Last Sunday afternoon, the hubby and I made a quick trip to Binondo to use our dining vouchers for The Original Salido Restaurant on Ongpin St. It was supposed to be a merienda but since we intentionally didn’t have lunch for the unlimited dimsum waiting for us, it turned out to be a late, long lunch.
For P299 per person, we had an eat-all-you-can dimsum at the restaurant. There were nine kinds on offer and we tried them all. Haha. Among them, my favorites were the hakaw, siomai and bean curd roll. We also ordered Yang Chow rice to go with everything. Our dining vouchers also included drinks and desserts. We got red iced tea for our drinks and had mango sago and almond lychee to cap off our dimsum-loaded lunch.
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Two Fridays ago, I had a fantastic Chinese lunch courtesy of our former boss (and one of my wedding godparents, too). She had some Chinese food sent over to our office all the way from a restaurant at the Makati Golf and Country Club. Ang sushal lang. Haha.
our Chinese lunch, thanks again Ms. BAA!
While enjoying the delicious Chinese food, I suddenly missed Binondo. I remembered the food trips hubby and I used to have there in the past. We’ve tried and enjoyed the food at Wai Ying Fastfood, Masuki, Estero, Dong Bei Dumpling, Sincerity Cafe, and Cafe Mezzanine. I planned for us to try more hole-in-the-wall eateries and dainty restaurants that serve authentic Chinese dishes but my previous pregnancy (and my delicate condition for that matter) prevented us from doing so.
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Binondo, the oldest Chinatown established in Asia (outside of China, of course) is home to many Chinese tea houses that serve authentic Chinese fares at affordable prices. I’m not saying it only has that because it definitely has more than that. It’s like a time machine that transports people to the olden days when Chinese migrants first settled here in Manila to earn a living and influence the Filipino way of life in more ways than one. But I digress.
As a big fan of Chinese food, I only got to explore Binondo restaurants fairly recently. But more than anything, I think it gives me an advantage because I got introduced to Binondo and its culinary treasures at a time when I’m already earning money. You see, if I didn’t have purchasing power yet, how would I be able to enjoy the delicious Chinese food in Binondo? Haha.
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