Pho Heng’s fresh ‘lumpia’ is no secret to Binondo foodies

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By Nikka Garriga

MANILA CITY, METRO MANILA— The streets of Binondo are filled with restaurants and food stalls that offer authentic Chinese specialties without burning a hole in your wallet.

And tucked almost secretly inside an old building (Uy Su Bin Building, to be exact) along Quintin Paredes Street is one hole-in-the wall spot you definitely must not miss on your next food trip to Chinatown.

The Chinese fresh lumpia of New Po Heng is perhaps one of the must-raved delicacies among foodies and bloggers alike.

Wrapped inside these freshly made spring rolls are bits of fresh vegetables, ground peanuts and dried powdered seaweed topped with generous amounts of peanut sauce.

While their interior may not necessarily spell appetizing,it is a completely different story once you take a bite of their lumpia. The peanuts and the vegetables make the perfect crunch plus the sauce for its savory taste, too.

Karla Redor of also recommends their maki to go along with the lumpia. And since it’s located inside an old building, she also says it’s a good place to snap vintage-looking photos.

Overall, New Po Heng’s fresh lumpia is a good way to end your walking heritage tour of Chinatown. If you can’t have enough of one lumpia, why not order another one? It’ll costs you another 50 pesos, which is worth the trip to the foodie paradise that is Binondo.

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John says:

wow, it looks like an empanada of Batac with matching fresh vegetables inside.