Archive for May, 2011

There are days when the craving for Chinese food fills my mind. And for a taste of some authentic Chinese cooking, Philip, Janmae and I hauled our asses off to Binondo. We braved the LRT crowd and boy was it a crowd! You see, I’m not really used to hardcore commuting. Sure, I ride a jeepney to and from work everyday, but that’s nothing compared to riding the MRT/LRT. Much more taking a bus! I just panic and shut off when the train doors open. It’s ridiculous really, but I just can’t help it. Anyway, thank God, we got to Binondo in one piece.

None of us has ever been to Binondo so we were clueless where to go. Good thing we saw a street sign of Ongpin and we decided to just walk along it. And what do you know, the next thing we know, we were in front of the store that sells the famous fried siopao.

Upon first bite, I instantly understood how it gained its popularity. It’s just super tasty! And unlike those that are sold in convenience stores, this one was very meaty. They didn’t thrift on the meat filling. The store also sells other products – siomai, kikiam, etc.

We moved along happily munching on our siopaos. Until we saw another restaurant in our list: Masuki. They pride their selves with having the biggest siomai in town. They should also claim to have the biggest menu, literally, haha!

See? HUGE menu!

We ordered their special mami and those huge ass siomais. With the noodle dish, they gave us a serving of their special siopao sauce. Yes, you get to mix your soup according to your own liking.

After finishing our food, we walked along further until we came across Wai Ying Fastfood. They also have a separate store specifically for take home orders.

We ordered fried dumplings, curry beef siomai, roasted duck congee and their awesome awesome milk tea.

We were already very full by this time and we didn’t manage to finish the congee – also, because the roasted duck in it tasted too strong for our taste. So off we went in search for a store where we could buy pasalubong. Sadly, Shin Tai-Shang Foods was already closed for the night. We wandered around some more until we found a bakery.

Overall, I had a spanking time walking and eating around Binondo and we swore to each other that we’d go back to try the other restaurants in our list. And next time, we should go there early to make sure that the stores don’t close up on us.

Join me next time, yes?

For more photos, check my Facebook: Binondo Foodtrip (full set)

As expected with Cebu Pacific, our flight to Macau was delayed by an hour. What better way to pass the time than camwhore, yeah? So camwhore we did.

This should be on a Coca-cola ad somewhere

The flight was as uneventful as a football game, lol no offense to football fans. I just don’t get that sport. So you kick the ball right? Then you run towards the ball… just to kick it again. Eh? Didn’t that just happen already? Meh. Forgive my unappreciative-ness.

Camille, Neri and I: queens of cramming

Sneaked in a photo before the field officer told us to put our cameras away

The lights in the city were so pretty! Too bad they don’t allow photography at the airport grounds. Because we’re so not prepared for this trip (itineraries were not finished!), the first thing we did upon arrival at Macau International Airport was to look for tourist maps and whatever we could find as guide to well… touring around Macau. Then we took a cab to our hostel and checked in for the night. But then we were so hungry so we ventured out in search of some authentic Chinese food. Guess where we ended up at.

McDix beybeh! Authentic Chinese food FAIL!

After dinner (no rice!!!), we decided to walk around Senado Square since it was just nearby. First thing we saw was their very purrrdy post office where a black man (yes I know this is racist) from Guinea hit on me!!! Madness!

Very pretty, yes?

Boypren ko, LOL. Yes, he's the scary black man. Hmph!

We thought he was just offering to take a picture of us three with the building. Turns out he wanted a picture with me! And he draped his arm around my waist! Oh the horror!!! My companions, being the good friends that they are, ran away and left me with him. Yeah, whatever. Let me be raped or murdered or something. To ward him off, we killed some time at the plaza and took more pictures.

For more pictures, check my Facebook: Macau at Night (full set)