It all started with Janet’s email – “Girls do you want to try the dim sum at Lili? They have a promo that’s ending soon.” Naturally the replies were fast and furious. And within a few days of the email we went to Lili for lunch. The promotion was “All you can eat dim sum” at Lili Cantonese Restaurant at the Hyatt Hotel and Casino Manila for Php 555++.
We had to finish everything. As in no left-overs, no take out. It’s hard to find good dim sum in Manila. I really hoped it would be good. The roast pork was good but not as good as Choi’s.
honey roasted barbecued pork
The “xiao long bao” or soupy meat dumplings were just mediocre. It was a far cry from the ones at Peking Garden.
Shanghai pork dumplings “xiao long bao”
The baked barbecued puff pastry were the BEST! The crust was very flaky and the pork filling had just the right sweet & salty flavor. This was even better than the ones I’ve eaten in Hong Kong. We re-ordered this over and over again. We must have eaten 3-4 pieces each. If you ordered this a la carte, 3 pieces cost P180.
baked barbecued puff pastry
The ham sui kok at H.K. Choi is much better.
glutinous dumpling w/ meat “ham sui kok”
After all the ++ after the base price of P555 we ended up paying P700 per person. It was definitely not worth the food we ate. If we ordered the same amount of dim sum in another restaurant we would probably pay half the price. Anyway we enjoyed the baked barbecued pork pastry and the company and that’s important thing.