I almost forgot that I had these gorgeous pictures lurking around in my SD card.
Luckily, I managed to pull these out from the murky depths of my memory card to blog about this.
Strangely enough, despite this dinner being held many moons ago, the memory of everything has been etched in the brain.
We started off sensibly with the green salad. Crunchy lettuce leaves jostled for space with glistening red cherry tomatoes and sliced cucumbers on the large plate. It was no ordinary salad as we had a choice of two unusual and delicious salad dressings, first a creamy cilantro lemon and a light sesame shoyu one.
One of the biggest highlights of the meal were these fluffy golden brown yorkshire puddings.
These were perfectly risen and incredibly addictive especially with the brown gravy served on the side.
Honestly, if I was not expecting a huge feast I would have happily eaten these crispy battered puddings for dinner that night.
The BBQ menu here (available on special pre-order) features the best of moo, baa and oink...
Not a place that serves anything of lesser origins, the meats are all of premium quality and so well prepared that it can give the best steakhouse in KL a run for its monies.
For instance, steaks in KL seem to be puny and thinly cut that I often wonder if they can qualify for that term, steak.
Chef Choi's steak florentine is one hefty version - two fingers thick - juicy with a pink centre - cooked to meaty perfection that will have a steak lover crying for more.
The steak florentine scores in terms of flavour but the prime rib on the bone wins the hearts (and tummies) of those who prefer a more tender cut.
Both are equally good but a little different in their ways.
Don't forget the oink...in a form of a crunchy roast pork belly Chef Choi style.
Just a shade dry, it scored beautifully though in the crunchy crackling section. I'm officially in love with that golden brown crunch. Maybe I can be like Oliver and ask for more please?
Even the baa gets the best treatment ever - infused with rosemary to give it a hint of that herb and studded with garlic cloves.
The meat is juicy and cooked to pink perfection that needs no embellishment except a grind of black pepper.
We also dine on rich buttery boulangere potatoes. Each mouthful is simply heavenly that you don't care the starch and butter goes to your hips straight away.
There is also spaghetti alla vongole and a Spanish treat in the form of seafood paella, all in its fluffy glory and nary a soggy grain that can be usually found in versions served in restaurants here.
Last but not least, there's a touch of French in the desserts with a decadent apple tartin.
The classic one has a beautiful flaky puff pastry with sliced apples drizzled with even more decadence in the form of fresh cream
Ahhhh, definitely a meal to remember forever and ever.
Chef Choi Restaurant
159 Jalan Ampang
Tel: 03-2163 5866
(Non Halal. The BBQ menu is only available for special order. Call ahead to arrange. For more pictures see the Flickr set.)
* The food was paid by the restaurant.