Friday, December 19, 2008

Presidents Tea House, Binondo

This post is kinda late since I was here some 3 weeks ago but here goes...

I normally make it a point to go to Binondo with a group of friends at least once a month (R, V, B and myself). While I was in search for the Chinese ham and already was in Quiapo for the EXCELENTE ham, we decided to walk to Binondo despite the rain and tons of people shopping, etc...

We decided to have lunch in Presidents Tea House. I think there are 2 President restaurants and the one we went to was the smaller one. On my last trip there we ate at Wai Ying, which I was told is the same owner as President. On our way to the restaurant, we did our mandatory stop at the SHANGAI FRIED SIOPAO in Ongpin corner Bahama st. A tiny shop that sells siopao in a different way, deep fried !!


We got to the restaurant and immediately ordered our food. While waiting, we had our Fried Siopao. Its a very simple siopao slightly deep fried (not very crispy but just right) inside is asado meat I think but not as sweet as the regular ones.

We had a variety of Dimsum..very simple yet very tasty...Siomai, Hakaw and Chicken Feet...



For main we had Minced Pigeon, Noodles and Roast Duck. First time I try the Minced Pigeon, it was very tasty and crunchy. Wrapped with lettuce and a sweet sauce it was simply delicious. The Duck was a simple roast duck and the noodles were bihon, slightly crunchy and a bit dry which is the way I like it.




I love going to Binondo and make it a point to go at least once a month for lunch to try new restaurants. I'm hoping to go back some time mid january. I'll keep you posted :)

6 comments:

Noel said...

I used to go to Binondo often to eat when I was in college and law school. Often we'd eat in President (the one right after the bridge). My favorite dish there then was the scallops with Hunan ham and chicken livers. Last I was there, though, which was several years ago, it was no longer on their menu.

I hear, though, that, currently, they have very good (for its price) shark's fin soup (to be ordered a couple of days in advance). I'm thinking of trying it out sometime because, so far, the best sharks' fin soup here for me is in Choi's Garden (whole fin, not just retazos). They also, for me, have the best roast pigeon in the Philippines.

Have you ever tried Emerald Garden? Great crabs and Buddha-Jumped-Over-the-Wall Soup.

Best,

N

Miguel said...

Wow Hunan ham is my favorite...its just quite hard to find.

Havent tried Nor Emerald Garden nor Choi Garden.

I'll have to go there thi coming 2009...

Michael said...

At around 6:00PM of Dec. 23, 2009, We decided to eat at the President’s Tea House in Binondo. When the drink was served and taken a few sip, I noticed a COCKROACH in my drink!!! I immediately approach the head waiter and assistant manager to look into the incident. They did not deny instead admitted their fault. But admission was not enough, they should responsible for the cleanliness and proper sanitation of their establishment. Someone should be accountable for this incident. Since this is an issue of one’s health.

For this reason I’ll file a complaint at the Sanitation Division of Manila City Hall. This is a major violation since President’s Tea House is a Food Establishment.

Anonymous said...

President is a great place to eat!

Anonymous said...

President is a great place to eat!

John Richard said...

@ Michael: even if they are at fault, the important is that they admitted and apologized for what they did. Hopefully, they get you another drink. This situation can be settled between the parties without the need of filing a formal complaint unless the offending party is not willing to cooperate in a settlement or the degree of damage suffered by the complainant is extent.