Obviously being a sister of Hu Tong, comparisons had to be made.
Man Tong also has abalone, shark fin, fish maw, birds nest and all those expensive Chinese delicacies. The decor is decadent and comfortable - brightly lit, hints of red and all new and shiny.
Service is a little friendlier than its CBD counterpart and not as rushed but prices are more expensive. $8.80 for 4 xiao long bao. They are exactly like Hu Tong so the premium price is for the location I guess.
Good to know there's somewhere close by for dumplings for us but a little reticent to pay more for the same thing...