The Binondo Food Wok: A food tour through Chinatown, Manila. Old Manila Walks. The Big Binondo Food Walk: Nibbling Our Way Through Chinatown. Sample some of the best delicacies in Binondo, the world’s oldest Chinatown located in the Philippines, and see landmarks like Plaza Calderon dela Barca. Trying out the first edition Big Binondo Food Wok Map by Ivan Man Dy in Chinatown.

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I have always relied on Maps when I travel. Whenever I visit a place for the first time, I always try to get a map first.

So last weekend, a couple of my friends trouped to Chinatown to taste-drive this map. I remember taking a few foreigner friends and first timers in Binondo before for a food trip here. I guess this would be the same case with first timers who would want to try out food tripping in Binondo. Our lunch at Zhen Hu.

Binondo Chinatown Fun Food Tour – The Big Binondo Food Wok! – When In Manila

Watch out for the Happyfoodies post. We started our trail at Sta Cruz Plaza. We headed to Benavidez for lunch. I wanted to try something different from the places we have eaten before in Binondo, and decided on Wai Ying for the ofod duck Congee but unfortunately, the place was kap. So we checked on the map what else is there and found Zhen Hu just further up ahead for some traditional Hokkien style food. Now this is where it gets a little confusing. So going by Yuchengo past Dong Bei Dumplings, we crossed this little Hong Bon bridge dating back to which is not on the map heading to Alvarado Street only to find them not there.

I had to check google maps a couple of times on my phone to check where we were. The same goes for the San Nicolas District Stonehouses which have several streets.


But these places are further out of the field but if you try finding them it can be confusing. Other than that, since this is firstly a Food Wok Mapthe central area where the main restaurants and heritage maap on the map are fairly easy to find.

If you are wondering why there are some Stars on the numbered listings of the restos, our art-director friend, Jocas noticed that they are the ones who have ad spaces on the map. The Budget Guide there is also handy. Kudos to Ivan Man Dy for creating such a handy and good looking map of Binondo.

If one wants to explore Binondo on their own this would be a nice guide. The Chinese New year is just ahead. Make sure to bring this map along. Binondo is one of my favorite places. But for sure I could use that map to further discover the good. It is really a fun map to have. Save for the outlying areas where the relative distances get to bih confusing, the places at the periphery of the Basilica Menore are fairly accurate and easy to spot.

This would surely help a lot. The periphery from the Basilica is fairly accurate but it would difficult for the outlying areas. Yung Ongpin ba e Binondo na?

Meron palang tunay na tubig yun, kala ko lumang design lang yun. Yung Hap Chan lang sa T Mapua nakainan ko kasi i was trying to compare it with other Hap Chan franchises like that in McKinley owned by my very good friend.

Malakas lang kasi ilaw kaya me illusion dun Andrea. Yep Ongpin is a street in Binondo. Yung Carriedo fountain is in front of Sta Cruz Church. I live in Chinatown and I really love food tripping. And setting the church as a meeting place is so not ideal. The tour guide is a bit too snotty.


A lot of hinondo patrons have a huge fooc of it.

You feel treated like a 4th grader. And the biggest disappointment is the food tasting part. Even if you are not a foodie I think you can discover for yourself better eats to find in our China Town. And the best history lessons you can take are the random aok you make with restaurant owners or servers. Anyways thanks for expressing your opinion.

Pagkatapos naming mag simba ng mga anak ko niyaya ko agad na pumunta sa mga popular na kainan at mga siopa at noodles kaya sobra ang saya ng mga kasama at gusto pa nilang ulitin ang foodtrip namin.

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You can use these tags: The Author at Salazar St. Had trouble finding Seng Guan Si Temple. Starting and capping the tour at night at Carriedo Fountain.

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