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Dining in at the Ilang-Ilang Chinese Restaurant, the oldest in Manila

Updated on December 20, 2010

The Oldest Restaurant in Manila

 Located at Ilang Ilang St. Binondo, the oldest restaurant's location is quite not easy to find. But the place was never a hindrance for its popularity.  If you want authentic chinese cuisine,  I definitely recommend this one.

I was born and spent 20 years of my life in Sampaloc, my father loves Chinese Cuisine and If can only ask him now, why Ilang ilang restaurant looks so familiar to me, maybe he can confirm to me that this is the same place where  we usually dined in when I was a little girl and even  up to my teenage years.  

So this latest dining experience of  mine is another trip along memory lane

My Favorite Nido Soup


 I can't remember the last time I tasted this authentic  Chinese Soup.  But as far as I can remember whenever my family ate at the restaurant, this NIdo Soup was always included in our  list because of me... This is so good... I may not be aware when to return to Ilang Ilang restaurant but at least they now accept delivery, so I can order it anytime...

The Pancit Canton that I used to know

 This pancit canton was common in our house when I was a little girl, father always brought this home for mother and I used to dislike it, when I saw it the first time again after so many years, it was then I realized how delicious it is.... I will definitely return for this pancit canton nto only because of its good authentic taste but because of the precious memories the goes along with it...

other chinese food

Other food in our  buffet were the Fried Chicken, Sweet and Sour Pork, Chop suey, and  Shrimp Relleno.  I would like also to recommend the original Chinese Kikiam, patatim, patotim and camarong rebusado (not in the picture but the common chinese food that I always heard from my father).


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      Maria Cecilia 3 years ago from Philippines

      Madam You maybe reading it wrong, I was a customer of Ilang ilang restaurant too, but if you want contacts for catering services I can provide you. i have good contacts too.

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      Veronica so 3 years ago

      may i know your contact number for catering services for my friends son birthday celebration. We would like to inquire and try the foods she will request. Thank you this is my contact number 0917-6005530 hope to receive your reply soon

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      Maria Cecilia 7 years ago from Philippines

      Unit Christmas party, that is why I was so out of touch that day, I was disappointed I forgot to take home a kikiam from Ilang Ilang... even failed to buy a mooncake....

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      Caroline Sy 7 years ago

      You went to Ilang Ilang restaurant,very near my & Marjorie's place,how come you didn't give us a call so we can meet you up?