Last Sunday, we celebrated a couple of our barkadas’ birthdays at LiLi, Hyatt Hotel and Casino’s Chinese restaurant. We like bonding over food, lol. We availed of LiLi’s Sunday Dimsum Buffet. It costs P888 from Monday to Saturday and P1,650 on Sunday. You can have unlimited amounts of everything!
Our friends reserved The Library, one of LiLi’s function rooms since we were all going with our kids. It really did look like a library with a lot of hardbound books in shelves available for your perusal.
So anyway, we stepped out of The Library to check out the congee and roast station. Take note that this station is only available on Sundays.
Beside the congee are some roasts and appetizers like this Suckling Pig Sushi. It’s really good! A rice ball is filled with seaweed and a chunk of juicy pork then topped with a piece of crunchy pork skin. Yum!
I really liked the Oolong Tea-marinated Eggs. Although I didn’t really taste the Oolong tea I loved the golden creamy egg yolk.
From the same station, you can also get honey-roasted pork (asado), steamed chicken, and this vegetable roll I forgot the name of.
For the rest of the dimsum, you are given a list where you can tick boxes and order per piece so everything is served hot and freshly cooked. I got some munchies from the station while waiting for our orders.
There are over twenty (20) kinds of dimsum you can order. We started with Baked Barbecued Pastry Puff with Apple. It was flaky, buttery, and filled with barbecued pork and apple bits. Pretty good!
We also tried Steamed Fish Fillet with Garlic Plum Sauce. This is how I like my fish — boneless, scaleless, headless, and easy to eat, lol! It had a unique sweet-tart-savory flavor which we liked. It should go well with steamed rice.
This was one of the biggest hits — Steamed Pork Dumplings “Shanghai” Style (a.k.a. Xiao Long Bao). I think we ordered at least four dozens since the kids also couldn’t get enough, lol! It had just the right taste — not overly salty, not bland, and the soup inside wasn’t oily.
We also ordered Fookien Fried Rice. This is from the short order menu. Like the dimsum list, there’s a short order list consisting of nine (9) dishes and you can order them in either small, medium, or large size.
We also had Hargao (Hakaw) and another kind of dimsum… sorry I didn’t get the name.
Here’s something unique — Egg Beancurd with Cheese! I liked it. Fried tokwa is covered with creamy cheese-based sauce, mushrooms, and fried minced garlic.
Their Sweet and Sour Pork is super yummy! Lean pork pieces fried to a crisp in sweet and sour sauce. This is how I like my Sweet and Sour Pork, it reminds me of Passion Restaurant‘s which I really like. At this point I was so full but the food still kept coming! My friends ordered almost everything on the lists, lol! I decided to go and have dessert already.
One of my faves was the Chilled Mango Pudding. I put a little milk on top and mixed it up before taking it all as a shot, lol. Divine! 😀
My other favorite was Almond with Mango Cream. It’s kinda like creamy mango sago mixed with almond jelly. I love how milky, creamy, and silky the almond jelly was. If I weren’t so full I would have had a second bowl.
I was excited when I saw this Steamed Malay Cake. It’s made with a twist, rolled with creamed salted egg yolk in the middle. After the two super yummy mango desserts though, it wasn’t so impressive to me.
Aside from the desserts I tried, there are also fresh fruits, buchi, a chocolate fountain with candies and other sweets, etc.
There are two versions of Hyatt LiLi Dimsum Buffet:
- LiLi Dimsum Buffet for P888 – From Monday to Saturday, 12nn to 3pm — No congee station, roast station, and dessert station. No drinks.
- LiLi Sunday Dimsum Buffet for P1,650 – 11:30am to 3pm — Unlimited drinks (sodas, iced tea, local beers only), Congee and Roast Station, Dessert Station.
The prices stated above are net, already inclusive of taxes and service charge.
5/F Hyatt Hotel and Casino
1588 Pedro Gil cor. MH Del Pilar,
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