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Hong Kong: Dim Sum at Man Wah

On the 25th floor of the Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong, Man Wah’s panoramic views take your breath away. Even on a smoggy day as this, Victoria Harbour looks as grand as ever. The interior has a sort of understated opulence, fine bone china and crystal ware adorn pink satin tablecloths, but in lieu of the usual chandelier light fixtures, the ceiling is dotted with humble red lanterns.

I was invited by MO to sample some of Chef Man-Sing Lee’s masterful dim sum creations. Formerly from Hoi Yat Heen at Harbour Grand Kowloon, Chef Lee has cooked for government officials and heads of state, and collected numerous awards along the way. I hadn’t experienced high-end dim sum in Hong Kong yet, with Tim Ho Wan being the FMOT, and looked forward to a refined, contemporary take on dim sum staples.

Almost immediately after we sat down, the food started arriving. I deferred to the chef and didn’t glance at the menu. All 14 dishes came out from the kitchen in perfect…

Jing | 11.05.11 at 01:00 AM |

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