Monday, January 28, 2008

TIKIM: MANILA'S OLDEST RESTAURANTS

PINAKA: OLDIES BUT GOODIES NA TSIBUGAN (Oldest Restos in Manila)

1) Tie: AMBOS MUNDOS / TOHO FOOD CENTER aka TOHO ANTIGUA (since 1888)
2) NEW SAN JACINTO FOOD CENTER CORP. aka PANCITERIA SAN JACINTO (since 1894)
3) MA MON LUK (since 1920)
4) RAMON LEE FRIED CHICKEN (since 1929)
5) ARISTOCRAT (since 1936)
6) ONGPIN MANOSA (since 1940)
7) Tie: RODIC'S & LITTLE QUIAPO (since 1949)
8) SAVORY (since 1950)
9) WAH SUN (since 1955)

Source: Frugalchowhound Yahoo Group

7 comments:

Sakai said...

nice list u have there

Karlo Patron said...

Great list you have there! I am using the information for school-- do you think you can post also where these are specifically?

edwin said...

Here goes;
- Ambos Mundos (at Florentino Torres St. about a block away from the corner of Recto and Avenida)
- Panciteria San Jacinto (it is all over. one is at Quezon Avenue, near Delta
- Ma Mon Luk - most branches are closed but one is along Quezon Avenue near Banawe Avenue
- Ramon Lee - this is at downtown sta cruz near the casino filipino
- Aristocrat - it is all over but I understand that one of the originals is near the plaza of what used to be baywalk
- Ongpin Manosa is right at Ongpin, about a block from the original Maxim Tea House
- Rodics is at UP Shopping center. They used to have a branch at Citimall Philcoa. Its sister resto Lola Adang used to be located at the corner of Masaya and Maginhawa at Up Village. It is where the owners used to live.
- Little Quiapo used to be along Matalino accross Sulu Hotel. I think this is now McDonalds?
- Savory - lots of branches now. The original is near the Fil Chinese friendship bell at the end of Escolta
- Wah Sun, owned also by relatives of the Ambos owners is located just accross ambos mundos.

Anonymous said...

hello. i just read your blog and wondering where exactly is Ramon Lee? i dont know casino filipino. and ongpin manosa? i dont know maxim either.sorry.
i also want to ask what was the name of the restaurant (or panciteria) along side of monte de piedad near sta. cruz church. it is not there anymore.i think it is now mcdo.my parents used to eat there in the 60s.thanks

markey said...

ito na ba ang mga pinaka oldest resto in the Philippines?

foodlover said...

love ramon lee fried chicken and their pancit and lumpiang shanghai. the best!

Maríel said...

Wow, Ramon Lee, blast from the past! We used to have their fried chicken set meal when I was a kid. Is it still operating? It used to be walking distance from Sta Cruz church.