Where to Eat and Stay for Chinese New Year

Your guide to Binondo’s delicacies as well as comfortable hotels to stay at for Chinese New Year

By Nigel Maranan
January 28, 2014


Looking for a place to eat and stay for Chinese New Year? Why not visit Binondo? Taste the delicious flavors of China and mingle with the locals in celebration of the Year of the Wooden Horse. Want to try familiar Chinese delicacies with a unique twist? Read on to find out which restaurants you should check out on your trek to Binondo. Hanging around for the rest of the day? Complete your New Year experience with an overnight stay at one of the nearby hotels.

Where to Eat:

New Po-Heng Lumpia House

Are you a vegetarian? A fan of fresh lumpia? Then you will certainly love New Po-Heng Lumpia House’s Chinese version of the very popular lumpia Filipinos love. The lumpia roll itself is freshly cooked and prepared right in front of you. Every bite is tender and releases the delicious flavors of the vegetables and sauce.

Café Mezzanine

If you are a rice lover, head to Café Mezzanine and try their steaming hot Kiampeng Rice. Enjoy your meal with a glass of cold kundol juice or iced coffee. The firefighter-themed restaurant also offers a wide range of continental and Filipino dishes. A portion of the restaurant’s proceeds goes to local Chinese firefighter volunteer groups.

Dong Bei Dumplings

Enjoy authentic northern Chinese dumplings at Dong Bei Dumplings. The restaurant offers a wide range of freshly cooked dumplings, which are rolled and wrapped just before steaming and frying. First-time visitors are encouraged to try the restaurant’s pork and vegetable dumplings.

Crepe de Chine
If your taste buds are craving something sweet, have a crepe roll at Crepe de Chine. Choose from a variety of flavors that will surely fulfill your cravings. If you'd rather have something savory, they have other flavors available too. Don’t leave without trying their best-selling pizza crepe.

Eng Bee Tin
A trip to Binondo is not complete without pasalubong. Visit Eng Bee Tin for delicious Chinese hopia and other authentic Chinese delicacies like tikoy, mooncake, and siopao. Try their famous ube hopia or order some mung bean, pandan, or piña hopia.

Where to Stay:

Ramada Manila Central

Located along Ongpin Street in Binondo, Manila, Ramada Manila Central is a great choice of hotel for Chinese New Year. It is located near famous Binondo restaurants and food houses as well as Binondo plaza, one of the best places to watch the Dragon Dance and other event activities. Book a suite, which can accommodate the whole family.

Book a room at Ramada Manila Central for as low as Php 3,241.02++!

Orion Hotel

Offering cozy rooms, Orion Hotel should be on your list if you are after quality accommodation and service this Chinese New Year. Located along Recto Avenue, the hotel is minutes away from Chinese New Year festivities in Binondo, Manila. Rooms at Orion Hotel are fully air conditioned. They also come complete with amenities such as cable TV, a private bathroom, and WiFi Internet.

Book a room at Orion Hotel for as low as Php 3,931.62++!

Join the Chinese New Year festivities at the beautiful town of Binondo this year. Take stunning photos of the famous Dragon Dance and delicious Chinese cuisine. Don’t want to cut your Binondo stay early? Stay overnight! This will also give you time to enjoy the festivities.

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