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Ma Mon Luk is one of the oldest local Chinese restaurants, and is the creation of a Chinese immigrant locally known by the same name. In 1918, he arrived penniless in the Manila district of Binondo (also the world’s oldest Chinatown), and started selling his version of Chinese noodles in the streets. This dish, officially called “mami”, helped build the institution that is Ma Mon Luk. It prides itself as the inventor of “mami”, and is now a widespread local dish. The addition of hoisin sauce is what sets it apart from others, as it is also squeezed onto their equally famous steamed buns.
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