Dim sum lunch at Lili, Hyatt Hotel

shredded taro & vegetable spring roll
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++.

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It was my first time to eat at Lili. I was amazed at the beautiful restaurant. It felt like I was entering a richly appointed house rather than a Chinese restaurant.
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private function rooms
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We each had different patterned plates by Raynaud limoges “villandry” collection. Definitely not typical for a Chinese restaurant.
Raynaud plates

Raynaud plates

Raynaud plates

Raynaud plates

This was the menu to choose from. I checked all of them!
Lili dim sum menu
Lili dim sum menu

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
honey roasted barbecued pork

pork & shrimp dumpling w/ flying fish roe "siu mai"
pork & shrimp dumpling w/ flying fish roe “siu mai”

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"
Shanghai pork dumplings “xiao long bao”

The spareribs were good if not for the huge chunks of fat. There was actually more fat than meat.
spareribs w/ plums
spareribs w/ plums

I ordered only 1 basket of squid and still no one ate it. It was quite tough and rubbery.
squid w/ garlic
squid w/ garlic

All the dumplings and buns were good but nothing spectacular.
shrimp dumpling "har gaw"
shrimp dumpling “har gaw”

shrimp stuffed spinach dumpling
shrimp stuffed spinach dumpling

chicken & mushroom bun
chicken & mushroom bun

barbecued pork bun
barbecued pork bun

dim sum galore
dim sum galore

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
baked barbecued puff pastry

The ham sui kok at H.K. Choi is much better.
glutinous dumpling w/ meat "ham sui kok"
glutinous dumpling w/ meat “ham sui kok”

shredded taro & vegetable spring roll
shredded taro & vegetable spring roll

steamed beef rice roll

Where’s the sausage in this supposedly Chinese sausage in glutinous roll?
Chinese sausage in glutinous roll
Chinese sausage in glutinous roll

wok fried turnip cake
wok fried turnip cake

wintermelon soup
wintermelon soup

salted chicken wings
salted chicken wings

vegetables w/ oyster sauce
vegetables w/ oyster sauce

fried rice w/ diced chicken & salted fish
fried rice w/ diced chicken & salted fish

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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.

5th level 
Hyatt Hotel and Casino Manila 
1588 Pedro Gil cor M.H. Del Pilar, 
Malate, Manila, Philippines
telephone: 245-1234



  • Anonymous

    r those ur batchmates? a couple or so of them look young.

  • Sarah – A Beach Home Companion

    The spinach dumplings look so tasty, actually it all looks delicious.  Great photos!

  • Midgie

    This just made me so hungry it’s ridiculous. Esecially since I jsut stuffed my face.

  • Anya

    thanks. i was thinking of Shang Makati dimsum buffet and from reviews, i’d think theirs are much better, though much pricier. have you tried?

  • shootfirsteatlater

    Hi Anya! Yes dim sum in Shang makati is good. I heard the new Jasmine restaurant at New World Hotel has very good dim sum too but a bit pricey. I want to try that next.

  • Vincent

    Good day! Im VINCENT from Teletech Marketing Communication Inc.. We are the Marketing arm of CLUB AT THE HYATT in Manila Bay. I just wanna invite you in our  promotion..

    Php 8000.00 Membership Card 2011

    CLUB AT THE HYATT membership entitles the member to the following benefits and privileges:

    A. ROOMS
    * A complimentary overnight accommodation in a King/Twin room with buffet breakfast for two persons. Non transferable.
    * 15 % on room accommodation on all room types at the Best Available Rate for Card members. Maximum of two rooms per booking.
    * One (1) voucher for ” Stay Two Nights in a Suite at Best available Rate and get third Night Free” with buffet breakfast for two persons. Transferable
    * Unlimuted dining discounts in Hotels restaurants (Market Cafe, Lili and The Fireplace) on total food bill. Non- Transferable
    50% off with 2 persons dining
    33% off with 3 persons dining
    25% off with 4 persons dining
    20% off with 5 persons dining
    25% when dining alone
    * 20% off on wine and beverages
    * One (1) voucher 5000 discount on social function with a minimum of P100000 spent excluding taxex.
    * 2-% off on Food and Beverage at the lounge.
    * Two (2) vouchers for 50% discount on total food bill at the Market Cafe fr a maximum of 6 Persons. Not valid on special Holidays
    * One (1) voucher for 30% discounts on total food bill on Lili Set Menus for a Maximum of 12 persons. Not valid on special Holidays
    * One (1) voucher for a Birthday Cake when dining in any of the hotel outlets. Non transferable
    * One (1) voucher for a bottle of hotel selected bottle of wine — sparkling, red or white wine when dining in any of the hotel outlets. Non transferable
    * Members Rate for room booking as well as dining benefits at over 50 participating Hyatt international hotels worldwide during their stay
    * One (1) voucher for a complimentary buffet lunch for two persons at the Market Cafe. Not valid on special events and holidays.
    * One (1) supplementary card is extended for free to the club members. Supplementary card members are entitled to the same dining and accomodation privelages. voucher excluded.
    * 15% discount in the Gold or Silver Annual Membership at the CLub Oasis. Good for one membership card only
    * 15% discount on a la carte services at Suriya Spa at Club Oasis when they present their CATH card. Not valid on promotional items

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  • http://www.manilaestates.com/ philippine real estate

    That’s a great deal at P555, especially considering that it’s a resto inside the Hyatt.

  • tim

    I guess you really had a great time and the I got my mouth watery while reading this. I wish I could go here when I come to stay at a near
    hotel in Atlantic City.