I have a confession to make… I’ve been struggling with a bad case of writer’s block. But the good thing is little by little I try to persist through writing even a portion of what I need to accomplish every day. I try not to get overwhelmed since it really doesn’t help with my focus, but sometimes I still do. Thus, before sharing the second part about FEAR and Masungi Georeserve I thought of taking a break and refreshing my head with FOOD. A good way to deal with any struggle! (Haha!)
Growing up in the Philippines and having A LOT of Filipino-Chinese friends, it’s impossible for anyone to miss having a taste of Chinese cuisine. We grew up eating pancit, dim sum / dumplings, siopao and the rest of those usual party staples we have with our Fil-Chi friends. As much as I love this kind of food, sometimes I experience them in an extreme way – extremely oily or extremely salty or bland for my taste. But that was just rare since I also know some good restos that serve the right Chinese cuisine in Manila and one them is Lung Hin.
The first time that I can say I’ve tasted an authentic Chinese cuisine was when I went to China last 2011. Authentic because of the obvious. Well, I was where it was originated, right? 😉 So that’s when I first encountered having a taste of what it should be like…
It should taste fresh and not too oily, flavorful but not to the extreme. Just that clean and not overpowering flavor on the taste buds. It should be simple but good!
So when I was invited to try the new dishes of Lung Hin’s new Chinese Executive Chef, Leung Chi Kwan I got pretty excited! Why? Because I love trying anything NEW and I heard so many great things about the new chef. Chef Leung is an internationally experienced chef from working at international five-star hotels to well-known Chinese restaurants. That’s why I really anticipated a unique culinary experience for my lunch.
A FRIENDLY REMINDER: PLEASE PROCEED WITH CAUTION
The following food photos might make you hungry.
(I hope by this time it’s either you already had your lunch or are trying to gain back your appetite.)
Looking forward to the next flavors to try!
Where do you want to have your throwback experience next (through food)? If you want to experience some #TBT to China and have an authentic Cantonese experience like I did, check out Lung Hin at the 44th floor of Marco Polo Ortigas Manila.