Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Binondo Food Trip: Wai Ying Fastfood

When: October 10, 2010

After trying out Dong Bei's kutchay dumplings, we wandered off to Benavidez Street in Chinatown. This street is known for authentic Chinese restos and other hole-in-the-wall food spots. One of them is Wai Ying Fastfood, which boasts of good dim sum at relatively cheap prices.

These roasted peking ducks on display served as our clue that we found Wai Ying. 

Since this is a hole-in-the wall food spot, I really didn't expect much in terms of cleanliness and aesthetic stuff.  It then reminded me of my Macau getaway last June. I felt like I was pushed inside a time machine and I landed without warning in a hole-in-the wall somewhere in Senado Square where I had a similar experience. Chinese in the nearby tables, greasy table and Chinese characters in a laminated menu.

Hongkong milk tea (Php 50 each)

Two thumbs up for their milk tea! It's the closest thing to the milk teas I've had in Macau. Highly recommendable indeed.

Taro cake (Php 65) ~ a Chinese dish made from the vegetable taro

It's my first time to eat taro cake and I didn't enjoy it. I had this feeling that it was fried in a heavily greased pan. Since we're quite full, we didn't order much. We trooped to Quiapo then to Chinatown right after our heavy lunch at home. Suffice it to say that we entered Wai Ying just for the heck of it.

Hakaw (Php 65) ~ shrimp dumpling

Their hakaw is also a must-try. One can really see and taste the shrimps.

Taro cake with oyster sauce (I think)

Top view of our Wai-Ying experience 

Will I go back? Sure! I'll try to skip lunch next time and be in Chinese dim sum heaven. :)

Wai Ying Fastfood
Benavidez Street
Binondo, Manila


Mhe-anne Ojeda said...

and mag take out ka Jazz and eat dimsum for breakfast! (and you have accomplished a task in 2001 things to do before you die hehehe..

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