Everytime I think of pancit, I always remember an office mate of mine who told a joke that concerns a popular motel chain and their good tasting pancit, using the pancit as cover for an amorous affair. Well, people who buy from this pancit chain need not worry that their lovers or husband came from some dubious place. Manosa’s is at the center of Makati’s Business district and far from the stretch of love motels, so you know it came from a clean and happy place.
If I am in search for some chinese pancit, I always go to this pancitan for that warm bowl of noodles. Their restaurant reeks of soy and if you had left the store you’d probably be smelling like pancit. It’s simple but an enticing place to eat.
Their specialties are of course pancit! They have the usual chami, miki, miki bihon, lomi, lobihon, lomikibihon and the likes. Their pancit costs asround P120 but they can feed 3 people full! The last time I tasted pancit as good was this was from Binondo. Manosa uses Chinese ingredients and seasonings for the pancit that you feel like you ordered it fresh from Binondo or 168’s Food hall. They also have other chinese dishes such as siomai which are the largest I’ve seen (for that price at least). For 60 bucks I get 4 siomais that are as big as golf balls. They’re lovely, especially with chili garlic sauce.
The Manosa experience brings the Binondo-esque pancit closer to the workplace. Finally, you don’t have to brave through Manila traffic just to eat good pancit. If you don’t want the dry Chowking experience or the costly North Park or Mann Hann pancits, then Manosa would be that perfect place to grab some noodle grub.