LOTTE Hotel Yangon celebrates its first anniversary with 30 percent off in its restaurants for all of September. In its Cantonese 14th floor establishment Toh Lim it invited Myanmore to sample a few dishes.
Set in a private room with large windows overlooking Inya Lake, the experience scored high on extravagance, especially as the plates started to roll out.
The marinated pork ear salad with its crunchy cartilage was a traditional and acquired taste, followed by a creamy and delicious Chinese pumpkin soup with minced chicken.
The Sichuan-style dumplings with steamed minced pork dunked in the accompanying spicy dip were a winner, as were the juicy pan-fried chicken and vegetable dumplings. Fun and filling, the deep-fried ‘dragon balls’ (shrimp) served as the precursor to a host of mains.
Out of these, the wok fried Mongolian beef which was tossed about by staff on a pan had an almost unbelievably tender texture. This was one of Toh Lim’s “sizzling delights” for US$8. Overall the food had a Chinese trajectory with a couple of stops to Korea and Myanmar on the way, which figures because the hotel is part of South Korea’s goliath Lotte Group and the property is, well, in Myanmar.
The spicy noodles were served in a bowl of tentacles, shrimp and other seafood swimming in a hot broth. The sautéed slice fish was simple and tasty, served with a mix of spring onion and ginger, while the braised broccoli and bai ling mushroom was a nice vege addition. Topping off the courses was a plate of sesame balls and some coffee.
Lunch sets are US$18 and include an appetizer, soup, main, and dessert. Customers can also choose from six kinds of dum sum for the same price, with an appetizer, soup, and dessert. (All prices are subject to a to 10 percent service charge and 5 percent government tax).
Sep 10-16: 30 percent off at Mugunghwa (Korean) Restaurant
Sep 17-23: 30 percent off at Toh Lim (Chinese) Restaurant
Sep 24-30: 30 percent off at Poolside Bar & BBQ
Customers who spend more than US$50 participate in a weekly lucky draw with prizes such as a one-night stay at the Presidential Suite, one-night stay at the Superior Suite, one-night stay at the premier Lake View Room, one-month fitness center voucher, and food and drink vouchers.