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dong bei dumplings, a true binondo treat

In eating in manila on October 13, 2011 at 1:55 pm

tucked in some relatively quiet corner of binondo is a hole-in-the-wall place that looks like it needs a lot of fixing up. it has two long white fluorescent lights, the menu is scribbled on cartolina, there is no polished flooring to speak of. but dong bei dumplings is a must-try. everything is delicious, fresh, and light.

order the kutchay and pork dumplings (P80 for 10 pieces)

or xiao long bao (4 pieces for P60)

actually, order any dumpling – they’re all really really good. and, more often than not, when you order, a couple of girls will head to a counter to make the dumpings. they’re that fresh

just let go of aesthetics for a while and you’re in for a really great treat. and at fantastic prices

dong bei is fairly easy to find. take the road to the right of binondo church then turn left on yuchengco street. dong bei is near the end of this road. best to walk. even better, after lunch, walk back along yuchengco to ho-land for what is still, in our opinion, the best hopia fix

there are few places we can think of that are better to start a binondo adventure with.