The Original Salido Restaurant in Binondo Serves Flavorful Chinese Specialties
Updated as of January 8, 2020
Established after World War II, The Original Salido introduces you to the diversity of Chinese cuisine, which is one important component of China’s rich culture.
This restaurant offers a vast array of authentic Chinese dishes ranging from noodles to dim sum. Salido promises to serve tasty specialties that will make you feel as if you’re dining in a charming place in China. To name a few, they are known for their Asado, carefully-cooked pork bursting out with its meaty flavor. The sweet-tangy flavor of the sauce perfectly complements the dish.
For a satisfying and hearty dish, opt to get the 3 Cups Chicken in Hotpot (Small Php 310, Large Php 620). This one’s a popular specialty in China and Taiwan.
3 Cups Chicken in Hotpot (Small Php 310, Large Php 620)
Don’t miss out on the Hong Ma with Cuapao (Php 380) as well. It is eaten like a sandwich by putting the pork inside the sliced cuapao, and for extra flavor, we suggest you dip the cuapao into the Hong Ma sauce.
Hong Ma with Cuapao (Php 380)
Another notable thing about The Original Salido is its unique way of preparing coffee through the Siphon method where coffee is brewed using two chambers through vapor pressure and gravity. What better way to enjoy your Chinese favorites than sipping fine coffee, right?
The Original Salido embraces a warm vibe as seen in their humble interior. As you enter the dining space, you’ll be able to see big round tables just like in other Chinese restaurants.
For those who are planning to visit Chinatown on Chinese New Year or even ordinary days, you should definitely dine at Salido and have a taste of the best Asado in town.
How to get here
- The Original Salido is located at 839 Ongpin St., Sta. Cruz, Manila
- From Ayala Avenue, walk towards Paseo De Roxas and ride a bus going to Baclaran-Malanday via Edsa Ayala. Drop off at Fb Harrison Street. Then, walk to Gil Puyat LRT Station.
- As you ride the LRT going to Roosevelt, drop at Carriedo LRT station. From there, The Original Salido is about a 7-minute walk.
This first appeared in Philippine Primer Japanese and English January 2020 issues.