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What to eat in Manila's Chinatown

Travel Food Guide: What to Eat in Binondo or better known as Manila's Chinatown. 

Year of the Water Rabbit 2023

A Food Trip Revisited with Sincerity Cafe and Restaurant, Chuan Kee Fastfood, Estero Fastfood, Wai Ying Fastfood, Lan Zhou La Mien, Ying Ying Tea House, Cafe Mezzanine, Masuki, Delicious, Kim Hiong, Antigua Toho, Ambos Mundos, Ongpin Mañosa, and Ramon Lee 

Plus the Chinese snack hubs and pasalubong: Oishiekun, Dong Bei Dumplings, Shanghai Fried Siopao, New Po Heng Lumpia House; bakeries such as Eng Bee Tin, Salazar's, Lord Stow's, and Polland. 


This is a NOT sponsored post. All opinions are mine. 

What to Eat in Binondo or better known as Manila's Chinatown

January 22, 2023 BINONDO, MANILA, Philippines Chinatown in Manila is a great place to explore and enjoy delicious food! Everyone can find something they enjoy, from traditional classic Chinese cuisine to fresh and creative spins on old favorites. Dim sum, dumplings, noodles, and stir-fries are a few of the most loved dishes. Bao buns, beef brisket, and Peking duck are further unique dishes to try. There are also delectable sweets like egg tarts, mochi, and custard buns if you're craving something sweet. Enjoy your culinary journey through Manila's Chinatown! 

We have already visited Binondo a number of times, and each time was wonderful. Given how reasonably priced it is and how many new dining options there are, we probably won't get bored with this. My most recent visit took place over the weekend, and I must say that the lengthy lines everywhere threw me off surprise! However, it was a pleasant dining experience. This was taken during our most recent trip to Binondo for meals on the eve of the 2023 Chinese New Year.

Sincerity Cafe and Restaurant
Sincerity Cafe and Restaurant

Sincerity Cafe and Restaurant. Battered fried chicken is Sincerity's signature dish, but you may also order other Chinese dishes including stir-fried vegetable dishes like the  beef broccoli, seafoods, lomi and other soups, pancit noodles, lumpiang shanghai (spring rolls), and more.

Bestsellers: 
Chicken
Sincerity fried chicken (half-P215 / whole-P430)

Sincerity battered fried chicken
Sincerity battered fried chicken

Seafood
Fried oyster cake (small-P260 / big-P300)
Shrimp omelet (small-P290 / big-P350)
Adobong frog (seasonal) (small-P350 / big-P400)
Soups:
Duck misua soup (P200)
Yuchitikwa misua soup (P190)
Vegetable
Ampalaya beef (small-P290 / big-P350)
Spicnach with garlic  (small-P250 / big-P310)
Polonchoy with garlic  (small-P270 / big-P330)
Chicharo shrimp  (small-P290 / big-P350)

Sincerity Broccoli with shredded beef
 Broccoli with shredded beef

Pork
Loba  (P200)
BBQ Asado (P250)
Beef
Shredded beef with onions ((P320)
Noodle
Sincerity chami (small-P145 / big-P205)
Lomi or LoBihon (small-P145 / big-P205)

Sincerity lomi
Lomi

Rice
Kiampong special (small-P90 / big-P180)
Crab rice  (small-P170 / big-P220)
Sincerity fried rice (small-P80 / big-P130)

Sincerity fried rice
Sincerity fried rice

Snacks
8 Treasures Machang (P150)
2 pieces Kikiam (P160)
Special pancit canton sa bilao
Special pancit canton sa bilao (P380 good for 4-5 pax)


Catch them online at:
FB - /sincerityrestaurant.main
IG - @sincerityresto

How to get there?
519 Quintin Paredes Rd, Binondo, Manila, 1006 Metro Manila

Chuan Kee Fastfood
Chuan Kee Fastfood

Chuan Kee (1940). More than 70 years ago, Chuan Kee Binondo initially opened its doors. This restaurant, which serves Chinese food prepared in fast food or turo-turo manner, is thought to be the oldest fast food establishment in Chinatown. Alongside it is the well-known hopia shop Eng Bee Tin, and Cafe Mezzanine, an elegant Binondo restaurant serving exquisite fare, is located on the second story. Previously known as Mr. Ube. In addition to other Chinoy favorites, they are renowned for their lava buchi, maki, kiampong, lechon kawali, pork asado with egg, kiampong rice, xiao long bao, traditional Chinese medicinal soups such as black chicken, gokong, duck soup, soup no, 5, and Chinese bulalo. 

Bestsellers:
Kiampong, maki, gokhong, lechon kawali

Catch them online at:
FB -/chuankeefastfood

How to get there?
650 Ongpin St, Binondo, Manila, 1006 Metro Manila

Estero fastfood
Estero fastfood
Estero Fastood. The most affordable Chinese-style dishes. The establishment is actually a turo-turo stalled beside the estero (waterways) from the creek. People still line up for despite the lingering scent of the "kanal."

Bestsellers:
Deep-fired frog legs

Catch them online at:
FB -/esterofastfood

How to get there?
Ongpin North Bridge, Ongpin St, Binondo, Manila, 1008 


Delicious restaurant
Delicious restaurant
Delicious Restaurant

Bestsellers:
Miki bihon, goyong, fried chicken

Catch them online at:
FB -/zctdeliciousrestaurant

How to get there?
580 F. Torres St. corner Gonzalo Puyat St., Sta. Cruz, Manila, Metro Manila, PH, Manila, Philippines

Ying Ying Tea House
Ying Ying Tea House

Ying Ying Tea House. You can't miss this well-known tea house called Ying Ying Tea House at the intersection of Yuchengco Street, which is hailed as one of Binondo's masterpieces. Despite having three stories, this restaurant is very crowded on weekends, during holidays, and during peak hours. Despite the lengthy waits, the meal service is excellent, and you will receive the right attention. 

Try their best-selling items like Hakao, a traditional variety of Chinese dumpling, from their broad menu. Other beef, pork, chicken, vegetable, and dim sum delicacies such pork and  shrimp siomai, sweet and sour fish fillet, chicken feet, and others are also available for you to taste.

Bestsellers:
Hakao, roast peking duck, soy chicken, eel

Catch them online at:
FB -/yingyingteahouseofficial

How to get there?
233-235 Yuchengco St, Binondo, Manila, 1006 Metro Manila


Ongpin Mañosa
Ongpin Mañosa

Ongpin Mañosa. Also one of the oldest restaurant in Ongpin.  

Bestsellers:
Maki, macha, lomikibihon

How to get there?
926 Ongpin St, Santa Cruz 1003 Metro Manila


Oishiekun Chinese Bites
Oishiekun Chinese Bites

Oishiekun Chinese Bites. They have ready to eat and frozen dimsum and frozen hotpot items.

Bestsellers:
Fried radish cake, spring onion cake, Chinese bicho (Youtiao)

Catch them online at:
FB -/oishiekun.bites

How to get there?
838 Ongpin St, Santa Cruz, Manila, 1003 Metro Manila

Shanghai Fried Siopao
Shanghai Fried Siopao 

Shanghai Fried Siopao (1985). Quick fodo stop from the main street of Ongpin. 

Bestsellers:
Fried siopao

Catch them online at:
FB - /ShanghaiFriedSiopao

How to get there?
828 Ongpin St. corner Bahama St., Santa Cruz, Manila, 1008 Metro Manila


Eng Bee Tin
Eng Bee Tin
Eng Bee Tin. Based on our estimate, there are 6 Eng Bee Tin branches in Chinatown. 

Eng Bee Tin bola-bola siopao
Eng Bee Tin bola-bola siopao

Eng Bee Tin bola-bola siopao
Eng Bee Tin frozen bola-bola siopao (P348)
The bola-bola pao is loaded with pork meatball, salted egg, shrimp, chorizo sausage, and ground vegetable. 

Bestsellers:
Hopia and tikoy

Catch them online at:
FB - /iloveengbeetin

How to get there?
628 Ongpin St, Binondo, Manila, 1006 Metro Manila


Polland
Polland
Polland. Mung bean cakes, or "Hopia," have been a staple of Filipino Chinese households since Polland Hopia began manufacturing them in 1966. Aside from EBT, this is our go to hopia comfort food. The hopia are too sweet compared to the EBT. 

Bestsellers:
Hopia and tikoy

Catch them online at:
FB - /PollandHopia

How to get there?
628 Ongpin St, Binondo, Manila, 1006 Metro Manila

Good Fragrance Restaurant
Good Fragrance Restaurant

Good Fragrance Restaurant.
Ready to eat Chinese goodies such as fried siopao, rice cakes, kikiam, fried lumpia, radish cake, machang, lomi noodles. They have cheaper alternatives the reason why they are frequently visited. 

How to get there?
937 Ongpin St, Binondo, Manila, 1008 Metro Manila


Hotel Ramada in Ongpin Street
Hotel Ramada in Ongpin Street

Hotel Ramada. The hotel has rebranded to Ramada by Wyndham Manila Central. 

Catch them online at:
FB - /RamadaManila

How to get there?
Ongpin St. corner Quinting Paredes St., Binondo, Manila, 1006 Metro Manila

Street vendors in Ongpin 

Bukayo vendor
Bukayo vendor

Espasol vendor
Espasol vendor


What to eat in Manila's Chinatown

So many places with too little time. Until next time Binondo!

UP NEXT:
Wai Ying Fastfood
Lan Zhou La Mien
Antigua Toho
Ambos Mundos
President Grand Palace Restaurant
Hotel Ramada
Dong Bei Dumplings
New Po Heng Lumpia House
Lord Stow Bakery
Salazar

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