Tuesday, March 9, 2010

festive dances and a taste of fried siopao

the Chinese new year won't be complete without the lion dances which dominated the streets. every time they started performing in rhythm with the banging of the drums, people crowd around them.the narrow street didn't stop people from walking and checking Chinese items sold along the way. the bloggers didn't miss checking out a set of antique items with the tiger figurines being the most sell-able.as hours went by, more and more people were flocking along the busy Binondo strip. the heat of the sun didn't stop us from walking with the idea that we will have the fried siopao as our final merienda. another not-to-miss here is the shanghai fried siopao. it's not that different from the usual siopao but what i like most from it is the fact that it's fried and small. i can actually finish four of these for a regular eat. so let's see how the bloggers find it.cher - who loves seafoods and crabs gives a high [5] for the cute siopao.
docgelo - who frequents Binondo gave shanghai's style of siopao a [4].
ann - who likes adobo and pasta gives a [4].
josh - who loves spicy food finds it fair giving [3].
chyng - who likes jelly ace so much gave a [3] for the siopao.
dongho - who likes eating it without a ketchup gives it a [4].
overall - [3.8] for the small and tasty siopao!

34 comments:

Lawstude said...

gusto ko din tikman yan fried siopao.

gamit na gamit si fang ah. great job amigo.

Hilda said...

Love the colorful and fantastic costumes! How many dragons were there? Looks like there were a lot.

I've tried fried siopao. Gimme regular siopao anytime. Actually, just give me the soft bread — you can have the filling. ;)

syel said...

kaka-miss celebration sa binondo! and nakakagutom si siopao!

I am Xprosaic said...

Authentic chinese experience... jijijijijij

chyng said...

I like that fied siopao, specially with that mango shake. Yum! Ü

docgelo said...

this post made me crave for that fried siopao! sarap!

gillboard said...

i'm going to 711 to buy siopao... hehehe

parang konti nung pics nung lion dancers... maganda sana yun...

sheng said...

That fried siopao is a must-eat. Sana meron din dito as I'm craving for something different.

Photo Cache said...

I haven't had fried siopao yet, altho' I see that they carry the fried variety in Chinatown.

pusang kalye said...

hmmm---fried? na-imagine ko tuloy na medyo brownish and crispy yung siopao.lol

pusang kalye said...

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fufu said...

wow so happening over there ya =p way much better than frankfurt ><

Borneo Falcon said...

Would love to taste the siopao and see how much it differ from here

nuts said...

as in fried? deep fried siopao ba yan? haven't tried one, sa imagination ko pa lang mukhang masarap nga! kelan ba next food trip? daya, sama naman kame.

Kat said...

I've never tried fried siopao. I want! :)

witsandnuts said...

Seriously? Fried siopao? Inggit ako! This is new information to me. I feel so outdated. Heehee. I only tried the fried ensaimada, yummier than the non-fried.

Eki said...

The lion dances and the crowd look just like what we have here. Very merry and colorful!

Jules said...

Wow! Fried siopao, i want one! =D

Jules
Soloden.Com
The Brown Mestizo

Reena said...

hmmm...honestly, i dnt like crowds. hehe. pero it seems fun. and the siopao looks yummy. i ope to join someday. anong araw ba walang tao sa binondo? hehe

purple dragons! i like.

Sidney said...

I see you enjoyed your trip in Binondo ! And obviously you were not alone ! :)

Sidney said...

Oh... a last remark...everything that is fried in oil is unhealthy ! :-0

dodong flores said...

Wow! One of the most comprehensive narrative of the Chinese New Year celebration. Nice photos too as always. Ang saya-saya ng samahan niyo. You really enjoy a lot.
Thanx for sharing...

dodong flores said...

I agree with Sidney. Everything that is fried in oil is unhealthy...

bing said...

what a festivity! is fried siopao as delicious?

jeanny said...

Uy saya naman. Sarap ma experience yan. Great shots by the way!

Have a great weekend Dong :)

Heart of Rachel said...

I love watching a lion dance. It's so captivating. I love your photos.

Fried siopao ... that's worth a try.

Technology and Informations said...

This post makes me feel will be there. I like this,

healthy live said...

a very good info, maybe I will visit this place better if I was given the opportunity,

Finance Business Corner said...

a culture that is very good and kept maintained. I like it. thanks for the info you have provided,

Insurance Quotes said...

really good this blog, blogs that pick-up a culture of both countries as well.

Finance Business Corner said...

I like this. maybe I will soon come if given the chance.

Technology said...

good info for the common good, and a blog that is good for everybody.

bobby said...

I would love it if I am given the opportunity to come to a place this good.

7a'faR said...

wonderful traditions...





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