I signed up with "Old Manila Walks" and took the Binondo Food Walking tour last Monday. It was something different for me. I'm not familiar with the streets in Binondo so it was rather exciting for me. It started at 9am so I had to leave earlier.
The tour will give you just the tip of the iceberg from the Binondo way of life, it's history, and of course the awesome Chinese food! The tour was good. Learned a couple of things. Ivan Dy knows his stuff about Binondo.
The food was superb. There were some Chinese dishes I haven't tried. The pan-fried siopao was good together with the bitso-bitso. The Dong Bei Dumplings were the ones that made the trip! Panalong-panalo! Why? They were all lovingly handmade. From the wrapper, to the grinding of the meat. They were all from scratch.
I was with a big group. It was nice seeing the balikbayans taking the trip. They seemed to have enjoyed the food.
My suggestion is when you take this trip. Don't eat too much at every food stop. Just taste. By the end of the trip, you won't be able to chow down on the final dish. Have a good eating pace :)
Click on the link to see more snapshots from the tour :)