Posts Tagged ‘Binondo’

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)