Location: Eastwood Mall Veranda (3rd or 4th Level)
Google Maps: Eastwood Mall
Date & Time: December 18, 2010
Must Know: Soft Opening Review, probably at 65% operating efficiency only
Ordered from the menu:
- Wonton Noodle Soup (P140.00)
- Hakaw Dumplings (P100.00)
- Siao Long Pao (P100.00)
- Shanghai Veggie Pao (P100.00)
- Fried Taro Puff (P100.00)
- Dried Shrimp w/ Spring Onion Rice Roll (P140.00)
Those who knoe me well know how much I love dim-sum. That night, with absolutely no plans of dining Chinese food, I pulled all the stops to convince Audrey to switch our original plans so we could try Choi Palace's soft opening.
Okay, let's begin.
|Wanton Noodle Soup (Php 140.00)|
|Hakaw Dumplings (Php 100.00)|
|Siao Long Pao (Php 100.00)|
There's an art to eating this dish - grab the dim sum with your chopsticks while supporting it below with a spoon, add some soy sauce and vinegar with some garnish and then bite the top off. Once the dumpling is opened with your bite, let the steam come out a little and then sip all the soup inside and feel the flavors explode in your mouth - and while it lingers, go and chomp the rest of it down. Choi Palace's Siao Long Pao is so far the best I've tasted in the country. Hands down, this was the best! After finishing this delightful dish, we were ready for the next one.
|Shanghai Vegetable Pao (Php 100.00)|
|Fried Taro Puff (Php 100.00)|
|Dried Shrimp w/ Spring Onion Rice Roll (Php 140.00)|
Here's how it fared our scorecard:
4.5 - Food Quality was superb. Even for the dishes I didn't like, they were well prepared.
3.5 - Ambiance, it does have a great location. However, the tables outside have absolutely insufficient lighting. Make sure you have reservations.
4.5 - Value for Money is excellent!