Lucky Chinatown Mall is not only a mall but also a regular venue for Chinese festivities, such as the Mid-Autumn Festival, the Chinese Movie Festival, the Dragon Boat Festival, the Filipino-Chinese Friendship Day, and - most importantly - Chinese New Year. As the name indicates you find this upscale mall in the middle of Manila's Chinatown, Binondo.
The Divisoria Market and the 168 Shopping Mall are located in the center of Manila City’s Chinatown. Shopping here is hard work and means bargaining, bargaining, bargaining - definitely not the kind of shopping for the faint-hearted.
The city of Manila - which is located in the Megacity with the same name - has previously been the business district of the Metro region and as such has a lot to offer for Megacitizens - until today. It . Today, our Megacities team visited the Hotspot Chinatown and the Hotdot Malate and presents to you a unique view into the 'old town' - a stark contrast to the glamorous parts of the Megacity such as Makati or The Fort.
When Chef Lau opened his own restaurant, discriminating foodies in the metro went abuzz that an International Master Chef has replaced Malacca on Jupiter.
Mey Lin Pot & Noodle House is a chain of Chinese restaurants that serve perhaps the best chicken mushroom noodle soup in town.
“Lutong Macau” in the vernacular means anything that is preconceived. Historians say that the phrase probably comes from the experience of locals with the Chinese from Macau when dining in their restaurants, where the cook usually prepares all ingredients way before the meal is ordered.
Kirin Szechuan Dining at Lucky Chinatown is a fine dining place that serves authentic Sze Chuan cuisine. Located at the ground floor of the newly built mall in Chinatown, this restaurant is the place to be if you like it hot –on your tastebuds that is.
The wear and tear of Manila’s Chinatown can be seen through its almost desolate streets but just across it is Lucky Chinatown –a new mall in the area that gives tourists and oriental food fans a ray of hope that all is not lost in the busy Chinese district of the metro.