Binondo Food Trip Guide (2019 Edition)

MANILA, Philippines — You can never consider yourself a real foodie until you have scoured through Binondo. This district in Manila is considered as the oldest Chinatown in the world, which dates back to the early 1590s. Although it was established during the Spanish period, it had been an active place of commerce for Chinese traders even way before that. Today, this part of Manila is famous for Binondo Food Crawl – an activity that everyone enjoys to do with their friends and loved ones.

Binondo : The Worlds Oldest ChinaTown
Binondo: The Worlds Oldest Chinatown

This place has seen centuries pass in front of it. If you are truly a foodie, you will delve into this historical place of trade, business, and gastronomy.


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A lot of changes have occurred through time, but the food in Philippines’ Little China remains delicious as always. Planning for a DIY Binondo Food Tour? If you are looking for a Food Trip Itinerary in Binondo, here are some of the best shops to start off with:

Dong Bei Dumplings

Kutsay Fried Dumplings @ Dong Bei Dumplings
Kutsay Fried Dumplings @ Dong Bei Dumplings

Location: 642 Yuchengco Street, Binondo, Manila
Opening days/hours: Daily from 9 AM to 8 PM
Telephone: (02) 241 8912

Dumplings are a Binondo staple, and they have some of the best ones here at Dong Bei Dumplings. If you are coming with a group of friends, their Pork Dumplings, sold at Php 120 for 14 pieces, are a must-try. Try their Fried Pancakes as well, which they prepare and cook at an amazing speed. If you are on a budget, including this shop on your food trip itinerary is highly recommended.

Tip: Like most restaurants in Binondo, Dong Bei Dumplings has not gone many renovations. The shop is pretty small, so do not expect to get a table during peak hours. This shop is also the best place to start your Binondo Food Tour 🙂

Ying Ying Tea House Restaurant

Cold Cuts Meal at Ying Ying Tea House Binondo
Cold Cuts Meal at Ying Ying Tea House Binondo

Location: 234 Dasmariñas St, Binondo, Manila
Opening days/hours: Daily from 7 AM to 2 AM
Phone: (02) 387 2797

Dim sum, congee, rice toppings, and noodles are just some of the things you can find in Ying Ying Tea House Restaurant’s affordable and wide-ranging Chinese cuisine menu. You can get a Chicken Taro Roll for Php 70, and Beef Congee for just Php 110.

Tip: This restaurant has more than just one floor so it can accommodate a lot of guests even during peak hours. Just be careful when climbing and going down the narrow staircases.

Cafe Mezzanine

Xiao Long Bao at Cafe Mezzanine
Xiao Long Bao at Cafe Mezzanine
Kiampong Rice
Kiampong Rice – Binondo food trip itinerary

Location: 650 Ongpin St, Binondo, Manila
Opening days/hours: Daily from 6 AM to 10 PM
Telephone: (02) 288 8888 Ext 230

Is it seafood Lomi, kamto soup, beef wanton, or tofu that you are looking for? Come to Café Mezzanine. Just like most food shops here in Binondo, Café Mezzanine offers really inexpensive dishes that are perfect for your barkada meryenda. Did I mention they have Soup No. 5 here as well?

Tip: Café Mezzanine is located on the second floor of another restaurant called Chuan Kee Fastfood. If you still have room in your tummy after indulging in the huge servings of Café Mezzanine, consider having some more on the first floor.

Sincerity Café and Restaurant

Barkada meal photo via Sincerity Cafe and Restaurant FB
Barkada meal photo via Sincerity Cafe and Restaurant FB

Location: 497 Yuchengco St, Binondo, Manila
Opening days/hours: Daily from 10 AM to 10 PM
Contact Number: (02) 241 9991

Fried chicken is another Chinese cuisine staple. Yeah, sure, Filipino cuisine has a lot of fried chicken dishes too, but you will miss a lot if you don’t try the Sincerity Fried Chicken of Sincerity Café and Restaurant. It’s just priced at Php 160.

Tip: The restaurant has two floors. If you want faster service, you should get a table on the ground floor or outside the resto.

Ho-land Hopia & Bakery

Ho-Land Hopia via Ho-Land FB
Ho-Land Hopia via Ho-Land FB

Location: 551 Yuchengco St, Binondo, Manila
Opening days/hours: MTWFSat from 7:30 AM to 8 PM; Thursdays from 9 AM to 8 PM; Sundays at 7:30 AM to 5 PM
Telephone: (02) 242 9595

This is your go-to for Chinese meryenda: tikoy, machang, and… you guessed it—hopia! Feel free to try the other delicacies in their menu. Don’t miss their mango hopia, their bestseller.

Tip: Ho-land is a bakery, not a café where you can eat on a table and hang out. It is best to buy from there and eat somewhere else, perhaps bring the delicacies home.

New Po Heng Lumpia House

Fresh Lumpia at New Po Heng
Fresh Lumpia at New Po Heng

Location: 531 Uysubin Building, Quintin Paredes Street
Opening days/hours: MTWThFS from 7 AM to 7 PM; Sundays from 8 AM to 5 PM
Telephone: 02-2418789

Known for its lumpia and misua guisado, this little shop, located in the pink Uysubin Building, is hard to miss. It’s a canteen of sorts, and their bestselling lumpia only costs Php 50. Your Binondo Food Trip will not be complete without this resto in your list of restaurants to visit.

Best Fresh Lumpia in Binondo
Best Fresh Lumpia in Binondo

Tip: Do not be misled by the cheap price… one fresh lumpia can actually fill more than one tummy! See if you can finish one before ordering more than one serving.

Masuki

Mami photo by Paul Rivera via Flickr
Mami photo by Paul Rivera via Flickr

Location: 929 Benavidez Street, Binondo, Manila
Opening days/hours: Sunday to Thursday from 7 AM to 10:30 PM, Fridays, and Saturdays from 7 AM to 11 PM
Contact number: (02) 244 0745

Masuki has a relatively smaller menu, but what makes it an advantage is that it’s easier to choose what to eat. Choose either dim sum or mami at an affordable price.

Tip: Their mami starts at Php 130, and is their bestseller.

Salazar Bakery

Salazar Bakery
Salazar Bakery

Location:  783 Ongpin Street, Binondo, Manila
Opening days/hours: Daily from 5 AM to 10:30 PM
Contact info: (02) 733 1397

If you like starting your day with pan de sal and a tasa of coffee, then you will surely love starting your day with Salazar Bakery’s classic pastries, like Monay, Flower Shaped Bread, and Pan de Lemon.

Tip: When you do choose to visit here, do not forget to buy their mooncakes…it’s a Chinese pastry staple!

Ongpin Mañosa Restaurant

Ongpin Manosa Restaurant via dailymeggy_ IG
Ongpin Manosa Restaurant via dailymeggy_ IG

Location: 926 Ongpin St., Binondo, Manila
Opening days/hours: Open daily

Ongpin Mañosa is actually a smalltime karinderya that has been around for quite some time, so do not expect the fanciness of a restaurant or the service of a waiter. They have averagely priced—but delicious—food.

Tip: People love their maki here. Perhaps you will, too.

Delicious Restaurant

Lechon Kawali at Delicious Restaurant
Lechon Kawali at Delicious Restaurant

Location: 580 F. Torres Corner G. Puyat Street, Santa Cruz, Manila
Opening days/hours: Daily at 10:30 AM to 12 MN
Telephone: (02) 733 0394

Choose from Chinese cuisine like Machang, Beef of Maki, and Pancit Canton, or alternatively hang out with your friends and get one of the dishes in their Pulutan menu (includes Stuffed Shrimp for just Php 55, Goyong for Php 80 and our highly recommended Lechon Kawali).

Tip: Delicious Restaurant is frequently visited because of their really good prices, so avoid the peak hours—or if you can’t, be prepared to wait for a table.

Eng Bee Tin Chinese Deli

Premium Tikoy at Eng Bee Tin Chinese Deli
Premium Tikoy at Eng Bee Tin Chinese Deli

Location: 650 Ongpin St, Binondo, Manila
Opening days/hours: Daily from 7:30 Am to 8:30 PM
Contact: (02) 241 9999

Remember Café Mezzanine from above? Eng Bee Tin is located just next to it and they offer almost all the hopia variants that you can imagine. They have Ube, Ube Langka, Custard, and even Mochaccino Hopia, which all start at Php 45 above.

Tip: This is just a fairly small bakery so you might prefer to bring your hopia home instead.

Shanghai Fried Siopao

Shanghai Fried Siopao
Workers and customers interact in a shall shop that specialized in Friend Siopao in Chinatown, Binondo District, Manila, Philippines. Infrared conversion, HDR toning, softlight glow, and selective coloring. by Wayne Grazio via Flickr

Location: Ongpin St., Binondo, Manila
Opening days/hours: Daily from 8 AM to 10 PM

What makes siopao “Siopao” is that it’s a steamed bun stuffed with asado. But what if the bottom is fried, for a crispy, yummy finish? Experience it for just Php 20 a piece.

Tip: Eat the fried siopao while it’s hot!

The Original Salido Restaurant

Pork Asado at The Original Salido Restaurant
Best Pork Asado in Binondo at The Original Salido Restaurant

Location: 839 Ongipin St., Binondo, Manila
Opening days/hours: Daily from 6 AM to 9 PM
Telephone: (02) 521 3333

Another must-go-to restaurant is The Original Salido Restaurant. This has been in business for a while now so you might notice while having your yang chow and pork asado for breakfast, that most of the customers are the older Chinese folks.

Tip: Have a taste of their Buchi and brewed coffee—which has been a local favorite for years.

Wai Ying Fastfood

Asado Cheong Fan Dimsum at Wai Ying Fastfood
Asado Cheong Fan Dimsum at Wai Ying Fastfood
Wai Ying photo by Jenny Manlapaz Jallorina via FB
Wai Ying photo by Jenny Manlapaz Jallorina via FB

Location: 810 Benavidez Street, Binondo, Manila
Opening days/hours: Daily from 7 AM to 2 AM
Contact: (02) 254 3326

For just Php 70, you can get your own serving of Curry Beef Siomai, one of the restaurant’s must-tries. Or, if you prefer heavier meals, try their Roasted Duck, which is just priced at Php 220.

Tip: Dim sum is best eaten when they are hot. Do not order several meals at once and have the others cool down!

Lan Zhou La Mien

Beef Noodles by Luz Acuna via FB
Beef Noodles by Luz Acuna via FB

Location: 818 Benavidez Street, Binondo, Manila
Opening days/hours: Daily from 8 AM to 9 PM

Are you a fan of unli rice? Then you might be a fan of the idea of having refillable broth in your bowl of Lan Zhou La Mien noodles. This restaurant produces hand-stretched Lamien noodles, which you can have for just Php 120.

Tip: Lamien is often called longevity noodles, which are very, very long. You may request for scissors to have your noodles cut into shorter strands.

Quik Snack

Quik Snack Favorites by Jorry Palada : Flavours of Iloilo
Quik Snack Favorites by Jorry Palada : Flavours of Iloilo

Location: 637-639 Carvajal Street, Binondo, Manila
Opening days/hours: Daily from 9 AM to 6:30 PM

Quik Snack is one of those long-running restaurants that everyone loves. They offer classic lutong Bahay dishes like Misua Guisado and of course, the quintessential Chinese lumpia.

Tip: This is located near Sincerity Café and Restaurant, which is the perfect resto to go to next if you are restaurant hopping.

Ang Tunay Beef House

Beef Mami by Paul Anthony Paris via FB
Beef Mami by Paul Anthony Paris via FB

Location: 825 Sabino Padilla Street, Binondo, Manila
Opening days/hours: Monday to Saturday from 7 AM to 9:30 PM, Sundays from 7 AM to 2 AM
Telephone: (02) 733 1106

Despite the name of this restaurant, you can actually choose from a wide range of vegetable dishes like Spinach, Mustasa, and Bamboo Shoots, in addition to the meat dishes that they serve.

Tip: Order their brewed coffee after a meal. It’s a hidden gem that is possibly better than most overrated coffee shops.

LGA Fast Food-Estero

Fried Frog Legs at Estero Fast Food Binondo Food Crawl
Fried Frog Legs at Estero Fast Food – Binondo Food Crawl

Location: Ongpin St, Binondo, Manila
Opening days/hours: Daily from 9:30 AM to 9:30 PM

If you are craving for Chinese dishes with a Filipino touch to it, go to LGA Fast Food-Estero. There are plenty of soups to choose from, and classic Chicken dishes like Buttered Chicken, Sweet & Sour Chicken, and Garlic Chicken.

Tip: Make sure to locate this little restaurant before heading out. Many say it’s hard to find.

Tasty Dumplings

HongMa at Tasty Dumplings Binondo
HongMa at Tasty Dumplings Binondo

Location: Norberto Ty St, Binondo, Manila, Metro Manila
Telephone: (02) 242 5195

Aside from their crispy Pork Chop Rice, also try their Hongma and Silver Roll Bread. Hong Ma is their version of Fujian Chinese Soy Sauce Braised Pork. Hong Ma is also the origin of our Visayan Humba. This restaurant is now added on our list of favorite restaurants whenever we do our bi-monthly Binondo Food Crawl.

Where to eat in Binondo
Where to eat in Binondo

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