Recently, I have been hearing non-stop stream of raved reviews from some of my foodie friends and relatives, pertaining to ’ The ONE’s ’ ultra-high cooking standard. Tonight’s family dinner gathering provided me with a first hand look and taste.
After enjoying the indeed outstanding and amazingly delectable, seafood-centric, Cantonese meal. The end result was such an unexpected and delightful game-changer, I have no choice but to re-write and update my personal ’ GTA Chinese Food Reference Guide ’ to reflect this major change to our current Chinese culinary landscape.
Sad but true. Based on tonight’s experience, current popular Chinese eateries and foodie favourites like O’Mei. My Wonderful Kitchen, Chi-Star, Skyview Fusion, Providential 9, Casa Victoria, Chef 88 Elite…etc, unfortunately all need to move over to make room, at the top, for this newly resurrected ’ Power House '!
The whole package of Food Quality, Value for Money, Service ( our server Winnie was professional, super friendly and beyond attentive ) Table Setting and Decor…etc is IMHO, unparalleled amongst it peers and competitors! If stealthy Michelin inspectors are indeed doing their go-around. I will not be surprised if ‘The ONE’ might get a coveted ‘Macaroons’ from them! Yes! The food was really THAT GOOD!
For our party of 9, our feast comprised of the following dishes:
Complimentary Soup-of-the-Day ( Water Cress, Preserved Duck
Gizzard, Pork Shank and sun-dried dates )
Pan Fried Live BC Spotted Prawns in Maggi Sauce ( Excellent,
gorgeous tasting glaze )
Fried/Par Oil-Poached Live wild Thai Goby Fish served with
sweetened Premium Top Soy ( Grease-less, crispy and crunchy
exterior, super-moist meat inside! )
Rose Essence, Herbed Premium Soy-Sauce marinated Free Range
Chicken. ( May be currently, the best rendition in town. Can rub
shoulder with some of Hong Kong’s best! )
Deep fried Crispy Pork Spare Ribs with minced Garlic and Chili
Salt ( Finger licking good! )
Pan Fried Angus Filet Mignon with Honey, Grainy Mustard Sauce (
Tender, nicely caramelized and coated with deliciously seasoned
Sauteed long stem Chinese Lettuce with Fermented Bean-Curd
and Chili-Pepper ( Great Wok-Hay )
Braised Tofu, Clay-Pot Casserole with Shitake Mushrooms and
Stirred fry Flat Rice Noodles with sliced Angus Beef and Yellowing
Chives ( aka Gone-Chau-Ngau-Ho ) - ( Nicely executed with good
Wok-Hay and grease-less finishing )
Complimentary desserts of Chinese Red Bean and Tangarine Peel
Dessert Soup ( only disappointment of the night due to lumpy
starches used in thickening up the soup! ) Almond Cookies and
Above food array paired with a great vintage year, off-dry German Riesling from a superlative Vineyard - 2015 Von Kesselstatt Scharzhofberger Kabinett and a top quality and finesse Pauillac 5th growth under Mouton-Rothschild ownership - 2005 d’Armaihac.
Overall, the food was so good and almost faultlessly prepared, I would love to provide a more detailed dish by dish description of their deliciousness and share the experience with you all. However, its past 11.00 pm and I still have a repay of yesterday’s NBA Final Game 4 to catch. So, I think I will pass, apologize and let my posted photos do the talking.