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Jul 24, 2006 08:50 PM

Mr. and Mrs. Sauga (Mississauga)

Wow - it's been a while since I've been here. When did the format change? Anyway, I have to go to the Hershey Centre in Mississauga (don't ask) with the entire family and would like to do a family dinner (including children under 12). Being a downtown food snob, I have absolutely no idea where to eat west of Bloor West Village or North of St. Clair. Would very much like to avoid the usual (and often horrible) chain food, but can't very well take a bunch of kids back towards Via Allegro either.

Any suggestions would be most appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Cereal Killer

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  1. Lucy's Seafood at McLaughlin+Bristol. There's cluster of "family" joints on Hurontario(east side)just south of Britannia(Indian+Mexican+Japanese). There are others but these are relatively close to Matheson and the Hershey.

    1. I haven't been for years, but the Emerald Garden on Hurontario at Eglinton used to have excellent Chinese food and also do a great dim sum during the day.

        1. Went for dimsum at Emerald two days ago and wasn't impressed. Spent almost $40 for two people including tip, and only liked the eggplant, and the 3 rice rolls stuffed with shrimp. Shrimp dumplings reminded me of dishwater. Barbecue pork buns were lacklustre with only a single-note sweet flavour. Deep-fried taro and football-shaped items were served almost cold so the grease was unbearable. Noodles were tasteless. I won't be going back! The huge dining room was packed for a weekday lunch hour.

          Lucy's seafood is part of a big chain, and their seafood can be hit-or-miss. Some of their apps and mains are quite tasty but it's not a chowfind by any means.

          I hear the Japanese place at Hurontario and Britannia on the east side is very good, but have yet to go.

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          1. re: Food Tourist

            The Japanese place is good, but I would say the service isn't fast enough for kids. If it's Chinese you're after, dim sum is not bad in the Chinese restaurant at Creditview and Eglinton. There's a good Vietnamese soup place On Cawthra just by the Dundas turn. There is also a small decent Korean place in the Sun Hing plaza, Central Parkway south of Burnhamthorpe, and you'll find Chiu Chow there as well. Have been to all of these places with my kids (4 and 1) with great success, and the adults haven't suffered. Don't know how useful this will be, since your post was in July, Cereal Killer.

            1. re: Food Tourist

              Go to Lucy's bar on a Sunday. Everything on the bar menu is half off and ends up being $2.50-$4.00 a dish. Like you said, it can be hit or miss; I ordered the pulled pork nachos and they just weren't as good as I had imagined. About 4 of the 6 dishes the SO and I ordered were good, and the bill was miniscule, so I wouldn't consider it a bad trip.