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This unassuming restaurant has made an indelible mark in Binondo with its affordable but amazing Kuchay Dumplings (a mix of pork and chives). These small pillows of goodness are made from scratch on a simple workstation, and explode with flavor at first bite. Priced at just over USD2 for a serving of 14 pieces, it’s an absolute steal.
Other items on the menu include Xiao Long Bao and the always filling Pancake Stuffed with Kuchay.
After touring Escolta Street, queue for a table at Ying Ying Tea House, one of Binondo’s (the local Chinatown) best Chinese restaurants! Owned by Josephine L. Shiu (whose family operated the now-closed giant President Grand Palace Restaurant), the establishment dishes out Cantonese dishes, made with ingredients sourced all the way from Hong Kong. It’s very budget-friendly, so go ahead and order more of their specialty Pork Shrimp Siomai and Hakao for the table. You’re stomach (and your photo roll will) will be thanking you later!