Straight from the heart of the Red Dragon, Lung Hin at Marco Polo Ortigas Manila brings in Hong Kong Legendary Menu from the kitchen of cuisine master, Chef Lai Cheuk Kou.
Also known as Chef Terry, Chef Lai worked in China and Hong Kong alone, making it his first time in the Philippines bringing his soulful and sumptuous Cantonese specialties, with over 36 years of experience from different well-known restaurants and hotels around China and Hong Kong.
We are grateful to have been invited and experience Chef Lai’s finest flavors at Marco Polo ortigas Manila’s Lung Hin – located at the 44th floor, that has a stunning view of Ortigas and Pasig skyline.
First served was a quadruple treat of appetizers from Steamed Diced Pumpkin, Marinated Cucumber with Wasabi and Vinegar, Jellyfish, and Salt-Baked Chicken. This is where we ordered for a regular Coke to quench our thirst.
Followed by yummy and cheesy chewy Cheese Baked Tiger Prawn that melts in the mouth, bursting with flavors complementing the cheese and prawn to its perfect flavor. On the side, egg pancake sliced evenly filled the plate of this mouthwatering dish.
Not included in the set menu, fresh from the kitchen, dim sum wasserved and added more tummy fillers to the flavorful experience.
Next dish reminds us of Beef Salpicao, a classic Filipino dish pampered with tender beef cubes, toasted garlic, and mushrooms. Close to home, the Pan-Fried Dice Beef Cubes is a perfect rice partner (during lunch or dinner) or with wine-pairing on an intimate evening with your special one. We ordered for a glass of Watermelon Juice, instead.
We were also introduced to a classic Chinese soup-based dish that is Double Boiled Duck Soup with Goji. A herbal and remedy soup, also can be cooked with Black Chicken, poured with double boiled duck meat, ginseng, red dates, ginger, and goji berries. It’s perfect to alleviate certain ailments like common colds, fatigue, iron deficiency, and hair loss.
The Steamed Garoupa with Cordyceps was served next on the table. It’s one of the staple dish when it comes to Chinese celebrations. This was followed by the Wok Fried Vegetables mixed with shiitake mushroom, garden asparagus, and green beans.
Already filled with all the scrumptious dishes served, it was time for us to have the Macau Style Seafood Fried Rice.
But before digging the seafood fried rice, we were asked to try one of Lung Hin’s specialties, Pork Buns. Served in 5 delicious pieces, Lung Hin’s Pork Buns is quite good and even fellow bloggers Kathy Kenny Ngo and Drew Uy approve of its taste.
This is the part we asked for a serving of Lung Hin’s brewed coffee.
Serving last, but not the least, the highlight of this Season Specialties is the Dragon Fruit with Bird Nest saved for dessert. Coming to the Philippines, Chef Lai has seen many mangoes and this inspired him to blend the Dragon Fruit, Bird Nest, and Mangoes altogether creating a magnificent art of inspiring flavor inspired from the rich Chinese and Filipino flavors.
Enjoy and experience authentic Cantonese cuisine, with its finest flavors at Marco Polo Ortigas Manila’s Lung Hin. To know more about the hotel, visit www.marcopolohotels.com. Follow them on facebook at @MarcoPoloOrtigasManila or @MarcoPoloManila on Twitter and Instagram.
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