Upon arrival, you'll notice that the restaurant interiors have definitely seen its better days. The kitchen however, is a different story...spacious, clean and obviously maintained with the utmost care. The moment we sat down, a seasoned waitstaff attended to us faster than the speed of light. I exaggerate, of course! Though needless to say, this century old restaurant has piqued my interest.
Pancit Canton (Small) 140.00PHP or 2.97USD approx. Saucy and loaded with fresh veggies. They do not like to scrimp on toppings, I kid you not. I personally love all types of pancit, and New Toho's version is something you can write home about. Stir fried to perfection, It surely hits the spot.
Lumpia Shanghai (Small) 150.00PHP or 3.18USD approx. This. Just the right ratio of meat vs. wrapper, which make each roll a tasty delight. The dipping sauce does not take away the spotlight, but rather smolders the lumpia rolls into a whole new level of umami. A must-try, I tell you. <3
Fried Chicken (Half) 165.00PHP or 3.50USD approx. Forget whatever chicken you've ever had in this lifetime and make room, only for this. Juicy and flavorful on the inside, as it is perfectly crisp on the outside. I fell hopelessly in love with New Toho's fried chicken, and it's the kind of love that lasts forever. #truth
Getting to the place was a bit tricky, since I'm not a usual Binondo diner. However, if our dining experience can be this good for one old school restaurant, can you imagine the treasures that lie ahead of our gastronomic journey? Got any suggestions where do we should dine next? I'd love to know, see you on my next pig out session!
New Toho Food Center
Location: 422 Tomas Pinpin St, Manila, Metro Manila
Contact Number: (02) 242 0294/ (02) 241 4208
Estimated Budget: ~200.00PHP and above per meal
Payment Methods: Cash
Business Hours: Daily 8:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Your pig out buddy,