While staying at the Marco Polo Ortigas Manila Hotel, which you can read about in a separate article here, I had a lovely opportunity to eat at their authentic Cantonese restaurant, known as Lung Hin. Lung Hin is located on the 44th floor of the property. I didn’t know what to expect when I arrived, but I was very delighted with what I discovered!
When entering the dining room of Lung Hin, I was immediately impressed by the beautiful interior design. It all fit together so well and also had stunning views of Manila. Very elegant and chic, a great place to enjoy a meal!
For the evening, I was able to sample a wide variety of dishes with a special chef tasting menu. The meal started with a bang, with several appetizers which included shaomai, chilled and marinated hand-pulled chicken with jellyfish, deep-fried bean curd skin rolls with prawn, shrimp dumplings with gold leaf, stir fried squid with mashed salted eggs, as well as baked barbecue pork buns. Each item was incredibly delicious! A great way to start the meal.
Next were two soups, one was the braised spinach with seafood, the other was double boiled chicken with fresh mushroom and bamboo pit soup. These were both very different from one another, but very delicious in their own right. I was pleasantly surprised with the depth of flavor of both. The double boiled chicken soup was more similar to others I’ve had but the spinach and seafood was something new for me!
Next up were more seafood courses including a single stir fried crystal prawn and baked lobster! The lobster and prawn looked beautiful, and tasted even better. So succulent and juicy, and had a natural sweetness. After the beautiful seafood were two incredibly tender red meat dishes. One was the deep-fried spareribs and the other was the sautéed diced beef cubes with barbecue sauce. I don’t know how they got everything to be so tender! I loved every bite as well as the appearance. These were accompanied with two kinds of fried rice. A match made in food-heaven!
We ended the meal on a high note with dessert which included chilled mango sago with coconut milk, chilled avocado sago. These were slightly sweeter than what I’ve had outside the Philippines, but tasty nonetheless.
Throughout the evening the service was top-notch at Lung Hin. Every staff member was quick to exchange dishes and answer questions when needed. Overall, everything was in order to create an absolutely phenomenal meal which I truly cannot see any faults with. If you are looking for a lovely Cantonese meal in a very enjoyable environment, look no further than Hung Lin Restaurant inside of the Marco Polo Ortigas Manila Hotel!
Meralco Avenue and Sapphire Street,
Ortigas Centre, Pasig City, 1600, the Philippines
Phone: (+632) 720 7777