Are Mongkok Dim Sums Worth The Money?

One Saturday afternoon, my sister-in-law asked me if I want 8 orders of dim sum for free, and of course I said "Yes!" She told me that a friend of hers availed that deal from one of the group buying sites, Ensogo, but got no more time to use it so she just gave the voucher to her. However, my sister-in-law got the same dilemma and the deadline of the promo will be until that coming Monday. So I didn't waste a great offer, took the voucher and grabbed someone with me to enjoy the sumptuous dim sums that very next day, Sunday.  
Glorietta 5, Makati Philippines

I've been to Mongkok several times but my last experience there was the best. Imagine, 8 orders of dim sums for only Php300! Mongkok's dim sums vary from Php75 to Php100 each. So getting a 50% off was too great of a deal, and I got mine for free. 

Part of the deal was to make a reservation at least a day before, and another part was to have the purchase during off-peak hours only. Nevertheless, it was still awesome! What I really appreciated was the staff. The one who served us was Dennis. He was accommodating, proactive and polite. Despite the overwhelming variety of dim sums, he gave us a heads up of what were not available. Well we weren't shocked, it was understandable because it was the 2nd to the last day of purchasing the deal. Dennis told us that the Robinson's Galleria branch's dim sums got out of stock because of its high demand.

Since the deal was only covering the dim sums, we ordered 2 plain rice and a couple of fruit shakes to complete the meal.

Now its waiting time and of course it meant, picture taking moments and chitchats.

While waiting for the dimsums to arrive,
I played with the ultimate condiment: Soy Sauce and Calamansi

The first to arrive was the Lobster Roll.
It didn't look too good on the picture,  but it tasted oh so yummy!

Lo and behold the pouring batch of 4 dim sums,
here's the delectable Stuffed Tofu

Sharks-fin Siomai
The BEST sharks-fin siomai I ever tasted so far!

Beef Siomai
It's like 5 levels up compared to your common food stall siomai.

Behind it was Fresh Shrimp Dumpling
Its a good thing that this one is not out of stock, because I love Hakao!
and yeah, I apologize, I have eaten it before realizing that I haven't taken it's photo.

Shao Long Pao

Two more sets to go, and we were already becoming full.

Get ready for the crispy Fried Shrimp Dumpling
along with its secret dip :)

I was so looking forward with this last one, so even if we have to pay an additional Php15 to avail it, we obliged to experience its inviting name, Seafood Roll.

Last but not least, Seafood Roll
I didn't know why it was called "roll" when it doesn't look rolled to me. But heck with the appearance, I was here for the taste, and "WOW!" the vast taste of different seafoods were present. I can't even identify which taste is which except the crab's. 

After some ooh's and aah's for every bite of Mongkok's mesmerizing dim sums, we ended up fully satisfied and burping tremendously.

Exhibit A: Now you see them. Now you don't!

Sweet Says... So if I am to answer "Are Mongkok Dim Sums Worth The Money?", I say, "Go back and take a look at Exhibit A" Now go and get confused on which dim sum to try first. Everything is simply a must-try! I will surely return, even without a voucher.

By the way,

Special thanks to my sister-in-law, Wigi a.k.a Brad, for the voucher.
And to her friend, for not having the time to use it. :)
You guys are AWESOME!!!
Thanks a lot!

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