2.16.2010

Valentine's and New Year at Ying-Ying Tea House

Chinese New Year at Chinatown Binondo, Manila
You'll never go wrong with Chinese food--- never go bankrupt, never go out of taste, it's just the best. With the recent Chinese New Year falling on the same day as Valentine's, it was weird but funny to see couples celebrating, the supposed to be intimate, quiet time, in an opposite atmosphere, chaotic and really noisy--- Chinese restaurant, more so restaurants in Binondo--- on the day that is most noisy. 

Ying Ying servers running like roadrunners.
Originally it is served in fours, but we were in a hurry to take the bite.
Siomai: Pork Shrimp are just the best, tasty even without the soy sauce, chili and calamansi. Served juicy hot in the dimsum steamers. You can taste both the shrimp and the pork, there's no overpowering taste, after every bite there's still the feel of freshness, or rather refreshing not to heavy to digest.
Taro puffs are the best dimsum ever invented and serve at Ying Ying.
Crunchy puff outside with perfect taro stuffing inside, plus if sauced out with Hoisin 海鮮, it will elevate to something divine. I don't know what's in that Hoisin sauce but it is the perfect pair for taro puff. *Hoisin mean seafood, but it is said that it doesn't even contain fish. Weird.

Cold Cuts of Asado, Seaweed, Chicken, Century Egg.
These cold cuts are also refreshing, but I am no fan of the chicken because of its little bones. Their Asado are just the juiciest (Ying Ying and Wai Ying have the best Asado in Binondo). I don't eat century eggs, even before Richmond told us not to, because China stopped its production due to some health reasons.

All in all Ying Ying is one of the best Chinese restaurants to serve authentic Chinese food, that you can only find in Binondo.

PS. The billing was only around PhP400.00+ and we also had Nido soup plus one Nai Cha.

Ying Ying Tea House
233 to 235 Dasmarinas Street, corner E.T. Yuchengco ext.Street.
Binondo, Manila
Telephone: 387 2797, 710 3856, 241 6323
Open daily 7am to 2am

1 comments:

Lisa said...

Tried Nido soup last year from like www.geocities.jp/hongkong_bird_nest/index_e.htm . Tastes really good... yeah, I thought it was gross at first, but wow, you won't regret it.