We took MRT and LRT lines to get to Binondo Manila.I wanted to take my wife on a walking tour of some sort so we disembarked at LRT Carriedo Station, passed Sta. Cruz Church, Carriedo Fountain, Plaza Santa Cruz and the Third Welcome Gate (Arch of Goodwill) to Ongpin.My wife admitted to me that it was her first time in Binondo.Surprise ,suprise, she would later lamet to me (repeatedly) that the place made her feel she is not in the Philippines. Welcome to the oldest Chinatown in Southeast Asia!
Since Ramada is at the tip of Ongpin from the Third Welcome Gate, I decided to take her to Yuchengo (Nueva) Street first at DONG BEI DUMPLINGS.
Dong Bei Dumplings in Binondo
Dong Bei Pancake
Chinese Herbal Tea anyone?
At kung sinswerte ka nga naman!A few minutes upon arrival (niluluto palang orders namin), I heard of the staff lamenting 'parating daw si sir Ivan (Sir Ivan is coming)'.I asked one of them," when you said Ivan a while ago,did you mean Ivan Man Dy?".She nodded.Yes!I wasn't expecting to accidentally meet 'the' Ivan Man Dy in person.