Binondo's Bestest Foods
Binondo's Bestest Foods Manila Reviews
All The Best in Binondo Mar 18, 2008
If you happen to hit Manila, it truly pays to inject Chinatown visit in your itinerary. Why not? This review will tell you why.
Eversince the ube-flavored hopia (moon cake) was introduced in the market more than two decades ago, Eng Bee Tin has been the favorite merrienda, and pasalubong of both locals and tourist alike. At PhP37, one can already buy a pack of 4 thin, smooth, floury layers with the purple yam, or ube, in the center. Another favorite flavors are the classic mongo (mung bean), and buco pandan which is popular for its sweet, charming aroma.
* Eng Bee Tin- 628 Ongpin St., Binondo. (Tel.632 2429765)
The best pork buns (or Hopia) is offered by a small store which is yet to create its business name, and counts hundreds of customers each day. Not like the usual steamed, their fried siopao which is swiftly heated in frying pan before the buye's eye is a must-try. What made it better is that the crunch is added to the soft, silky quality fo the bun, and the succulent meat.
*The store is beside Florentina's and across Lai Lai Retaurant on Ongpin Street.
Get over of instant noodles! You should try the sate noodles at Quick Snack which has got the famed noodles of fine consistency and are topped with a sweet and spicy sauce, some vegies and bits of green bell pepper and priced at Php70.
*Quick Snack- 637 Carvajal St., Binondo (Tel.632 8510226)
Sincerity Chicken undoubtedtly remains the best fried chicken in town. Sincerity restaurant has turned 50 years, and is still attracts more and more customers each year. The chicken skin stands out for neither being too crunchy nor too soggy. It's perfectly balanced with the meat having a sweet, slight ginger flavor. It only costs Php280 per order which is good for 5-6 hungry stomachs. You can also get half an order at PhP140.
* Sincerity Restaurant- 497 Yuchengco St., Binondo (Tel.632 2419990)
The Hokkein lumpia of New Po Heng is undoubtedly the best in town. Sold at P40 each, it is made up of tasty slivers of carrots, lettuce, dried seaweed and a pinch of crushed peanuts bundled together in a wrapper with a complement of sweet sauce.
* New Po Heng Restaurant- 531 Quintin Paredes St. Binondo
A traveler must always find what will make his travel worth remembering. Unlike famous landmarks which can be photographed by the camera, and later on belong to a photo album, good food will only be remembered by the tastebuds.
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