Also known as Amah (Grandma) Pilar's after its founding matriarch, this Chinatown institution has been serving its trademark ku-tsai-ah (Chinese empanadas), lumpia (spring rolls) and noodle soup for more than 50 yea…
Famous across Manila for its fried chicken and other home-style Hokkien cooking; run by a third-generation family.
Their handmade dumplings – you can see them being made in the window – are a northern Chinese variety, in contrast to the Hokkien (southern) cuisine that prevails in most of Chinatown. Simple and delicious.
This bright and shiny clean restaurant is the original branch of what has become one of Manila’s more popular Chinese chains; it’s known for dim sum but has plenty of other Chinese staples.