Li Li’s Dimsum Buffet at Hyatt Hotel and Casino
What comes into mind when you hear the word Dimsum? For me, it was limited only to siomai, xiao long bao and hakao. I consider myself a newbie in the world of dimsum and this dining experience at Li Li’s Dimsum buffet is going to change all that.
Li Li is a Chinese restaurant at Hyatt Hotel and Casino. This was inspired by a real life person bearing the same name. The restaurant is modeled after a residential apartment where you can dine in their living room, library, and wine cellar to name a few. Aside from offering ala carte dishes, Li Li also offers buffet lunch.
Here are the prices for Lili’s Dimsum Buffet.
|Eat all You can Dimsum||Monday to Saturday
12pm to 3pm
|PHP 888 Net|
|Yum Cha (Eat all You can Dimsum +Cantonese offerings)||Sunday
1130am to 3pm
|PHP 1650 Net|
You might be thinking that it’s expensive to pay PHP 888 for eat all you can siomai, that you can buy outside for PHP 25 / 4pcs, but allow me to show you what we had and I’ll let you decide if the dimsums at Lili are worth PHP 25 only.
At the buffet, you don’t need to stand as you will be given a menu. Just tick the dimsum you want to order and they will deliver it to you.
Lili’s Steamed Fish Shape dumplings with cod fish, Chinese parsley
How can you eat something like this?
Lili’s Steamed pork dumplings with crab meat “Shanghai” Style
In short, the Xiao Long Bao.
Lili’s Baked Barbecued Pastry Puff
Crunchy on the outside while flavorful bbq on the inside.
Lili’s Steamed Shrimp Dumpling with Bamboo pith “Har Gao”
Lili’s Steamed Fresh Scallops Dumpling
I love scallops!
Lili’s Steamed Crabmeat Dumpling, Black Mushroom
The toppings look like floss.
Lili’s Deep-fried Mashed Taro Puff with Chicken
I imagine it as fried lumpia as it comes with sweet chili sauce
Lili’s Steamed Pork and Shrimp Dumpling with Flying Fish Roe
None other than our all time favorite, the siomai!
Lili’s Pan-fried Spinach Dumplings with Shrimp
It comes with a guardian duck
Lili’s Steamed Glutinous Rice with Assorted Meat wrapped in Lotus Leaf
This is ma chang right?
Lili’s Deep-fried Becho-Becho stuffed mince Shrimp Wasabi Mayonnaise Sauce
Not your usual becho-becho
Lili’s Steamed Shrimp, Dried Seaweed roll, Asparagus, Fish Roe
The last to be served but this was my favorite!
Aside from the dimsum, we were also served with soup and dessert.
Lili’s Hot and sour soup with assorted seafood
I don’t like Hot and Sour soup in general but their version was ok for me thanks to it not being too sour.
Lili Sesame Balls with White Chocolate
Buchi with chocolate inside. Pure genius!
Lili Chilled Mango Sago with Almond Jelly
A favorite dessert of mine. Would have wanted more sago to go with it though.
So what do you think? Is it worth PHP 888?
I would say YES!!! without any hesitation.
But wait… there’s more!
Did you know that you can avail of a complimentary Hyatt Hotel and Casino Manila’s signature Guava iced tea (a drink worth PHP 300 for free!) …
…by simply mentioning my blog’s name, “Stop! Look! and Capture”?
Just call (02) 247 8666 to make reservations and tell them that you read about the buffet from this blog.
There are still other items in the menu that I haven’t tried such as pork buns, spare ribs, and chicken feet. They also have non dimsum dishes such as congee, stir fried vegies, chicken and roasted BBQ pork… Note that this is still part of the PHP 888 net from Mon to Sat.
I really enjoyed eating at Lili’s that I’m already planning my next visit here.
Disclosure: Li Li Chinese Restaurant paid for our meal
Till next time,
Li Li Chinese Restaurant
5F, Hyatt Hotel and Casino Manila
1588 Pedro Gil cor. M.H. Del Pilar,
Restaurant by Location: Manila