Rua Maria Angélica, 21 | Lagoa | Chinese
Monday to Thursday from 7pm to 12:30am
Friday and Saturday from 7pm to 1am
Sunday from 1pm to 11pm
Considered one of the best Chinese restaurants in Brazil, Mr. Lam serves excellent Asian food plates – some more traditional, others with a contemporary touch. Clients can order shared set-menus; the Peking duck dish takes one hour to be prepared but is worth the wait. Menu highlights include chicken satay and uhn ehggi (a passion fruit and coconut dessert in the shape of a fried egg). The sumptuous three-story house in front of Lagoa is beautiful: high ceilings, huge windows, feng shui style decoration and some Chinese ornamental pieces (there are two original terracotta Xian warriors statues). Owned by Eike Batista, a Brazilian famous and controversial magnate, he opened the restaurant in partnership with Chinese chef Sik Chung Lam, former Mr. Chow NYC chef; all the cuisine staff comes from Hong Kong.