Tuesday, March 2, 2010

dong bei dumplings binondo

just when we crossed Binondo bridge over the Pasig river, the view shifted to Manila's oriental side. an area where the typical old commercial buildings stand side by side most with Chinese signage.right after the Filipino-Chinese friendship arc along Quintin Paredes street now Rosario street, we passed by a group of dragon dancers. it was such a great timing to start our walk hearing the sound of the gongs.using the Binondo Food Wok map, we made our first stop which was the monument of Ongpin and the huge church of Binondo. people were still walking in and around the church since it was a Sunday, and at the same time Valentines day and the Chinese new year.we were on search of the famous Dong Bei Dumplings food shop. one small road leads to a humble place yet has gained so much attention because of its freshly served steamed and fried dumplings. from a list of food that they have on their menu, you should try the steamed and fried dumplings. you have an option to choose kutchay or pork. we did order both. one should also order the fried pancake dumplings. it's not your usual pancake as it also contains kutchay and pork best eaten with the usual sauce. let's see how the bloggers rated it?cher - who loves seafoods and crabs gives a [4] for dong bei dumplings and prefers the fried kutchays.
docgelo - who frequents Binondo and has tried this dumplings many times gives [3] steamed and fried kutchay.
ann - who likes adobo and pasta finds fried pork dumplings giving it a [4]
josh - who loves italian cuisines gives [4] to steamed kutchay and fried pork.
chyng - a dessert freak like dong ho gives these dumplings a [2]. but finds steamed kutchay just right.
dongho - loved fried pork and gives it a [4]
overall - [3.5] for the dong bei dumplings!

20 comments:

princess_dyanie said...

i love dong bei dumplings! sooo fresh and tasty!!! :)

http://princessdyanie.blogspot.com/2009/07/binondo-food-trip.html

Chyng said...

Obviously im not after the food. Im just after meeting you and Fang to see how a blog is done by a famous blogger. Ü

gillboard said...

kakalunch ko lang... nagutom nanaman ako...

mukhang gugutumin ako sa lahat ng susunod na post mo bout binondo.. hehehe

I am Xprosaic said...

Sarap naman kasi fresh na fresh pagserve ang tanong lang eh kung gaano naman katagal maghintay bago iserve?! jijijijijijiji

docgelo said...

dong bei's kuchay dumplings don't have overpowering taste unlike the ones from other chinese eats in malls. but what set me back in rating it higher than 3 was the lack of innovation in presentation and plating. affordable foods for me need not to be mediocre when served. nonetheless, the sight of its preparation just before your tables is one of this quaint resto's unique charm to loyal patrons. =)

Borneo Falcon said...

Never realise there is a huge presence of Chinese community in Manila

Photo Cache said...

that's yummylicious. i love that fried dumpling with spicy dip.

Sidney said...

I just eat the steamed dumplings.
The fried stuff is not healty ! :-0

I went there too after my photo shoot and rewarded myself with the vegetable dumplings !

syel said...

i'm always at binondo whenever i go home except last year, yet i've never had these dumplings. i must visit this when i get back :)

nuts said...

question: kelan ang next post about binondo? ayoko ng nabibitin.. bitin ako sa dumpling..
fresh na fresh naman talaga.. willing ako maghintay for my order basta ganito kasarap. next food trip, please sama kame..

Skippyheart said...

bukod sa great travel places na nakita ko through this blog, ngayon nanam ay nalaman ko kung ano ang tawilis at kutchay...=)

Rico said...

Now I'm craving dumplings! We really should exlore Binondo more. And I have to get me one of those maps.

Nanaybelen said...

masarap ang dumpling at favorite ko din yan nuon pero hindi na fit sa aking kalusugan ngayon kasi dip fry yan at oily .

SandyCarlson said...

Looks delicious!

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BlogusVox said...

Wow, tsibugan naman ngayon, donG! Basta chinese food, hindi ako magsasawa!

upto6only said...

love this store too babalik-balikan talaga.

Bengbeng said...

it seems quite similar to what we have here in Sibu. Probably due to the Chinese influence

Heart of Rachel said...

Wow, I want to try those dumplings.

7a'faR said...

I like chinese food :D






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