Now, let’s move forward to the delectable dishes of this cultured restaurant!
A peek of what we gobbled up that afternoon
This was our table before everything was served..
.. and this was the table during the middle of the fest :))
Ladies and gentlemen, I introduce you to the great cast of the Li Li Restaurant’s All-Time Favorites! Just like Chef Logro says, ” YUM YUM YUM!”
HOLY DIMSUM..TOP: Steamed lobster dumpling with morel mushrooms; BOTTOM:Black truffle steamed ‘siomai’
A delectable synergy between hot brewed tea and cold iced tea :)
Steamed pork dumplings w/ potter mushrooms- Shanghai Style
Steamed beef dumpling, XO sauce
Honey-roasted barbecued pork
(Is your mouth watering yet?)
First time to eat Peking Duck! :0
Sauteed shrimps salad with a side of fresh mango + cucumber
My photographer friend, Jielene, enjoying her sauteed shrimp salad :P
Wok-fried chicken dice sprinkled with garlic, chili and Sichuan pepper
The taste of this dish is a tricky one – hot and sour soup with assorted seafood
Dish with eggplant and shrimp mousse with black pepper sauce
Pizza-looking sliced crispy pancake duck skin
During the meal, the dimsum duo of Hongkong-native Chef Andy Chan and proudly Filipino Chef Lauro paid us a visit to tell us more about their dishes :)
These are marinated oolong tea eggs. Chef Andy Chan shared that these eggs aren’t just ‘simple eggs’ for they underwent a lot just to be on that plate #HUGOT
Deep-fried taro dumplings filled with assorted seafood
Pan-fried bean curd sheet rolls in fish soup
Braised vegetbles with mushrooms in dried scallop sauce
While nearing the bottom of our menu, we were treated to an interesting tea ceremony where we learned more about the ‘ceremonial’ way of preparing tea – way different from the usual painit-tubig-at-ilagay-sa-loob-ang-tea-bag-at-maghintay-ng-ilang-minuto we’ve been accustomed to.
Ms. Lois performed the ceremony, which lasted around 10 minutes. (Yes, around that number of minutes)
Ms. Lois let us smell the tea cup first before handing it to us
VOILA. It may look like an ordinary cup with tea, but if you watch the the ceremony, it will feel like a masterpiece.
And finally, it’s time for some sweet lovin’! We had the awesome chilled mango pudding with that very tasty sesame twirl and glutinous dumpling with chocolate covered with fine peanut.
Chilled mango pudding
This can be bought somewhere at the hotel’s entrance due to the high demand from customers who tried it. Really, it’s a must-try!
the glutinous dumpling
Aww,thank you Hyatt for this wonderful gift!
The cast of that day’s edition of Li Li Restaurant’s delectable dim sum lunch :)
Thank you to the wonderful ladies of Li Li for the assistance!
So, there you go! Now that you’ve seen the best of the best of Hyatt Manila’s Li Li restaurant, it’s time for you to be the one to try them out and devour them! At Php888 per person (inclusive of government tax), one can already enjoy many of Li Li’s all-time favorites and know why they were awarded one of the Best Restaurants of 2014 by Philippine Tatler.
BY THE WAY, take note of this voucher when visiting Li Li Restaurant for a complimentary dish!
Li Li Restaurant, Hyatt Regency Hotel and Casino Manila
1588 Pedro Gil cor M.H. del Pilar, Manila
Hyatt Regency Manila’s Li Li Restaurant: A Delectable Dim Sum Lunch