It was my first time to eat at the sister restaurant of my favorite Chinese restaurant in Manila, Choi Garden. I wondered if the food would be as good.
Instead of passing through Eastwood Mall our driver dropped as off at the lobby of the Richmonde Hotel and we took the elevator up to the 3rd floor to Choi Palace. This was the easiest and most convenient way to reach the restaurant if you have a driver.
For me this is the best tofu dish. The tofu tasted more like flavored egg custard than plain, bland tofu. Even at Choi Garden this was my favorite dish. Well one of my many favorites.
polon tofu w/ sea cucumber & black mushroom
The nice thing about Bobby ordering was all the new dishes I got to try. Whenever we eat at Choi Garden we tend to order the same food.
On the other hand the skin of the Peking duck was very greasy. They didn’t scrape the fat out unlike at Peking Garden.
When we order Peking duck 2 ways we usually order fried duck bones for the second way so we can maximize the meat for wrapping. When I tasted the dish below I thought it was beef in black pepper sauce. I love, love, love it! I later learnt that it was duck meat. The meat was lean, tender and spicy from lots of pepper. This was my most favorite dish that night. I will be sure to order it at Choi Garden next time.
It was a very nice dinner. The food was definitely at par with Choi Garden. The service was good considering how full the place was. We never had to wait long for any dish. They also gave us a bottle of wine for free.
Another plus was a roving photographer who took our picture and gave us a copy as a souvenir. Since he gave us only one copy I did took a picture of the picture so I will have my own copy. Smart huh? I should have taken pictures of everyone’s pictures. Duh.
cousins Kevin, moi, Deborah, Bobby and wife Carol and daughter Caitlin