Sep 9, 2013

Weekend Asian Street Food Market at Lucky Chinatown Mall

I was heading out from the gym, famish after 1 hour of Zumba, 1 hour of Spinning  and 1 hour leg strengthening exercises when my eyes twinkled and my tummy rumbled when I spotted this Weekend Asian Food Market happening at the open grounds of Lucky Chinatown Mall.

Weekend Asia Street Food Market at Lucky Chinatown Mall

Who doesn't like Asian Street Food? I hurriedly checked out the vendor selections, about 15 of them more or less.
Weekend Asia Street Food Market at Lucky Chinatown Mall

There are street food from the Philippines, from China, Taiwan, Singapore and Japan. I'm hoping this weekend activity will grow and will include street food from Vietnam, Korea, Thailand and Malaysia.
Weekend Asia Street Food Market at Lucky Chinatown Mall

The space is a bit cramped. I guess they can improve the layout in the following weeks and provide more tables and chairs for those who want to sit down and enjoy their servings.
Weekend Asia Street Food Market at Lucky Chinatown Mall

I always checked those with long queues, there must be something special why people are lining up on these stalls. I was convinced to line up too and ordered Okoy from tasty Xiamen (the food offered by the Chinese guy from above photo), steamed dumplings freshly cooked from FU DAO SHUI JIAO and some Singaporean Taho (bean curd) for dessert. But since I can't find a seat, I ordered everything to go and hurriedly went home.
Weekend Asia Street Food Market at Lucky Chinatown Mall


Weekend Asia Street Food Market at Lucky Chinatown Mall

Good thing, I was pleased with the street food I bought. I never tasted an Okoy that good, the dumplings can be compared to Dong Bei's and the Singaporean Taho tasted really good, not the usual taste offered by "mamang magtataho" that usually roam our streets in the morning and afternoon. Of course that one is cheaper and this Singapore version is x3.

Taking food shots is no longer my main concern, the tummy can no longer afford any second of delay, hehe!

Anyway, if you happen to be in the Divisoria area, this food trip is worth considering. Go check out this Weekend Asian Street Food Market at Lucky Chinatown Mall.

Check my Other Divisoria Posts :
1. Divisoria Mall Hopping 
2. Lucky Chinatown Mall
3. Divisoria Do's and Dont's
4. Divisoria Find The Items Here

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20 comments:

  1. Wow, am jealous and I'm drooling! Wish we had more of those here...the closest I can get is a ritual lunch of dim-sum in Chinatown or Vietnamese food every Thursday with the guys at work. Okoy is that thin, crispy, wafer looking thing, right? I think the last time I tasted it was in my junior year in college :)

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    1. That's why its more fun in the Philippines, hehe! Yup, okoy is that crispy and tasty shrimp fritters and that was decades ago since you had one, hehe! Well, I bet there are many baby shrimps there, why not try cooking them :)

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  2. Yeah, I bet you just enjoy torturing me, haha!! That's right, it was decades ago since I had one. We have baby shrimps at the Asian markets but...cook them?? Yeah, right!...like I would know where to start :)

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    1. Sorry, haha! But cooking it is pretty easy, just mix the ingredients and fry it, hehe! But if you can find someone to cook for you that'll be better. :))

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    2. Haha!! "Just mix the ingredients and fry it"... you make it sound like it's that simple! If you give me the recipe and quick instructions I may be tempted to take a crack at it. As far as "finding someone to cook for me"...good luck with that one, hehe! :))

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    3. hahaha, I wish I can ask the Chinese guy's recipe and send it to you but I'm pretty sure it's trade secret! Oooh, that's too bad but you can always try, today could be your lucky day, hehe! ;)

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    4. I bet it would be impossible to pry that recipe from his clutches...his livelihood depends on it! I could be lucky and still it would be hard to find someone who can really cook... everyone is so "high maintenance" over here, if you know what I mean, hehe :)

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    5. Really? hehe! Well, maybe you just need to separate the two ... you can always hire someone to cook, haha!

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    6. Yes, really, haha! That's a good point, I guess one can't have everything! It's not common to find cooks for hire here - the good ones are getting paid tons by the big establishments! Have a great weekend. Later. ;)

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    7. Very true, hehe! I still got tons of tasks to finish this weekend. I still owe you a reply ;) I hope you'll enjoy your weekend!

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    8. Oh yeah, am on the same boat as far as work...like I always say, first things first, the reply can wait :) I've got 4 hrs worth of project verbiage that I need to read before Monday - being sent to work on Maui (until Friday)...am not too excited about it! Thanks, and I hope you will too ;)

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    9. Oh, after the vacation here comes the work again ... gotta do what we gotta do ;) Just find time to relax!

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  3. It was short but it was good while it lasted... reality bites, hehe! Like you say, we have to do what we have to do... it's our job to soldier on. Let's hope that we can squeeze in some cruising time! Take care ;)

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  4. i saw fried rice and taho! in singapore they have all of this as well and i love those natural/organic sweetened tofu they have there

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  5. Hindi pa ako nakakapunta sa lucky chinatown mall kahit medyo malapit lang siya from our shool. Makapunta nga this weekends :))

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  6. Oh wow! This is definitely a good reason to hit Binondo on a weekend for a food tripping with friends. Something i'd most love to look forward to!!! ;)

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  7. GosH! Ang sarap kumain dyan. The last time I've been in Binondo late 90's pa. Makapunta nga uli ng mabusog.

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  8. I've been to Lucky Chinatown Mall only once. Now there's a lot of shop to visit na pala.

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  9. Wow! Ive been to some Night Markets in the Metro, but nothing like this.
    The variety of dish is superb!

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  10. is this open every weekend? I've never been to Lucky Chinatown Mall but I frequent Divisoria.. next time I schedule a trip to Divi, gagawin kong weekend so I can drop by at the food market.

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