What you'll do
Dimsum can be translated to mean snack. In this experience we will be trying out iconic dimsum as well as some other snacks beloved by the locals. We'll meet up at the Binondo Church and learn a brief history of the area. Then make our way towards our first stop where we'll be sampling some baked savory filled pastries reminiscent of an empanada. We then make our way to a hole-in-the-wall dumpling place and try out some fresh hand made dumplings. Next, we walk along the main street of Chinatown as we take in the different sights and sounds before making our way to our next stop and try some fluffy meat buns stuffed with sweet and savory pork. Soon after, we'll squeeze our way through the long lines and try out some dimsum classics such as Crystal Shrimp Dumplings and Bearcurd Rolls washed down with iced milk tea. We'll continue our walk deeper into Chinatown and try a different kind of bun, filled with a meatball. Then top off our experience with sweet treats from 2 different bakeries.
Hello! My name is Jian. I'm the senior storyteller at Explore Manila Tours. Because I am passionate and proud of my Filipino heritage I love creating authentic experiences for visitors who want to explore Manila with me. As co-founder of this Manila-based tour and events company, I am focused on curating activities that are warm, authentic and meaningful. My mission is to change the "Don't go to Manila. Go to the Beaches" mindset. Sure, Philippine beaches are fantastic. But Manila is a terrific urban destination bursting with food, culture and history. Join me and we'll take a dive deep into the heart and soul of Manila, Pearl of the Orient. This is 1 of 3 experiences I offer here on AirBnb.
8 different food items ranging from sweet, savory and everything in between!
Various drinks as we go through the experience.
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Where you'll be
For those who love food, this experience will be right up your alley! We will be visiting what CNN Travel has called the oldest Chinatown in the world, Manila City's Binondo Chinatown. Here, we will be exploring the side streets and alleyways to find hidden gems and hole-in-the-wall restaurants and beloved local food.
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Things to keep in mind
Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.
Up to 10 guests ages 5 and up can attend. There's a minor danger for pickpockets. Do not wear jewelry. And always keep an eye out on your valuables.
You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.
Dress light and casual to battle heat/humidity. But keep it modest. Travel towards the meet up point early. Let me know your food restrictions. Not a suitable activity for Vegans or Vegetarians.
Manila Chinatown Dimsum Experience