So much has been said and written about this small authentic Chinese restaurant in Binondo.
So by the time that we've had the chance (and the moolah) to roam around Binondo again for some food hunting, our guts suggested that we visit this spot for a meal.
Entering the restaurant, I was amazed at the, how to put this, crudeness and simplicity of the place. In fact, it was messy that time. The storekeepers were making Xiao Long Bao in a table near the entrance and dashes of flour are all over the place. No elaborate designs nor embellishments. No fancy lights. Just two tarpaulin posters bearing the name of the restaurant with pictures of what they serve, one at the entrance and one inside.
They even reuse cups like this one to hold the napkins.
I loved it in an instant. And I got excited.
Some kind of a place, huh? I have always affirmed the idea that what some products lack in their packaging, promotions and add-ons, they make up through their quality.
Hmmm. We will see.
Overall, I liked my whole experience in Dong Bei. I am sure their other dishes are worth the try and definitely perfect to folks who love eating authentic Chinese on a foodtripper's budget.
Highly recommended for peeps who love to explore dishes from Northern China or Manchuria too!