So, my husband and I were in Abu Dhabi celebrating our 3rd anniversary. While celebrating three years of confusion, fights, struggles and bouts of happiness, he came up with the idea of dining at a South East Asian restaurant called Cho Gao. On the way to the restaurant we got flashed for over speeding; lost our way as we were in a new city; hubby obviously was not at his charming best. The dinner plan turned into an obligation.
We reached the restaurant late but the food that landed on my table mesmerised all my senses. Not only did it entice me with the way it looked but also with the way it felt, smelt & tasted. No prizes for guessing but I enjoyed every morsel and it helped me ignore my grumpy hubby.
Best South East Asian restaurant in Abu Dhabi:
Cho Gao – Crowne Plaza, Al Markaziyah, Hamdan Street
First Bite Experience:
The Fried Shrimp Dim Sum was a treat to the eye and as well as to the taste buds. The five perfectly bundled up, fried, mini-packets of goodness exploded in my mouth, with flavours that sent me into a gastronomic trance – my eyes rolled upwards and I instantaneously felt the release of those happy chemicals in my brain. The crispy exterior gave way to the gooey, herb infused, salty shrimp filling. Pure Bliss!
The first spoon full of rice from the Nasi Goreng tasted like beads of flavoursome butter. The fried egg added a crispy texture and a nutty taste and was complimented perfectly by the coconut gravy. It wasn’t the highlight of the night but considering a dinner date that had turned into a mere obligation, I was glad to fill the silence with my slurps, gasps and moans.
Cheers to the Obligation kinda love…something good always follows!