Chinese cuisine is not one of my favorite cuisines, there are a selected few Chinese restaurants that I visit in Dubai. But when I got an invite to visit Chop Suey, what piqued my interest was their healthier take on traditional Chinese food. So I decided to give them a try.
Located inside the Beach Park Plaza in Jumeirah Beach Road is the small and cosy restaurant- Chop Suey. It is a casual dining restaurant with vibrant decor. The Chinese modern art that dominates the huge space on the wall looks stunning. Chop Suey offers an ambience of a global Chinese eatery.
At Chop Suey, you can get your Chinese food fix with an extra health kick as they have teamed up with Fitness First, UAE’s most popular chain of fitness centers. Along with a trained nutritionist from Fitness First, Chop Suey has carefully crafted dishes that provide maximum nutritional benefits.
According to Chop Suey Restaurant menu:
Chop Suey is thought to have originated not in China but in California during the 1800s. Food historians speculate that Chinese cooks in United States, seeking to sell Chinese food to Westerners, but lacking many of the ingredients required for traditional Chinese dishes, created Chop Suey out of necessity rather than culinary creativity. The name Chop Suey means “Mixed pieces”.
Chop Suey Restaurant uses only the freshest ingredients, low sodium products and strictly no MSG. Their menu features a good selection of dishes. But vegetarian options are limited.
Here’s my vegetarian perspective of Chop Suey:
After being seated and before delving into their food menu, we ordered drinks. Apart from soft drinks, fresh juices, milkshakes and mocktails, they also serve hot beverages like coffee and tea. We tried their refreshing Ginger & Lemongrass Surprise. It was a great way to start our gastronomic journey with this delicious drink.
Vegetable Dumpling– The steamed dumpling was stuffed with veggies and served piping hot with chili sauce and a special dipping sauce. It was tasty and healthy.
Shredded Mixed Asian Salad– It was a simple and light salad made with shredded veggies like cabbage, carrot, capsicum and coriander tossed in a light sesame soy dressing.
Stir-Fried Vegetable Lo Hon-Fried snow peas, red peppers, broccoli, bamboo shoots, black mushrooms, ginger nuts, asparagus in garlic sauce. It was crunchy and tasty.
Ma Po Tofu Szechuan– This steamed baby-choy with fried tofu in seasoned soy sauce was spicy and oh-so-delicious.
Vegetable Fried Rice– The Veg fried rice had a medley of veggies with spring onions and egg.
Vegetable Chop Suey-Yes, we had to order Chop Suey. It was a delightful preparation of crispy noodles served with veggies in a tangy sauce.
Sesame Toffee Banana With Ice Cream– It is their signature dessert and it tasted absolutely delicious. A definite must-try.
Overall, the food, the service and the ambience was good. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Chop Suey to others.