The dining room was especially packed during the weeknight we were there, but we managed to grab the same cozy corner table I had on my previous visit. We kicked things off with some cocktails and wine and the Cha Gio, or fried spring rolls with shrimp, pork, and Asian mushrooms. The spring rolls came with lettuce, mint, carrots and pickled daikon which are used as a wrap around the spring rolls. Finally--a way to make egg rolls (kinda) healthier! I loved the chili lime dipping sauce and the fresh mint!
|Fried Spring Rolls|
For our main courses, we decided to split two very different entrees. The first was Ga Xao Cari and it was SO good! This dish consisted of sauteed chicken with Japanese eggplant, mango, yams, string beans, and cashews in a yellow curry sauce. Mango is by far my favorite fruit so I automatically gravitate toward any dish with mango. The BF and I enjoyed the blend of sweet, spicy, crunchy and creamy. I'd definitely order this again!
|Sauteed Chicken with Chinese Eggplant, Mango, Yams, Yellow Curry|
|Deconstructed Barbecue Pork Fried Rice|
Photo Credit: Le Colonial
Note: my meal at Le Colonial was complimentary; however, the opinions expressed herein are my own.
937 N. Rush St.
Chicago, IL 60611