Monday, February 22, 2016

New Po-Heng Lumpia House: Binondo's Famous Fresh Lumpia House

New Po-Heng Lumpia House is a popular in Binondo known for their Lumpia Sariwa, a Chinese-style fresh lumpia. A number of foodies love going to New Po-Heng because the rolls of lumpia is both huge and very affordable! They also serve Maki Mi, a noodle soup that's not as popular as their lumpia but is pretty good. If you haven't been here before, make sure that New Po-Heng is part of your Binondo Food Crawl itinerary. 

This was the first stop on our Binondo Food Crawl and here's what we ate...

You can find New Po-Heng Lumpi House by going through this dark, somewhat scary alley. This is also the only signage you will see on the building outside so make sure you keep an eye on it so that you don't get lost. Don't worry, just go straight ahead and you will find the restaurant. If you look closely, there's another sign at the far end.

Don't expect much in terms of the ambiance because it's just like eating in a carinderia. It does seem a bit cozy for a carinderia because it's quiet and there is a small 'garden' inside. 

You can find the staff preparing fresh lumpia one by one right in front of you. I'm pretty happy to see the staff wearing gloves and that they don't scrimp on the lumpia filling. It really is made-to-order. 

The Lumpiang Sariwa (Php 50) is the reason why hordes of foodies keep on coming back to New Po-Heng. All the lumpia they serve are freshly-made and filled with a generous amount of filling. The lumpia wrapper was thin so that you can really savor the sugary crunch of the peanuts inside and the fresh vegetables in each bite. 

I particularly liked the sweet sugary crush from the peanuts and the sweet sauce really completes the dish. 

The Maki Mi (Php 55) is a tasty fish ball thick noodle soup that's also one of New Po-Heng's popular dishes, albeit not as popular as their lumpia. I really liked the consistency of the soup and the taste of the fish ball although I felt like it lacked flavor - nothing a bit of soy sauce won't fix. It was quite filling because of the thick broth and would make a great afternoon snack! 

Note that one order is big enough to feed two not-so-hungry people! 

The Pork Maki Mi (Php 55) is similar to the Maki Mi except that it's topped with slices of fluffy pork along with a bit of soy sauce. The pork was tender and nicely seasoned! I would definitely come back for a bowl of this to go along with the fresh lumpia.  

The place might seem like a carinderia, but it's actually pretty cozy for a quick afternoon snack or for a nice dinner. In New Po-Heng, your 100 pesos will go a long way! 

The service staff were really nice to us. Two thumbs up for quality service! 

Food Quality: 4.0
Service Quality: 3.5
Ambiance: 2.5

Overall Quality: 3.5

New Po-Heng Lumpia House should be part of every Binondo food trip because of their delicious and affordable Lumpiang Sariwa, but don't forget to try their soup as well. It probably should either be the first or last part of your itinerary because it's so close to Binondo Church. 

Happy eating! 

New Po-Heng Lumpia House
Uy Su Bin Bldg, 531 Quintin Paredes St., Binondo, Manila
(02) 241-87-89

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1 comment:

  1. Their food looks delicious especially the Lumpiang Sariwa. But I think their place is hard to find.