I was in Hidalgo last week with some friends because one of them had to buy a Canon G9 digital Camera (for those who dont know Hidalgo is the best/cheapest place to buy, although it can be frustrating some times. You have to deal with all the people, dirty streets etc but it has its charm.
After purchasing the camera we decided to walk to Binondo from there to have some chinese dimsum. We texted a friend of ours who grew up there and asked him what place he can recommend (aside from te obvious places to go there) so he told us to go to this place called Wai Ying. I insisted in passing by this place where they sell fried siopao - I tried it once during another visit and just had to have it again. We stopped by and had one each while walking to the restaurant. When we got there the place was full so they brought us to the 2nd floor - thats a was a good sign.
We ordered mostly dimsum, namely siomai, hakaw, siopau, chicken feet, Pork ribs, Wan ton curry, and several other things I cant rememebr anymore. Needless to say the food was great, very fresh and tasty. The dimsum was close to most of the dimsum Ive had in Hong Kong, specially the Hakaw.
The best part of the place? the price. We were 5 people and we couldnt even finish all the food we ordered. Our total bill: 1,100.00 pesos I really enjoy eating in this type of restaurants in the Binondo area and cant wait to get back there again. If you are interested, its located in Benavidez st.
Some Pictures courtesy of the master food Photographer Ricky Ladia - I also took some but I dont know anymore which ones....