Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Li Li at Hyatt ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥


Although I am not a fan of Chinese food, once in a while, I crave dimsum. When I do, I tie my hair back into a neat and shiny bun, put on my reddest lipstick and slip into my most body-hugging, tight-fitting, curve-baring, red cheongsam…



OR I just get into my most comfortable (meaning loose) clothes, run to Li Li, order every item on the dimsum buffet menu, and let myself go.


IMG_6283“The Library”


IMG_6285 The Tea Collection


IMG_6245The delicious peanut appetizer


Li Li makes the most exquisite, the most delicate, and the best tasting dimsum in all of Manila. Each item is cooked to order so everything arrives hot and fresh.

We order everything on the menu except 3 items: Steamed Rice Roll with Crispy Dough (how could we have missed this?), Crispy Pancake with Chives and Ham (and this???), and Sautéed Seasonal Vegetables in Garlic (ah, this one we missed on purpose hehehe).


Little dumplings of joy…

Now the question is, which ones would I order again?

IMG_7442 “Har Gaw” Steamed Shrimp Dumpling – definitely!


IMG_7454“Siew Mai” Steamed Pork & Shrimp Dumpling with Flying Fish Roe – yes!


IMG_6257 Steamed Pork Dumplings Shanghai Style – no, the skin is too thick


IMG_7457Steamed Shrimp Stuffed Spinach Dumpling – probably not


IMG_6277 Steamed Beef Ball – I know my dad would have, if he had not given up beef


IMG_7458Steamed Duck Wing in Sate Sauce – mmm… maybe if they run out of chicken feet


IMG_6263 Steamed Spareribs with Black Beans – probably not


IMG_7444Steamed Chicken Feet with XO Chili Sauce – yes!!!


IMG_7443  “Sieu Pao” Steamed Barbecued Pork Buns – yes, but I like the baked barbecued puff better


IMG_7447 Deep Fried Vegetarian Spring Roll – nah


IMG_6275 Deep-fried Glutinous Dumpling with Assorted Meat – nah. This is good, but it’s just too filling


IMG_7448 Deep-fried Taro Puff with Seafood – maybe not


IMG_6258Wok-fried Radish Cake – maybe not


IMG_7449Baked Barbecued Puff Pastry – yes!!!


IMG_7462Chicken Simmered in Soya Sauce – not really


IMG_7450Honey Roasted Barbecued Pork – definitely. And maybe a bowl of rice, too.


IMG_7461Fried Noodles in Soya Sauce – no


IMG_7067Congee with Fish - no


IMG_7453Fried Buns with Egg Custard Cream – yes, totally


IMG_7466Chocolate Masachi – yes, and not just one. I can finish 3 plates of this myself!


Me, Dad and Mom


How the hell am I gonna fit into that red cheongsam now?


Li Li: 5/F, Hyatt Hotel and Casino Manila, 1588 Pedro Gil cor M.H. Del Pilar, Malate, Manila, Philippines. Tel: +632-245-1234

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