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The things we do to get good food

I don’t usually get a day off. In fact, i work even on Saturdays and Sundays, so today was special as i had the whole day to spend however way i wanted to.

Hubby and i decided we would spend the day doing what we absolutely love to do.

Look for good food what else!

Ongpin is not a place you would normally find me in but the good food beckoned and i heeded…

We wanted to eat at 3 different places so we planned to take it slowly. Unfortunately we could not help ourselves at our first destination…

Wai Ying is a well recommended place by my brilliant friend OC. I wasn’t surprised why.

The entrance showcases the good food that awaits you

towers of dimsum welcomed us and got our gastric juices going





the soft breading and packed filling will be an image that will probably keep me coming back

like majority of chinese dimsum, you don’t really know what all the ingredients are

it had pork, and mushroom, and egg (according to hubby who did not share!)

it tasted great dipped in the intense sauce!


we had to wait for 15 minutes for this. I guess there are not many veggie loving people who come in. Hubby didn’t want to taste it at first but when i told him it was not all veggie, he gave it a try

and he finished a whole dumpling! wait a go hubby!

Shark’s Fin Dumplings

this came last because it came freshly out of the steamer

the steaming contents were delicious!

All these goodies were drowned down with sugar cane juice

…you learn something new everyday! hahaha!

the label said it was extracted just the other day, so this was as fresh as they come

honestly, i was a little stuffed after our dimsum overload but we headed across the street anyway

hubby had been in la mien before and he loved the authentic handmade noodles

the menu is so simple that food choices fit in 1 page

we decided to share a beef noodle soup

don’t be fooled by the mediocre bowl because when hubby started to stir the soup, i realized the bowl was way full of noodles

thick noodles

thick, hot noodles

thick, hot, delicious noodles

and if that was not enough, hubby ordered 12 pieces of fried dimsum

it was really good

but a lone fried dimsum dumpling was all my tummy could take by this time

So we went home…and finished the rest of the fried goodies!

The third restaurant would have to wait for our next visit though. But i do have a good idea what i will be ordering…till then, it will just have to be the mouthwatering memories of the good food we had.

Maybe Ongpin is not such a hard place to be in…the things we do to get good food!


August 22, 2009 - Posted by | Gastronomic experience | , ,


  1. with this post, i’m craving for ongpin food now on an early saturday morning! 😀

    i like kuchay or chives dumplings! the best in ongpin are at dong bei dumplings located at yuchengco street; immediately a left turn after binondo church. they serve great tasting freshly prepared-in-front-of-you-kuchay dumplings!

    i read from that wai ying menu photo you got here that they also serve cheong fan dumplings! i never tried it yet from ongpin, only from le ching in greenhills/trinoma…
    …shrimp cheong fan, hakao and bola-bola siopao are my favorites!

    Comment by docgelo | August 22, 2009 | Reply

  2. Wai Ying is the best, in my opinion! 🙂

    I love their hakaw, chicken feet, taro rolls, and spareribs on rice – so yummy!

    Comment by Midge | August 22, 2009 | Reply

  3. I keep hearing and reading about Ongpin from friends and online, respectively. Since it’s a long distance from where I am, it will be a field trip for me if ever I pursue hunting for good food in Ongpin. The food looks very appetizing.

    Comment by Fine Life Folk | August 22, 2009 | Reply

  4. Fantastic noodle soup shots as always! 🙂

    Comment by kaye | August 22, 2009 | Reply

  5. hi doc, i must try dong bei dumplings! we saw tasty dumplings on our way home but our tummies just couldnt take anymore treats that day ;P

    hi midge, i was curious about their taro rolls, i must give that a try when we go back.

    Hi FLF! make sure you have someone who knows how to get around when you go on your food hunt. the streets can get a little confusing…but the food is definitely not run of the mill!

    hi kaye! how are you? the noodle soup at la mien was really good! i guess the freshly made noodles made a lot of difference.

    Comment by mrs lavendula | August 23, 2009 | Reply

  6. salamat po sa post.. ang ganda po ng post nyo..

    Comment by Pinoy Jokes | September 3, 2009 | Reply

  7. wow.. yummy noodles!

    Comment by u8mypinkcookies | September 6, 2009 | Reply

  8. hmmmmm.. sarap sarap…

    Comment by Filipino Social Network | September 10, 2009 | Reply

  9. Hi Ma’am,

    Pwede po malaman yung exact address ng wai ying? nligaw ako sa ongpin kakahanap sa kanya.hehehe..sa sobrang gutom ko, nkarating kmi ng sta.cruz at sa ramon lee naisipang kumain. anu po exact address or kahit yung street lang?

    thanks po. ganda tlga ng blog mo..:)

    Comment by Markie | September 22, 2009 | Reply

  10. Hi Markie,

    Wai Ying
    927 Benavidez Street

    From Ongpin, turn left to Salazar then right to Benavidez. I think it’s the 3rd establishment on the right.

    Comment by mr lavendula | September 22, 2009 | Reply

    • waw..thanks a lot… 🙂

      Comment by Markie | September 22, 2009 | Reply

  11. hi there!! finally i found your blog! 🙂 i love binondo so much too! my favorites include dong bei dumplings, the fried siopao stall and president’s tea house 😀

    Comment by fran | September 25, 2009 | Reply

  12. hi fran! ive actually been a fan of your blog for a long time now =)
    welcome to my own little food adventures!
    anyway, ive been hearing so much about the dong bei dumplings so i must try it next time we go!

    Comment by mrs lavendula | September 25, 2009 | Reply

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