Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Man Mo Cafe - Bon Appetit Dim Sum

Man Mo Cafe is found among antique shops on Cat Street, which is naming after the nearby Man Mo Temple. It has a dynamic contrast of European and Chinese setting, simple wooden furniture and a trace of traditional Chinese element, serving Cantonese fusion dim sum from a Michelin Chef. At first, I could not conceived of dim sum with a twist of Italian or French cooking but until the first dish arrives at the table.
The wrapper of dumpling is rather thick, the flavor of brie filling is so strong, cheesy and creamy while the truffle has unfortunately contributed so little in flavor. The better dish here, Burgerbun, replicates traditional baked barbecue pork bun, stuffed with beef burger, honey glazed, along with a mini bottle of ketchup mayonnaise. It is a bit soggy at the bottom but still fluffy in terms of texture.
The seafood rice noodle rolls, are drenched in a thick bouillabaisse based sauce with squid and shrimps. But I would still prefer my rice roll with traditional soy, sweet and sesame paste. For sweet, I love the brulee meringue serves atop HK egg lemon tart, the tanginess is yet too weak and the crust is way too crumbly.
Given their food are served small portions, I can surely find a lot better dim sum for this price range!

Burgerbun

Truffle Brie
Romaine, red onion, red bell pepper, mini asparagus

Burgerbun

Seafood Noodle

HK Egg Lemon Tart

Man Mo Cafe
Address: 40 Upper Lascar Row 9, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Telephone: 2644 5644
Opening Hours: Tue-Thur 12:00-00:00 ; Fri-Sat 12:00-15:00, 18:30-00:00 ; Sun 11:30-18:00

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