|The Filipino-Chinese Friendship Arch, entrance to Chinatown|
Our first stop at eight in the morning was Mei Sum Tea House along Ongpin St. I love their sweet egg pie Hong Kong style! Their hakaw is a delight to the tongue because while the wrapper is soft, its shrimp is cooked al dente.
|Hakaw or shrimp dumpling|
|Hong Kong style fried noodles|
After sampling Hong Kong fried noodles, beef ball siomai, hakaw, and egg pie Hong Kong style, we moved on and stopped by a grocery store with a fruit juice corner called Healthy Options for some drinks.
We found a small stall along Ongpin cor. Bahama Streets selling Shanghai fried siopao at P18.00 each and a variety of siomai and kikiam. Perfect pasalubong!
|Siomai and kikiam|
My man loves vegetables so we didn't pass the opportunity to chomp on some greens at New Quanyinchay Vegetarian Food Garden also on Ongpin St.
|Okra and polonchoy at P55 each|
After wandering and peeking at several Chinese restaurants, noodle houses, Chinese deli shops, we gave up on scouting the entire place and decided to enter the next restaurant we found. At Four Season Cuisine we tried the more familiar fresh lumpia and added dishes that are out of our ordinary diet--fish cake guisado, sea cucumber, and turtle soup.
|Fish cake guisado|
|If you don't want to walk, you can see Binondo aboard a calesa|
|The violet fire truck across Eng Bee Tin where you can|
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