For a month now, I’ve been telling Ara to go with me to Binondo just to try out some of the things from a blog I discovered when I suggested restos and food place to a friend touring Chinese-Malaysians in Binondo. And since it is still my birthday, Ara and I went to Binondo today.
First stop, the anonymous fried siopao place which I blogged a month, near the corner of Ongpin and Tomas Mapua, with a Fujifilm sign above the store. For 15php for the siopao and the sugar cane juice, your barya will go far here.
Next stop is a low key restaurant along Benavidez st. called Masuki. It specializes in beef and chicken noodle soups.
We ordered the Beef Wonton Mami & Original Mami which is chicken-based. For the surprise of my life, the beef wonton mami was the best beef based noodles I’ve tasted, hands down. For the first few sips of the soup, it tasted a bit gamey, medyo malansa, but I realized that it wasn’t. It was actually weird that in the next 5-10 sips of the broth, it tasted sweet and very flavorful. It was really good. The Original Mami, which was chicken based, had a really clean broth, it had a clean taste that light-eaters would really love. 145php for the Beef wonton and 100php for the Original Mami.
Last stop was Eng BeeTin bakery along Ongpin, infront of the San Lorenzo Ruiz church (i believe). I bought a mooncake that I have yet to taste.
We were supposed to go to other food spots there, but I think the information I had was a bit obsolete already. But we enjoyed it, nevertheless! I have to go back there to try the other restos that we discovered while walking around which were not part of our itinerary.
- Food blog: Divisoria and Binondo (ajvillanueva.wordpress.com)