We all woke up early on a Saturday to go to Divisoria, thinking of the traffic since it is a pay out weekend, parking and overflowing people who goes there. It’s been a decade since I last visited this place. I refuse to go with my family and friends every time they asked me to. Simply because it is over crowded for one, and I don’t like the hustle and bustle of Manila traffic. I know it is all over the news that they are clearing up the roads and keeping the vendors off the street, I was thinking it was just publicity hype. To my surprise the news were all true, kudos to Mayor Isko for being dedicated to having discipline in the city. There were enforcers everywhere to maintain good traffic flow. We went there for business and pleasure.
After accomplishing what we went there for, we all got hungry; and since our parking is far away from the place we came from, I tried hailing a toktok. I told him to bring us to Binondo church, but how do you know, we enjoyed the experience riding the toktok.
Before reaching the parking, we remembered to stop by to buy hopia at Eng Bee Tin. The store now is bigger, current and convenient for shoppers.
After buying all the hopia I wanted, we decided to eat in their restaurant at the second floor. The place is spacious and the owners are really accommodating. We ordered dimsum, pork asado, sweet chilli fish tofu and young chow. It was all good, not greasy and not msg overload, after 40 minutes it was all gone. The owners was gracious enough to give us complimentary brewed coffee.
When I asked for the bill, the owner gave me something for good luck. The atmosphere is friendly, clean even their comfort room, service is great and value for money.
Eng Bee Tin and The Great Buddha Café are located at 628 Ongpin St. Binondo Manila