Celebrate Valentine's Season and Chinese New Year at These Cool Binondo Food Spots
If you’re planning to go to Binondo— the world’s oldest Chinatown— for Chinese New Year, you will probably check out the food, aside from buying charms and crystals to bring you luck in the Year of the Dog.
Here are some eateries you definitely need to try:
1. Dong Bei Dumplings
642 Yuchengco St., Binondo, Manila, Metro Manila
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The dumplings (especially the Xiao Long Bao and Pork Dumplings) are very popular choices, but other favorites here are the Fried Pancake and Bean Sprouts.
2. Sincerity Café and Restaurant
497 Yuchengco St., Binondo, Manila, 1006 Metro Manila
Yes, the Sincerity Fried Chicken definitely lives up to the hype and it’s the dish you can’t not order. Other favorites are the Fried Oyster Cake and the Shrimp Omelet.
3. Masuki Mami House
931 Benavidez St., Binondo, Manila, 1006 Metro Manila
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Masuki Mami House is the best place to get your old-fashioned favorite mami and siopao meal. Other popular menu items are the Chicken Mami, Beef Mami, and the Asado Siopao.
4. Eng Bee Tin
687 Ongpin St., Binondo, Manila, Metro Manila
Before the Eastern Sunset
Eng Bee Tin is really a restaurant, but how can you leave Binondo without a bunch of hopia in different flavors? Popular choices are the Hopia Mongo and Hopia Ube.
FUN FACT: Beside the bakery, you will also see Chuan Kee Chinese Fast Food— where the Pork Maki is to die for! And upstairs is the Café Mezzanine, known as the Fireman’s Coffee Shop. The cafe’s earnings are donated to the Binondo Paco Fire Search and Rescue Brigade. The Gokong is a must-try!
5. New Po Heng Lumpia House
531 Quintin Paredes St, Bgy 289, Zone 027 Binondo, Manila Metro Manila, Quintin Paredes Rd, Binondo, Manila, Metro Manila
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This is a canteen-style place in Binondo where they serve one of the best Chinese-style fresh lumpia! Note that Chinese lumpia is very much different from the spring rolls we’re used to.
So go plan your Binondo food trip itinerary now while the weather is cooler than usual.
*Post photo from ClickTheCity.