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Owner of Tim Ho Wan, Tsuta Ramen And Your Other Fave Restaurants Beng Dee's 'Dee-Lightful' Food List

What do dining destinations like Tim Ho Wan, Todd English, Mesa, Kitchen, and Kai have in common? They're all part of the Food Link portfolio — a family business managed by none other than power couple Rikki and Elizabeth "Beng" Dee. 

The duo is responsible for introducing Filipinos to many of their now favorite dishes (Tim Ho Wan pork buns, anyone?) and it's safe to say that the family truly knows what appeals to the Filipino palate. When it comes to their own favorites and go-to restaurants and caterers, here's a list of who and what never fail to satisfy them, according to Beng herself. 


Catering suggestions for large gatherings

  • Kai 
  • Chef Carlo Miguel 

Chef Carlo Miguel for @BoutiqueBurgerKitchenPH


Food choices that are always, always crowd pleasers

  • Roast beef
  • Lechon
  • Foie gras station
  • Raw bar and pasta station


Sweet endings with these desserts

  • Llaollao party cart
  • Profiteroles 
  • Tofu cheesecake
  • OMG chocolate desserts 


International and local cuisines she loves — and will recommend to friends on a night out

  • Foo’d, for Italian pop cuisine 
  • Mesa, for Filipino food
  • Pound, for your burger fix 
  • Hook, for fresh seafood
  • Sunnies Cafe, for all day eats 
  • Tim Ho wan, for dim sum  
  • Flatterie, for their flatbread

FOO'D from @FOODbyDOManila