Dimsum and Dumplings at Ying Ying Tea House in Binondo, Manila

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Asado Chong Fan and Dumplings overload at Ying Ying Tea House, Binondo, Manila

For our last destination for the WD My Cloud Photowalk and Food Tour, we were led by our tour guides to Ying Ying Tea House located at Dasmarinas cor. Yuchengco St. in Binondo. They say that Ying Ying serves the best dumplings in Binondo. I can’t really say for sure, because to say that something is the best means you have tried all the others to come to that conclusion. However, I can say that this has been on my list of Binondo destinations for dumplings in the past, and I always leave the place a happy kid, with my tummy stuffed with my favorite hakaw and Japanese siomai. I wrote about Ying Ying Tea House two years ago, and back then, I wasn’t a big fan as I am today.

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Our friends from WD ordered for our lot, and we were floored by the amount of food they ordered, considering that we have been eating for the last three hours.

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But first…

But since there was a challenge at hand, we decided to delay eating and prioritize taking photos of all the amazing Chinese fare we were served.

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Ying Ying’s Siopao

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Siopao, Machang, and Xiao Long Bao

Food started coming in faster than we can take in. Ying Ying’s siopao was enormous and was heavy on the stomach. I think two hungry people can share it without feeling compromised. The Machang, served wrapped in banana leaves, is something I would liken to a Japanese rice ball, the puso of Cebu, and adobo rice, combined in one. It’s usually cookied with soy sauce, hence the color, and the sticky texture holds together the rice and usually, chunks of chicken, pork, and shiitake mushrooms at the core. The Xiao Long Bao failed me because there wasn’t any soup when I punctured the wrap :( It might have dried up or drained through hole.

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Kropek. They tasted like fish balls, only flat.

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Fried Dumplings with Sweet and Sour(?) Sauce

Overall, we had an enjoyable dining experience at Ying Ying Tea House. I do regret not ordering a mug of their delicious milk tea. And I missed their Japanese Siomai, which is one of my faves from Ying Ying. You guys definitely have to visit Ying Ying when you’re in Binondo.-HANA

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Thank you, WD!

Thanks again to WD for making the WD My Cloud Binondo Photowalk and Food Tour possible! We went home with happy tummies and lots of stories to share. Check out the WD My Cloud and how it can help you manage your data better.

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