Wai Ying Tea House

Benavidez St., Binondo, Manila, Metro Manila

Wai Ying Tea House
4.4
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205 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 110
  • 4 stars 80
  • 3 stars 11
  • 2 stars 3
  • 1 star 1
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Category:
Chinese
Business Hours
Open: 7:00a - 11:59p
Phone
+6322430715

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 12:00a - 2:00a
    • 7:00a - 11:59p
  • Monday
    • 12:00a - 2:00a
    • 7:00a - 11:59p
  • Tuesday
    • 12:00a - 2:00a
    • 7:00a - 11:59p
  • Wednesday
    • 12:00a - 2:00a
    • 7:00a - 11:59p
  • Thursday
    • 12:00a - 2:00a
    • 7:00a - 11:59p
  • Friday
    • 12:00a - 2:00a
    • 7:00a - 11:59p
  • Saturday
    • 12:00a - 2:00a
    • 7:00a - 11:59p

Payment Options

Cash

Most Recent Reviews

Faith M.
5.0 Stars

It was after a wedding we organized and all of us in the team were so tired and famished so one of my friends and I decided to feast on something yummy. We were in the vicinity of Intramuros so the most logical next step if we were on a hunt for good eats was of course to go to Binondo!

Admittedly, it was my first time to eat again in an eatery located not inside the malls, but along the narrow streets of Binondo. The last time I did that was probably when I was 7 or 8 with my dad. Lol. But a Chinese meal is always my feel good food, so why not.

When we got there, it looked authentic as hell since the people handling your food are mostly Chinese. The first floor was packed with customers, and it was just 5pm. So we proceeded to the 2nd floor and luckily we found a vacant table. Immediately, a server gave us a copy of the menu... and it was too difficult to choose! It's like you want to order one of everything.

Their meals were reasonably priced: a rice meal I ordered (asado/soy chicken rice -- yes, it's a 2-viand combo!) costs 165 pesos, while the dimsums go for 65 to 100 pesos. The fried wanton (12 pcs!!!) cost 160 per order. My friend got a noodlle dish, which is 130 a pop. For the serving size, not bad eh? Taste is awesome as well, just the right balance of savory and sweet -- exactly what I like!

All these come with a free hot tea, what a steal!

Just a minor concern: it took too long for the servers to get and serve our orders... but I guess the wait was well worth it. :)

Will definitely go back there to satisfy my authentic Chinese food cravings probably tagging everyone along and ordering their other dishes. Just not sure when the right timing should be so that it won't be so jampacked.

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Nic S.
4.0 Stars

100th looloo review, yaaaas! 100241002410024

Our fourth stop was Wai Ying Tea House. Wai Ying is an institution! No food trip in Binondo is complete without stopping by this place. By this time, we were already really full from the noodles and everything else we’ve already eaten so the short walk from Lan Zhou La Mien did not help at all hahaha it was so near! 128514

Personally, I associate Wai Ying with dimsum, specifically, dimsum that we constantly crave for. Because of that, we came here to have some siomai and hakaw because weirdly we still haven’t had any after already passing by three restaurants.

The Wai Ying branch in Binondo is reaaaaally basic. Don’t expect it to look as clean as the newer one in Taft (hi, fellow Lasallians!). It’s also really crowded. By the time we got here it was a bit past the usual lunch time and it was still packed.

The siomai (70 pesos) and the hakaw (80 pesos) were both alright. I remember liking their siomai more than the hakaw but in general, I like hakaw a lot more so I was a bit disappointed. Each serving comes with four pieces of siomai / hakaw. Food here is really affordable. They also have a wide selection of rice toppings which nearby diners were ordering other than the usual fare of dimsum.

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Pauie P.
5.0 Stars

Chinese Fastfood. Good price and big serving. They just need to have bigger space to accommodate the more customers.

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Jown P.
4.0 Stars

Yes to different kinds of dimsum. Yes to authentic chinese food. Always a yes to noodles.

Nothing can go wrong when it comes to Binondo. Kahit ano atang chinese restaurant that you try here, everything tastes good and legit. AND IT'S CHEAP 10084128588🏻

P.S. Spring rolls yung pinakapalaban talaga sa lahat ng inorder namin. Kaya ko ata umubos ng 3 order kasi panalo talaga.

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Joy Vee A.
5.0 Stars
10

What a feast!

All Time Faves: Wanton from the noodles, HK milk tea cold, HAKAW, Sharksfin, Spareribs

Nag change yung lasa ng noodles may fragrance sya, yung beef hindi masyado soft, asado and duck were ok on the sweet side yung lasa pareho,, siomai curry lasang filipino curry na may fried siomai, nag mahal na rin hakaw sa kanila 90 yung dating 75. Same taste pa rin nmn and still cheaper than other chinese restaurant.

PRICE: P800 for 2
FOOD: 128076🏻
Service: fast 128077🏻

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Kat M.
4.0 Stars
5

Somebody told me that Wai-ying is for millenials while President is for oldies. I say Wai Ying is for all 128149 everything we ordered is so good that I want to be back here again, maybe on an off-peak time as it was full when we went here. Otherwise, good food, good mood 128523

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Kwokie K.
5.0 Stars
2

We've been finding ourselves in Binondo quite often lately. For each visit, we've going around the classic spots. The ones I've regularly gone to over the years, decades even. Some I've reviewed in the past, some I figured there's no need to do one since everyone knows about them.

I'll take an exception for this one. Wai Ying along Benavidez is a staple in Binondo.

It's part of perhaps every Binondo food crawl / food tour - even foreigners troop to the place. When we dined in there were a couple of backpackers who were practically eating food good for 5 but they're just 3 - that's a lot since the serving size in Wai Ying is not really good for just 1!

The wife got the congee while I ordered the classic pork asado noodle soup. 

Since I cook, a lot of times I try to deduce ingredients from taste. I can't seem to figure out what makes their congee "tasty" by itself, I've tried making congee on my own - I've used various kinds of broth to make the congee taste better by itself but I can't replicate this taste! If only they were nearer to my place, I'd just grab take out each time you're craving for one.

For the Asado Noodle Soup, if you're a picky eater, it seems like it's not thatappetizing given how it looks - but you're in Binondo and not in a fancy restaurant. It's "part of the taste" - from what I can tell, the black bits are charred bits from the asado. The asado was meaty, the "edge slices" I like the best since they pack  the most flavor. It has fat bits to make it juicy, but not too much to overwhelm the whole asado. The broth tastes like its also a mix of different bases, but none of the "MSG flavor." Noodles, while some don't mind - I for one am very picky about it. I like it firm, but cooked, the Italian term is al-dente but my preference is slightly firmer.

Every time my office mates see a post of mine, they bug me to bring them around on a Binondo food tour. Maybe one of these weekends I'll indulge them and actually go about one - on the condition that they pay for my food!

Service is so-so but you don't mind since I highly doubt if any of them are actually trained, they deal with "TDKs" on a daily basis so that by itself needs attitude for them to "survive." 128517 The place looks like you're back in the 90s, but you don't mind since the place thrives on practical "comfort food." And for Php320 for the meal for 2, with take-out - not bad, not bad at all!

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Jill T.
5.0 Stars

Always a good visit! Their milk tea tastes so legit. And the congee has a distinct taste I have thus far been unable to find elsewhere. 128156128525

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Pat S.
5.0 Stars

Authentic Chinese food 128077🏿

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Ang-ang P.
4.0 Stars

Chinese New Year 2017! We did wait for at least 30 mins to get a table. Ate, the server that was assigned to us was very accommodating and very kwela. That Halaw abd Siomai tho!

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Jasper T.
4.0 Stars

Serving has become a little bit smaller, but still affordable dimsum.

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Ron R.
5.0 Stars

It's chinese food and fast food. When I say fast food, I mean FAST food.

Had spareribs rice, beef mami, siomai, and 2 milk teas. All came in about 5 minutes.

The spareribs were even better than tim ho wan's. Beef mami is good with rich soft meat.

Head over this local chinese resto if you're craving it. Won't disappoint but don't expect the most fantastic of ambience, it is in Binondo anyways.

Value for money = 128077

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Kayezel D.
4.0 Stars
3

Everytime na pumupunta ako sa waiying. Ito yung lagi kong inoorder. Hot salad roll, shrimp chiong fan and last bola bola with century egg congee.. Must try!128077

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EJ M.
4.0 Stars
7

Craved for Chinese food in this gloomy weather. We were all driving around Binondo looking for Pokemons - nah, just kidding! We were doing an ocular around the area for our shooting location when we all realized that hey, we're in Binondo so let's all eat Chinese food! And where best to experience Chinese cuisine than Wai Ying!

Prices here are way lower than Chinese restaurants in the metro. For my order, I opted for the Soy Chicken Rice. The gingery taste was strong but was really good in the soy chicken. Definitely a must try. The chicken serving was also big.

I got to taste the wanton in their Wanton Noodle Soup and damn it tasted so good! Very delicious! I think I liked it better than their siomai. Plus the soup was really tasty, the chicken broth was strong. Perfect for the weather.

I also tried their dimsum - spareribs, beancurd, and hakaw. Kinda irritated that my favorite chicken feet was not available! How?! Chinese food = chicken feet! 128545 Anyway, at least everything tasted great. Spareribs were big and kinda bony but delicious. Hakaw was stuffed. Didn't get to taste the beancurd because they all ate it before I got one!

Also tasted the sweet and sour pork. Not their best dish though. Pork was hard to chew, but the serving was definitely sulit.

Any other Chinese restaurants that you would recommend here? I wanna go for a Binondo food trip! Plus everything's very Instagram worthy from the food to the streets!

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Roy T.
4.0 Stars
3

We got the siomai, roasted duck congee, beef wonton noodle soup, and iced nai cha.

all were really good as usual except for the roasted duck congee which was an okay to me. a bit malangsa duck taste, can be covered with adding some more white pepper and soy sauce. 128077🏻128077🏻

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Brian Joseph A.
4.0 Stars

Authentic Chinese food at affordable prices.
But not instagrammable for pics. 128516

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Patrick V.
5.0 Stars
2

I was at Quiapo last weekend at around 7am and I did not have breakfast yet so I was thinking of where to eat and I immediately thought of Binondo. It was kinda far but I walked from Quiapo to Escolta then to Binondo (Dumaan talaga ng Escolta para magpicture na rin. Lol. And also to check out if bukas yung weekend market.) Passed by a MiniStop and decided to eat one kariman which was oily and not good at all. 128549

Anyway, it was refreshing to see Binondo on a Saturday morning. Not too many people rushing and running around. Upon arriving at Wai Ying, I already knew what I was going to order - Asado and milk tea!!!

So I got the Asado Mami and Iced Milk Tea! I wanted to order curry beef siomai but it was not available. The bowl was really big for me. Sadly, I got really full so I only finished half of it. Pina-takeout ko na lang but it was put in a plastic bag. I asked if they had any other container and they said I had to pay 10pesos which was fine.

Decided to just walk to Carriedo LRT again since it wasn't hot yet. Upon passing by a guy sleeping on the streets, I decided to just give him my take-out since marami pa naman kaso wala lang akong utensils na naibigay. 128522

FYI - Last time I visited Wai Ying I think I was able to finish 3 Milkteas. Lol. 128512

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Jayson J.
4.0 Stars
5

It's another chinatown visit for me. And i just want to express how difficult it is to park around the area. Yes, there are some parking lot but i am afraid to leave the keys to them. There are street parking also for 40pesos but there's a risk for your car to be clamped. But thank God i did not experience any car clamping.

Wai ying is a place that is easy to miss. It's not like wan chai (which i have mistaken for the previous) that's a little grandeur. ---wai ying got no parking space unlike wanchai. Wai ying looks like a more commercial canteen/karenderia.

Its area is rectangular. It has two floors. I stayed at the second floor. The menu is already at the table together with the condiments-- fish sauce, chili, vinegar...
Server is semi assistive and will deliver you utensils in glass with hot water (thumbs up cause some restaurants do this with lukewarm water-- really?! like that would be ineffective!), calamansi, and the 128525house tea!

128204 beef mami noodles
Ok so this is wanton and mami. There's a 3pc siomai in the bowl, beef cubes that's fatty. I still prefer beef cutlets without so much fat. I had to throw some parts because of beef cartilages too. The mami was good enough. The soup is as well above average-- so my issue here is just the beef cutlets.

128204 kuchai dumpling
The flour skin is sticky which is not so big problem with me the thing is i was looking for a pure veggie dumpling, this one got meat. I was looking for a purer one yung tipong magkakatinga ako. So at the end the sticky flour skin and meat overpowered the veggie.

128204128525 bean curd roll
I was looking a tim ho wan's vermicelli roll. This one was kinda close only that the roll was a little tough.

The ambiance is considerably unique. The chattering noise and the antique table overall was one of a kind.

There are two CRs. One downstair and the other upstairs both at the end of the "hall". I like it cause it also complements the total chinatown ambiance. I like it cause it got soap and ventilation! 128518

I think i would be more satisfied if i order hakaw or something, but yes, dining here is s must and should be added to your chinatown list. 128538128077🏼

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Ron M.
4.0 Stars
4

If we crave for chinese food, we mean legit traditional chinese food 9786️ haha, binondo has been famous for its traditional chinese restaurants where you get to taste their food and experience their culture.

Wai ying is one of the well known dismsum restaurants around and so we had lunch here, we ordered their beef hofan which are uber thick rice noodles tossed in their special sweet salty beef sauce with some veggies and strips of meat, it was delicious, the sauce was fully absorbed by the noodles and the veggies and beef are perfectly cooked, alongside these dish we ordered raddish cake, hot salad roll, and century egg sioma, their dimsum is great as well, raddish cake was crispy on the outside and soft and moist on the inside, hot salad roll was creamy and sweet with the wrapper being the salty element that complemented the salad well, and the century egg siomai had a unique taste to it. Overall it was comforting, i suggest you drop by and have a dimsum food trip between 2pm-5pm so you'd be able to avail their "happy hour" half price discount 128077🏻

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Chieo O.
5.0 Stars
4

As part of our Binondo Foodie Hop, there's always the trusty Wai Ying to have the nearest taste of HK goodness.... But I don't want to get my friends filled up with all the noodles, congee and rice meals since we would still be hopping onto the next foodie place, so we grabbed some tasty dimsum starters ( which were also filling )

Say hello to the famed, plump Hakaw.....Bean Curd Roll, Beef Ball, Spare Ribs and Sharks Fin Dumplings 1285221008412852210084️ The thing I like about their dimsum is that there's a bit of juice upon sinking your teeth on these goodies, so it's not really just dry meat 128522

And for our main pica pica we got a plate of Asado Pork.... Hahaha yes, no rice... Just munched on the sweety meaty goodness 1285221008412852210084

I've been here a lot of times, and even though there are already branches around the metro I always stick to the original, hehehe 12852210084️ Every Wai Ying moment means going home with a happy tummy 128077🏻128077🏻128077🏻

And mind you it's open till around 1:30 am! 10084

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