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Jun 11, 2009 06:54 AM

Chamber's kitchen MSP recommendations

My wife and I are heading to Chamber's kitchen this Saturday. This is our first time going there so I'm looking for some recommendations. Their Prix Fixe option looks very attractive but I wanted to make sure that we didn't miss any must have items when we go there.

Thanks in advance!

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  1. Recommend: Rice Cracker Crusted Tuna, Chicken & Coconut Soup (Mallet on the Flavor Palette), Striped Bass w/ Napa Cabbage, Bacon Wrapped Shrimp, Carmelized Banana Cake

    Don't Recommend: Tempura Salt & Pepper Walleye, Ginger Fried Rice

    1. I have only been there for lunch and not dinner, so I cannot recommend specific items on the dinner menu. In general, I think their fish dishes are superlative and that's what I always order when I'm there.

      This is not to contradict NugarifiK's comment on the walleye, which I have not tried.

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      1. re: StPauliGirl

        The reasoning behind not liking the walleye was the salt and pepper added no flavor whatsoever. And the jalapeno somehow added no spice, leaving you with a piece of well cooked, tempura battered walleye. Perhaps it was all the amazing dishes I had experienced their previous to that entree.

      2. Off the prix fixe menu, I really liked the red duck curry. I would second the rec. for rice cracker crusted tuna and would also agree with Nuga's opinion on the walleye.

        1. Thank you all for your recommendations. We had a good time at Chamber's on Saturday. We had the soft shell crabs with Malaysian chili sauce first (this is not on the menu but was one of the specials). This was very good - this is the first time I've had an Asian inspired version on soft shell crab and I love it. Even my wife who doesn't care for crab loved it. Then we had the spring rolls (these were the smallest spring rolls I have ever seen in my life!!) which were okay but nothing special.

          For the main course I ordered Striped Bass with Napa Cabbage - this was very good as well. It had a nice kick but was not overpowering. The fish was cooked well and there was a nice broth at the bottom to dip jasmin rice. My wife had the Tempura Salt and Pepper Walleye (I told her that you folks did not recommend it but she wanted to try :). This was nothing compared to the other dishes. Don't get me wrong - the dish would have been perfectly fine at a restaurant where our expectations weren't built up by some great tasting food.

          Overall we had a great time and would go back.

          By the way, they have changed their prix fixe menu and they don't have the duck curry anymore. This was a bummer since I really wanted to try it.

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          1. re: rjayasuriya

            That's too bad. What was in place of the duck?

            1. re: rjayasuriya

              I'm glad you had a good experience at Chambers. It's all the amazing dishes Chambers offers that makes the walleye taste "dumbed down". I'm glad you tried and liked the sea bass as I think it's one of the most unique tasting fish entree's I've ever experienced.