Binondo Bites: Exploring New Year Flavors in Binondo This CNY
by: The Beat Asia
February 06, 2024
Welcome the Year of the Dragon and shoo away bad luck and energy by fueling yourself with good food at these food spots in Binondo. From curbside discoveries to full-dining restaurants, The Beat Manila has got you a list of some of the must-tries this Chinese New Year!
Dong Bei Dumpling
Start your food crawl with something light in your mouth by heading to the curbside store and all-time favorite Dong Bei Dumpling. Here, you can get a taste of northeastern China with their handmade dumplings that get long lines even on a normal day. Take this as your chance to enjoy munching freshly served “kuchay” dumplings under the brightly lit Chinese lanterns!
Location: Dong Bei Dumpling, 642 Yuchengco corner V. Tytana Street, Binondo, Manila
Sincerity Café and Restaurant
If you’re looking for a sit-down café with good fried chicken, Sincerity Café and Restaurant is the best place to be. Known for their crispy-tender, best-tasting, and most of all, served with heart, “Sincerity Fried Chicken,” the restaurant also offers authentic Chinese cuisine, perfect for sharing this Chinese New Year with your family and friends. You can visit their branch in Lucky Chinatown Mall or at their original spot along the streets of Binondo Chinatown.
Location: Sincerity Café and Restaurant, 519 Quintin Paredes, Binondo, Manila / Ground Floor Lucky Chinatown Mall, Binondo, Manila
King Chef Seafood Restaurant
If you want to skip the hustle and bustle of the streets of Binondo, this restaurant, comfortably situated inside Lucky Chinatown Mall, is the perfect venue for gatherings and family reunions this Chinese New Year. King Chef offers nothing but an excellent fine dining experience to its customers with their best-tasting and healthy menu offerings.
Location: King Chef Seafood Restaurant, 2nd Floor, Lucky Chinatown Mall, Binondo, Manila
Lan Zhou La Mien/San Guo La Mien
This restaurant used to be a hole-in-the-wall restaurant along Tondo. But now, Lan Zhou La Mien, or San Guo La Mien, has opened its own branch in Lucky Chinatown, making it another restaurant to consider when bringing your whole family for a hearty meal as you welcome the Year of the Dragon. Get a taste of their famous authentic hand-pulled noodles, perfectly blending with their signature soup options.
Location: Lan Zhou La Mien/San Guo La Mien, 1st Floor, Lucky Chinatown Mall, Binondo, Manila
Lord Stow’s Bakery
After indulging in endless dumplings, soup, and Chinese cuisine, make sure you make space for some dessert, as Lord Stow’s Bakery’s egg tarts are one of the must-eats during your visit to Binondo! Originally established in Macau, their branch in Ongpin is a small, quaint space with freshly displayed egg tarts, attracting both tourists and locals. With its creamy and flaky texture, this is immediately the perfect munchie while passing by the festivities around the area.
Location: Lord Stow’s Bakery, Imperial Sky Garden Condo Corporation, Ongpin St., Binondo, Manila / Ground Floor Lucky Chinatown Mall, Binondo, Manila
Cap off your Chinese New Year celebration with a quick pasalubong shopping trip at Salazar Bakery. This homegrown bakery has been serving Oriental delicacies since 1947. Make sure you get enough tikoy, hopia, and rice crackers for you and your friends to feast on for the prosperous new year ahead!
Location: Salazar Bakery, 783 Ongpin St., Binondo, Manila
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