|Ready for a full meal|
|Lotus with egg|
|Vegetables come aplenty|
To the unfamiliar and first-timers, Binondo with its alleys and old structures can be a confusing maze of a place.
|Church just across the Arch of Goodwill|
|Arch of Goodwill|
|One of the old buildings in Binondo|
We passed by at Estero, a hash house located beside the river where various meat, seafood and vegetables were on display. Just let the waiters know what you want and they'll fish your order right from the display and have it cooked for you pronto. The selection looked yummy but the pungent smell coming from the river was a big turn-off.
|Seafood at Estero|
|Peking Duck on display|
Famished, we ordered beef salpicao, steamed shrimp and some pork (I don't remember what it's called).
|Rice, of course|
|Some pork dish.|
When the waiter approached to collect our bill, H asked for a discount. He was told blank-point that they didn't have discount, so H asked for the manager, whom H talked to in Fokien. We were given a 20% off our total bill. Sweet!
How to Get to Binodo
If you're commuting, you can take the LRT and get off at Carriedo Station. Walk toward the old BPI building and turn right until you see Binondo Church. You can also take a cab up to Binondo Church. Or hop on a jeepney bound to Sta. Cruz and get off at Carriedo.