Mah Wah is one of the most appraised restaurants which serves Michelin-starred Cantonese dim sum during lunchtime. Situated at the top of Mandarin Oriental Hotel, this fashionable dining space has captured the beautiful scenery of the Victoria Harbour.
On the table is homemade XO sauce made with a lot of conpoy, chili sauce and vinegar. To start, the mushroom bun is a popular order here; fluffy steamed buns stuffed with assorted mushrooms and a dusting of cocoa powder to resemble real mushrooms.
Some must-try items are the flaky puff pastry with a filling of unbeatably flavourful black pepper beef tenderloin, a scrumptious foie gras and pear dumpling made with a chewy fried mocha wrapper, and the decent mashed taro puff, topped with a luxurious abalone.
The one portion lotus leaf baked rice is also excellent, fried with prawns, eggs and an abalone on top. We ended with petit fours that include red bean coconut pudding and almond cookies. Their welcoming service is indeed appreciated and I look forward to my second visit for the signature made-to-order egg tartlets.
Assorted mushroom bun
Beef tenderloin puff, black pepper sauce
Foie gras & pear dumpling
Golden taro puff, abalone
Fried rice, abalone, lotus leaf
Man Wah 文華廳
Address: 25/F Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong, 5 Connaught Road, Central, Hong Kong
Telephone: 2825 4003
Opening Hours: 12:00-14:30, 18:30-22:30