Quick Binondo Trip

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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Craving for Noodles

When I got introduced to authentic Japanese ramen thru a blogger food tasting at Rai Rai Ken (Finlandia Makati Branch), I knew it would be the start of my love affair with noodles. The truth is, I have always liked noodles in its many forms. A steaming bowl of noodles never fails to put a smile on my face. It lifts my spirits and awakens my senses. When I’m far from home and find myself eating one, it makes me feel closer to my family. Or so the experience suggests.

Last night, I was craving for some noodles for dinner. I wanted to go to the nearest Rai Rai Ken store but my mom and I got stuck at SM supermarket grocery shopping. Good thing there was a Pao Tsin stall in their fast food corner. If you’re not too familiar with it, it’s that area facing the supermarket counters catering to people on-the-go who would like to get a quick bite before they go about their business for the day.

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