16 Affordable Taiwanese Restaurants in Manila with Dishes as low as ₱99!


XLB for only ₱200???

Do you love xiao long bao as much as we do? Taiwanese food is that go-to cuisine for some quality dumplings and milk tea, but for a heavy price. At Booky, we believe that good food doesn’t always have to hurt our pockets.

We’ve done our research and looked for Taiwanese spots where you can get meals as low as ₱99 and not more than ₱250!

Flavors of Taiwan – Little Baguio

Flavors of Taiwan is one of Little Baguio’s hidden gems, offering authentic and affordable Taiwanese cuisine. Some of their must-tries include xiao long bao, five-flavored squid, fried pork chop, beef noodle soup, and more.

What to order: House Special Xiao Long Bao (Php 150-250), Beef Noodle Soup (Php 250)

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20 General Vicente Lim St cor General de Jesus St, Little Baguio, San Juan
(02) 547-8593

Shi Lin – multiple branches

Shi Lin is a casual Taiwanese restaurant that specializes in dumplings, buns and noodles. They are also most famous for their steamed xiao long baos

What to order: Pork Bun (Php 130), Xiao Long Bao (Php 170), Shaomai (Php 200)

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Lugang Cafe – multiple branches

Lugang Café is a Shanghai-based café focused on providing quality and contemporary Taiwanese cuisine. They are popular for their xiao long bao!

What to order: Steamed Angled Loofah with Shrimps Xiao Long Bao (Php 248)

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Tien Ma’s – multiple branches

Tien Ma’s is an underrated late night joint that serves authentic Taiwanese specialties including their affordable xiao long bao’s, beef brisket noodles, 3-cup chicken and more. 

What to order: Xiao Long Bao (Php 200), Taiwan Style Beef Noodle Soup (Php 200), Wanton Noodle Soup (Php 200)

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Uniku – Banawe

Uniku is a casual Taiwanese place that serves your typical Taiwanese fare such as dumplings, rice toppings, mantou, and more. Everything here is affordable and mostly under 200 bucks!

What to order: Uniku Braised Pork Rice (Php 99), Three Cup Chicken Mishua (Php 190)

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237 Banawe Street, across 238 Banawe Center, Banawe, Quezon City
(02) 411-9382

Botan Black Cafe – Taguig

Botan Black Cafe is a new Taiwanese restaurant that serves traditional home-cooked dishes like Ba-Kih Noodle Soup, Taiwanese Beef Noodle Soup, Spicy Basil Fish Cake and their Red Bean Matcha Pearl WaffleThey also serve coffee and flavored milk teas

What to order: Sausage Fried Rice (Php 180), Pork Chop Noodle Soup (Php 230)

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2/F Wumaco Bldg Bonifacio High Street, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
(02) 873-9999

Din Tai Fung – multiple branches

Din Tai Fung is an award-winning and half-century old Taiwanese restaurant brand known the world over for its quality, consistency, and most importantly, world-famous Xiao long bao. 

What to order: Noodles with House Special Spicy Sauce (Php 140), Pork Xiao Long Bao (Php 165), Fried Pork Chop (Php 200)

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Ersao – multiple branches

Ersao is an affordable Taiwanese spot that serves dishes like dumplings, noodles, rice bowls, and more.

What to order: Spicy Chicken Rice (Php 120), Beef Genji Noodles (Php 160-230)

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Lil Taipei – Marikina

Lil Taipei of the Crave Food Park takes on the Taiwanese street food concept by bringing in some of Taiwan’s traditional eats such as the beef cubes, stinky tofu, fried whole squid, and chicken chops. 

What to order: Fried squid (Php 165), Cubed Steaks (Php 165)

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Crave Park, Blk 3 Lot 22 and 24 Mayor Gil Fernando St., Centro de Buenviaje, Sto. Niño, Marikina

Mien San Noodle House – various branches

Mien San is a classic noodle house serving Taiwanese specialties. Popular items on their menu include: Taiwan beef noodles, fried siopao, and spicy wantons.

What to order: Mustasa Wan-Ton Noodle (Php 218), Spicy Wanton (Php 188 for 6pcs)

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Pang Ma – Maginhawa

Pang Ma of The Station Food Park gives us a taste of the best Taiwanese street food here in Manila.  They have combo bowls for only Php 195 where you can mix and match snacks like fried chicken, dumplings, grilled corn, and more. 

What to order: Taiwanese Combo Bowls + Drink (Php 195)

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The Station Food Park, 178 Maginhawa, Sikatuna Village, Diliman, Quezon City
(0916) 378-3747

Pao Pao Xiao Chi – Little Baguio

Pao Pao Xiao Chi is a small Taiwanese diner that serves authentic Taiwanese cuisine, from rice meals and noodles, to snacks and milk tea. 

What to order: Pork Dumpling Noodles (Php 80), Beef Noodles (Php 120)

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17 Gen de Jesus St cor Gen Luis St, Little Baguio, San Juan
(02) 994-8554

Shuin – multiple branches

Shuin is a Taiwanese hole-in-the-wall that is most popular for its smoked chicken and fried chicken chop. Other specialties include fried dumplings, Taiwan sausage and more.

What to order: Pork Chop Rice (Php 170), Beef Dumpling Noodle (Php 190)

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Braises N’ Stews – Little Baguio

This newly opened hole-in-the-wall serves legit Taiwanese dishes. Like their name suggests, they specialize in braises and stews. Although it just opened, it’s said to be really delicious and affordable!

What to order: Pork Dumpling (Php 30 / 2 pcs)

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J. Abad Santos Street, Little Baguio, Little Baguio, San Juan

Fat Fook Taiwanese Kitchen – multiple branches

Fat Fook offers Taiwanese cuisine serving dishes like xiao long bao, specialty Fat Fook chicken chop, and crispy fried intestines among many others. It’s owned by the same group behind the widely successful Ramen Nagi franchise in the country.

What to order: Noodles with Minced Pork Sauce (Php 158), Taiwan Beef Noodles (Php 258)

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Chairman Wang’s Prime Beef Noodle House – Molito Lifestyle Mall

Chairman Wang’s is a casual dining restaurant from Vancouver, B.C. specializing in Taiwan-style hand-pulled noodles and other specialties. Their noodles are available dry or with soup. 

What to order: Chairman Braised Beef Noodle (Php 250)

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Molito Lifestyle Mall, Madrigal Ave, Alabang, Muntinlupa
(02) 828-8477

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