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


REVIEW: The Royale Sharksfin Seafood Restaurant

It became a tradition to do a year-end dinner with the family. I was the taya, so I had the say on where to eat, ha! We ended up in The Royale Sharksfin Seafood Restaurant along Quintin Paredes Street, 3rd floor of Pacific Centre, here in Binondo. The last thing I appreciate in the restaurant … Continue reading REVIEW: The Royale Sharksfin Seafood Restaurant

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