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Welcome to Manila Food Finds!

This blog was made to cater to the basic need of human beings.

Eating - which we all love to do!

There are hundreds of food establishments up and about that serves fine meals. But what happens if you get tired of the same old taste you eat day in and day out?

Just like the rest of you, I'm looking for new and exciting places to eat and have some fun at the same time, which is why this blog was created - to share with you the adventures (and hassles) that a food lover has to endure in search of a good find.

We're not picky eaters and we'll try everything and anything as long as it's edible!


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Sunday, March 2, 2008

2nd Trip to Wan Chai @ Binondo

In less than a week, the craving for another go with some Binondo treats starts to set in. Since it's late at night we decided to skip the hunting part and go back to Waichan (click here for the previous post with this resto) where we enjoyed a particularly hefty meal.

We loved their dimsums and we're off to try out more of what the place has to offer. The last time we visited, we ordered a shrimp trifecta and we left the place all full and satisfied.

First up, we ordered the Beef Hofan. It comes with a sort of flat noodles (as pictured above) and lots of beef garnished with some bean sprouts. This dish has that distinct smoky and woodsy flavor. The smell of this dish will make your mouth water in seconds!

As we are getting comfortable with the place we dared to try out other dishes. The next dish is their version of Goto (the meat you find in the all-popular goto or arozcaldo dish). Imagine the chicken feet dish most Chinese resto offers and replace it with goto. It's cooked very well and the meat is so tender, it melts in your mouth. It tasted a bit sweet with hints of soy sauce and has this gelatinous texture to it. Loved it from the very first bite.

We then ordered another dumpling dish which I don't know what its called (help me please!). There's this food cart kase which I approached to see all the delectable steaming dumplings. I just picked it out thought it was shrimp dumpling like the one we ordered before. It turned out to be different. It still has shrimp but with added minced veggies.

Our third offering this evening is the Fried Dumplings. Again this dish has minced pork, shrimp and veggies as its filling . The dumplings are fried so watch out it's steaming hot! This was served with rice wine vinegar which when tasted made the whole thing burst out with a mixture of flavors.



This Binondo food find is a must try. Fantastic value for money. All this for roughly 230 Pesos (discounts after 9:00 P.M. remember?). Flavors are great, great place and a great Chinese food experience altogether.

Wan Chai is located along Benavidez Street, Binondo, Manila.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

dude honestly your blog is so lame. I mean what's next? mcdo, jollibee, and more ordinary fastfood? how predictable. i suggest you just write about the resto around your neighborhood that makes it more interesting

i know that this is your blog and you put anything you want to, if it is food you want to write about try not to include you and your gf in the pics it makes your blog look trashy

Nilo said...

I think you have a good food blog you have going in here. Nice pictures too. Would help if you remember the names of the food you ordered though. Bookmarking this.

juzam said...

Thanks for the comments, well this is my first ever blog and there's a lot of legroom for improvement. Thanks for the constructive criticisms and I'll try to iron everything out a bit. Hope you guys watch out for more updates!

Mides said...

Just to comment something, you blog is ok though "anonymous" was right, try to improve your blog knowing it's "manila food finds" (err, 'rare' foods i should say")

Kindly add the ratings, pictures (of the restos + pure food) and the prices too which would help a lot of readers in finding not only the food, but the prices too.

Good luck to you blog

juzam said...

@mides

Points noted. ^_^

Thanks, I really appreciate the suggestions.

ezra said...

hey, i like ur blog. :)

it's nobody's business what u put here so just be urself and write. if they want something different, they should make their own blog. this is you and your style. dont let the dictates of people u dont know change ur style. :)

anyway, ive been planning to go to binondo to try the food. but i'm scared! how do u go there from makati?

hope u can send me a message :)

eddiep said...

Just let it flow. Agree with Ezra. It's your blog and you can say whatever you want. Mcdo, Jollibee, or KFC. It doesn't matter. You don't need to spend a lot to enjoy good food. Cheap doesn't always mean bad food. Just go with it. Thanks for sharing.

juzam said...

Since i wrote this blog we've been going to wan chai every now and then, usually around their closing time cause they offer discounts on dimsum and other food items.

traffic is also not a problem at night.

im really not sure how to go there from makati since we always drive from roxas boulevard. if you know how to go to recto, its very easy from there.

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Anonymous said...

thanks for your blog;very helpful and gives your readers (esp. tourists) great food finds..your photos are so inviting as well. will definitely try Wan Chai food quite soon.