Celebrating Chinese New Year in Binondo

It has been my own tradition to attend the Chinese New Year celebrations in Binondo. The colors, the food and even the mood is what I’m always after. There is a charm to Binondo’s organized chaos. The hustle and bustle of this preserved Chinatown will make you want for more. I ride the LRT and…

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Gastro Guide: A Binondo Food Guide

Binondo, the town of colorful lanterns and preserved Chinese culture. But what people are starting to realize now is that its also a food hub with rich Chinese-influenced cuisines. Me and other bloggers from all over the Metro gathered up and had a very gastronomic experience in our beloved hangout spot. Tralulu, an emerging travel…

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Binondo Food Crawl: Cafe Mezzanine

The moon finally rises and gives Binondo a little glisten. I can barely walk straight as the wind starts to kiss my skin with its cool breezes. We find ourselves standing in front of a busy restaurant. With yellowish and neon signage lights, it comes alive as the darkness around it can’t seem to engulf…

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Binondo Food Crawl: Lan Zhou La Mien

We walk for a few minutes again while the sun is slowly setting. You can see the shadows kissing the facades gradually changing. It is getting darker but has that tranquil feel to it. Slowly, I notice people relaxing down with the way they walk. I do not mind this kind of vibe at all.…

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Binondo Food Crawl: Shanghai Fried Siopao

After taking photographs on top of a building, overlooking the Manila skyline, one by one we climb down the stairs and reach for the elevators. We start walking again, clueless of the next place we will go to. Our guide gives out trivia every now and then. He talks about the buildings’ histories and the…

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