After watching Captain America, we were ready to eat dinner. We all wanted to try out something new and coincidentally, all of us haven’t tried H.K. Choi. I was a bit hesitant at first as H.K. Choi looked like an expensive restaurant.
Luckily, I was wrong. H.K. Choi is affordable! It’s actually a cheaper version of Choi Garden which is pretty cool! I haven’t tried Choi Garden so I can’t tell the difference. Anyhow, I loved the food in H.K. Choi. I was just a bit disappointed as we weren’t able to try out their tohue (Php 250). We didn’t know that tohue (H.K. Choi’s popular dessert) had to be ordered in advance. H.K. Choi should be indicating that in their menu so customers like us won’t be disappointed. It was dinner time and when we finished, we wanted to order dessert and we got rejected because they already finished cleaning up the kitchen. The server didn’t ask us for our last orders 🙁
H.K. Choi in Megamall Atrium is pretty big! The place is very cozy. The mini chandeliers looked so elegant and beautiful. The restaurant is well-lighted and well-maintained. It’s a great place for families and friends to hang out for lunch or dinner.
While we await for our orders, we can munch on the free peanuts on the table. I was busy taking pictures and chatting with my colleagues though. I didn’t even notice that our orders arrived already as I was enjoying the chit-chat.
- Yang Chow Fried Rice (Php 220)
Yang Chow was the fried rice recommended by the server. H.K. Choi’s version was tasty. I’m glad they were generous with the ingredients in the dish. There were sufficient amount of barbecued meat, green peas, shrimps and eggs in the Yang Chow Fried Rice. It was also perfectly good for 5 of us.
- Hot Prawn Salad (Php 320)
The best dish among all the ones that we had. It’s basically a hot salad with prawns as main ingredient. The prawns were pretty crispy and the mayonnaise was the perfect sauce for it. The vegetables beneath the shrimps were a great touch too. A must order in H.K. Choi Chinese restaurant.
- Fried Beancurd with Salt & Pepper (Php 160)
I wonder how H.K. Choi was able to bread and fry the tofu perfectly. The fried bean curd was just a simple dish but we enjoyed it truly. It was a perfect appetizer! The tofu was very soft and I loved how they cut it into bite-size pieces.
- Chicken with Lemon Sauce (Php 240)
Finally, a lemon chicken that has real chicken! You see, I’ve eaten a lot of lemon chickens from different restaurants. Usually, the ratio of the chicken and the breading is 1:5. I’m really so happy that H.K. Choi didn’t disappoint. I enjoyed this dish a lot. I also appreciate that it has the right amount of sweetness.
Good food, decent service, great ambiance and good location. Those are pretty good reasons to go to H.K. Choi and have a meal. If you have eaten at Choi Garden, then you’ll like H.K. Choi as well. For a group of 5, we shelled out Php 200 per person. It was an affordable meal. 🙂
H.K. Choi by Choi Garden
2nd Floor, Mega Atrium, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City, Philippines