City’s Oldest Business District
“I want a Fried Siopao.”
This is not my first time here in Binondo. I decided to feature this place on my blog since this is a one-stop destination for the locals; great food, cheap goods, and old school structures. It is a prominent spot for merchants, probably dominated by Chinese, and those consumers who love to make discounts. Here lies the famous Divisoria Market. This is also a place in the city wherein “kalesa” (a two-wheel horse drawn carriage) is allowed to travel. A bit of its historical contribution is still obvious until now.
|I am going down to eat. Come on it is snack time!|
On our way..
|Along Ongpin St.|
|San Lorenzo Ruiz Church and the kalesas.|
By the way we dropped by here to find Fried Siopao – a steamed bun. From work, me and a colleague crave for a snack so we dare ourselves to walk from a place in Tondo to the famous Ongpin St. in Binondo. We got there for more than 30 minutes. Thanks to the good weather and Google earth.
Wait! A cute little store full of nice scenting breads has been found. A cake for mama's birthday? Cool..
|The bread store along Ongpin St.|
|I said I want a siopao, not a cake. But fruitcake looks good.|
|Only one Mahu Cake left? It is best seller that is why.|
If you came here to shop at Divisoria Market and want some Chinese delicious cuisine such as stir fried noodles, wanton (noodle soup), grilled peking duck, dimsum, etc. for a meal or snack, better dropped by Salazar St. and look for Wai Ying restaurant. I have been in this resto from a suggestion of a cab driver the first time I came to eat here. At reasonable prices, you will definitely memorize their Chinese menu afterwards.
The quest for the fried siopao is over...
|At Php 15.00, solved!|