Tasty Tuesday: Eating at the World’s Oldest Chinatown

Binondo in Manila, Philippines is said to be the world’s oldest Chinatown. The Spanish established it in the 1590’s as a settlement for Chinese Catholics.

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Today, it is one of the busiest areas in Manila. This is where visitors could enjoy authentic Chinese food.
A popular place to stop by is Café Mezzanine labeled by CNN as a ‘Must Visit’. The food is delicious and reasonably priced.

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Visitors may enjoy a variety of Chinese food. Of course, I ordered my all time favorites:

Spring rolls or lumpia

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This is ground pork and shrimp mixed with veggies and rolled in spring roll wrapper. It’s good for snacking, as appetizer, or side dish. Sarap! 😋

Siomai

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My 6-year old nephew loves this ground pork and shrimp dimsum. So do I!

Yang chow fried rice

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Who doesn’t love fried rice? Yang chow is made of cooked rice, pork, shrimp, scallions, carrots, peas, and eggs.

Pancit Canton

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Stir fried noodles prepared with pork, shrimp, scallions, and kikiam. Kikiam is ground pork and shrimp with chopped veggies wrapped in bean curd sheets.

Food bloggers recommend the xiao long bao. A kind of dimsum served hot in bamboo baskets where they were steamed.

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Everyone enjoyed the food at Cafe Mezzanine. We left fully satisfied and happy. 😊

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