Sunday, March 7, 2010

everything red gold and a lumpia to crave

red and gold was the most prevalent colors during the Chinese new year in Binondo, even the charms sold on small shops along Ongpin street. continued our food walk using the nice and easy to use Old Manila Walks Big Binondo Food Wok map.a mix Buddhist and Christian tradition can be seen in one of the prominent symbol of Binondo, the Santo Cristo de Longos. venerated by Chinese offering prayers over incense. quite a unique sight.charms of different forms from fishes to peanuts and i'm clueless what each of these items represents. all i know is that they either bring good charm or represent a Chinese icon.dozens of the popular Chinese tikoy were also sold and i notice that most of the people buying were actually not Chinese but Filipinos who i think already consider eating it on a new year as part of their own tradition.we were now on our next stop, the New Po Heng Lumpia house along Quintin Paredes street. famous for its fresh Hookien lumpia. like the dong bei dumplings, this is also highly recommended. unlike the usual fresh lumpia, this one has in it crashed peanuts that adds a good taste. one has the option to have it served with a hot flavor or the usual. let's see how the bloggers rate this.cher - who loves seafoods and crabs gives a [4] for this lumpia.
docgelo - who frequents Binondo yet it's his first time to try this lumpia gave [4].
ann - who likes adobo and pasta gives it a perfect [5] and even bought some to bring home.
josh - who loves spicy food gives [4].
chyng - who likes jelly ace so much also gave a [4] for the lumpia.
dongho - who once missed eating this lumpia since it was on a Sunday gives [4]
overall - [4] for new po heng's lumpia!

note: New Po Heng Lumpia house is closed on Sundays.

22 comments:

nuts said...

thanks.. husband loves fresh lumpia. we actually prepared that food last week for him.. gusto niya lang luto ng auntie niya at di ako syadong marunong. meron pala New Po Heng Lumpia.. and pag Sunday close pala sila, thanks for the info..

P.S. I want fresh lumpia with garlic.. masarap yun!

Heart of Rachel said...

Great shots! I had my fill of tikoy last month. Wow, that fresh lumpia looks really good.

jeanny said...

sarap ng lumpia. Namiss ko tuloy :)

Great shots dong. :)

docgelo said...

sarap ng new po heng lumpia!
parang hbo -simply the best =)

AG Boi said...

gusto ku fresh LUMpia, heheheheh ^ ^
hi kuya dong... ^ ^

Ax said...

Ngayon ko lang naapreciate ang chinese culture mga high school na ako.

Nasabik naman ako lumpia. Magpapabili ako ne'to sa opismate ko!

Sidney said...

Yummy... looks good !

SandyCarlson said...

What an exciting, wonderful event. I am always taken into a new world by your photos. This one is as beautiful as ever. Lovely.

lagal[og] said...

Sayang, I missed you nung New Year celebration. Had to be back home agad to work. Wasn't able to foodtrip save for a very early lunch at Shin Din Kha, a small bowl of the glorious ma ki mi and a serving of goyong. Belated happy new year :D

gillboard said...

naalala ko, meron pa kaming tikoy na di pa nabubuksan hanggang ngayon... panis na siguro yun...

Bengbeng said...

your pics have captured the spirit of the lunar new year celebration... lots of red and gold always do :)

jborela said...

wow, this post made me crave for lumpia :-)

bertN said...

I'll keep that lumpia place in mind when I visit Pinas!

Allen said...

the tikoy looks yummy!

yung lumpia medyo di ko type itsura. magulay ata yan? hehe. di ako mahilig sa gulay.

looks like you all had fun! nice!

syel said...

i miss the tikoy pero the lumpia di gaano because of the po piah :D

Photo Cache said...

i love fresh lumpia and i love nuts so that's a good combination for me.

i love your gold and red shots. so festive.

princess_dyanie said...

ay sayang naman at closed sila pag sunday. must go to binondo soon! :)

Skippyheart said...

that lumpia looks inviting...may MSG kaya yan! haha! ;)

I am Xprosaic said...

chinese na chinese...authentic... jijijijijijiji

Nanaybelen said...

Favorite ko din ang lumpia. siksik sya di gaya nang Lumpia sa GoldiLocks.
Thanks for the info. matry nga pag magawi doon. Thanks for the info..

upto6only said...

loves this lumpia too :)

7a'faR said...

I love Lumpia, hehe










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