Feb 7, 2009

downtown manila: dong bei dumplings

famous due to ivan man dy's binondo walks. dong bei is in my must try list. finally, found the time to visit the place. tucked away near the binondo church, dong bei is a small dumpling place where in you could see the dumplings being made through the glass wall.

got the famous kutchay dumplings , 15 pieces for 100 PHP. not bad, pretty cheap actually. the dumplings are freshly made, thin, clear and glistening boiled dumplings (you can choose fried as well). it comes with a vinegar and garlic dip which is actually a perfect condiment for the dumplings.

fried tofu with pork meat (150 PHP) more like a tofu burger, pork in between slices of tofu cooked in a brown sauce. could anything go wrong with tofu? none, if you ask me. this is our favorite dish.

they also have handiwork noodles, which probably means hand made. we opted for this unique soybean noodle dish (100 PHP) which is a dry noodle dish with soybean and sliced cucumber. this one is refreshing. but not perfect for those who want some meat in their noodles.

for drinks, they have this chinese version of C2. wong lo kat which tastes like flowers but not that much so it was tolerable for me.

the place is very affordable, limited menu but you can simply splurge with the dumplings and tofu. a good hole in the wall place in binondo.

dong bei dumplings
from binondo church
walk along ongpin street and turn left to
yuchengco/nueva st., after the first intersection
dong bei is on the right


  1. Yum! I love dunplings! Matagal na rin akong in search of yummy dumplings...yung hindi lang nabibili sa mall... i plan to visit chinatown soon. thanks for the directions :)

    ey, visit my blog at kuwentotkuwenta.blogspot.com. It's no food blog, more of stories/fiction type :)

  2. try wai ying too. i'll add it up sa bloglines ko.

  3. It’s always fun to read your food adventures. This piece on Dong Bei particularly interests me. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. thanks for visiting jane. i enjoy reading your posts too.