WHAT’S Chinese food without servings of delicious savory dim sum? The truth is that dim sum, when done properly, can be so good that you can build a whole meal solely around these savory treats.
Marco Polo Ortigas Manila’s Lung Hin may be best known for its authentic Cantonese cuisine, but it also takes pride in its dim sum offerings, as prepared by dim sum master chef Wong Chiu Lung. Hailing from Hong Kong, where the best dim sum is believed to come from, Chef Wong has mastered the art of making steamed, pan-fried and deep-fried dim sum.
So dim sum lovers can now enjoy assorted dim sum treats, including steamed dumplings such as Scallop Dumplings, Spinach Dumplings, Shrimp Dumplings, Chui Chow, and simple but tasty Har Kou, which is also known as Shrimps with Gold Leaf Dumpling. Also on the menu are Filipino favorite Chicken Feet with XO Sauce, Pork Siu Mai with Truffle Sauce from the Yuan Dynasty, and Abalone Glutinous Rice Dumpling with Lotus Leaf associated very closely with the Dragon Boat Festival.
As for pan-fried and deep-fried dim sum, must-tries include Pan-fried Sesame Radish Cake with XO Sauce, Fried Taro Puff, and crowd favorite Baked Barbecued Pork Buns with their sweet and crisp but melt-in-the-mouth goodness.
Experience authentic Cantonese dim sum dining at the award-winning Lung Hin located at Level 44 of Marco Polo Ortigas Manila. The hotel can be found at Meralco Ave. corner Sapphire St., Ortigas Center, Pasig City, with telephone number (632) 720-7777.