If you were born around 1950s and you are from around Manila, you’ve possibly eaten in one of the best Chinese restaurant in the Philippines. Ma Mon Luk, as named from the owner of the place, was originally established in Binondo. They were known for their tasty chicken mami (noodles) and special siopao.
My husband and I went and ate at their branch along Quezon Ave. You’ll probably not like the ambiance if you are looking for a 5-star looking restaurant. Theirs is very simple, old-looking, and I think it is a very nostalgic place. My husband said that the place has stayed the same for as long as he can remember.
There are lots of people eating when we came in so we waited for a while, for us to be served. It was 12′ noon so the place is jam-packed, mostly by Chinese and old people, who I think are those who are there to enjoy and eat their well-loved food when they are still young.
We actually went back to the place two-weeks after and ate the same set of food, including this: