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2018 Binondo Chinatown Food Tour Package

Binondo, Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines
Binondo Chinatown Food Tour Package

Looking for a Binondo Chinatown Food Tour this Chinese New Year? Check this out from my very good friend and tour guide Rence Chan. He is offering a one-day food tour package  in Binondo on the day of the celebration of Chinese New Year. Every year, it is Rence's advocacy to promote this place whom he once called home. He is by the way half Chinese and half Filipino. His father is a pure Chinese born here in the Philippines during the war and his mother is a pure Filipina from Samar. He knows a bit of Cantonese and Mandarin language. 

Manila Chinatown is the largest and oldest Chinatown in the world. It was established in 1594 to separate the Catholic Chinese from the non-Catholic from mainland. The current Chinatown covers a big portion of several districts of Binondo, San Nicolas, parts of Santa Cruz , parts of Tondo and even parts of Quiapo.  Filipino-Chinese not only within the Philippines but the rest of the world are celebrating the year of the dog with a BIG Bang with lion dances and fireworks display.

This Binondo walking food tour is in cooperation with Binondo Firecracker and Fire-lover Association.

Participation Fee: Php 1, 800 per head for the whole day tour, food, donation to temples and tour guiding services and handouts.
Assembly Place: Plaza Santa Cruz fountain area , Santa Cruz , Manila
Assembly Time: 6:50 to 7:10am
Date: February 16 Friday

Proposed itineraries (subject to change, depending on availability )
1.) Plaza Santa Cruz and Church 
2.) Ongpin Street 
3.) LaiLai Hotel for breakfast buffet 
4.) Ongpin Estero 
5.) Salazar Bakery 
6.) Filipino-Chinese Merchant Stores along Ongpin street
7.) Carvajal street 
8.) Visit Chinese temples
9.) Binondo Church and Plaza San Lorenzo Ruiz
10.) Panciteria Macanista de Buen Gusto
11.) Juan Luna Ancestral House marker
12.) Santo Cristo 
13.) Chamsamco Hardware 
14.) Santo Cristo Street
15.) Dona Teodora Alonso Ancestral House marker
16.) Ilang-Ilang restaurant -established in 1908 ( one of the oldest restaurants in Chinatown)
17.) Ambos Mundos- established in 1888 ( one of the oldest restaurants in Manila
18.) Taoist Temple visit along Zacateros corner Teodora Alonso Street
19.) Bee Tin Grocery
20.) Holland Bakery
21.) Polland Bakery 
22.) Fortune telling within Juan Luna Street
22.) Antigua Toho aka New Toho restaurant ( oldest restaurant in Chinatown established in 1866 ) favorite Rizalian meal like Pancit Guisado , Lumpiang Shanghai , Yang Chow Fried Rice and Mayor of Manila favorite Kikiam and fried chicken.

Optional tour itineraries- Plaza Cervantes with side tour in Juan Luna street , Lucky Chinatown Mall and Narra temple in Tondo.

Reminders and suggestions for the Chinese New Year Binondo Food Tour Package

1.) Please wear light clothing! This is going to be a whole day of walking. This is for your peace of mind and comfort.
2.) If you DON'T like moving around, DON'T like to walk under the heat of the sun, DON'T like noise, DON'T like the crowd - we DON'T encourage you to join the tour. Chinese New Year in Binondo Chinatown is crazy and chaotic.
3.) The amount of Php 1, 800 does NOT include the free T-shirt anymore because this one is only given for early registrants. 


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