Was uber excited to take ate to Li Li at Hyatt Hotel. Read good reviews & saw some lovely pictures that I decided we would celebrate the end of her prelims with a dimsum BANG! I really thought it would look very “Salon-de-Ning-ish!”
Imagine my disappontment when #1-all the doors to the themed rooms were locked. #2-the dimsum choices at 788 php/person were VERY limited. #3-the dimsum came short of my expectation. Sigh. :(
When we learned Li Li was in Hyatt, I didn’t mind the state of the hotel so much, thinking sometimes treasures can be found amidst rubbles. So with a positive attitude & a grumbling tummy, ate & I braved the 1.5 hour friday traffic from her school & happily looked forward to our brunch -which turned into late lunch.
|Welcome to Li Li|
|Where they prepare the Tea Ceremony
although they didn’t have one when we were there.
Our steaming tea came in a glass already. ;P
|Tea & Appetizers as we review our checklist! ;)|
|The dimsum list.
I might have enjoyed Li Li’s dimsum had I not just come from my very recent & satisfying gastronomic experience at Phoenix Court.
|I give the an “A” for presentation though.
And yes, I do admit Li Li’s interiors, although old and didn’t look very well-maintained, was nice.
|Har Gao or Hakaw (Steamed dumpling with Bamboo Pith)
The prawns were big & crunchy. The glutinous wrap fresh. I also give this an “A”
Definitely our favorite. :)
|Siomai (Steamed pork dumpling with Dried Scallop)
|Steamed dumpling with Bamboo Pith, Carrot & Celery,
and Steamed dumpling with pork, eggplant & Peanut Chill.
|Steamed Pork dumpling “Shanghai” style
(Xiao Long Bao)
Normally this is one of my favorites but this just didn’t cut it for me yesterday :(
|Steamed Spare Ribs with Red Dates
|Pan-fried Spinach dumpling with Shrimp
|Steamed rice roll with XO chili sauce
|Steamed glutinous rice with asstd. meat in Lotus Leaf.
|Baked BBQ Pastry Puff with apple
This was actually good. <3
|(F) Deep fried Bicho-Bicho with shrimp in wasabi-mayonnaise sauce
(M) Deep fried chicken taro Spring roll
(B) duplicate order of Deep fried Taro Dumpling with asstd. Seafood
|Chicken simmered in Soya Sauce
|Barbecued Pork Belly
|Soup of the Day (Corn soup)
Fried Rice with Pork & Veggies
Stir-fried vegetables in garlic (which ate surprisingly liked & finished off! ;P)
|White chocolate Masachi
|Almond Jelly with Mixed Fruit
|Steamed Malay Cake with Egg Custard cream|
|My beautiful ate, showing the crossed-off dimsum from our list. :)|
|The banyo in Li Li is clean & mabango.
“A” for that as well! m/