Big Binondo Food Wok Map winners

I know I said I’ll announce the winners for the contest on February 1, but I was swamped trying to wade through a week’s worth of backlog and an overly enthusiastic group of people on Facebook, Yahoo Messenger and Skype who were all suffering withdrawals and getting uneasy about staying in one place for longer than 7 hours. I miss you guys too :miss:

Enough drama, here’s some good news to three Just Wandering readers!

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Congratulations jona, Pam and kate! You are now the proud owners of Ivan Man Dy’s Big Binondo Food Wok maps! I hope you will put it to good use this coming Chinese New Year ;)

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Article by Nina Fuentes

Nina doesn't aim to travel to every country in the world -- she just wants to travel to the places that means the most to her. She started traveling in 2006, and hopes to travel for as long as she can. Her travel blog, Just Wandering won the Best Travel Blog in the 2010 Philippine Blog Awards and in the 2011 Nuffnang Asia Pacific Blog Awards.

This Article Has 4 Comments
  1. kate says:

    YAY :D thanks so much! I love :D

  2. kaoko says:

    HA! The contest I missed. Oh well. Nins, do you know if they sell this online? All the stores are so far from me. And Filipinas Heritage Library closes too early for me to catch it after work.

  3. Cat says:

    **FACEPALM**…I missed a contest? LOL. I SOOO need to catch up on your blog. Don’t worry, I will. ;)

  4. crimespider says:

    The Big Binondo Food Wok is a Big Disappointment! Top Reasons Why.

    1. The tour guide (Ivan) arrived 30 minutes late and didn’t even apologize for it. We we’re already drenching in our sweats waiting for the tour to start. And setting the church as a meeting place is so not ideal.

    2. The tour guide is a bit too snotty. While on the tour I kindly asked for the guide map to which I was arrogantly replied to with a, “Later”.

    3. Do you really think you’ll feel comfortable to be in a ‘food walk’ tour of 30 people while minding their table manners? A lot of the patrons have a huge lack of it.

    4. The history lesson you’ll be walked through is too tacky. You feel treated like a 4th grader. And supposed this is a Food Walk tour, imagine your dismay when 80% of the time is consumed blabbing about history you already know from Grade 1.

    5. And the biggest disappointment is the food tasting part. Even if you are not a foodie I think you can discover for yourself better eats to find in our China Town.

    You’ll be far off better doing your own food walk tour. There are many individual sites that can recommend the top secrets of Binondo Food where you’re money will also go a long way. And the best history lessons you can take are the random conversations you make with restaurant owners or servers. These are what I learned when we finally decided to ditch and split from our ‘Binondo Food Wok’ group at some point along the tour.

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