It was our wedding anniversary last August 1 and my father’s 70th birthday last July 23. We didn’t have any celebration on both days but had a simple family lunch last Sunday to honor both occasions. We went to the newly renovated Mr. Choi Kitchen and ordered the following: Pan-Fried Radish Cake, Hot Prawn Salad, Braised Patatim and Steamed Whole Fish with Ginger & Soy Sauce.
Out of curiosity, I asked hubby to order this Pan-Fried Radish Cake. It’s crispy outside but soft and moist inside. It was served with hoisin sauce. Did we like it? Not that much.
We order Hot Prawn Salad every time we visit Mr. Choi Kitchen. It has shrimps and sweet fruit bits in creamy mayonnaise dressing. We enjoyed it, like we always do. I couldn’t help but notice, though, how its presentation lacked creativity.
Their Braised Patatim is not sweet, and it has peanuts and bok choy (Chinese cabbage). The taste was okay, but we noticed that there were more bones than meat in this pork dish.
Everyone liked this Steamed Whole Fish with Ginger & Soy Sauce, including the little boy! The slightly sweet light soy sauce mixed with ginger truly enhanced the flavor of the fresh, juicy and delicious steamed lapu-lapu.
We were given free food as part of Mr. Choi Kitchen’s reopening promo. We had free refillable iced tea and two small plates of plain butchi (4 pcs. per plate). Hot, sticky, sweet Butchi was a perfect way to round off our Sunday lunch.
Mr. Choi Kitchen
2/F East Wing