlled buffet wherein a server puts a serving on your plate and come back for more as you can eat. Royal Panda has a new twist. they weight and price your a serving you get so that you will only pay what you get and eat. It's just right, right?
|Facade. Photo taken from Royal Panda Facebook Page. My Photo is overexposed.|
Royal Panda is located in PPA Caltex in Poblacion, Manticao, Misamis Oriental. If you are from CdeO or from the airport, its the first caltex station on your right. Visit Royal Panda now and experience Asia in a plate. Also Visit, Like and Follow their Facebook page @royalpandasynasty for more details specially for the menu and promos.