New Year’s Day is usually spent at home and we follow the tradition of absolutely no spending on Jan. 1 otherwise, you will be continuously spending all your money throughout the entire year. Yesterday was unique since we have to celebrate my brother’s birthday on January 1 since I will be out on a trip to Cebu starting tomorrow. Therefore, this was the perfect time to eat in delicious cantonese cooking at Lili’s @ Hyatt Casino. I’ve been hearing about Lili’s for its delicious Chinese fine dining that would rival or be even better than Shang Palace @ Makati Shang or Summer Palace @ Edsa Shang.
Lili is famous for its Sunday Lunch Yum Cha or Dimsum Buffet. For 1,388++ per person, you get to enjoy the most traditional and finest selection of dim sum specialties. It already includes a Shark’s fin soup (deliciously great!), drink-all-you-can iced/hot tea and local beers. It was soo delicious that I had to postpone the start of my diet just to taste all the dimsum specialties. By the way, the place is really nice and the ambiance is soo photogenic that I decided to write a separate posts on our pictorials @ Lili’s. They have themed rooms that is worth reserving. Two rooms are worth mentioning which is the wine room (good for 12-15), for a minimum booking of P15,000 for lunch and P18,000 for dinner; and the Library for a minimum booking of P12,000 (lunch) and P15,000 dinner (this is the biggest room).
We should have prepared an eating plan (which I just learned from Lori) before going to the dimsum buffet . But apparently, we did not know what to expect when we visited to we ended up ordering all the dimsum selections and we had to finish all of them since it is a no leftovers buffet. So its like impulsive ordering and eating of chinese dimsum 🙂 For those of you who would like to try out Lili’s Yum Cha, check this out and decide on an eating plan.
Lili Chinese Restaurant
5th Floor Hyatt Hotel and Casino Manila
1588 Pedro Gil cor. M.H. del Pilar
Malate, Manila 1004
Tel# 245 1234