A contemporary specialty restaurant located on the 44th floor of the hotel tower which features authentic Cantonese cuisine and fresh seafood. Lung Hin brings in new dishes from Hong Kong native and cuisine master, Chef Lai Cheuk Kou (also known as Chef Terry). He was able to master the art of cooking the most special dishes in Chines cuisines. Imagine his over 36 years of experience from different well-known restaurants and hotels around China and Hong King. You don’t have to travel that far because you may now fully enjoy his signature dishes at the Lung Hin of Marco Polo in Ortigas.
Lung Hin’s interiors are modern and classy. You can get seated over the round tables that are neatly prepared or you may request to have your own privacy at their private dining rooms.
We we’re treated like a royalty during our visit. The waiters were all polite while serving our food. They are also alert in attending to all our personal request. Given that dining in Lung Hin may cut a big portion on your budget, I can say that it is justifiable enough as your dish were prepared by a renowned Chef. Take a peek of what we sampled from their menu.
Marinated Cucumber with Wasabi and Vinegar
If you love the combination of spicy and sweet then these cucumbers will suit you. The cucumbers looked pretty simple but it has an interesting taste, it is not overly seasoned and still crunchy.
Steamed Diced Pumpkin
From the word itself “steamed”, don’t expect any flavor from the pumpkin. I think adding some spices can make this dish extra ordinary.
Jelly Fish (P220.00)
I’ve never eaten any jelly fish in my life but out of curiosity (trying to be brave haha!) I tried this one. It was cut into strips like noodles with a rubbery texture. Though they don’t have too much flavor but it was really appetizing.
Steamed Shrimp Dumpling with Gold Leaf (P220.00)
I’ve never eaten any dumplings that as fancy as these babies, look at the gold leaf on top. Silky smooth wrapper (not watery hooray) with plump shrimp. It is utterly delicious and satisfying. I bet you can have one order by yourself.
Pork Buns (P220.00/3 pcs.)
The most unforgettable Pork Buns for me, soft and has a flaky texture. The pork filling will not fail your expectation, it was super yummy! It is sold for P220.00 (3 pcs.) which is not bad at all because it’s bigger than the common Pork Buns in the market.
I paired my meal with an Oolong Tea, smoother and with a thicker body than most black tea. It has an earthy flavor that’s kinda sweet. For your drinks, you may also choose from fruit shakes, soda and varieties of wine.
Salt-Baked Chicken (P1,960.00)
I was honestly deceived by this dish, I was not expecting too much from the chicken because it looked pale and simple. It doesn’t even come with any sauce. I was completely wrong, among the other dishes that we tried at Lung Hin this is the most tasty.
Cheese Baked Tiger Prawns (P380.00/pc.)
This could be my another favorite dish if the prawns were not overcooked. Imagine a tiger prawn oozing with melted cheese. Tip: You have to dig in fast so you can get the big chunk of cheese on top haha! Next in line was the Diced Beef Cubes, tender, juicy and packed with flavor. It has the same quality of Beef Salpicao, It comes with a crispy rolls that gives an interesting contrast to the texture of the whole dish.
Pan-Fried Diced Beef Cubes
After the meat dishes, we were served with Wok-Fried Vegetables. A combination of three ingredients, a shiitake mushroom, asparagus and bok choy. Famous for their rich smoky flavor, shiitake mushrooms complimented well with the greens. Next, we had a rich and savoury flavorful duck soup served in an elegant Buddha pot. It has pieces of meat, cordyceps and loaded with Goji that is known for many health benefits. I felt it boosted my immune system after.
Double Boiled Duck Soup with Goji
Steamed Garoupa with Cordyceps (P3,024.00/kg.)
The orange strands in the Steamed Garoupa caught our eye, we have to personally asked the Chef about it. According to him it is called Cordyceps. A kind of mushroom that has been regarded all over the world due to its remarkable health giving properties. The Garoupa was noticeably clean and fresh.
Macao Style Seafood Fried Rice
It’s a Chinese tradition that the starch is sometimes served in the end of the meal, to ensure that guests are satiated. Eventhough I’m full, I cannot resist the fried rice! The bits of shrimps are too inviting.
Dragon Fruit with Bird Nest
The Lung Hin’s Dragon Fruit with Bird Nest may not be as sweet as the other Chinese desserts. Knowing that Bird’s Nest is reputed to maintain youthfulness and improve digestion while the Dragon Fruit is very much rich in anti-oxidants. It was not bad having this two as a dessert after all!
44th floor, Marco Polo Ortigas Manila, Sapphire St. corner Meralco Avenue, Ortigas, Pasig City
11:30 AM-2:30PM/6:00 PM-10:30PM