LGA Fastfood is an exotic-themed canteen where raw meats are displayed on the counter. Regular meats, such as beef and chicken, are available but the most popular ones are frog legs. You can have it cooked in butter or garlic flavour for around P130-P190. You can also try a bowl of soft-shelled turtle soup at Xiao Chun Yuan for P400 and Four Season for only P190. At Uno Seafood Wharf Palace, frog meat dishes are also offered but fried pigeons are fast gaining popularity these days.
Experience a classic Chinese diner at Binondo, Chinatown with Wai Ying Fastfood. The seats can get filled quite fast during lunch hours so it’s recommended to drop off in the early afternoon. Get a quick meal with Wai Ying’s Beef Wonton Noodles served with generous portions of beef and dimsum and complement it with Hakaw or shrimp dumplings. Beef Wonton Noodles (P110) Hakaw (P70 / 4 pieces) The price at Wai Ying is unbelievably cheap for something authentic and delicious. It’s one of the best places for a quick bite of Chinese food for workers nearby.
UPDATED as of January 15, 2019: This restaurant is CLOSED. Quick Snack is located along the quaint street of Carvajal in Binondo Chinatown which is reminiscent of the old Hong Kong market alleys. No cars can pass the narrow streets of Carvajal. Be prepared for a long walk although the effort will definitely be worth it upon arriving at Quick Snack. Interior Start with Kuchay Ah, which simply are chives in Chinese. It is a fried pastry with chives as its filling. It is pretty delicious and can easily be eaten; it’s literally a quick snack. Kuchay Ah And then delve into the Indonesian Tauhu which looks like a mystery dish […]
UPDATED: This restaurant is CLOSED as of January 15, 2019. The best part of eating in Chinatown is that food is delicious but cheap – just like the food in Happy Delicious Kitchen! This restaurant from Taiwan offers home cooked meals that are tasty and healthy. They are popular among the local Chinese. Every morning, the owner goes to the market to buy fresh ingredients! The most popular meal on their menu is the 3-in-1 (Photo 1). You can choose 3 of your favorite dishes plus 1 cup of rice. There are a lot of choices (Photo 2). The 3-in-1 meal costs P150 and 4-in-1 meal costs P180. They also offer rice mixed with vegetable like the […]
UPDATED as of January 15, 2019: This restaurant is CLOSED. Wai Ying Fast food has always been crowded with locals, tourists and regular customers since it first opened in 1998. Their interior is very cozy and and their dishes are delicious and affordable. This is one of the favorite dimsum and noodle places in Chinatown. The price range is from P65 to P110. First on their list is the hakaw (Photo 2), 4 pieces of delicious shrimp dumplings. Another favorite is the irresistibly cruchy classic siomai (Photo 1). The beef wanton (Photo 3) is a noodle bestseller.
The one-stop shop of sweet goodies in Chinatown Ho-Land sells goodies like sweets, bread and other Chinese food in general, all neatly packed in individual wrappers. The classic hopia is the most popular treat among the customers. A popular side dish is the Chinese Chimaki Machang (Photo 4). It is sticky rice that has been seasoned and wrapped in bamboo leaves. It is usually bought as snack by regular customers.