20 September 2010

My Binondo Foodie Adventures: Part I - Tasty Dumplings

It has been a while and I have collected a dozen pictures and a dozen more thoughts about food and restaurants in general and I am sorry to be so remiss in updating my blog. I have been meaning to but I have been bogged down with wedding pictures and work related stuff that I haven't had the time nor energy to take care of my foodie blog. 

I have been in and out of Binondo countless times but it still doesn't fail to charm and excite me everytime. The purple firetrucks, the great and cheap chinese food, the blabber of Chinese everywhere and it's delightful nooks and crannies. Blame it on my Chinese heritage but there is just something about Chinatown that keeps me coming back for more. 

My first restaurant on focus would be "Tasty Dumplings". Located at the side of the Binondo Church - it is a fully airconditioned Chinese restaurant that offers great value for good food. The interiors of the restaurant are very clean with attentive waiting staff. Their restaurant menu is not that comprehensive so that it doesn't confuse you so much and their food is good. 

I was with a foodie friend during this exploration and she was the one who introduced me to Tasty Dumplings. We first ordered some fried dumplings which came in due time and it was accompanied with a special sauce which I thoroughly enjoyed. Pegged at less than a hundred pesos and about 10 pcs. in 1 order. I consider this a great buy. 

There were the fried ones so we also had to try the steamed ones. Still at the same price and same quantity. Another good buy.

After the dumplings, we proceeded to real food. They have this porkchop meal which is just PHP99.00 and you will be surprised because the porkchop is so huge that I wasn't even able to finish it at all. Yummy! We had some free green tea to wash away all that grease and full feeling because we had another restaurant to go to.

After trying out that porkchop, we actually ordered mushroom balls. Really good stuff. Fried mushroom balls which were a welcome change to all the fried dimsums I have eaten lately. 

Overall rating, I'd give them 7 out of 10. Their surroundings were really clean and you will be very much comfortable eating inside. They also serve free soup with their porkchop btw. A worthwhile foodie exploration.

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