It was a good thing we were both craving for Chinese food that we both agreed to try Mr. Choi Kitchen. I've been a regular patron of Mr. Choi Kitchen as there's a branch that's just within walking distance from my office. My sister, on the other hand, has only visited this restaurant once.
Service here was quick and despite arriving at the restaurant during the rush hour, we were able to get a table right away. My sister allowed me to plan our lunch since I'm familiar with their menu already.
After placing our order, we were given a bowl of their complimentary appetizer -- Crispy Fish Skins. I love this munchie as it has just the right amount of saltiness and it's not too oily too! Best to dip this into a bowl of spicy vinegar. Yum!
Our Hakao (Php. 110) was the first to arrived. Piping hot, we both enjoyed the delicious shrimp dumplings. While the shrimp was not as crunchy as we'd like for it to be, it was pretty good nonetheless.
Next came the Fried Chicken with Lemon Sauce this has been my colleague's long-time favorite and I thought of ordering this for my sister and I to enjoy. Sadly, I was disappointed that the sauce was cold and too thick that it somehow slides off like a glob of jelly on top of the fried chicken strips. We had to ask for a bowl of extra lemon sauce to add more flavor to this dish. Be sure also to check the chicken meat, my sister bit into a huge chunk of raw chicken meat which was really unpleasant.
The highlight of our lunch was the Baked Seafood Rice (Php. 200). I loved this from the first time I tried it and I'm glad my sister was pleased with it too. We liked the fact that there was a generous amount of shrimps, fish and squid mixed into the rice. This is actually a complete meal on its own. Just make sure to have a friend to share it with as the serving is pretty big.
Mr. Choi Kitchen still has a couple of hits and misses but I would still recommend it whenever you're craving for casual Chinese food while shopping at selected malls.
Mr. Choi Kitchen is located at the 2nd Level, East Wing of Robinsons Galleria in Quezon City. Other branches are at Robinsons Ermita, Robinsons Pioneer, Waltermart Makati and Robinsons Starmills Pampanga. Call them for deliveries and reservations at 638-4523 (Galleria branch).