A striking and mouthwatering dining moment, Man Wah is a celebration of regional and local Chinese cooking. Located on the 25th floor of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, this Michelin-starred Cantonese restaurant brings together people who love good food and an elegant dining space with panoramic views of the city.
Golden lanterns hang from the ceiling and are juxtaposed against sumptuous fabrics and beautifully dressed tables. Paintings on silk please the eye, and an extensive and well-curated menu pleases the palate.
I was able to to begin my meal with a Golden Yunnan tea, although I was welcomed with a glass of champagne first. A gorgeous menu was presented and, soon after, heaven on a plate.
A set menu was offered to me, which included dishes like: double boiled sea conch soup, deep fried lobster, wok fried pork cheek and poached seasonal vegetables with fish maw and cordyceps flowers.
I am a huge fan of soups, and Man Wah surely knows how to prepare a flavorful soup. The chef was willing to work three of them into my meal.
Out of all the dishes, I fell in love with the wok-fried pork cheek, which was glazed with the perfect mix of sweet and spicy.
For dessert, the mango pudding was simple, yet so flavorful it redefined my opinion of what mangos can do in cooking. For anyone seeking one of the very best dining experiences in Hong kong, please add Man Wah to your list immediately.