From Lung Center, I found myself in the auto spare parts haven that is Banawe, Quezon City to have my buggy repainted and fixed. Guess what was waiting for me across the street: the ageless Ma Mon Luk restaurant, still looking like it hasn’t shed its hangover from the 1940s!
You know if a resto is still at it by the number of cars parked outside its doors. It was a usual busy Sunday at the last surviving branch of Ma Mon Luk, the best place in (or near) Manila to savor a hot bowl of Chinese noodles. Okay, don’t forget the siopao. See this related post.
The Ma Mon Luk menu. Some of the best things in life…. cost less than a hundred bucks! Count in their rice toppings (P85), as well as a slew of Chinese dishes (e.g. chopsuey, camaron rebosado, fried chicken, beef steak and others – from P95 to P245).
I don’t know if the Quiapo branch is still open. Ma Mon Luk Restaurant is at 408 Quezon Avenue, Quezon City. Telephone Number 712-35-60.