Indulge Your Craving for Chinese At Marriott Manila's Man Ho
This inspired menu from Man Ho is guaranteed to satisfy.
If you love Chinese cuisine, you'll enjoy the newest dishes at Man Ho, Marriott Manila's Chinese restaurant.
Located at the Marriott West Wing, the 136-seater Chinese restaurant has, for the past two years, been serving delicious Chinese cuisine. We know that their recently introduced menu items, part of its line of dishes made by its new executive chef, are worth the dine in when you get a taste of what they have to offer.
We highly recommend that, no matter what you order, you include the highly addictive Wok Fried French Beans with Salted Egg Yolk (P380) as one of your appetizers. These slivers of beans are deep fried in a light batter (not unlike a tempura batter) before being tossed in a delicious salted egg yolk sauce. The batter is so light that the sauce eagerly latches on for a savory coating that's addictive. The salted egg craze may be passé but look beyond that for the delicious beans. We promise. You'll never know how delicious deep fried beans could get until you try these slim appetizers for yourself!
Another appetizer that merits a taste is another wok-cooked dish: Wok Fried Parcels with Szechuan Chilis (P360). These are juicy and meaty balls served with a chili sauce on the side. Don't worry if you're not a fan of chili sauces because unlike other chilis, this chili sauce is tamed enough to give a bit of heat without sacrificing its salty and fruity flavor.
If you love roasts, the Peking Duck is king at any Chinese restaurant. Here at Man Ho, however, the humble duck is literally set aflame. The Roasted Flambéed Peking Duck (P3,288) gets doused with The Dalmore, a 12-year-old aged whiskey, for a dose of smokiness before being set aflame to burn off most of the alcohol. Once the flames die down, the duck is prepared two ways: sliced and served with leeks and hoisin sauce in paper-thin Chinese pancakes and minced with celery, water chestnuts, and bamboo shoots. The minced duck are tucked in lettuce leaves and was savory, flavorful, and the surprise favorite of the meal.
Another surprise favorite among the dishes was the seemingly unassuming Shredded Chicken with Jellyfish (P980 small/P1,600 large) dish. It's a visually stunning dish, just like all Chinese dishes, but the flavorful sauce of this cold chicken and jellyfish vegetable salad is bright, salty, a little spicy, and definitely delicious.
If you want some steak that the Cru Steakhouse does so well, order the Pan Fried U.S. Beef Tenderloin in Black Pepper Sauce (P1,500) from Man Ho instead to satisfy the craving. It's the same kind of beef you can get from the steakhouse but served with some Asian flair. You'll love that the black pepper sauce isn't as spicy or overwhelming as you expect and is actually a great complement to the tender beef.
Finally, for dessert, another surprisingly delicious concoction is served. This time, a salted egg custard is stuffed into tender coconut muchi that, when you bite into it, resembles a hard-boiled egg! These delicate and super soft Sticky Glutinous Rice with Coconut (P198 for 3 pieces) balls are perfect rounds of sweet and savory. You'll want more than one of these mounds!
These are just a select few of the ten new dishes at Man Ho. The other dishes are Slow-Braised Beef Shanks in Palawan Honey (P480) which uses local honey for its sweet-savory sauce, one of the chef's signature dishes Double-Boiled Abalone with Red Dates and Coconut broth (P680), and finally, the delicate and tender Pan Fried Australian Barramundi on Black Bean Sauce (P980).
Man Ho is located in Marriott Manila, 2 Resorts Drive, Pasay City, Manila. For reservations, call (632) 988-9999 or visit the Marriot Manila website and follow @manilamarriott on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.