Homage to the Oldest Chinatown

Referred to as the world’s oldest Chinatown, Binondo is the center of Chinese commerce and trade even before the Spanish colonial period. It’s still a thriving business community including the rise of traditional Chinese restaurants and food spots.

We tried ramen at Lan Zhou Lamien, miki bihon in Eng Bee Tin located in Cafe Mezzanine (found out that all the profits go to the local fire fighter brigade!), stuffed siopao asado in Masuki, chicken rice and hakaw in Wai Ying, then headed to our last venue,The Original Sa Lido Restaurant for the dessert. I also got a chance to sing in a karaoke for free infront of few Chinese strangers. Lo and behold, one of them did a pencil sketch of me on the spot!

Really enjoyed this trip and will definitely bring my siblings next time! Food coma!

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