Have you been craving Chinese food lately? Are you on the hunt for the best dumplings in Manila? Well, so are we and we have just the list to satisfy your hunger! Here is the round up of the best restaurants to try in Binondo.
1. Ying Ying Teahouse
If there is anything you should have in Binondo, it is Ying Ying Teahouse’s dumplings. Ying Ying has a colorful spread of siomai, hakaw and sharksfin dumplings (which according to our Tralulu guide isn’t actually made of sharksfin!). Make sure to get the Japanese siomai which is a surprising treat for newcomers and Chinese cuisine aficionados alike!
2. New Toho Food Center
The oldest standing restaurant in Chinatown is one you definitely should not miss! Don’t forget to try their pansit, asado and cold cuts. Ne Toho Food Center's cold cuts are the original take on the isaw & sisig we all know and love. While you’re there, take a good look around as the owners still keep photos from when the restaurant was first founded!
Are you drooling already?
3. Cafe Mezzanine
What is known as Binondo’s fireman refuge is known by foodies as dessert heaven. Pro tip: Cafe Mezzanine changes up the menu every so often and releases different dishes following certain themes. This time around, the team released the Lava Bun in line with the Year of the Rooster. The lava bun is a steamed bread (similar to siopao bread) with salted egg custard that oozes out with each bite. THAT DESCRIPTION ALREADY HAS US DROOLING!
4. New Po Heng House
This is fact: New Po Heng has the BEST fresh lumpia out there! Locals and tourists alike find this to be the perfect merienda to that Sunday afternoon. Best paired with a bottle of Coke, this lumpia is not only fresh but also sweet to the taste with the restaurant's special recipe. Do not miss this when you visit Binondo!
5. Shanghai Fried Siopao
The best part about Binondo is that Chinese cuisine is served and cooked differently here. This fried siopao is no exception! Shanghai Fried Siopao is a siopao like no other with filling that's meatier and more flavorful than any siopao you have ever tried!
One thing's for sure Binondo is not a destination to miss if you are looking for food trip worth trying with your friends or family!
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