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Kusina Tsina: Authentic Chinese Cuisine Since 2008

Kusina Tsina
“Pag di masarap, libre na” begins Eugene Chua, the CEO and Founder of Kusina Tsina. The restaurant, located at the GF of SM Southpoint in SM City Iloilo, aims to bring ‘Cantonese’ cuisine closer to the Ilonggos.

Kusina Tsina, established in 2008, was the brainchild of Eugene Chua. Having been trained by Hong Kong chefs in the prestigious Chinese restaurant Gloria Maris, Chua acquired the skills of his superiors and enabled him to lead his venture. Chua recalls the lessons he learned during his time working with Hong Kong chefs – he considers Cantonese chefs as the best chefs due to their perfectionism and working ethics.

Chua’s time at Gloria Maris inspired him to open his restaurant. Having moved to Iloilo, Chua was able to assess the needs of the Ilonggos and deemed he had so much to offer.

“Marami pa akong pwede i-introduce,” says Chua.

Thus, Chua spearheaded ‘Hong Kong Kitchen’ which was located at Paseo de Iloilo, at Robinsons Place Iloilo. A few years later, he spawned Kusina Tsina. The first location of Kusina Tsina was at Quezon Street in downtown Iloilo. Chua describes it as a ‘hole-in-the-wall’.

With the Ilonggos’ warm acceptance to Kusina Tsina, the restaurant grew – and moved to a bigger location at SM Southpoint, in one of Iloilo’s biggest malls.

Bestsellers include dim sum, roasted items, short orders, and chef recommendations. Chua highlights the restaurant’s dimsum platter and roasting platter. When asked what makes Kusina Tsina different from other Chinese restaurants, Chua says “hindi lahat ng makikita mo makikita mo rin sa iba, we have our own distinct taste. Walang halong daya. Pag hindi masarap, libre na.”

Moreover, Chua thanks the Ilonggos for their patronage.

“Thank you sa supporta all these years – we are 12 years in the industry na – with the blessings and support from the Ilonggos. Higit sa lahat, wag na wag silang mahihiya na lapitan ako, i-pm ako sa mga concerns or request nila. Kasi hanggat sa makakaya ko, ibibigay ko sa kanila,” states Eugene Chua. Follow the Chinese restaurant on Facebook.

Kusina Tsina

Steamed Flat Lobster Sautee with Ginger Onion

Kusina Tsina

Pork Maki Soup

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Dimsum Platter

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