This is a trip that we really did plan — like a month of researching and schedule adjustments? Hahaha… this is what usually happen if you are surrounded with friends who knows how to appreciate food as much as you do.
A one day trip in Binondo, Manila is definitely a must try! No matter what streets you turned or sides you walked, there’s a door waiting to be open that can lead you to a room that serves delicious and affordable food.
How to go there: (all I know) is to take the LRT 1 and drop off at Carriedo station. From there, you can just ride a tricycle to take you to Binondo. You can just ask the tricycle to drop you off at Wai Ying Fastfood (our 1st stop), then you can just walk from there to go to the other restaurants. And since this escapade needs a lot of walking (under the sun), make sure to wear light and comfortable clothes and slippers, and might as well bring an umbrella too.
And without further ado, here it is! Enjoy and get hungrrry!
Welcome to Chinatown! – starring Kendeng ;p *happy much!*
with the HHD (Hotel Help Desk Specialist) girls ♥
1st stop: Wai Ying Fastfood (dimsum, milk tea, and rice toppings)
This is our first stop, since this is seems to be the closest or first resto from the LRT Carriedo station.
Hakaw Dimsum – Php 75.00
Curry Beef Brisket Rice – Php 130.00
Black Gulaman – Php 55.00
Roasted Duck Rice – Php 180.00
Steamed Chicken Feet & Spare Ribs – Php 140.00
Milk Tea Cold – Php 55.00
after a FEW MINUTES :p
2nd stop: Shanghai Fried Siopao
Kuya said, they fried the siopao that’s why it’s called Fried Siopao. Hahaha. Makes sense right? :p
we were still quiet confused though about the fried siopao, hahaha ;p
3rd stop: Eng Bee Tin (for the pasalubong: hopia and tikoy)
Since we’re still full, we decided to buy some pasalubong first, before we go to ‘Chuan Kee’ – for our much anticipated Halo-Halo!
Eng Bee Tin – starring Ms. Aura Auralar. hahaha
4th stop: Lord Stow’s Bakery (egg tart)
We just actually passed by this bakery on the road which is not really part of our original itinerary, but since we’ve learned from our research that their Egg Tart is actually delicious, we then decided to just give it a try.
Egg Tart – tastes like heaven!
This is absolutely a must try! Although the egg tart ONLY tastes good when it’s still hot.
5th stop: Dong Bei Dumpling
This part is really funny, imagine how big our group is and we just ordered one plate of dumplings?!? Hahaha. The looks on the servers faces are really precious! LOL. Good thing that theirs really not much of customers inside, ’cause they might probably just ask us to eat the dumplings outside, since theirs not much room inside anymore. Hahaha
UNcook Dumplings 🙂
ONE plate for ONE hundred pesos … for ALL OF US!!! hahaha. Please forgive our still full stomach that time, we just really like to try and taste it.
And this is the ‘ALL OF US’. Hahaha
6th stop: Chuan Kee (Halo-Halo)
Finally! Yes, the place is just actually at the top of Eng Bee Tin, but since this is for dessert, then we have to put it on our last list. It’s halo-halo time beybiii!
It’s just actually residing at the top of Eng Bee Tin (our 3rd stop), but we stopped ourselves to go there after EBT, since we’re still full and needed more walk to give those halo-halo some space inside our stomach. LOL
Chuan Kee Ground Floor Version
Chuan Kee Upper Floor Version (Caffe Mezzanine) – Prices of the food here is a little higher than the one at the ground floor, but of course, the ambiance is a little nicer too. Hehehe
Chuan Kee Specialty … Halo-Halo (serving is good for 2)
This one day escapade was definitely FUN and full of LAUGHTER. Thank you to all my girls who made this day brighter and ‘fuller’ for me! HAHAHA.
“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.”
― Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own