Ying Ying Tea House in Binondo: Great Chinese Food at a Reasonable Price
Updated as of January 13, 2020
Those on a hunt for iconic restaurants in Binondo cannot miss Ying Ying Tea House. Located along Yuchengco St., this restaurant is famed for its mouthwatering lechon kawali and milk tea.
The restaurant offers classic and straightforward Chinese dishes. Accompanied by its homey atmosphere, may patrons rave about the food’s affordability and its food quality that will surely make you come back for more.
When at Ying Ying Tea House, start off your meal with the Pork Siomai (Php 85/4 pcs.). This Chinese favorite is steamed to perfection and is an ideal introduction to the meal to come.
Pork Siomai (Php 85/4 pcs.)
If you’re looking to try something hearty with a broth, give its Dumpling Mami (Php 120) a try. Not only is the broth flavorful, but you’ll also enjoy the burst of flavor that the dumplings provide.
Dumpling Mami (Php 120)
While it’s not a Chinese specialty, Ying Ying Tea House is known for its Lechon Kawali (Php 600/1 kilo; Php 300/1/2 kilo; Php 150/1/4 kilo). The Lechon Kawali boasts meat that’s cooked to perfection and with the restaurant’s generous servings, it’s almost guaranteed that this meal will be one that you will enjoy!
Lechon Kawali (Php 600/1 kilo; Php 300/1/2 kilo; Php 150/1/4 kilo)
Long before milk tea became a trend, Binondo has been making this a trend on its own. Ying Ying Tea House is among those establishments that have been serving this crowd favorite even before its rise to fame. You can sample its Milk Tea in Iced (Php 65) and Hot (Php 55). They also have Coffee that you can also sample in Cold (Php 65) and Hot (Php 50).
Left to right: Coffee (Php 65/Cold; Php 55/Hot) and Milk Tea (Php 65/Iced; Php 55/Hot)
A visit to Ying Ying cannot be missed even for just an afternoon milk tea break. Drop by and bring your family and friends on your next visit.
How to get here
- Ying Ying Tea House is located along Yuchengco St., in Binondo, Manila.
- By car: From EDSA, follow along Taft Ave. to Quentin Paredes Rd. Then continue on to Dasmariñas St., Make a right into San Vicente St., and go onto Yuchengo St., After, make a left on Dasmariñas St. The restaurant is located near the Pan Pacific Travel Corporation and Fair N Square.
This first appeared in Philippine Primer’s Japanese and English magazine January 2020 issues