REVIEW: Mei Sum Teahouse in Binondo

Funny thing about being the resident Binondo girl is the fact that I have not eaten in all the restaurants you'll find in Chinatown. And I'm sorry to my great ancestors, but that's primarily because I'm not so fond of Chinese food because I grew up with sought-for Chinese restaurants as my neighbor. But when … Continue reading REVIEW: Mei Sum Teahouse in Binondo

REVIEW: The 1919 Grand Cafe in Binondo

A new place in Binondo opened up at one of the oldest heritage gems- the former HSBC building at the corner of Juan Luna and Escolta. This 97-year old building was erected in 1922 and was renovated into where the 1919 Grand Cafe stands. The cafe keeps the original facade of the jewel and polished … Continue reading REVIEW: The 1919 Grand Cafe in Binondo

Chinatown During the New Year

After chocolates, stuffed bears and flowers keeping the in-love somewhat extra romantic and the singles slapped with their statuses, shortly comes the firecrackers, ang pao's and tikoys that heightens the excitement even for the non-Chinese. Chinatown, Binondo, is probably the heart of Chinese citizens, but somehow, people of all races come to this place once every year to take … Continue reading Chinatown During the New Year