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Curious in Cebu, Aquino goes for dimsum buffet

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President Aquino tries out the eat-all-you-can dimsum buffet at Cebu’s pride, Tsim Sha Tsui Dimsum and Tea Bar. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/Tsim Sha Tsui Dimsum and Tea Bar Facebook photo

CEBU CITY—Guess who came to dine at one of the city malls?

Shoppers and diners were surprised to see President Aquino on Thursday night, checking out a restaurant, renowned for its eat-all-you-can dimsum buffet on a conveyor belt, at The Terraces of the Ayala Center Cebu.

No, he didn’t bring a date when he dined at Tsim Sha Tsui Dimsum and Tea Bar.

The President was with a party of about 30 which included Sen. Franklin Drilon, Interior Secretary Mar Roxas and Cabinet Secretary Rene Almendras, who is from Cebu.

“A lot of people saw him because it was dinner time,” a source said.

Dining celebrity

People lingered outside the restaurant to catch a glimpse of the President, and were asked by the Presidential Security Group (PSG) to move as they were crowding out the hallway.

Diners at the restaurant could be seen stealing glances at the presidential group. Others surreptitiously took photos of the President with their cell phones.

Some Korean diners asked the waiters who was the celebrity eating in front of the conveyor belt.

Christine Uytengsu, manager of  Tsim Sha Tsui Dimsum and Tea Bar, said a friend of her father made the reservation for the President’s party on Wednesday.

Since there was no request for the restaurant to be closed off for the exclusive use of the President and his party, the management admitted other diners.

“You know P-Noy. He will not ask to have exclusive use of a restaurant so anybody can go in and eat if there are available tables,” a source said.

Sources close to the President said it was Mr. Aquino who requested to eat at the restaurant because he was curious about the all-you-can-eat conveyor belt buffet.

No special meals

Uytengsu said they didn’t whip up any special meals for the President but made some changes in the buffet menu. For instance, they included in the buffet the garlic pork chop and beef dishes from the a la carte menu like, especially as there was a request not to serve chicken.

“He did eat a lot of siomai,” Uytengsu said of Mr. Aquino.

The President told the management that he enjoyed his meal very much and suggested they open a branch in Manila. He also promised to drop by again on his next visit to Cebu.

Uytengsu said she didn’t know who paid for the dinner. She said they wanted to treat the President but he insisted on paying. A friend also offered to take tab but Mr. Aquino refused.

The President, the Team PNoy senatorial candidates and the administration coalition’s local candidates last night took their campaign to the grounds of the Cebu City provincial capitol long held by the Garcia political clan, which is allied with the rival United Nationalist Alliance.

A crowd of about a thousand people gathered to listen to Mr. Aquino and his candidates. The senatorial candidates that joined the major campaign rally were Risa Hontiveros, Jamby Madrigal, Bam Aquino, Loren Legarda, Jun Magsaysay, Koko Pimentel, Sonny Angara, Grace Poe and Chiz Escudero.


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Tags: Ayala Center Cebu , Benigno Aquino III , Cebu , dimsum buffet , eat-all-you-can dimsum buffet , Food , President Aquino , Tsim Sha Tsui Dimsum and Tea Bar

  • alazzka

    By the look of it, the dimsum buffet seems delicious, but perhaps it is not as delicious as the TSUPAO este Siopao that this inutile and autistic president ate during the infamous Luneta Hostage drama/incident at a Chinese Restaurant near Luneta.

    • jpmd88

      really? WTF dude?

    • ikulong

      TANG NA MO

      • http://twitter.com/jakusa8888 PETER LIM

        What’s wrong with you??? JACK!!!

    • http://twitter.com/erncastillo ern

      hahaha….you provide some entertainment, idiot!

    • DakuAkongUtin

      Hehehee, saang eskeneta kabang turoturo. Hala patay gutom na kayumangmang . Bili ka na ng murang champurado dyan na meyrong hepatitis . Hala kanin na inutil na brownazz.

    • Ramil Abalon

      may you are inggit..because it seems your are s stupid brat ha ha ha

    • darsmith

      miniscule brain

    • jose_rizal11

      dapat sayo binabala sa kanyon papuntang north korea para magkaron ka ng silbi INUTIL!!! gunggung

    • leomar101

      natumbok mo pre. hahaha.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Francisco-Jr-Valmoria/100000719280015 Francisco Jr Valmoria

      @ alazzka/dor: I believe you just don’t have to kick the habit of bashing the incumbent president as your outlet of getting even otherwise perceived as sourgraping. More than that, you should STOP the HABIT of BREATHING to do this country a FAVOR. That way, we are one buffoon or baboon less, and that bodes well for a better. stronger & greater Philippines!

    • http://www.facebook.com/yet.jua Yet Jua

      ignorant,stupid ,idiot that’s what you are…

    • Brax82

      Hahaha ginalit mo nanaman mga empleyado ni Carandang!

    • http://twitter.com/teadrinker05 teadrinker

      alazzka please be sensitive in using the word “autistic”. Please don’t use that word loosely.

  • Barak_O

    i prefer le cirque

  • disqusted0fu

    Pnoy is a celebrity President. He is all about being seen, getting recognized and grabbing attention. Kris and him have similar personalities, both are very unusual. Perhaps it runs in the family. With what the celebrity President has been doing, he should just strike out the President title and just be a celebrity just like his sister.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Francisco-Jr-Valmoria/100000719280015 Francisco Jr Valmoria

      @ disgustedOfu – Pnoy is not one known to be in the caliber of her predecessor, the corrupt & kleptocratic Gloria Makapal Arroyo who loves to be photographed like a celebrity but unfortunately, the media does not find her marketable & thus, is hostile to her given Gloria’s kiss of death to any personality & entity she is associated with. Unlike with President Noy, without even courting media attention, media troop wherever he goes, because people are interested in him as he inspires them even without trying to because of his sterling track record as the incumbent president of the land – i. e. devoid of corruption, unlike in Gloria’s incumbency where corruption has become a constant & a NORM!

      • Guest

        matagal ng wala si gloria, di ka pa rin ba maka move on? teka kumain ka na ba?

      • http://www.facebook.com/yet.jua Yet Jua

        ikaw na bobo ka hanggang ngayon ba ignorante ka pa rin..

    • Brax82

      They’d probably give him the role in a remake of Budoy… It’s simple, Gloria was a cheater, Pnoy is Stupid. What’s the fuzz?

  • dudesk001

    I hope the owners of of this dimsum and tea bar would do the decent thing and start paying their TAXES right.

  • go88

    ‘Curious in Cebu, Aquino goes for dimsum buffet’

    Now that’s national news! Usually inutil Abnoy orders MONGOLIAN BARBECUE!

    • yeahone

      Wow racist

    • http://www.facebook.com/yet.jua Yet Jua

      go visit the nearby psychiatrist in your place i think ikaw ang abnormal….

  • clanwolf

    Buried in the story is that only about a thousand people attended their rally. Ouch.

    • yeahone

      Atleast loyal not paid

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Francisco-Jr-Valmoria/100000719280015 Francisco Jr Valmoria

      At least loyal & not hakot & paid. Come to think of it, I don’t attend rallies but I am sure to cast my 100% vote for the entire Team Pnoy senatorial slate come May 13, 2013. Attendance in rallies does not tantamount to votes. Those present in such sorties are usually curious to watch showbiz personalities, hoping to cash-in literally on their presence & vote otherwise. The silent majority are not those who are present in rallies, they are the ones in observance of the events that unfold far from their proximity but too close to their reach via the social & mass media. In the end, you will have to give it to Pnoy for carrying Team Pnoy to victory by virtue of Pnoy’s sterling performance as the incumbent President of the land truly devoid of corruption in stark contrast to his predecessor, Gloria Makapal Arroyo who has made corruption a daily habit, a daily fodder for the newspapers & a norm & a constant fixture of her governance

      • http://www.facebook.com/yet.jua Yet Jua

        exactly unlike Gloria who bribed the Garcia’s of Cebu and massive vote buying during the election…

    • http://www.facebook.com/yet.jua Yet Jua

      kasi hindi ka binayaran at mga sangkatutak mong mga kasingbayaran…

    • ernievictory

      1000 people ? read the other article . it says 65,000 people attended team PNoy rally in Cebu…

      • clanwolf

        I did not write this article. Ask inquirer why they have inconsistent facts.

  • padrefaura

    gaya-gaya kay obama sa pagkain sa simpleng resto. bulok style PR na yan.

    • Barney Stinson

      Hater #??? who cares, he gets the job done. For all I care PNoy can go to a strip club and I’d still give props to him. Masyadong sensitive ang Pinoy public sa mga “PR” shows… For all we know baka trip lang talaga ni PNoy kumain diyan. First of all Dim Sum place, Tsinoy siya.. I mean c’mon, stop your ignorance. gdamit

      • padrefaura

        naku, nagalit yung mga bayarang PR bloggers ni Pnoy. sorry ha kung na-offend ko ang PR group nyo. sabihin nyo kasi sa amo nyo na wag naman syang gaya-gaya at gumamit ng novel na PR stunt.

      • Barney Stinson

        hahahahahahaha omg get a life tsong

        nagalit agad dahil sa dimsum buffet ng presidente. What a f*cking joke. mga tulad mo ang space-takers sa Pilipinas.

      • padrefaura

        hay naku, nagalit nanaman ang isang bayaran dito. hindi po ako galit. natatawa lang ako sa pangongopya ng amo nyong siraulo.

      • Barney Stinson

        yuck haha

      • Brax82

        Hehe napikon kasi di rin tayo napanganga ng PR stunt ng retarded nyang pangulo… Malamang kumain rin yan ng Siomai after mabasa ung article na toh para “In” sya haha!

      • http://twitter.com/teadrinker05 teadrinker

        Hey, watch it with the “R” word.

      • Brax82

        Did I just offend someone in Malacanang and his gullible followers?

      • http://twitter.com/teadrinker05 teadrinker

        It’s about being respectful to people who do have developmental problems. Branding people with the R word is really insensitive. I am a parent of a special child, and what you said is offensive.

      • Brax82

        No offense intended, but I would suggest for you to stay out of any article that talks about our Far from Normal President, you might find the truth to be offensive…

      • Barney Stinson

        Ooooh… the TRUTH. What is the truth, mastah-ya?

      • Brax82

        Haha, this just proves how affected you are. Oh wow, resorting to trolling in other threads just because he was proved to me a moron in the previous one. Yes folks, this is how pathetic noytards really are, hehe what can you expect, since the person they idolize is also a Moron.

      • Guest

        f*ck you puto

      • Brax82

        Hinay hinay lng, puso mo baka bumigay. La ka na ngang utak pati puso ko di mo pa inaalagaan.

      • Barney Stinson

        i’m not even a blogger lol… just trolling the likes of you… feeling mo naman maitataguyod mo ang ipinaglalaban mo through here… eew.

    • http://www.facebook.com/yet.jua Yet Jua

      you shut-up…idiot.

    • RHumabon

      Hindi kayang gawin ni Obama ang ginawa ni P-Noy sa New York. Kumain ng hotdog kagaya ng mga namamasukan sa Wall Street. BTW Obama has a current Approval Rating of 44%. While P-Noy’s Satisfaction Rating of 74%.

      • Brax82

        It’s because there are more idiots in the Philippines…

      • Barney Stinson

        Brax ikaw ba nasa Amerika na? I was following your replies, di ko maintindihan kung sino or ano ang pinaniniwalaan mo. Leeching mofo in America

      • Brax82

        There’s a difference between reading and understanding. Look it up and it might help. Unless you still don’t get what I mean.

      • Barney Stinson

        I choose to not look it up, and choose to don’t get what you mean. Waste of time and effort for no personal gain. Yeah hate on it.

      • Brax82

        And yet you followed my replies… Make up your mind.

      • Barney Stinson

        Exhibit A (above).

      • Brax82

        Then good for you.

      • Barney Stinson

        And not so good for you eh?

      • Brax82

        whatever makes you happy and less moronic in your own perspective…

      • Barney Stinson

        Well I’m not saying anything… so… you lose? LOL nakakapikon ma-troll ang isang troll tulad mo no? Haha binabalik ko lang sa iyo.

        (BTW I actually liked/one-upped your comment. Huzzah!)

      • Brax82

        Hmm what makes you think I’m “napipikon”? Are you thAt affected? look at our thread again, you seem too desperate to UN-moronize yourself..

      • Barney Stinson

        Huh? We’re all morons… you’re just moron-er… hahaha you still don’t get it do you

        at hindi ako apektado… you’re more like… entertainment! :P

      • Brax82

        Wow, and now you resort to explaining yourself while saying ur not affected… Get a grip sir, you don’t have to call yourself a moron just because I said so.. :) This is too easy.

      • Barney Stinson

        Huh? hahaha keep em coming. Dude, you’re really into this huh LOL
        You actually lost it already

      • Brax82

        Lost what? Haha, that’s funny, coming from someone whos been trying so hard to get redehmption even before calling himself a Moron. You really deserve your retarded leader hehe… Oh iiyak na yan, mag tsupao ka muna haha!

      • Barney Stinson

        Okay I’m a moron. You’re an idiot. Happy? Whadup. You’re a joke man.

        And BTW, so who’s your leader? What’s tsupao?
        Naku patay tayo… feeling ko di nakatapos ng pag aaral itong tete na to haha

      • Brax82

        Ahaha!!! You really don’t read and again called yourself a Moron. This is too dam Easy! Like a puching bag stuck in a wall instead of hanging from any foundation. Try reading other peoples comments and you will find out whatna Tsupao is, nd Im sure you will like it as well Haha! Hey, I bet you were crying while calling yourself a Moron hahaha!

      • Brax82

        Wow, starting to get personal huh? Do I have a new fan? Haha, no thanks. Go back to your retarded president’s arms and tell him how some guy made you call yourself a moron and made you cry haha! This is a reply to your message that’s under moderation, haha whatta loser, can’t even try to protect himself right. NOYTARD! Haha.

      • Barney Stinson

        I’ve reached a conclusion. Gay dude. LOL

      • Brax82

        What a pathetic attempt. Started of pretending to be a smart As$, but ended up being a moron just like the other Noytards in this forum… Well anyway, it was nice making fun of you. Try not to go off topic next time, it just shows how desperate you are. Won’t be able to defend your retarded president that way. Just a tip my imbecile friend.;)

      • Barney Stinson

        You just said I wasn’t his fan anymore? What are you really trying to say. You know that, if you reply even more that doesn’t make you any better right, and just goes to show that you have been more affected all along? But you still will, if not, I’ll just claim victory. Hahaha OMG I’m actually bored of this already but I’ll just have to wear you out.

      • Brax82

        Aahaha, for real? You really now denounce the retard you once idolized? So much for your “paninindigan”. I really love breaking down noytardz and making them realize how stupid and gullible they are to believe in the yellow propaganda. Anyway, the winner is clear, was able to make you denounce the retard in an article about Dimsum haha! Bye LOSER!

      • Barney Stinson

        LOLOL… I neither denounced nor praised him to begin with. OMG Twisted logic. Betcha you won’t stop. I’m your number 1 troll now BTW

      • Barney Stinson

        hahah dito pa lang parang bata ka na eh.. parang sinabi mo na… “sinong nagsabi na umiiyak ako??” (pero umiiyak na..) hahah olats ka tsong

      • Brax82

        Oh wow, now your speaking in Tagalog a lot… Am I getting to your nerves? You’re starting to lose your composure, aren’t you… Oh iiyak na yan…Oh dahan dahan lng baka mawala na rin ung kakarampot na utak na naiwan sayo haha! You are so Easy… Noytard ka nga talaga.

      • Barney Stinson

        Congratulations! You have just elevated yourself to my number one troll-ee spot! More trolling to come! True story. ;)

      • Brax82

        First you admitted that you are a Moron, now a Troll. Not affected? So what’s the threat of being trolled in the future for? Wow, a noytard would really always be a noytard. Even your retarded bald headed president would call you a Moron just in case he gets to read this thread Haha! LOSER!

      • Barney Stinson

        Uhh… idiot actually ranks lower than moron. Ewan, I’m actually tired. Seriously you’re the one who’s affected. Just look at the length of your response to my trolling posts ratio. Yikes.

      • Brax82

        Oh, how sad. Not affected but tired. Wow, no wonder why noytards are known to be emotional and stupid. You indeed are a living example.

      • Barney Stinson

        Wow do you keep on associating me with PNOy anyway? Haha I never said I was his fan.

      • Brax82

        Oh common, at least stick to your guns. So now you’re suddenly not his fan?? Ok, I think my work here is done. I’ve just made a Noytard denounce his retarded idol. Wow, I never knew I was this good or is it just because you were a moron from the very start. Anyway, it was such a pleasure making a moron out of you. LOSER!

      • Barney Stinson

        Okay… what else can you say? Didn’t even read what you said anymore

      • Barney Stinson

        Gibberish post, didn’t read. Sorry.

      • Brax82

        No worries, I never expect much from Morons. :)

      • Barney Stinson

        @!$!??

      • Brax82

        Hehe, yan natuluyan ng maging retarded… I bet you’re drooling as well.

      • Barney Stinson

    • clanwolf

      You expect original ideas from aBnoy president or his yellow carandang army? Set the bar lower..and still expect disappointment from this student council/showbiz government.

  • Pio Gante

    mas masarap sa ding hao at majestic o kaya sa larsian na lang sana siya pumunta

  • el_latigo

    Now here’s an honest, good-hearted president who pays his restaurant bills so unlike his corrupt-to-the-bones predecessor who made Juan dela Cruz pay her bills that go as high as USD 20,000.00 per meal at high-end restos abroad notably in the US. Now Damasing eheste, @padrefaura:disqus insists that PNoy is gaya-gaya puto maya as if only Obama has the monopoly of eating out simply and paying for his bills not the poor, burdened taxpayers. Tipong wala ring kasiyahan itong si @clanwolf:disqus who howls like a banshee-in-heat despite the good deeds of this president. Magbigay naman kayo ng credit where and when it us due para maging credible naman ang mga comments niyong bulok. Now, don’t get me wrong. I didn’t vote for PNoy, but I like what he is doing most of the time. Of course, pumapalpak din siya kung minsan, sino ba ang hindi?

    • Earl Gates

      I did not vote for him also and now realized I made a big mistake that time. Tama ka kaibigan. If you cannot identify true good deeds and continuously resist giving credits to where the credit is due then what are you? Shame to those people who cannot accept and appreciate straight and righteous people. As always, personal affiliation, interest and ego prohibits many from becoming a decent and righteous human being.

    • DIGOYBULOY

      so you like him eating Chinese food? patronizing Chinese products? Baka bibigyan lang ng Peking duck ito… ibebenta na ang buong Pilipinas! A vote for Abnoy is a vote for China!

      • el_latigo

        @DIGOYBULOK este @DIGOYBULOY: Heh, heh, heh. Kumain lang ng dimsum ang presidenteng ito pro-China na? Ikaw ba, kung kakain ka ng a live monkey’s brain, ibig sabihin itinatakwil mo na ang pagka-Pinoy mo at automatically ikaw ay isang katutubong taga-bundok ka na? Sino ba ang hindi bumibili ng China-made products ngayon hindi dahil sa gusto mo kundi ito ay saksakan ng mura at ito lang ang kaya ng bulsa mo at ng mga consumers na mahihirap? Ikaw nga diyan, mula sepilyo hanggang rubber shoes mo made in China ibig bang sabihin pro-China ka na? There is such a thing or word called practicality, boy. Dami mong non-sequiturs… Kaya ‘wag kang pupunta sa Chinatown sa Binondo baka biglang sumingkit ang mga mata mo, ikaw rin, heh, heh, heh…

      • DIGOYBULOY

        bug0k! gumagawa ka na nga ng comparison mali-mali pa… syempre mga rubber shoes na mura wala tayong choice jan.. ung restaurant ba na yan, mura? wala ba syang choice? wala bang gerry’s grill or filipino restaurant sa cebu? kaya di umaasenso ang pilipinas dahil sa dami ng kababayang bug0k na tulad mo

      • el_latigo

        @DIGOYBULOK eheste @DIGOYBULOY pala. Wala ka bang matalinong sagot kundi ang magmura? Heh, heh, heh. Tama ang hinala ko. Karamihan ng nagmumura ditong kamukha mo eh walang laman ang pagitan ng 2 tenga. Magkano lang ba ang dimsum P 65.00? Chicken feet, bean curd, siomai, etc. sa Causeway Rest. kung minsan P 45.00 nga lang pag kumain ka duon mula 2:30 hanggang 5:30 ng hapon. Kung kakain ka ba sa mga nabanggit mong mga resto tulad ng Gerry’s Grill, ano ba ang mabibili ng P 65.00 mo, soft drinks lang. Nagtitipid nga si Pnoy mula ng bumaba ng P1,000.00 plus ang kanyang SALN kaya ayun dimsum na lang ang kinakain niya, ngayon magagalit ka? Sobrang baba naman ang comparison mo and sobrang misplaced ang sense of nationalism mo DIGOYBUGOK. Mali daw ang comparison ko heh, heh, heh…pweh!

  • Barney Stinson

    Daming negatibo. Hate on this post, START… NOW.



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