Chinese food always has a certain appeal to it. From haute chinois locations to fastfood moo shoo, everyone craves for Chinese at one time or another. Be it dim sum or peking duck or salted fish fried rice, Chinese food is almost always tasty. The plethora of flavors, spices and concoctions are so intricate yet complex that the balance must be established to make sure that it is truly authentic.
Most celebratory events for our family involve Chinese food. Lately, our resto of choice is Choi Garden, owned by, duh, Mr. Choi. Mr. Choi was a previous partner of the Gloria Maris restaurant group which has branches from here to there. After some disagreements and undisclosed issues, Mr. Choi decided to separate from the conglomerate and set up shop in Annapolis Greenhills. Not one to get in between drama, we went where our tongues salivated more. We have been willing and hungry Choi chompers since then.
I wished there was more fruit salad to it… but an overload of giant shrimp is something I’m not complaining about… YUM
Because, of course, we need noodles in a birthday. M was so enamored by the noodles he had three servings before realizing that there were about 8 dishes waiting to come out…
I LOVE crabs! And Shrimps, but crabs grab my heart in a heartbeat. I probably finished all of this because no one wanted to get their hands dirty, and coz I’m probably the only person with enough patience to crack event he legs open. No wasting!
For dessert we got this overwhelmingly nutty moon cake with almonds, sunflower seeds and other uric acid inducing grains and legumes.
But the best part about Choi is the home made Taho – Taho is a silken tofu/bean curd steamed to imitate a very delicate flan or panna cotta. It is served with some sweet syrup and tapioca balls. Sorry Manong Magtataho, Choi really knows their taho.
Exceptional food is what happens when you have 7 different chefs each with their own specialty. Oh… like the Peking Duck Chef, or the Dim Sum Chef, or the Cold Cut Chef, or the … ok I’m starting to make chefs up.. but there are 7 individual chefs all from mainland China to ensure that Choi is your cheapest and most delicious way to visit the oriental capital. Plus Mr. Choi speaks no Filipino nor English… so you really need to brush up on your Cantonese/Mandarin.