MAKI PLACE RESTAURANT (Shin Din Kha Maki Place) Binondo, Manila

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Maki or Makimi is a pork, chicken or beef soup, with or without noodles, in a very thick broth.  While we don’t know the exact techniques used at the Maki Place, they appear to use  the Chinese “velveting” process where the pork, chicken or beef are coated with a mixture of cornstarch, egg white and oil, given a rest and then cooked in either oil or broth.  This gives the ingredients a lustrous, velvety texture.

If you have not tried this specialty give it a try at the Maki Place on Benavidez Street, just across from the Manila Chinatown Hotel.  It’s a small, economical, unpretentious restaurant, the perfect place for your first bowl of Maki.  Be sure to ask for noodles with your Maki, otherwise it will come without them.  Photos follow.

808-A Benavidez cor. Salazar St., Binondo.  Phone +63-2-245-7669, +63-2-468-3978

 

You can consider your Maki options on your way in.

 

Beef Maki with noodles

Maki Place Menu – 2012 (click to enlarge)

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  1. Sorry, I can’t eat that. I was wondering if there is a good steak place in Manila though. I figure it’s probably Australian beef and a bit expensive, but splurging once a year probably will be okay.
    You sure do have a lot of information on this site though. I think I subscribed to the posts already, but I’ll be sure after I send this comment.

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    • John, I’m sure a good steak is available in Manila but I have never bought a steak there so I can’t give any first hand advice. Every steak I have bought in Iloilo has been a disappointment. I grew up with fabulous steaks in the mid-west and so am totally spoiled. It must be the same for you as a Texan. Let me know if you find a really good steakhouse. Bob

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