Review – Dong Bei Dumplings, Binondo, Manila

Overview – Dong Bei Dumplings, Binondo, Manila

Dong Bei Dumplings is a tiny Binondo, Manila restaurant giving homemade Beijing-type dumplings at inexpensive charges.   In simple fact, when we were being there, the dumplings we requested were being freshly designed for us at an adjoining table.  You do not get a great deal fresher than that!  Just hold in mind that this is a modest, straightforward, unpretentious neighborhood eatery, but one which has gained significant praise on Vacation Advisor and various foodie internet sites.  It’s not the put to get your manager or girlfriend to impress them except they share you passion for cost-effective eateries.

Dong Bei 1st arrived to our focus on Ivan Person Dy’s “Big Bindondo Food items Wok” map of Binondo.  We hardly ever would have located it on our own.  This map reveals the dining establishments, shops and cultural attractions of Binondo.  For data on how to get a duplicate see

Mr. Person Dy presents guided excursions of Binondo.  See  He has been tireless in his initiatives to describe and boost Binondo and the Chinese heritage of Manila.

On our very first go to we arrived at Dong Bei late on a Sunday afternoon, not lengthy ahead of closing.  This meant that most of the dumpling fillings (including shrimp and pork) have been not accessible.  The only filling accessible was green onion.  So, although the food was good, it was confined.  We went back again once more and had a substantially greater range of fillings.

Dong Bei Dumpling Cafe, 642 Yuchengo (Nueva) Avenue, Binondo, Manila.


This will give you a feeling for just how small Dong Bei is.

We experienced the effect that Dong Bei’s most important business enterprise is producing dumplings for other sellers and that working a restaurant is a thing of a sideline.

Beef soup with residence-built noodles

Pork-Cilantro dumpling soup

The “pancakes” had been the star of our food.

Dumplings currently being made at an adjoining desk

Dong Bei menu (December 2012)

Dong Bei specials

Producing dumplings

Update:  December 2012.

Dong Bei Dumpling Restaurant, 642 Yuchengo (Nueva) Road, Binondo, Manila.