Binondo is the oldest Chinatown in the world. It’s been one of the favorite places of many food-lovers because of the variety of food you can try.
Since most restaurants and must-eat places in Binondo are very accessible, we suggest walking around the area instead of driving. Parking in Binondo is tricky, and the streets are tiny.
When going around Binondo, be wary of your belongings because pickpockets can be anywhere.
Here are some of the restaurants and their bestsellers you can try when you do Food Trip Binondo:
New Po Heng Lumpia House
New Po Heng Lumpia House is located at Carvajal St. Binondo, Manila.
They are open from Monday to Saturday from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm.
Their best seller is their fresh lumpia. It includes tofu, cabbage, carrots, lettuce, ground peanuts, seaweed, and a thin lumpia wrapper.
Contact Number: 07-7531891
Visit their Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Newpoheng
Shanghai Fried Siopao
Shanghai Fried Siopao is located at 828 Ongpin St. Cor. Bahama Street, Binondo Manila. They are open from Monday to Sunday from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm.
Their famous Shanghai Fried Siopao is made from 100% Pure Ground Pork and made from scratch every day.
They are available daily for take-out, pick-up, and delivery!
Contact Number: 02-87340886
Visit their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ShanghaiFriedSiopao/
Cafe Mezzanine is located at 650 Ongpin St, Binondo, Manila. It is located on the 2nd floor and known to be The Fireman’s Coffee Shop. They are open Daily from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm.
We love this cafe because all the revenue of Cafe Mezzanine is donated to Binondo Paco Fire Search and Rescue Brigade. They have been featured in CNN as one of the Must Visit in Ongpin Binondo.
They are famous for their Soup No.5 – Made from bulls’ testicles. Some of our favorites include XiaoLongBao, Lava Pao, and Kiampong.
You may also visit their website to see their full menu to set your budget. Here is their website link: https://cafemezzanine.paperform.co
Contact Number: 0917-8289902
Visit their Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/CafeMezzanine
Sincerity Cafe & Restaurant
Sincerity Restaurant is located at 497 Yuchengco St, Binondo, Manila. They are open daily from 9 am to 9 pm.
Sincerity Customers usually order their Sincerity Chicken and Fried Rice as starters.
Another best seller is their kikiam, and it works well when you dip it in their gravy. If these are still are not enough, you can also try their Oyster Cake.
This budget-friendly restaurant is perfect for quick meals and for groups and sharing.
You can also visit their other branches at Binondo Chinatown, San Juan, Banawe, Lucky Chinatown Mall, Robinson’s Magnolia, and Megamall.
Contact Number: 02-82419991
Visit their Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/sincerityrestaurant.main
Dong Bei Dumplings
Dong Bei Dumplings is located at 642 Yuchengco Corner V. Tytana Street Binondo. They are open Monday to Saturday (8:30 am to 7 pm) and Sunday (8:30 am to 6 pm)
Dong Bei Dumplings is for you if you are craving authentic homemade dumplings from the Northeast of China.
You can watch how they made dumplings right in front of your eyes. You can be sure that the dumplings your getting are fresh.
Note that the place is small, so there might be long lines and waiting times if you plan to dine in.
Crowd-favorite is Kutchay with Pork Dumplings and their XiaoLongBao. What makes their Kutchay Pork Dumpling good is it goes well with the sauce.
Contact Number: 02-82418912
Visit their Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/dongbeidumplings
Salazar Bakery is located at 783 Ongpin Street, Binondo, Manila.
They are open from Monday to Sunday from 6:00 am to 7:00 pm.
Salazar Bakery is known for its crowd-favorite hopia, traditional pastries, and freshly-baked bread. It’s been the go-to bakery of the people of Binondo since 1947.
Hopia (Lotus Cream with Salted Egg) is one of our favorites! It would be best if you tried it. Most of their hopias are crowd favorite, so pick whatever suits your tastebuds.
Another bestseller from Salazar is their Tikoy Roll and Tikoy with Peanut. Even if it’s not Chinese new year, we suggest you try these. It’s perfect for your food trip and pasalubong!
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Contact Number:02-87331397 or 02-87331392
Visit their Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/salazarbakeryph
Lan Zhou La Mien
Lan Zhou La Mien is located on the first floor of Lucky Chinatown Mall. They are open daily from 9 am to 6 pm in their Lucky Chinatown Branch, and 8:30 am to 7:30 pm on their Masangkay Branch.
They are famous for their authentic hand-pulled noodles. Their best sellers are Beef La Mien – usually suitable for 2pax and Kutchay Dumplings.
You can ask the staff to split the dish into two.
Contact Number: 0917-8266888
Visit their Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/officiallanzhoulamien
Ying Ying Tea House
Ying Ying Tea House is located at 233-235 Dasmarinas st. Corner Yuchengo st. Binondo. They are open daily from 7 am to 10 pm.
It’s a typical Chinese resto, and sometimes there’s a waiting line. You should expect a packed place during lunchtime. So bring a lot of patience with you.
The amount of serving is suitable for groups. Their best sellers include Shrimp Hakaw, Lechon Kawali, Pork Siomai, and Soy Chicken.
Contact Number: 02-53109031
Visit their Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/yingyingteahouseofficial
Ang Tunay Beef House
You can locate Ang Tunay Beef House at 825 Gandara Street, Manila. They are open Monday to Saturday (7 am to 9 pm) and Sunday (7 am to 2 pm)
It’s not usually part of a Binondo food trip, but this place is truly a hidden gem. Aside from their beef soups, they also serve good Chinese and seafood dishes. The price is very affordable as well.
One of their bestsellers is their Beef soup. You should also try their Sibut.
Our favorite is their Prawns with Garlic in Lapu-Lapu-like sauce.
Visit their Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ang-Tunay-Beef-House/150386171699651
What other restaurants that we miss? Let us know in the comment section to add them to our Binondo Food Trip Part 2 Blog.