Ying Ying Tea House

October 25, 2019 Phantasm Darkstar 0 Comment(s)

Exploring Binondo has brought us to Ying Ying Tea House which was recommended to me by my friend, Mark ( What I love about this place is that they serve Chinese food with a good serving size for its price. 
Ying Ying Tea House is located on Dasmariñas Street corner Yuchengco Street, Binondo, Manila--a couple of minutes walk from Lucky Chinatown Mall. Before coming here, I've heard that this place is usually full and has a waiting line; so, we decided to drop by during off-peak hours (around 2-3pm) to have our late lunch. At that time, we were able to have a seat after about only 5 minutes of waiting. I feel lucky. Hehe. 
The place gives you a feel of a typical Chinese local eatery. It's loud with staff that seems very busy; a warm restaurant with different condiments on every table. A wooden table with a white top. Feels so classic. 
Here are the dishes that we tried: 
Bird's Nest Soup with Quail Egg (鵪鶉蛋燕窩湯). A single order is good for sharing for about 3-4 persons. It's definitely not completely authentic since Bird's Nest Soup is very expensive, but you'll get that almost-similar taste and texture of a Bird's Nest Soup. There is also a good amount of quail eggs inside.
Ham Sui Gok (咸水角). These are fried glutinous rice dumplings with pork inside. It's hard to say no to carbs when you have this in front of you. It's so good!
Yang Chow Fried Rice (楊炒飯). A staple for us when we dine in Chinese restaurants. It's fried rice that usually contains barbecued pork, egg, shrimp, and green onion.
Roast Peking Duck (北京烤鴨). I always enjoy a good pecking duck. For this one, though, it wasn't as good as I expected but it's okay. Just like that Filipino tagline, "Hindi daw masyadong masarap pero pwede na." It was like that. It still satisfied my cravings for duck, though. 
Sweet and Sour Pork (糖醋排骨). If you have been following my blogs, then you would know that I always order sweet and sour pork in Chinese restaurants. I'm still searching for the best sweet and sour pork in the metro and sadly, this didn't even make the cut for the good ones. I find it too sweet. 

A full table for us two. We also had hot tea (complimentary) and milk tea. I was surprised by how huge the serving of their cold milk tea was. Ying Ying Tea House gives a good serving size for its price. The dishes are okay but nothing exceptional. Would I go back? Yes. 
To see the updated menu of Ying Ying Tea House, click here. 

Ying Ying Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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