The Big Binondo Food Wok
A food crawl unlike any other
Chinatown may be small, but it is a hub for some of the best Chinese restaurants in the country. If you want to sample the best, then The Big Binondo Food Wok is for you.
The tour starts with registration and taking of attendance at Binondo Church. You’ll then move to Ramada Hotel where you can take your last pee break. After a brief and humor-laced account of Binondo’s past, you’ll then be taken on a food crawl through 5 Binondo restaurants.
The restaurants change from one tour to the next; this means you won’t visit the same restaurant twice, even if you take two successive tours. You’ll spend 30-40 minutes at each restaurant, with a 5-10 minute travel time in between each one. A detailed map of Chinatown is given to each participant who are usually expats.
It’s a three-and-a-half-hour walking tour that will not just give you a taste of Binondo’s best restaurants, but also give you a glimpse into Binondo’s storied past. You can avail of this tour for only P1,300, which includes a tasting menu in each restaurant.
Binondo-born Ivan knows the best restaurants in Chinatown.
Old Manila Walks
Ivan Man Dy has been giving tours of Old Manila for the past 12 years. His walking tours will take you on a journey through some of Manila’s iconic locations, like Chinatown, Intramuros, Malacañang Palace, and the Chinese Cemetery. Check out their website for tour schedules, rates, and reservations.
A Chinatown brochure given to each participant free of charge. It has all the details of the tour along with a map of Chinatown.
Meeting place: Lobby of Binondo Church
8:55 am Registration and attendance
9:00 am Move to Ramada Hotel lobby, last call for restroom break
9:13 am History of Binondo by Ivan
9:23 am Leave Ramada Hotel
9:29 am Arrival at restaurant no. 1
10:02 am Leave restaurant no. 1
10:07 am Arrival at restaurant no. 2
10:41 am Leave restaurant no. 2
10:51 am Arrival at restaurant no. 3
11:40 am Leave restaurant no. 3
11:50 am Arrival at restaurant no. 4
12:41 pm Leave restaurant no. 4
12:45 pm Arrival at restaurant no. 5
12:57 pm Tour done
Note: This was the flow of the tour taken by Primer’s editorial staff.
Tour schedules may change without prior notice. Please call Old Manila Walks before your tour date for confirmation.