Congee Queen is a multi-location Chinese food restaurant with six restaurants across the GTA. Its flagship store is located in Thornhill, although its most popular is in Mississauga at Dundas Street and Highway 427. Congee is a type of rice porridge which tends to be served alongside protein and other side dishes. At Congee Queen,
Chef Nick Liu, the genius behind the critically lauded DaiLo takes his inspiration from classic dishes and ingredients and adds creative twists. Located in Little Italy, the restaurant has garnered rave reviews since opening in 2014. Following in the French tradition, Liu riffs on Chinese-Canadian classics, remixing them, combining different textures and flavours for a
Enjoy all varieties of authentic Chinese cuisine right in the heart of Yorkville with Dynasty. From dim sum to Sichuan orange peel flavours, Peking duck to General Tao’s chicken, oysters from the Atlantic or king crab legs from B.C., Dynasty is serving up everything Chinese in a luxe space tinted with cool purple lights. If,
In opening their new bar, Food and Liquor, owners Vincent Ng (Victor), Nigel French (Campagnolo) and Ginny Tam managed to overhaul Poor John’s Cafe in a mere two weeks. The triplet transformed the Parkdale stalwart from unfussy day venue into an unpretentious (but polished) evening destination. They muted the colour scheme, opened the space up a bit and installed a walnut bar that seats seven.
This Ossington staple is a perfect example of Toronto’s love for anything and everything Asian fusion. With an extensive wine list and love of pan-Asian cuisine, owner and head chef Tom Thai opened Foxley in 2007, naming it after the adjoining Foxley Street on Ossington Avenue. Working closely with his brother and childhood friend, Thai
Starting as a stand-alone juice bar, Toronto’s first hot spot for stand-alone raw and cold pressed juices has become the city’s largest plant-based restaurant chain. Fresh on Eglinton is one of five locations from owners Ruth Tal, Barry Alper and Jennifer Huston. Starting as a juice company making small plant-based treats for an on-the-go crowd,
Acclaimed Japanese ramen chain Hokkaido Ramen Santouka has opened up its third Toronto location, in the bustling midtown centre. Diners are encouraged to finish every last drop of their soups as the chain’s original founder, Yuzaka, has created nuances of smell and taste meant to be enjoyed to their finality. Come in for the signature
It’s official: Toronto is experiencing ramen mania. This year alone we’ve seen the opening of New York noodle giant Momofuku, along with ramen-houses such as Kinton and Sansotei. Meanwhile, the team that brought us Yours Truly is set to open a ramen shop come December, and Ramen Raijin, from the owners of Vancouver favorite Kintaro, is opening on Gerrard Street soon. And now we can add Santouka Ramen to the list.
This no-frills Chinatown bakery offers an array of traditional baked goods, from sesame balls to egg tarts. Most pastries are displayed in a self-service area, where customers can pick their own items and then pay at the front counter. Hong Kong Island Bakery’s prices are rock-bottom, with many baked goods available for less than $1.
Hong Shing Chinese Restaurant is a Toronto mainstay. Joining the Chinatown neighbourhood back in March of 1997, Hong Shing has proven that it has lasting power in Toronto’s competitive restaurant industry. The restaurant offers family style dishes inspired by many of China’s regional flavours. All your favourites are on the menu from spring rolls to
Quintessentially and iconically Chinatown, King’s Noodle draws gazes up and down the street for the dripping red-skinned ducks and geese, necks attached, and Herculean slabs of barbecued pork hanging in the window. Inside, chefs in white hats work their magic over flaming woks, deep-frying dough fritters for dipping into congee and delicately turning out fresh
Translating loosely to “I stay at the sake house”, Kintaro Izakaya is a Japanese restaurant on College Street that specializes in the culture’s version of tapas. The design is very intimate as the floor is filled with booths, allowing you to directly enjoy your company and the time you spend together. They specialize in a
Kwan Dim Sum is not your average dim sum. Located a few steps north of the bustling Yonge and St. Clair intersection, Kwan has been serving everyone in this family neighbourhood its contemporary takes on classic dim sum and Cantonese entrees. Some of the inventive culinary highlights include steam buns filled with custard made to
Named by the Food Network as one of the 15 best underground supper clubs in the world, Luke’s Underground Supper Table (L.U.S.T.) is the brainchild of chef Luke Hayes, who took over his first kitchen at his mother’s restaurant in Kingston at the incredible age of 15. Each L.U.S.T event is held at a secret
You can find MIMI Chinese, an upscale — you guessed it — Chinese restaurant in Toronto’s Yorkville neighbourhood. Co-owner and executive chef David Schwartz (Sunny’s Chinese), channelled his childhood love for Asian cuisine into this hot spot with a menu that highlights dishes from the Guandong province, located in southeast China. The menu is split
Built for the indecisive, Orote Restaurant on Havelock features a six-course Korean pre-fixe menu alongside an extensive list of natural and organic wines. Tucked behind all-black outdoor colour blocking is chef Kwangtaek Lee’s spot, which rotates its menu seasonally. Inside is an intimately spaced seating arrangement that features ten bar seats and a row of
Located in Richmond Hill, The One Fusion Cuisine teaches us that joy can be found in a little brown box adorned with a dragon. This dim sum giant is offering customers traditional dishes with a modern flair. The establishment appears wedding-ready at all times, with tables decorated in intricate linens and lotus-shaped napkins. Chefs harmoniously