My workmates and I found ourselves in downtown Manila one work-free day to explore the streets of Binondo. After braving a long drive from Ortigas to Manila, we were all too hungry and we deserve a huge lunch at our first stop: Sincerity Cafe and Restaurant.
Sincerity is quite popular for their fried chicken, but really, this place is more than just fried chicken.
While waiting for our food, we were served house tea. I was amazed that they still use the vintage plates (remember the plates your grandma has at home? Same thing. :p )
For starters, we had Fried Oyster Cake (Php 140 for small, Php 200 for big) and Kikiam (Php 50).
|Fried Oyster Cake|
Fried Oyster Cake is a type of omelet with huge pieces of oysters with it. Don't get fooled with the "small" serving, as I deemed it too huge for us. I have had kikiam before, well, the street food kind, but I haven't tried a homemade kikiam before. Suffice to say, I'm not going to look at kikiam the same way again.
For noodles, we ordered the Cha Misua (Php 100 for small, Php 140 for big).
Aside from the misua soup, I haven't tried misua as pancit. The peanuts give the noodle dish more texture as you eat it.
Of course, we wouldn't miss the Sincerity Fried Chicken (Php 150 for half, Php 300 for whole).
|Sincerity Fried Chicken|
This buttery and crispy piece of heaven is something really worth our trip downtown. Having tried a lot of fried chicken, this ought to be one of the best I've ever tried. One of the most reasonably-priced too. :)
It is no wonder why Sincerity remains to be one of the most popular foodie spots in Binondo. My friends and I had a feast for around Php 500 only (with excess food we took home). I would definitely return for more of their excellent Chinese food.
Sincerity Cafe and Restaurant
497 Yuchengco Street,
Other locations are:
Wu-Xiang House of Chicken - Little Baguio, San Juan
Sincere Restaurant & Cafe - Banawe Street, Quezon City
Sincerity Restaurant & Cafe - Lucky Chinatown Mall