Dong Bei Dumpling

642 ET Yuchengco St. cor. V. Tytana St., Binondo, Manila, Metro Manila

Dong Bei Dumpling
4.3
4.5 Stars

91 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 41
  • 4 stars 42
  • 3 stars 5
  • 2 stars 3
  • 1 star 0
  • 101 Reviews
  • 126 Recommend
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Category:
Chinese
Business Hours
Open: 6:30a - 8:00p
Phone
+6322418912

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 6:30a - 8:00p
  • Monday
    • 6:30a - 8:00p
  • Tuesday
    • 6:30a - 8:00p
  • Wednesday
    • 6:30a - 8:00p
  • Thursday
    • 6:30a - 8:00p
  • Friday
    • 6:30a - 8:00p
  • Saturday
    • 6:30a - 8:00p

Payment Options

Cash

Most Recent Reviews

Cardel Y.
4.0 Stars
3

Our favorite go-to dumpling house in Manila! So my friends came over my house and as usual, they wanted to eat here. Nothing beats authentic and affordable dim sum, huh? Good thing the place wasn't packed even if we went at almost dinner time. So we had dumplings (yum!), fried stuffed pan cakes (the bomb! First time to try this), and of course, xiao long bao. Personally, I liked xiao long bao the least, the wrapper was too thick for my taste and it was a bit dry.

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Marc G.
3.0 Stars
5

Food: 110881108811088

Affordable, freshly-made & delicious food. I enjoyed the Xiao Long Bao, Stuffed Pancakes and most especially the HERBAL TEA! 10084

Ambiance: 11088

The place looks messy and unclean. We can see from our view a bin overflowing with trash. Not cozy at all and very small space.

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Midz S.
2.0 Stars

Not thinking of coming back to this place any time soon. Their servers were rude. Food was okay. There are better xiao long baos in other restaurants. Didn't appreciate the kuchay dumplings. Sorry to the lovers of this restaurant, but maybe I'm just not a fan of kuchay dumplings. Bad ambiance (you can see the big basin of raw pork in their fridge while you're eating). Really messy restaurant.

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Odi L.
5.0 Stars

A perfect example of don't judge the book by its cover. Their shop would be a nightmare to claustrophobics, but their Kutchay Dumplings would make up for the place's appearance. They make them fresh as you can see them making the wrappers from scratch, and mincing the vegetables on a huge chopping board.

I've tried a lot of Kutchay Dumplings, and none have beaten Dong Bei's so far. 128522

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Chieo O.
5.0 Stars
2

If you plan on going on a Binondo Foodie Hopping Spree, be sure to put this on your checklist.... Since I was going to show my friends around for a day of trying the famed chinese cuisine we had to have just the best bits of every restaurant 12852210084️ and this was the first stop 128522

So for starters we just grabbed a can of cold soda & fruit juice and started with these, the super affordable Xiao Long Bao and the Kuchay Dumpling ( instead of the usual pork ) ...Kuchay is a kind of chinese chives which is very much visible in dumplings and flaked pork rolls 12852210084

If you have a big appetite you could finish a plate but I believe it's more fun if it's shared so try to order different kinds and have fun finishing it hehehe 12852210084128077🏻 yum yum yum 128522

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Ivy R.
5.0 Stars

Straightforward and authentic dumplings made fresh, in fact, made right in front of you. Getting here can be a challenge, so we suggest parking at Lucky Chinatown and walk to the place. It is located in one of the side streets near Binondo Church. Super yummy dumplings!

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Muffy T.
4.0 Stars

Love the dumplings at dong bei! This whole plate of pork dumplings just costs 120. The rice wrapper is made right infront of you, almost always perfectly cooked, and holds up well when you pick it up. For first timers, i would recommend the soy bean sauce noodles, and pork dumplings. The xiao long bao is a close third to these two.

Four stars instead of fice because i found the dumplings 'too wet' when they served them during our visit.

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Mickey S.
5.0 Stars

It is impossible to go Binondo without trying out the dim sums and dumplings at Dong Bei. The people working here do an amazing job with creating exquisite, delicate dim sum, with popular items including Steamed Kuchay Dumplings, Xiao Long Bao, and Fried Vegetable Pancakes.

Many cultures have something similar like the Spanish tapas, the Greek Ouzeria, and the Japanese Izakaya, but dim sum is somewhat on a different level, very gastronomical and exquisite, and is truly special especially to us Asians.

The Fried Pancakes with minced pork and chives is one of the best and most memorable I ever eaten (plus it’s photogenic), and its Steamed Xiao Long Bao are all made delicately, are rich and of high quality. 

You cannot beat the price of their dim sums and the quality is top-notch. The dim sums and dumplings at Dong Bei is definitely one of the 10 things you must experience in Binondo if you are a foodie.

Cheers
Mickey

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Roy T.
4.0 Stars

Dong Bei dumplings is found in one of the smaller and less busy streets in the Binondo area. If you came from Binondo Church, walk straight until you see Shopper's Mart. Dong Bei is a few steps from the street before you arrive near that supermarket. If you're from the President Restaurant or other side of Ongpin, you'll have to turn right after the supermarket.

Carefully, look at your right side while walking since their signage is not that loud... shows how much of a hole in the wall type of resto it is. Their staff are always busy making dumplings every time I'm there! They actually eat up space in there. They politely vacated the tables when we arrived to give way for us.. 128077🏻

This I think is my third, if not second visit.

KUCHAY DUMPLINGS 3.5-411088️ 120php
Twelve pieces of kuchay dumplings. Taste is fairly good for the very cheap price. I do not compare it to the other more famous dumpling places. This is good.

XIAO LONG BAO 311088️ 120php
Six pieces. Very thick wrapper. As in it's too thick for me. It's okay for the price also. Very cheap. The umami soup was good so I just sipped it and ate the meat (underwhelming) and left the wrappers on the plates.

Overall a fair dumpling place in the area. Kuchay is a must-try! You may skip the xiao long bao if you don't want to get disappointed or if you're picky to those specialized dumplings.

P.S. Excited for Din Tai Fung's opening here in Manila! 128527128527

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Cindz C.
4.0 Stars

Since I'm in Sta. Cruz, I decided to try my luck and look for Dong Bei dumplings. After reading all the reviews I decided that it's time for me to judge the resto and give my own review. It's about 2km walk from Sta. Cruz church going to Dong Bei and if I knew that it will be near Binondo Church i should have parked there. When I asked the crew if they were open they immidiately let me in. It's a hole in a wall sort of resto about 5 tables and they are using 2 tables for their dumpliings. I asked for their best seller and they said that it's their kutchay dumplings and pork xiao long bao. I ordered for both and the waitress gave me a complimentary house tea to clean my palate and to make it ready for my dumplings and xlbs. When the first batch arrived, I immidiately ate a pc of dumpling and closed my eyes to wait for the symphony of flavors to burst. Lo and behold there was no symphony, I find it ok normal flavor but without the soy vinegar and chili sauce it would not stand in it's own. Maybe I was expecting too much but after I atr my 4th dumpling still there was no magic. The xlbs came and I imagibed thatt it will give lugang cafe a run for it's money, but sad to say it did not even come close to lugang. Don't get me wrong, I liked what i ate in Dong Bei even the service deserves a star in it's own but at least I tasted and tried the place. Moving forward, I'm ok with my Ding Bei experience. Ciao.

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Rache G.
5.0 Stars

Never thought falling in love with kutchay dumplings was possible... I did... you can watch how their dumplings arenmade as you wait for your order. Nothing fancy but definitely filling!

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Julienne S.
5.0 Stars

Indeed a best place for dumplings lover. Budget friendly and good for sharing as well. (Picture grab from google) *sorry i forgot to take picture 1285139996

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Aika E.
5.0 Stars

Always have to pass by when i visit the area! Fresh dumplings ftw!

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Jasper T.
4.0 Stars

They are famous for their Kutchay dumplings. It's freshly made daily. There are other stuff on the menu that is equally good. Just make sure that the owner is their to cook for your order because the wait staff can only cook the Kutchay dumplings. It already happened to me twice.

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Jairus d.
5.0 Stars

Fried siopao was first on the list but since we passed by Dong Bei what the heck! Pa-try ko na din sa cluster ko. I said to myself.

Dong Bei was not even on our itinerary to begin with. I tried the place January of last year and it didn't leave a mark. Last week was a different story tho. We ordered xiao long bao and kutchay with pork dumplings. I LOVED it! And so is the rest of my team.

It was so good it made me asked myself what was different from the last time I was here. Puro kutchay dumplings lang ba yung order namin? LOL. I don't remember but what I know is that I'll always make a way to go here if I'm in the area.128522

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Roy T.
5.0 Stars

14 pieces of Kuchay with Pork Dumplings for just 120pesos!

My first time here and I was really impressed!!! Very cheap and good quality dumplings. The resto does not look so appealing because it's quite small and not so clean, they were preparing and making dumplings in the table next to where I was. 128514 Okay lang with me because small Chinese restaurants are usually like this. Been to similar not-so-clean restos in HK and China, so can I say this one's authentic? LOL. You cannot expect much on the small or 'lutong bahay' types of Chinese restos' cleanliness. Think about the food nalang! Haha. 128517

The dumplings were really really good. They make their own dumpling wrapper and I found it thick enough for the dumpling not to break when i grab it using my chopsticks and not too hard/chewy that eating it will be stressful. Haha. It's Kuchay because more than 50% of the dumpling is made from that vegetable, the rest were ground pork and their other spices. Their homemade sauce also added an effect on the dumpling's taste. 128077🏻

Another plus factor is that I saw how they prepared it. Their materials were clean guys! The cook was wearing hairnets and gloves, so don't worry about the food. 128513128513 Take it from the Chinoy! 128514

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Clarissa P.
5.0 Stars

Second Stop for our Binondo Food Crawl - Dong Bei Dumpling. It's said that they have the best and cheapest dumplings in Binondo. This store is not quite easy to find since it's not in the main streets but it's amazing that it's always packed.

More like a carinderia with air conditioning, a kneading table will greet you as you enter. Ambiance? What ambiance? Lol staff are there in the dining area busy preparing the dumplings. It's a mess inside and might discourage you to dine in but I urge you to be a little more brave 128519

We got an order of pork dumpling and Xiao Long Bao for 120Php each. We had to wait a little more for the Xiao Long Bao since they were made right when I ordered them. Nice!

Served fresh out of the steamer, be careful coz the dumplings are really hot. Get some of their magic sauce + chili, dip your dumpling and dunk into your mouth. Whoa! For 120Php for 12-14 pieces, not quite sure, it's a very good deal. Dumpling has the right proportion of meat, tasty and really good. Same goes with the Xio Long Bao - 6pcs for 120Php. The wrapper are freshly made too so you know they're soft and melt in your mouth.

We also got their canned Herbal Tea which was okay. Tasted like sago gulaman 128518

#LabanManny

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Wennifer C.
5.0 Stars

You'd never think this place would serve such heavenly vegetable dumplings :) love it!

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Mc S.
5.0 Stars

Dong Bei Dumplings

Thanks to our birthday Celebrator Dulce Baluyot for treat! Because we had experienced authentic Chinese food. We went to Dong Bei Dumpling. You can find it in 642 Yuchengco Street cor Tytana Street, Binondo Metro Manila. It was a small place but many customers. Upon entering you will notice the materials used to create their exquisite Dumplings. They actually make their own dumplings live. So you are assured that all their products are homemade. We had Stuffed Pancake (Pork Stuffed Pancake - One of their best!), Chiu Chow Dumplings (Stuffed with Pork and Veggies - Yummy!) and Xiao Long Bao (Dumplings with Soup inside - Be careful not to burn your tongue, because i was a victim! Lol! And to quench our thirst we had Herbal tea in Can. Perfect way to start your Binondo Escapade.

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Gracias a nuestro cumpleaños Celebrator Dulce Baluyot para el convite! Por su culpa habíamos experimentado auténtica comida China. Fuimos a Dong Bei Dumpling. Puedes encontrarlo en 642 Yuchengco calle cor Tytana Street, Binondo Metro Manila. Era un lugar pequeño pero numerosos clientes. Al entrar en notarías los materiales que utilizan para hacer los buñuelos. En realidad hacen sus bolas de masa hervida en vivo. Así puede estar seguro que todos sus productos son caseros. Tuvimos crepe relleno (carne de cerdo rellena crepe - uno de sus mejores!), Chiu Chow Dumplings (rellena con carne de cerdo y verduras - Yummy!) y Xiao Long Bao (empanadillas con sopa de interior - ser cuidado de no quemarse la lengua, porque yo era una víctima! Lol! Y para saciar nuestra sed teníamos té de hierbas en forma podamos perfecto para empezar tu aventura de Binondo.

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Erycka S.
4.0 Stars

14pcs of Kuchay dumplings for just 120 pesos is sulit. It's really yummy you'll order for more! 128516

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