Since its Chinatown location opened its doors in 1988, Asian Legend has spread across Toronto to give all diners a taste of northern Chinese dim sum and stir-fry. Their cooking motto is "northern flavours with a traditional style," which has allowed for its chefs, all from reputable dining locales in Taiwan and mainland China, to fine-tune the menu and bring diners dishes like the especially flavour-rich kung pao chicken.
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,
At first glance Favorites Thai BBQ doesn’t look outwardly Thai, in fact it’s the exact opposite. The light and airy space nods towards an influence of Spanish revival with its rounded passageways and clam pastel hues. The serenity is met with a 70’s inspired terrazzo floor and hippie beads that double as a back-room doorway,
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
One can be overwhelmed with choices when it comes to choosing a spot to eat in Chinatown. House of Gourmet is one of those one-stop-spots. Its extensive menu covers the gamut of your Chinese food craving du jour from Hong Kong-style cafe dishes such as baked rice in an assortment of sauces to congee and
“Chic” and “sleek” would be two words to describe Imm Thai Kitchen, the second restaurant from owners of Sala Modern Thai on the Danforth. Opting for something a little more classy, this Thai house in Little Italy is the perfect spot for great Thai classics with a modern twist. Try their classic pad Thai with
Scarborough’s new Thai joint, Jatujak, serves up some bold flavours that contrast with the room’s modest decor. The highlights at this two-week old takeout spot are bright orange curries and vibrant yellow khao sois — but if you’re looking for a ruby-red pad Thai, you’ll have better luck elsewhere.
The bustling business district is full of restaurants that cater to an after-work crowd looking for a drink and a quick bite, but nothing is quite like Kid Lee. On the second floor of First Canadian Place, Susur Lee, an Iron Chef Canada winner, has opened up a healthy and affordable fast health food restaurant
Using only fresh ingredients, Kiyo is bringing the traditions of Japanese cuisine and culture to the Bathurst and St. Clair area. “Kiyo” comes from the word “清,” meaning “of purity.” Kiyo’s very experienced sushi chef strives to keep the fish and all other ingredients at their purest form while ensuring diners have a delicious experience.
Konjiki’s original Tokyo spot has been included in Michelin’s Bib Gourmand guide for four years in a row, and when chef Atsushi Yamamoto led the Toronto expansion, the lines formed immediately. And for good reason. The menu is stacked with items you won’t find anywhere else, like velvety clam broth ramen scented with truffle, sous-vide chashu
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
Pai is a Thai restaurant run by chef Nuit Regular and her husband and business partner, Jeff Regular. There are two Pai locations in the city—the original restaurant, located at 18 Duncan St. opened in 2014, was named after a small village in Northern Thailand where the couple met. The second location (and Chef Nuit’s
The stalwart of the rapidly trendifying Ossington strip, Pho Tien Thanh still has a packed house every night. Its candy floss pink walls and I LOVE PHO FOREVER sign might have been considered slapdash when it opened over 20 years ago, but it has settled into a quirky and enduring charm. The menu is at
This contemporary Richmond Hill eatery serves a mix of Thai and Vietnamese cuisine with a French influence. After opening in Toronto in 1987, Saigon Star moved north to the suburbs in 1993 and has been bringing the flavours of Southeast Asia to Richmond Hill (and those making the trek there) ever since. The menu features