Thursday, February 3, 2011

Chef Choi

Still going strong, Chef Choi should be bursting at the seams this Chinese New Year.

Our first yee sang of the year! Ocean trout was used, but we couldn't distinguish it from salmon after mixing everything together. Still, we liked the plum sauce, which tasted far less cloying and artificial compared to many versions elsewhere.

Crispy prawns with haw par flakes. Essentially a sweet-&-sour treatment.

Lap mei fan. Satisfying enough, with lots of imported waxed meat and rich, creamy liver sausages (our favorite!). The twist: basmati rice is employed for a firmer feel.

Braised pork shoulder with mushrooms, black moss & scallops. Hearty and tender, but the meat tasted strangely stinky, perhaps past its prime.

Merlot (High Valley, California; 2007).

Chef Choi,
Jalan Ampang.
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29 comments:

  1. Baby sumo: thanks! And to you and your family too =)

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  2. Happy Chinese New Year you cute lil bunny!

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  3. Good morning, my friend! Guess what? It's your year this year... the Year of the Wascally Wabbit! :D

    And hooray for yee sang and lap mei fan! Nice combo to ring in the new year! :)

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  4. Wah, born on the year of the rabbit! How many rounds of "rabbit" years did you have already?

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  5. qwazymonkey: gong xi fa cai, you mischievous lil monkey! :D
    lfb: as a wascally wabbit, do i get to bestow blessings on all you non-wabbits? if so, then my hope for you, oh honorary horsie, is that you gallop to greater heights and find your green pastures this year =)
    michelle: ermmmm, heheheh, would you believe just two? no? darn :D

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  6. Wah, that's a really nifty greeting there. I feel so bestowed upon and honoured.

    Now I wonder how you will greet the other ten animals of the Zodiac (since the wabbit and horsie is done oredi)?

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  7. Lfb: gosh, there are very few folks whose zodiac signs I know. But what would possibly be a suitable blessing for a Rat?? :D

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  8. Uhm, depends on how royal this Rat is. :P

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  9. Lfb: a royal rat? I honestly don't know who u could be alluding to. I can only think of a gastronomic genius rat, but he's a fictional pixar character :D

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  10. Hmm. Now me most curious (like a cat, not a rat) as to who this Rat fellow or filly is...

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  11. Lfb: uhhh, well, I was referring to Ratatouille :D

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  12. I know la, duh! :P

    I meant your earlier comment. Weren't you referring to a common friend born under the Rat sign? *confused*

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  13. Lfb: whoops, poor phrasing on my part! I don't know who might be a Rat ... The only reason I managed to recall your zodiac sign is because of google translator's references to you in devil's posts :D

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  14. Sorry... misunderstood. Hehe. I wonder what animal our Queen might be? I'm guessing a Dragon cos that's the most regal animal in the Zodiac... the sign of the Emperors after all... :P

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  15. Lfb: can't be! It'll be the year of the dragon next year. So if she's a dragon, that would make her currently either 35 or 47 :D

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  16. If I were you, I'd go for 35. She DOES read our comments, you know, whatever she may claim. :P

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  17. Lfb: 35?!? Hehehehehe ... Pass me whatever you're smoking, thank you very much :D

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  18. Ooh. She so killing ya for that. And who says I'm smoking anything? Uhm... :P

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  19. Lfb: must be something sensationally strange in malacca's air (or water) these days then :D

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  20. ahh this brought back fond memories of the haw lakes I used to have while am still a kid. I like to gulp a few down at one go.

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  21. eiling: eeks! i've never really liked haw flakes. the taste is bit too sour for me :D

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  22. Well, I will tell you ONE thing: Malacca's water supply is loads cleaner than KL/Selangor's. A disgrace, the latter's is.

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  23. Chef Choi ranks as one of my top 5 favourite chinese restaurants in KL! Love their lap mei fan!

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  24. Lfb: sungai Melaka is cleaner than sungai klang? Betul ke ni... :p
    Lemongrass: top 5 is good, considering the fierce competition among Chinese restaurants in KL! It's top 20 for me :D

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  25. Gong xi fa cai! Ahh now I know u r a wabbit hehe! When shall we makan?

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  26. Pureglutton: ooh, soon!!! after this Chinese new year madness dies down and I can fit back into my regular pants again :D

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  27. my mom n i love haw flakes (yummiexpress.freetzi.com/haw_flakes_index.htm)! when she was a kid she kept on eating hawflakes... and when she went for a pee, she was shocked cuz her urine was kinda red. haha.. she ate too much haw flakes!!

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  28. teresa: heheh, i guess it's ok, since she loves eating them that much! :D

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