When I asked my mom where she wanted to go for dinner on her last night, she replied, "I want Chinese food, but I also wouldn't mind going somewhere new." She probably thought I would suggest Mr. Chow's... Wrong! She underestimated my restaurant selection skills ;) I responded quickly, "Well let's go to Philippe Chow. It's Chinese food and we haven't been before." Chinese? Check! Somewhere new? Check!
Time for the Chow Down. Location: Philippe Chow in West Hollywood [formerly Dolce]. After having worked at Mr. Chow's for 25 years, Philippe Chow definitely brought over his culinary expertise to his own establishment. Already all the rave in New York, venturing out to California would be a first for Philippe. Haute Chinese cuisine really seems to be a hit on both coasts. Philippe's red/black/white restaurant is definitely more spacious and roomy, compared to Mr. Chow's in Beverly Hills. I really can't decide whose food I like better... I can tell you, though, that my favorite dish from this meal was the Nine Season's Spicy Prawns. The spicy sweet and sour sauce was DEE-lish. I guess I don't yet have a winner for the Chow Down; sorry... All in all, I think this town is big enough for the two of them!
Corn and Crab Meat Soup
Pork and Shrimp Fried Rice