Last Updated on November 22, 2020 by Ed Joven
Binondo Manila Food Guide : The Best Foods You Can Find
Binondo Manila Food Guide – Binondo, located near the heart of the City of Manila, is known as one of the oldest Chinatowns in the world. Within this neighborhood are a myriad of restaurants and food stalls that have earned their place on the map for their best offerings.
Curious? Read on for some of our favorites of the best foods you can find in Binondo!
1] Best Cantonese Cuisine: The President Grand Palace
The President, as it is fondly known by many longtime Manila denizens. This restaurant is almost synonymous with big family occasions, business gatherings, and leisurely sit-down meals. A wide range of dishes are offered here ranging from dimsum, noodles and congee, and of course desserts. Must-haves on the menu include cold cut and meat platters, seafood dishes such as prawn and abalone, and of course the fried noodles and rice rolls.
The President Grand Palace is located on the busy Ongpin Street, and hard to miss, so it is best to book a table beforehand.
Address: 746-750 Ongpin St, Binondo, Manila, 1006 Metro Manila
Hours: 8AM – 10PM
Phone: (02) 244 5886
2] Best Food on the Go: Wai Ying Fast Food
This gem on Benavidez Street is known for providing delicious dimsum, Peking Duck rice, and other favorites at very affordable prices. Wai Ying Fast Food’s long opening hours make it a haven for day-trippers, shoppers needing a break, and even the late-night party crowd wanting coffee or tea to wind down for the night.
Whether one needs a noodle fix or a cool drink, Wai Ying Fast Food is sure to have it.
Address: 810 Benavidez St, Binondo, Manila, 1006 Metro Manila
Hours: 7AM – 2AM
Phone: (02) 242 0310
3] Best Dumplings: Dong Bei Dumplings
Although dumplings are on the menus of many Chinese restaurants in the city, true aficionados can head over to Dong Bei Dumplings on the corner of E.T. Yuchengco and V. Tytana streets. This seemingly unassuming hole-in-the-wall offers dumplings and other small plate vegetable and meat orders. Diners can be assured of the freshness of the steamed dumplings, as they are filled and cooked within sight of the dining area.
Crowd favorites include, of course, pork dumplings and kuchay dumplings, and the revered xiao long bao soup dumpling that is best sipped before swallowing.
Dong Bei Dumplings is a small Binondo, Manila restaurant offering homemade Beijing-style dumplings at affordable prices.
Address: 642 Yuchengco St, Binondo, Manila, 1006 Metro Manila
Phone: (02) 241 8912
4] Best Porkchops: Tasty Dumplings
Although Tasty Dumplings (also fondly referred to as TD), does its dumplings very well, the place is also known for its extra-large fried pork chops. The porkchop rice meal is hearty and bursts with delicate flavors from both the meat and the vegetable sides.
Also worthy of trying out are the kuchay dumplings, fried meat dumplings, and anything that comes with a side of Tasty Dumpling’s signature chili sauce.
Tasty Dumpling Restaurant is located on Norberto Ty (formerly Condesa) street near Binondo Church.
Address: Norberto Ty St, Binondo, Manila, 1006 Metro Manila
Hours: 10AM – 8:45PM
Phone: (02) 242 5195
5] Best Fried Chicken: Sincerity Café and Restaurant
When “fried chicken” and “Binondo” are mentioned in the same sentence, chances are that Sincerity Café and Restaurant will be mentioned sooner or later. This mainstay is also situated on E.T. Yuchengco and gives the impression of a well-loved family establishment.
Aside from the Sincerity Fried Chicken, must-haves at Sincerity Café and Restaurant include the fried oyster cake and the 8 Treasures Machang.
Address: RBL, 549 Banawe St, Santa Mesa Heights, Quezon City, 1114 Metro Manila
Phone: (02) 711 0280
6] Best Noodles: Masuki Mami House
Sometimes when one craves noodles, only the classic mami will do the job. The Masuki Mami House prides itself on offering delicious and affordable mami noodle soups, as well as dimsum favorites such as siopao and siomai. Apart from its classic mami soup, the menu also features variations with wontons and asado.
Masuki Mami House is located on Benavidez Street, one of the oldest, noodle house in Binondo.
Address: 931 Benavidez St, Binondo, Manila, 1006 Metro Manila
Hours: 7am – 10pm
Phone: (02) 243 2674
7] Best “Pasalubong” from Chinatown: Eng Bee Tin Chinese Deli
Although Eng Bee Tin has branched out to many outlets all around Metro Manila, nothing quite beats a visit to the main shop on Ongpin Street. Aside from the packaged hopia available with a wide variety of fillings, Eng Bee Tin offers different snack items such as pork floss, sugar-free cakes, and siopao, to name a few.
Eng Bee Tin Chinese Deli is also a great place to order seasonal favorites such as tikoy during the Lunar New Year, and mooncake during the Autumn Festival!
Address: 650 Ongpin St, Binondo, Manila, 1006 Metro Manila
Hours: 6am – 10pm
Phone: (02) 241 9999
These restaurants are only a small sample of the amazing food labyrinth that is Binondo. Whether visiting as part of a walking tour or simply as a casual stopover, these places and more are definitely worth the time and recommendations. Happy dining!