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if you are craving for authentic cheap Chinese cuisines, Binondo is a must-go place for it. Have... read more

Reviewed August 7, 2018
Manila, Philippines
A place where you can find ANYTHING

Come early for good parking space and to avoid the traffic. It's where you'll find the nearby 168... read more

Reviewed March 23, 2018
Lai M
Muntinlupa City, Rizal, Philippines
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The "Chinatown" of Manila, the Binondo area offers everything from Buddhist temples to pawn shops and Chinese restaurants.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Bounded by the river | Claro M. Recto Avenue and Avenida Rizal, Manila, Luzon, Philippines
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Reviewed August 7, 2018

if you are craving for authentic cheap Chinese cuisines, Binondo is a must-go place for it. Have your map ready to spot different stalls with distinct food offerings. We did diy Binondo food walking tour with a short visit to Binondo church.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed May 21, 2018 via mobile

The oldest chinatown in the world and shaped like a dragon. Must visit within binondo area are : -Binondo church -chinese federation center and other association centers. -Eng been tin , holland and polland delicasies for hopia . -BEE tin grocery for dried tapa, peanuts...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed April 3, 2018

Apparently, the world's first Chinatown, set-up since the late 1500s. Take a slow walk around, and be mesmerized and intrigued by the sights and sounds you see at Binondo. Also, try the food there, which has an interesting mix of Chinese and Pinoy cooking. The...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed March 23, 2018

Come early for good parking space and to avoid the traffic. It's where you'll find the nearby 168, 888 and 999 shopping plazas. Unless you have a list to complete, you'll need a day to see everything in it. If you're by yourself and intend...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Lai M
Reviewed February 10, 2018

While the diplomatic relationship between the Philippines and China has recently turned sour due to disputes over ownership of some islands in the West Philippine / South China Sea, the Minor Basilica of San Lorenzo Ruiz (better known as the Binondo Church) in one of...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed January 21, 2018 via mobile

I love to check out the local chinatown in cities I visit. They always show you a different side of city. loved my visit here

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank JohnG3121
Reviewed December 31, 2017

This place is like walking through a live treasure hunt. You will find worship places, teahouses, quirky chinese drugstores and supermarkets.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank frend09
Reviewed December 26, 2017

This is mainly a dirty district with Chinese roots, narrow streets, and a bustling commerce that seems to make a living, but how, one doesn't know. Few shops are open to the public here, and the general aspect is dark, dirty and possibly unsafe for...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank danerobb
Reviewed November 29, 2017

Store spaces are now occupied with new tenants and many getting smaller with many operated by genuine Fookienese. Every 2 months there are some changes. And new things to discover.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank chris r
Reviewed November 11, 2017 via mobile

Honestly went here for just for the food. My friend invited me for a food crawl thru the iconic restaurants out here and I was not disappointed. Note though to have patience- it took us TWO HOURS from Taguig to get here and get a...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Boracay Island
Tea Leaves (2 Replies)
I'm looking for loose tea leaves in Binondo or anywhere else in Manila. TWG had a lot of teas but lately they are out of stock of many loose the leaves.
April 22, 2017|
Response fromkegler747|
Along Ongpin and Gandara streets there are a few Chinese supermarkets there selling tea leaves. You will notice sacks of tea leaves like jasmine, black tea and other Chinese varieties. Sorry I don't know the store names.
Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand
Where to buy dried sea cucumbers in Manila Bay? (1 Replies)
Hello there. I would be grateful if anyone could kindly advise me on buying dried sea cucumbers in the Manila Bay area. My mother-in-law cooks them back at home and I would like to bring home some dried sea cucumber from the Philippines as a gift for her. Would SM Mall of Asia have them? And if so, would it be advisable to buy them from there? Or are there local markets around the area or even outside Manila Bay where I can buy them? I am unsure if I should take a taxi to Binondo to find...More
November 01, 2014|
Response fromkegler747|
Upon reading the title of this thread I immediately thought of Chinatown in Binondo. Sea cucumbers are caught outside of Manila as the waters of Manila Bay is super dirty.
hong kong
Some travelling questions (11 Replies)
Which sim card is cheaper to call IDD to HK. Do the Savory Restaurant deliver the fried chicken to the hotel? Which transportation should I take from airport to Binondo, Baclaran to Carrierdo MRT? Or by taxi, but expensive. How much is the approx price from T3 to Baclaran? Many Thaaanks. Will be there this weekend.
April 06, 2013|
Response fromFrank S|
1. Cheapest option is PLDT Budget Card calling on landline. 2. They deliver everything on their menu. 3. Airport (Yellow) Taxi. 4. Normal Taxi. 5. Less than P250 using Airport Taxi.