If you’ve never been to Binondo and you do not know where and what to eat, then here’s a 500 Pesos Binondo Food Trip Challenge for you!
Binondo, the Oldest Chinatown in the world, is not just rich in history, but it’s also home to various authentic Chinese foods.
So, to make this Binondo food trip a legitimate Chinese experience, a Chinese friend toured us around.
Where to Eat in Binondo?
To make your food trip easier, I prepared two summaries for you.
First, is a 500 Pesos Binondo Food Trip Challenge for a single person.
Then, here’s a Binondo Food Trip for 2 or more persons. Take note, if you’ll be sharing expenses with your friends, you will definitely save a lot or you can eat more varieties!
#1 Ying Ying Tea House
Since there were 6 of us in the group, we had the luxury to order 6 different kinds of dim sum in Ying Ying Tea House.
- Shaolong Pao
- Steamed Lumpia
- Crabstick Roll
- Chicken Feet
- Kutchay Dumpling
The price range per order is 70-80 pesos only (around US$1.5). And each order usually comes into 3 to 4 bite-size pieces of
#2 Lam Dynasty
One of the most famous snacks in Macau is also here in Binondo, the Pork Chop Bun!
The pork chop bun doesn’t need any condiments like catsup, mayonnaise, or hot sauce, it’ already good on its own.
The crunch of the pork chop and coleslaw complements each other, making this snack very appetizing.
#3 New Po-Heng
The new location of New Po Heng is in Carvajal Street, they were in Quintin Paredes Street before.
Each lumpia is assembled right in front of you, served fresh. You can eat it on its own or add a sweet and spicy lumpia sauce.
I personally loved how refreshing it tastes like, the peanut and tofu in it taste good.
For this one, we also decided to cut the fresh lumpia into a half, and 2 persons shared, to maximize our budget.
#4 Quik Snack
This one tastes like a Filipino Empanada.
Surprisingly, Kuchay Ah doesn’t have a meat in its stuff, it’s just vegetables and tofu. But, it’s really unbelievable, because it tastes like pork.
I suggest you also try sharing for a piece of this so you can still visit
#5 Sincerity Restaurant
If you’re doing it solo, I suggest you try either the sincerity chicken (half) or the
#6 Lord Stow’s Bakery
If you want to end the food trip with something sweet, then you must try the egg tart of Lord Stow’s Bakery.
It is soft, creamy, and slightly sweet.
If you still can’t get enough of dim sum, you can try lots of variety at Wanchai for only 60 pesos per order.
We tried Spareribs and Sharksfin here, and we were so full!
Thankfully, they serve unlimited hot tea, which cleansed out taste buds. By the way, if you like to taste a Thai Tea, you can visit Tuk Tuk Thai Tea in selected SM branches.
How to Go to Binondo?
- Ride an LRT and drop off at Carriedo Station
- From Carriedo, turn left going to Sta. Cruz Church
- You will see the main entrance of Binondo in front of Sta. Cruz Church
Where to Park in Binondo?
If you want easier access to the food establishment, you can park in Binondo Church.
But if you want a more secured parking, you can park in Lucky China Town Mall. And that’s what we did.
Best time for DIY Binondo Food Trip
10AM to 2PM or 12NN to 4PM.
Overall, we enjoyed the 500 pesos Binondo Food Trip Challenge! For less than 500 pesos, we get to taste a lot of delicious Chinese food.
And we’re planning to do it again!
What’s your thought on our 500 Pesos Binondo Food Trip Challenge?
Comment down your suggestions for our next food trip. Let’s talk on Facebook!
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