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Our All-You-Can-Eat Dim Sum Experience at Li Li

We (hubby, me and son) went to Li Li last Saturday to try their all-you-can-eat dim sum offer. Li Li is the award-winning signature Chinese restaurant of Hyatt Hotel and Casino Manila that offers delectable dim sum and authentic Cantonese cuisine prepared by Hong Kong Master Chef Andy Chan. It is located on the 5th floor of Hyatt Hotel and can seat 200 people.

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Li Li has a dining area (divided into upper and lower sections), a living room and five private rooms. Li Li is open for lunch and dinner from 12:00 noon to 10:00 pm every Mondays to Saturdays and from 11:30 am to 10:00 pm every Sundays.

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Upper and lower sections of Li Li

Harmoniously blending Chinese and European influences, Li Li’s architectural and interior design, developed by Florida- and Hong Kong-based Bilkey Llinas Design, is tasteful, elegant and modern. Li Li’s exquisite furniture, antique pieces, books, works of art and decorative artefacts were all furnished by Art Internationale Asia.

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All-You-Can-Eat Dim Sum

From Monday to Saturday, 12:00 noon to 3:00 pm, Li Li offers an all-you-can-eat dim sum for just PHP888 nett per person. First, we were given a menu with a list of culinary delights. We had to indicate in this menu how many pieces of each item we would like to have.

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Seafood Dim Sum

We tried three seafood dim sums from Li Li. Everything was served hot because they were all freshly cooked.

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Clockwise: Deep-fried Ocean Prawn Encased with Crabstick, Steamed Fresh Scallops Dumpling and Steamed Crab Meat Dumpling, Black Mushroom

Hubby enjoyed the crunchy Deep-fried Ocean Prawn Encased with Crabstick dipped in sweet-and-sour sauce, while I preferred the steamed dumplings. I actually couldn’t decide which of the two dumplings (Steamed Fresh Scallops Dumpling and Steamed Crab Meat Dumpling) I like better because both were delicious!

All-Time Favorites

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Clockwise: Pan-fried Spinach Dumpling with Shrimp, Hargao, Siomai, Deep-fried Bean Curd Sheet Rolls with Shrimps

The popular adage “Don’t judge the book by its cover” applied perfectly to these Pan-fried Spinach Dumplings with Shrimp. They were simple-looking yet bursting with flavor. The Hargao (Steamed Shrimp Dumplings) and the Siomai were equally tasty. Our son’s favorites, though, were the Deep-fried Bean Curd Sheet Rolls with Shrimps. They were crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside. We ordered three more pieces of these for him.

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Clockwise: Steamed Spare Ribs with Red Dates, Deep-fried Taro Dumplings with Chicken, Baked Barbecued Pastry Puff

The Steamed Spare Ribs with Red Dates were tender and savory, the Deep-fried Taro Dumplings with Chicken were yummy, and the Baked Barbecued Pastry Puff was delightful. We loved these!

Main Dishes

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Clockwise: Honey Roasted Barbecue Pork, Braised Noodle with Shredded Abalone Mushroom, Stir-fried Cabbage in Garlic, Congee with Sliced Fish

The crisp Stir-fried Cabbage in Garlic nicely complemented the irresistibly soft and sweet Honey Roasted Barbecue Pork. We also gave our thumbs up to the Braised Noodle with Shredded Abalone Mushroom; because it was lightly-flavored, it didn’t clash with the other foods we’re eating. By this time, I was already full, but I still tried their Congee with Sliced Fish, and I was glad I did. It was well-seasoned, and it had the right amount of fish meat which made this rice dish more appetizing.


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Chilled Mango Sago with Pomelo

We would have wanted to skip dessert, but we wouldn’t be able to complete our review if we did that. We chose to have their Chilled Mango Sago with Pomelo because hubby and I love mangoes. It was the perfect way to end our hearty meal.

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Our table laden with sumptuous dim sum goodies

All in all, we were able to try 15 of the 28 items listed on the menu because that’s all our tummies could accommodate. We all went home with satisfied bellies.

Sunday Yum Cha at Li Li

Sunday Yum Cha is also available at Li Li from 11:30 am until 3:00 pm. For only PHP1,650 nett per person, family and friends can indulge in a wide selection of dim sum and other scrumptious Cantonese offerings with traditional Chinese desserts free-flowing iced tea, soft drinks and local beer every Sunday.

Li Li’s Private Rooms

Li Li has five private rooms that can accommodate up to 20 guests. These private rooms (Wine Cellar, Library, Drawing Room, Fei Fei and Bai Ling) are ideal for group functions or dinner parties.

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Wine Cellar

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Clockwise: Library, Drawing Room, Fei Fei, Bai Ling

Who Is Li Li?

Li Li is not a fictional character. She was born into a rich Chinese family and belonged to the elite class. Inspired by her many travels and exposure to the finer things in life, Li Li wanted to create a place where she could entertain her friends with Cantonese home-style cooking. Her restaurant, therefore, was based on her life experiences from her childhood in Hong Kong to her adult adventures traveling around Europe. The China pieces, glass and silver, Chinese and European wares in the restaurant is part of Li Li’s collection which she has acquired through the years.

A Delightful Treat to My Readers from Li Li

This Guava Iced Tea is Li Li’s signature drink which costs Php300.00. If you mention my blog’s name Delight My Appetite upon reservation to Li Li’s all-you-can-eat dim sum and Sunday yum cha, you will get this refreshing drink for free. This offer is valid until the end of June.

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For inquiries or reservations, Call the Food and Beverage Reservations Centre on +63 245 1234 or email

Li Li
5th Floor, Hyatt Hotel and Casino Manila
1588 Pedro Gil cor. M.H. Del Pilar
Manila City
Telephone Nos.: (02) 245-1234; (02) 247-1235

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8 Responses

  1. this is one great deal i’d love to try!

    all those dim sum photos are making me hungry! and the guava iced tea really sounds interesting!

  2. wow, dim sum eat all you can! so sure hubby’s going to be in heaven when he goes there! he LOVES dim sum! 🙂

    thanks so much for sharing and linking over at Food Friday, sis

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