Ongpin / Chinatown
Duration : Whole day, around 5 to 8 hours
Budget : Depends how many hopia and tikoy you’re going to buy, Php500 could work out
Bummers : Don’t go there on a Sunday or Holiday, lots of stores are closed
You’ve never been in Ongpin if you haven’t forced your way through a crowd of avid customers just to get your hands on an Eng Bee Tin hopia..
You don’t have to go out of Metro Manila to find the best buys of great Chinese food at affordable prices. Chinatown, which is located along Ongpin in Manila, is one of the best dining destinations within the metro. Enter food haven in Ongpin.
From a warm bowl of noodles to a creamy bar of Melona (which I thought was only available from Kogi in Eastwood Mall), Chinatown has it all. Chinatown even has its own Starbucks which unfortunately does not serve any dumplings if that’s what you have in mind right now.
If you plan to go foodtripping in Chinatown, don’t make a noodle house your first stop. You won’t be able to eat anything else because you will immediately feel full when you finish one serving of Special Noodles.
What to do? What to do?
Visit Binondo Church.
Eat noodles and siopao. Masuki’s Chicken-Beef-Wanton noodles is the complete noodle soup that you can order. It has everything on it from soft strips of chicken, sweet braised beef, and sumptuous wanton dumplings. It is a very hearty soup that is really filling.
Take a picture in one of the many purple firetrucks in front of Eng Bee Tin’s store.
Buy all the hopia and tikoy that you can from Eng Bee Tin because when you get home, the basketful of goodies you got is never enough.
Spread some awesome..ness..