A Visit to New Po Heng Stall in Ongpin Street

New Po Heng use to be located at 531 Quintin Paredes street ( formerly called Calle Rosario), ground floor of Uy Suy Bin building for more than 30 years.

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New Po Heng – ( Amoy ) Chinese -style fresh lumpia

The art deco building stand as a rare jewel within post-modern buildings along Quintin Paredes street. However for the past several years, heritage advocates, concerned citizens and residents of the district were afraid that the building is going to get demolished to pave way for a higher and bigger condominium building.

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Uy Suy Bin building

Carvajal street offers a small dining space compared to the previous location which had a indoor atrium like ambiance.

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lumpia wrapper with toppings of grounded peanuts, seaweed, fried crushed sotanghon noodles, crushed fresh garlic, powdered sugar

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fresh lettuce leaves are added

The best-seller is their Chinese-Amoy style fresh “Lumpia” or Run Bing in Mandarin – tofu, chopped cabbage, mustard, shredded carrots, coriander with generous toppings of grounded peanuts, seaweed ( Ho-Ti), fried crushed sotanghon noodles, crushed fresh garlic, powdered sugar. It is cooked along with grounded shrimp heads to add more flavors, fresh lettuce leaves then rolled together in a thin lumpia wrapper made from flour.

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cooked mix vegetables are added 

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wrapping the fresh lumpia

It also takes time to wrap the fresh lumpia into rolls.

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 I would also suggest to eat first the lumpia without using the sauce. The price of their lumpia is Php 95.00 per order. There is a 20% discount for senior citizens and person’s with disability with valid Id’s presented before ordering.

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prices 

New Po Heng / New Pou Heng

New Po Heng / New Pou Heng eventually moved out of the heritage building sometime in the later part of 2018 to a new location along 621 Carvajal  street. The quaint restaurant  along with their famous Chinese-Amoy style lumpia, pork maki, misua soup, kiampung and home-cooked meals are well-loved by the community.

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Carvajal street

While a smaller stall opened in 2019 at Ongpin street near corner Tomas Mapua street just beside Mei Sum Tea House or ( Maxim’s Tea House). The Ongpin street had fewer selection and for those interested to try the other dishes, I would recommend to drop-by at the Carvajal street.

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New Pou Heng/ New Po Heng stall beside Mei Sum Tea House

We decided to order for take outs and they also accepts bulk order. The lumpia stall had been featured in many blogs, vlogs, newspaper and television station.

Other Lumpia Variations

Lumpiang Ginayat na Papaya and Lumpiang Puso ng Saging had fillings made from shredded young papaya or shredded banana blossom. It is popular in some provinces with plenty of papaya and banana blossom. They are either fried or sauteed along with carrots and other vegetables. Young papaya or shredded banana blossom were used as a substitute for cabbage which is not always available.

Aling Ika’s fresh lumpia from Cavite City is a little bit different and have slightly different taste. Our family also have a different version of the Amoy- Chinese style fresh lumpia.

Note: Prices posted in this blog are subject to change without prior notice

Address: 621 Carvajal st. Binondo, Manila- Contact (7) 753-1891 / 277531891

New Po Heng Stall : Ongpin Street corner Tomas Mapua street, Santa Cruz, Manila

 

 

 

 

Enjoying Breakfast Buffet Meal at LaiLai Hotel

LaiLai Hotel, Sabino Padilla corner Ongpin street, Binondo , Manila -Philippines

LaiLai Hotel entrance

We decided to meet at the Lai Lai Hotel and try their breakfast buffet meal within Binondo district in Manila. The hotel had been offering  buffet meals for the past one year to their guests and walk -in clients .

buffet area

The hotel is well-known within Binondo district for several decades and it is favorite place among Chinese, Koreans and Japanese tourists.

Buffet area can accommodate up to 80 people at any given time, Since it was sunday – Most of the clients ate there at around past 8:00am.

Buffet meal cost Php 148 per person and according to the staff of the hotel, they change some of the meal viands everyday .

buffet table with hotel staffs

The price is pretty okey , One can choose from about a dozen viands which includes misua soup , congee , garlic fried rice, salted vegetable ( kiam chay ) , tocino , steam fish in light soy sauce with chilies , deboned fried milkfish ( bangus) , scrambled  and fried egg, tasty bread, steamed tofu in light soy based soup, stir fry bitter gourd with egg (sir fry ampalaya ) and bottomless powdered grape or orange juice , brewed coffee or ordinary filtered water.

The hotel also have buffet lunch and buffet evening supper at Php 299 and Php 399 respectively .

Note: Please refer to the buffet meal guidelines of the hotel and no sharing of foods , no leftovers and not applicable to other promos and senior citizen discounts.

Website: http://www.chinatownlailai.com/

 

 

 

 

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