Lucky Rainbow Seafood Restaurant is that was introduced to us by a cousin who lives in the Binondo area. They gave us a sample of the dimsum available from the place and we were hooked. We had to schedule a trip to try out the restaurant to avoid the traffic as well as better chance at parking. We got there around 11 but a number of items were already out of stock like the congee and some of the dimsum.
We got a number of dimsum baskets as starters (thats more than a couple per variant). Yan Suy Dumpling (P80) are basically Hakaw with wansuy/cilantro/coriander added inside for that fragrant kick. We love it so much we ordered 4 more for take out. This is my biggest reason to go to Lucky Rainbow Seafood Restaurant.
Steamed Spareribs with Tausi (P70). One of my favorite dimsum dishes. The fat and meat ratio was on the meat side, so good news. I would have preferred a bit of added spice.
Hakaw (P80), the basic shrimp dumpling. I’d rather order the Yan Suy Dumpling.
Steamed Beancurd Stick Roll (P70). Irene and I both like this one, since we really love bean curd skin. The filling is minced meat and shrimps. I’d order this again if I eat there.
Siomai (P70). It was ok, had a lot of meat and some mushroom and shrimp bits on top. For the price one can’t complain especially with the proliferation of sub standard siomai out there.
Special Egg Yolk Pao (P80). An order of this sweet dimsum consists of 3 pcs. I just had a little quip with the egg yolk inside, it was too watery, you are liable to make a mess while eating. Taste wise it was good, the bun was soft and chewy while the filling was custard like in taste. I was expecting the filling to be more solid.
2 Kinds fried rice (P200). Special request of Joan, its fried rice topped with two kinds of sauce, one creamy and the other tomato based. Both sides were really good, a meal in itself already.
Big Boss Fried Rice (P300). We could not resist ordering this just based on the name alone. This one had seafood, veggies, imitation abalone and dried scallop. A bit lacking in taste so perfect to add the curry sauce to.
Stir Fried Beef with Ho Fan (P200). The noodles were not well cooked so I just ate the beef strips. A far cry from what I had expected.
Fish Ball with Curry Sauce (P240). This dish just begs for plain rice but we had already order the two previous fried rice so I just dumped the sauce in my Big Boss fried rice. The fish balls are bouncy and crisp with a slightly spicy sauce that will get you eating more.
Here’s a little map of the location of Lucky Rainbow. It’s near the corner of Ongpin and Sabino Padilla or more commonly known as Gandara.
Lucky Rainbow Seafood Restaurant is a worth a trip down to Chinatown. Food is good while prices are very reasonable. The restaurant has plenty of seating with ok service and matched with basic decor.
Lucky Rainbow Seafood RestaurantSabino Padilla St. (for. Gandara) Binondo, Manila Telephone No.: 313-8584
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Arpee Lazaro says
for chinatown food, i find their prices kinda pricey. parang pang makati. seems like upscale dining, isn’t it?
Oh Richard, it doesn’t sound like you enjoyed your meal here too much.