Ling Nam

616 T. Alonzo St. cor. Zacateros St., Binondo, Manila, Metro Manila

Ling Nam
4.1
4.0 Stars

15 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 4
  • 4 stars 9
  • 3 stars 2
  • 2 stars 0
  • 1 star 0
  • 16 Reviews
  • 60 Recommend
  • 15 Reviewers
Category:
Chinese
Phone
+6327335231

Payment Options

Cash, MasterCard, Visa

Price Range

₱110 - ₱460

Most Recent Reviews

Jayson J.
4.0 Stars
2

Now, what do we have here? This is something authentic.
Chinese cuisine that is. I have never tried their other branches, from outside, it does look like a small place, bit wait til you get inside. It's a lot bigger. This one is located in a very busy street you would not even know that this place is existing b cause there are a lot of hardwares. I was looking for a fire equipment adaptor well what i found is this restaurant--kidding. I did eat here after my mission was finished

I was immediately seated. I asked for the menu then the server quickly pointed at the antique menu board against the wall. Considering mas mahal siya compared to other wanton place (wai ying in particular).

128204128525 beef wanton @170PhP
I love this one! I beleiev their soup is more beefy than wai ying's the noodles were done right but how i wish could have separated the soip from the noodle.

128204128525 asado siopao @65PhP
Can i make this one of the best siopao? The bun was suuper soft and fluffy the asado was tender and tasty. However this may not be the biggest siopao (polland has it) nor the largest amount of filling (polland check). I highly reco this but it's just above the normal price of siopao.

I observed all of their servers were guys in which two of them mukang bouncer. I hypothesize dahil sa kakagawa ng noodles? Lol. But i think their noodles are not hand pulled naman-- or kaka masa ng siopao bun? Lol. Anyway, they were cold. I can appreciate wai ying's warm servers better than this place's servers.

I asked if i could take a picture of the siopaos that tgey were heating pero the bouncer refused. Baka magalit daw ang owner. Okay, they dont want advertisement. Thats fine. Basta i did ejiy naman their food but service was a little lukewarm to cold.

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Salie D.
3.0 Stars
4

Last week Hubby and I was looking for something we need to buy in this area. Before we head home we decided to eat first. We were ecstatic to try some authentic Chinese food here since nasa Binondo kami! 128522

Kaya lang, we were tired na and found Ling Nam. I wanted something else nga lang kasi mejo common na to in Manila, but yun nga, ito na yung nakita namin. We had Siomai (2pcs.) at 80 pesos ata and this Beef Wanton almost 200 pesos. I think it's exensive kasi both Siomai and Soup is good for one lang! Pinilit lang namin mag share ni hubby coz we just needed light Merienda.

I thought it was okay lang. Not something I'd come back to also because sa price. I tried taking pictures before leaving and an old chinese woman shouted bawal daw ang mag picture, haha! Sorry! 9996🏽️

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Kim L.
4.0 Stars

LingNam really holds a lot of my childhood memories with it. From kalesa rides to Ongpin to after class or tutor sessions, it has been our staple go-to when it comes to afternoon snacks.

Last week, mom was craving for some beef wanton noodles and as much as I don't appreciate Chinese food, I kind of missed it!128517 The beef was very tender like always and the siomai was very siksik and filling! We grew up to never pouring the clear broth because we prefer the saltiness of the beef sauce.128522 I can just imagine having a bowl of this during cold, rainy nights.. Sarap!128516

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Ayie d.
4.0 Stars

What I like about Ling Nam is that they let you choose what type of noodles you can get under one variety. For example, For Wanton you have the option to choose from Mien or Hofan. Mien is the one top, thin and the usual. While the Hofan is the one at the bottom part. It can be compared to Fettucini however Hofan is still bigger when talking about width.

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Aeron C.
5.0 Stars

Ling Nam once again. Yay!128522

From the original chain in Alonzo, Manila. There's really a huge difference in taste from the other franchises. I've already mentioned it in my earlier reviews.

It's really good for any time of the day (or night). When you drink the soup, it feels great, mainly because it's made not from broth but from real beef. 128046

According to my grandfather who regularly visits Manila and eats at Ling Nam, his good friend who owns Ling Nam shared to him the secret to success in the business. That is boiling the beef nonstop in order to bring out the real beefy goodness taste.127858

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Aeron C.
5.0 Stars

Ling Nam's beef wanton noodle soup, from the original Ling Nam chain in Manila. This is the best! 127836

Love the mild sweet and salty taste of the beef soup. Unlike other restaurants that serve beef noodle soup, the reason why people love to visit the original Ling Nam resto is because of the way how they cook their soup. They just keep on boiling the beef(soup) until it becomes so tender....and they still continue to boil it in order to maintain the taste and tenderness of the beef. 128046127836127858

That's one of the reasons why it's still better to eat at the original Ling Nam chain than the other Ling Nam restaurants. 128077128077128077

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Sheryl Anne B.
4.0 Stars

Beef wanton noodles for P155! A bit on the pricey side since there wasn't anything special about the broth, but the wantons were kinda huge and the beef was flavorful so I think that justifies the price. Also: SPRING ONIONS!!

The interiors here are different than what you see in the new branches. I'd like to think that they're trying to maintain that vintage Chinese feel that matches the whole Binondo setting.

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Marti M.
5.0 Stars

Photo walks become food trips when you're in Binondo. On a quick break from the hot sun, I got their siopao asado (no need for sarsa!) and a cold can of Coke and found myself refreshed from the usual hustle and bustle of our Binondo photo adventures. Perhaps I should try their beef wanton mami next time.

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Justin Henry L.
5.0 Stars

They serve congee only from 6am to 9am then noodles for the rest of the day.

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Peach L.
4.0 Stars

When I was a kid, I never really had the penchant for chinese food. Sure, I liked the fried ones, what kid doesn't? But the general taste of chinese food wasn't really on top of my list. Until my dad, a cool guy with chinese blood and an admirable affair with food, brought me to Ongpin. He brought me at Eng Bee Tin, the perfect place for beginners in authentic chinese food. 128077 That's when my passion for this kind of food began... it wasn't just the food... It was Ongpin.

Ongpin and Binondo in general is a melting pot for everything authentic chinese. It's where you will see chinese people actually speaking chinese language. Heh. 128513

Old, dirty, and disorganized... And that's what i love about it. The place screams of history. What you see is part of its charm. 10084

This year, my photo club organized a photowalk -- on chinese new year, no less. At first I was hesitant because I knew how crowded it'll be but then the pros totally dumped the cons of joining. So I did.

True enough, the place was really crowded, you can drop a pin and someone will shout "ouch!" 128513

Lunchtime came and I got really hungry. My bud, Rob S told me she'll be going so i waited for her. At first I was dead set on eating at the most famous chows: Sincerity, President's, that small xiao long bao place, Estero etc. but everywhere I went, it was full to the brim.

While walking, we chanced upon Ling Nam. I wasn't sure if i wanted to eat there since I've heard some not-so-good stories but then I remembered this to be the original branch and I was, after all, in a food adventure, so we went inside. The place was crowded as well but we had high hopes. It reminded me of Quan94 in Vietnam, small, hot, and busy but full of satisfied eaters. We waited for a few minutes and then we were seated. People just came and go. Eat and run kumbaga. I also noticed how fast the servers were. Even the owner was serving and she was pretty friendly and apologetic. 128077

I got the beef tossed noodles and the giant siomai.

One thing I can say, the beef, albeit a bit tough had really good flavor. It tasted like it was braised. I really liked it, I just wished the meat was more tender... 128532 the broth was a lil bit bland for my taste. But it was also good. Simple and direct-to-the-point. The siomai was too much for me. The shrimp was big but the flour (or was it an extender?) was even bigger so It felt like eating soggy bread with grainy meat.

The food may not be tops but I would still give this a good rate because i admire how they serve. Amidst the crowded small space and the heat and the influx of orders, the staff and the owner still managed to make everyone happy. 128077128522

The price? It was ok.

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Stephanie L.
4.0 Stars

Their beef mami and taipao is the best! Ü

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Mary Jean N.
4.0 Stars

I always order beef noodle tossed. Never fails to make my tummy satisfied. :) and big siomai on the side.. Perfect!:)

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Caroline C.
3.0 Stars

My mom had to go to the Binondo area to run some errands the other day and I decided to accompany her. While waiting, I went to Ling Nam and ordered 1 Bola Bola siopao.

An impulse buy, this siopao was immediately a meal I regretted purchasing. Wasn't really hungry. But I've never been to this branch of Ling Nam and I did need to kill some time.

The bola bola siopao was not bad. Steaming hot, I had to wait a bit to start eating. The bola bola was juicy inside and tasted good. Just be careful not to burn your tongue as you bite into it.

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Ariane L.
5.0 Stars

Binondo is one of my favorite places in Manila. It's stinky and crowded yet I find it to be a very charming place.

Friends and I recently went there on a Sunday afternoon in order to fill our bellies with good and cheap Chinese food.

We ended up at the original Ling Nam. The place is small and old, it looks like a typical Chinese eatery. The tables are small. If there are many of you, it's a bit of a challenge to eat without someone's elbow getting in your food.

We got their beef wanton, asado siopao, and siomai. Everything was sooo good!128077128077128077 The siopao was fresh, hot off the steamer, and a steal at 60 pesos. You won't even need asado sauce anymore because it's THAT good. We even got frozen ones to bring home!

The siomai was so soft and flavorful, not to mention big. It's 70 pesos for two pieces. The beef wanton at 155 pesos had beef (obviously), siomai and noodles. I enjoyed it although I would have wanted it to have more soup and a little less noodles.

I am already looking forward to the next time I'm going there!

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Gilbert T.
4.0 Stars

this establishment has been around for decades. the original ling nam. a place for classic and original porridge served only during breakfast time (while supply lasts). their siopao also are good.

noodles are best sellers during lunch. definitely. something worth trying! old, classic, and authentic Chinese food!

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Frances L.
4.0 Stars

Beef Mami and Jumbo Asado (or even Bola Bola) for the win! 'Nuff said!

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