The Binondo food trail has attracted numerous curious food hunters both local and international. There are plenty of Chinatowns across the world, but what makes ours different from the rest of the world is that it’s actually the oldest known Chinatown that dates back to the 1500s. Known for its lumpia and misua guisado, this little shop, located in the pink Uysubin Building, is hard to miss. It’s a canteen of sorts, and their bestselling lumpia only costs Php95. Your Binondo Food Trip will not be complete without New Poh Heng Lumpia House in your list of restaurants to visit.
What to Get?
The Binondo food experience won’t be complete without this stop. Known for their fresh lumpia (spring rolls). The stuffing is made with freshly-sourced local vegetables, peanuts, shrimp, and pork– all finely chopped and cooked.
This is perfect when you want something delicious yet light. The place is quite quaint and you will find a few tables in the establishment. They work quickly and serve you their freshly made lumpia while its still warm. Best to eat it with their sweet peanut sauce, and if you like it spicy add a bit of their homemade hot sauce. Flavors are on point with this one, it’s good, light, and simply fulfilling.
New Poh Heng Lumpia House is a Chinatown go-to immigrant food that turned into a mainstream hit with locals. Delve into this historical place of trade, mom & pop business, and good food finds. It is gritty and exhausting, but Binondo still has that dynamic character that’s truly magnetic.
New Poh Heng Lumpia House
Location: 627 Carvajal St, Binondo, Manila, 1006 Metro Manila
Opening days/hours: MTWThFS from 7 AM to 9 PM; Sundays from 8 AM to 5 PM
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