Unmistakably Wai Ying

Wai Ying

Wai Ying Fastfood, a Chinese restaurant on Benavidez St. in Manila Chinatown is such a hit with the Filipino palate. You will see mostly students and Divisoria shoppers among the diners. We were lucky to have had a table in the morning, otherwise it would be fully packed the rest of the day. I perfectly understand why it is hard to convince them to open their doors to TV cameras. They are warm though towards personal cams.

Remember the yummy convolution (here)?

DeliveryBrothDim Sum BasketsWai YingWai Ying BreakfastSiopaoBaristaAsado MamiFish Cake Hofan

Their bola-bola siopao (pork bun) complements the asado mami (barbecued pork noodles). My hofan (rice noodle) soup was a bit bland. I would have liked more my fish cake paired with egg noodles. I’m still returning, but to try their other dim sum specialties.

Service is nice and quick. Prices are friendly as well.

Wai Ying Fastfood 810 Benavidez Street, Binondo, Manila Open from 7 AM to 2 AM Tel No.: 242 0310

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Big Breakfast at Ying Ying

Siopao

Ying Ying Tea House is not new to this blog. I discovered it by accident (read story here). It’s become an instinctive habit upon reaching Manila. Hot congee or mami with something from the dim sum of the day will surely wake up your day. If you haven’t heard, the owner used to work at President Restaurant.

Bola Bola Siopao

I saw someone eating siopao at the other table, so I had to have one. The textures of both the bread and the filling are beautifully done, obviously freshly made.

Fish Cake Mami

I’m having this affair with fish ball soup. It’s something I crave for everyday. They ran out of fish balls, but fish cake was a fine substitute. The size and texture of the noodles are done the traditional way, very pleasing, while the soup was tasty and comforting.

Ying Ying NoodlesRadish CakeRadish Cake

Though the texture is generally nice, the radish cake can be more improved with some zest perhaps. As always, the duck congee packs so much flavor in one bowl.

Hot and ColdFried Silver Rolls with Condensed Milk

To complete the breakfast at Ying Ying, we had to have fried silver rolls with the necessary morning milk.

Ying Ying Tea House Dasmariñas cor. Yuchengco Streets., Binondo, Manila Open 7 AM to 2 AM

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