Sunday, February 17, 2013

Kiong Hee Huat Tsai

Some weeks ago, my friends and I braved the crowded streets of Binondo Manila for our annual Chinese New Year tradition. For those who have read my previous posts about Binondo, you are more or less familiar with the Philippines' own Chinatown. Here are some pictures of Binondo's festivties

Since it's the year of the snake, 
 Snake balloons are scattered everywhere

While waiting for my friends who crowded the famous Eng Bee Tin store, I caught a dragon dance along the street.
Too bad because I failed to take a shot of the dragon's head. There were so many people around me that I can't even take a decent photo.

Weeks before the Chinese New Year, the entire street is full of vendors selling variety of lucky charms

From plastic gold items to fruits and vegetables
I never bothered to ask the relevance of each. 

The main reason why we visited Binondo is for these
 Shanghai Fried Rice

 Buttered Chicken

 Fried Spare Ribs

I failed to take photos of our other orders but it was another night of oily but happy overload :)

To redeem my glutton self, we had a long walk on the way to the jeepney station
Till the next Chinese New Year :)


  1. Such colourful photos! Everything looks festive and bright and busy :) You captured it all perfectly!
    Wishing you a pleasant and productive week!

  2. I feel the festivity seeping from your photos, Diane :) The food looks soooo gooood...

    It has been a long time since we celebrated Chinese New Year, I almost forgot the significance of it. Is there a large population of Chinese in the Philippines?

  3. Wow, such wonderfully colorful images, Diane. It looks like great fun. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and commenting when I was without internet service. Happily, I am back up and running, but so far behind in catching up with my blog friends. I'll just keep plugging away!



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