Tucked away in a relatively secluded spot in Manila's Chinatown is a little, inconspicuous restaurant called Dong Bei Dumplings. Despite its humble facade, Dong Bei offers what is quite possibly the best dumplings in Chinatown. Maybe even anywhere in Manila. It's that good.
The dumplings are made right in front of you. It's no wonder these children can't help but look.
Dong Bei literally means northeast. Dongbei cuisine, apparently, is not considered part of the "eight great traditions" of Chinese cuisine, which includes Cantonese, Sichuanese and Hunanese (A fact I'm still trying to digest since the Dong Bei dumplings that we ordered were fantastic). We ordered the pork dumplings with chives, for that extra kick. I have a feeling I'll be coming back for more.