Wai Ying – Chinese Art of Dim Sum (Binondo)
I’ve said this before and I will never tire of repeating myself, I can eat Chinese food all day, every day. No better way to eat Chinese food but in Chinatown (Binondo). So Carlo and I braved the busy streets of Binondo, just to give this place a try. This place is well known for their scrumptious dimsum treats that comes in pocket-friendly prices. Wai Ying always serves its infamous hakaw and rice meals.
We first tried this hole-in-the-wall place way back 2014 when we were celebrating our first anniversary. Then after that it became our favourite place. We both loved Wai Ying mainly for the following reasons:
1. The place will never eat your cash out of your wallet
Like the prices range only from P70 to over P500 per meal. But take note, they serve big here that’s why it’s always worth sharing.
2. Their hakaw is the real MVP
If there would be a legendary hawak list, Wai Ying’s will surely make it. For only P80 you’ll get to taste and indulge yourself to 4-pieces steamy hot hakaw. Every bite of this gem will blown your mind (and palate) away.
3. You get to enjoy the realest of the Milk Tea
Wai Ying’s milk tea is different from the ones you get from Gong Cha, Infinitea and the like. This one’s a bad boy. There’s a balance of sweetness and bitterness like for real. One order of this will cost you P55, and you get to taste a cup of happiness.
4. Their rice meals are to die for
Believe me or not but Wai Ying’s rice meals are way better than any fancy Chinese resto out there has to offer. I personally loved the Lemon Chicken (P150) and Roast Duck/Asado Fried Rice (P240). The rice was cooked perfectly and the serving is massive. I’d recommend ordering 2 variants of their rice meals and just share for you to taste both.
Generally, we had a great time at Wai Ying. The only downside, particularly in this branch, were snobbish staffs and kinda slow service. But I won’t mind with the downsides at all because I’ll be back for more.
Wai Ying Fastfood
810 Benavidez Street, Binondo, Manila