It’s one beautiful sunday. Our usual sunday choir rehearsals got cancelled, My evil twin Angela passed the LET exams, Manny Pacquiao won against Bambam Rios and I’ll be having a web design project soon yay! It’ll be great if I checked on my email earlier though, just found out that I also won passes to the Mobile Festival from When In Manila, checked on my email last monday (exact day of the event) and I wasn’t allowed to be excused (boo! XD).
Well anyway, after I meet up with my web design client, Angela and I decided to travel from Makati to Eastwood to Manila, just to quench our Chinese food cravings one of the known restaurants in Manila’s Binondo district, Ying Ying!
I t was a long ride from the my client’s place in Eastwood. After we arrived in Cubao, we were thinking of dining out in Banchetto (or was it Mercatto? correct me if i’m wrong!) along Araneta. But we both want dimsum and soups since we already had our dinner, so we took a jeep going to Quiapo and walked past Sta. Cruz church all the way to Yuchengco St. It was a crazy creepy walk, there’s no one around and it’s almost 12 at the time that we arrived. We’re afraid that the store might be closed…
But thank the heavens that it’s still open! hurray!
The people in the restaurant accommodated us, they’re friendly and polite. The interiors are somewhat ok. It has an old feel in it, maybe because it’s been there for years.
As we placed our order, they immediately served us their service tea, disposable chopsticks wrapped in plastic and utensils that are soaked in hot water.
We agreed to buy a noodle soup and split it into two, and two dimsums as well. Here’s what we got:
I’ve been a forever Beef Wanton Mami fan, and the Duck noodle soup surprised me, it’s tasty and gamey. The duck meat is yummy too, except that it’s hard to eat because of the bones lol! For only 120 pesos, the serving is huge. Good thing we decided to split the noodle soup in half to make room for the yummy dimsum treat.
Instead of having the usual Hakao and siomai, we opted for the Kutchay dumpling (70 pesos) and Radish Cake (70 pesos) The kutchay dumpling is stuffed with meat and veggies, the serving is huge and it’s delicious!
The radish cake on the other hand, is a refreshing change to our dimsum dish. it’s somewhat gooey and reminds me of tikoy that is being friend, but not that sticky. It’s not that oily and it can be eaten with or without the sauce.
Us + food = happiness!
It was a great foodie treat. As we pay for our bills and went outside, we checked on their other dims treats laid down before our eyes:
Everything is reasonably priced and looks delicious! Ying Ying is perfect place for late night cravings. I will definitely come back for their other dishes soon! 😉
Ying Ying Tea House
233-235 Dasmarinas St. cor Yuchengo St.Binondo, Manila