My company had the Christmas dinner at Good Choice Restaurant. It’s convenient for everyone due to it’s proximity to the workplace.
The restaurant was busy and it was full house after 7PM.
My boss brought a couple bottles of red wine. I’m not a wine drinker, so I just pass.
Snacks for us to munch while waiting for dishes. Fried peanuts and pickled daikon and carrots to vet our appetite. We love these so much that we asked for seconds.
XO sauce is served when the dishes is served.
We started with the daily soup which is pork bone soup with some kind of root vegetable. The root vegetable in Cantonese is called “fern got”. Anyone know the name in English?
We had Ling Cod prepared in two ways. The first is stir fry ling cod balls with mixed vegetables. This was pretty good.
The second way of cooking the ling cod head was braised with tofu, mushrooms, garlic and served on a bed of iceberg lettuce which absorbed all the flavour from the sauce. I had a couple of the whole garlic and Ben complained about my garlic breath that night. Garlic is nice to eat but the after effect is not so nice.
The above dish is Minced Beef with Lettuce Wrap.
A colleague just told me that the iceberg lettuce is so expensive now, $5 to $6 per head.
The Buddha Feast is for a colleague who is a vegetarian. We specifically asked that the dish not to use any oyster sauce.
We were told the above dish is one of their specialty, Stewed Beef Brisket on a bed of soy beans.
We ordered the Eggplants with Pork in Spicy Garlic for a colleague who loves eggplants.
The Crispy Skin Chicken was good, especially dipped with some spice salt.
Our vegetarian colleague also likes the Pea Tips stir fried with garlic.
We ordered another Vegetable Curry dish for our vegetarian colleague. However, this was not good as our vegetarian colleague commented that there was too much turmeric in it and hence it had a lingering bitterness.
Our dinner ended with a Red Bean Sweet Soup.
Overall the dinner was not bad. The most important thing is about the fellowship.
After dinner, we went back to the office to play a game of White Elephant Gift Exchange. It was fun as we can steal the gift from another person.
We wished everyone a very Merry Christmas and thank you boss for the dinner.