The recently opened Choi Palace in Eastwood Mall satisfies the craving of diners in this area for authentic Chinese food The restaurant is from the same group that brought you Choi Garden in Greenhills.
A couple of weeks ago, we went to Eastwood to watch a movie but wanted to eat lunch first when we saw a poster announcing the opening of Choi Palace on the 3rd floor veranda. So we quickly got our movie tickets first then proceeded to have a quick lunch.
Decor is very nice, exuding a classy opulence with its predominantly gold and black decor. Seats have a gold fabric cover and some tables had white tablecloths which are a better match than our redundant gold tablecloths.
We looked at the menu and was expecting the same menu as Choi Garden but there were a lot of interesting new stuff but we finally settled on the following.
Curry Hand made Fish Balls (P300/small).I love curry fish balls especially from those sidewalk stalls in Hong Kong. The place I usually get my fix of curry fish balls is at King One. The pot had a number of medium-large sized fish balls as well as potatoes and bell peppers. The fish balls were quite crispy and the curry sauce was just right.
Pork Asado (P300/small). Lauren’s pick,she loves the sweet honey sauce they drizzle on top of the asado before serving. The pieces served to us had minimal fat since we really don’t like fatty parts even Lauren.
Shark’s fin Siomai (P100). They don’t have the regular siomai so we settled on this. This does not have the shark’s fin shape I usually see when this dimsum is presented. It looks more like the regular siomai but with a couple of strands of “shark’s fin” on top. I use the term shark’s fin since you and I know that its not the real shark’s fin. There’s nothing really special about the siomai’s, its good enough for its price but when your tastebuds are spoiled by the excellent siomai from Shang Palace, its really hard to compare anymore.
We had two bowls of plain rice to go with our meal and quickly devoured everything since we did not want to be late for our movie. I hope to come back and try some of the other interesting stuff on the menu.
Strolling around in Eastwood Mall and hankering for authentic Chinese food, look no further than Choi Palace.
3rd Floor Eastwood Mall Veranda,
Eastwood City, Libis, Quezon City
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