Binondo, is a district in Manila, the Philippines. Established in 1594, it is widely considered as the oldest Chinatown in the world.

This blogger during the 2012 Chinese New Year celebration at Binondo, the Oldest Chinatown in the World

This blogger during the 2012 Chinese New Year celebration at Binondo, the Oldest Chinatown in the World

Deliberately within firing range of Intramuros, Binondo teems with jostling pedestrians and itinerant vendors. Foodies should duck inside several fabled Chinese-Filipino eateries.

Whenever I crave for dimsum, hopia, taho, or siopaio I always go to Binondo because I know I can get authentic Chinese dishes at an affordable price.