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Egg Rolls

Does anyone know of a place in Toronto that serves great egg rolls? I don't mean the crappy bean shoot stuffed ones that are everywhere. The best egg rolls I've ever had were from The Golden Palace in Ottawa. Round. ends crisped and full of stuff (meat etc). Almost like a mini cabbage roll.

The Golden Palace does a booming business in egg rolls and I've always been surprised that no one has adopted the formula in Toronto. If you're ever in Ottawa, you have to try them. If you've been there and have found something similar in Toronto, please enlighten.

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  1. OMG, I've been looking for the name of the famous egg roll restaurant in Ottawa for (I'm embarrassed to say) almost 15 years. Thanks. Way back then, a friend from California was passing through the GTA after visiting his Mom in Ottawa and he brought these amazing egg rolls with him. Needless to say, none made it as far as California, and I've been craving them ever since.

    I've looked, but I've never found egg rolls like the ones from the Golden Palace. Hopefully other hounds in the GTA will be able to help.

    Of course now that I know the name, a road trip may be in order.

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    1. re: dinin and dishin

      Glad to oblige. :-) They are still the same although I haven't been there in a couple of years.

    2. I kept hoping someone out there knew of a place in Toronto. I too love these egg rolls. I'm usually in Ottawa 3 or 4 times a year and buy them unfried, bring them home to Toronto, freeze them then fry them up fresh at home.

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      1. re: cheesymama

        Do you know if they'll deliver..maybe courier? mmmmmmmm :)

        Maybe you could set up a small delivery service with Aardvark and I as your first customers.

        You know the only other think I had that was even close was Vietnamese Imperial Rolls. Of course I had these in Vancouver and haven't found (or tried to find) them here in TO.

        1. re: dinin and dishin

          They are so popular with some people that I believe that they will ship them out of town however I have never done it myself.

          I always get them hot rather than cold. I have tried them both ways and prefer them hot. I was never able to quite replicate the taste with the cold ones for some strange reason. Hot ones that I put in the fridge and reheat taste as good as when they were first bought.

      2. Oh, I suddenly have a craving for the eggrolls from 3 now-defunct Montreal restaurants:

        Ruby Foo's
        Pumpernick's
        House of Wong

        1. I've never had these egg rolls from Ottawa. But, from the description, there is a take-away on Donlands (Donlands Chinese?) that does something similar. They are very very large and stuffed with whatever filling you choose. However, they are not really crispy and they are very, very greasy. I certianly don't like them. But, they might be close to what you're looking for. At least enough to make you irate at how they pale in comparison.

          1. I grew up in Windsor and there was a restaurant called ING'S that served those exact type of eggrolls. The food there was amazing;just great north american chinese food,abolutely nothing authentic about it.

            I really do miss those types of eggrolls and their distinct taste.Since that restaurant went out of business years ago,I don't think I have ever had anything like them.Its a shame....

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            1. re: alfie

              You may not remember your post from back in 2006 on this site but I was reading about your tatse for ING's egg rools..I LOVED their egg rolls and was wondering if you know of any other place in Windsor who makes the same as ING's did.For over a year I went there and a sign was posted on the door re: renovations..Years later I am still craving these..lol.Thank you for any help you can provide..

              Jill

              1. re: jillian1953

                Hi-sorry I didn't see your message until now-you know I have been searching for those types of egg rolls for ever with absolutely no luck. I no longer live in Windsor but I have family that does and they have not been able to find anything,,,I don't know why that particular restaurant made them that way, or why there has not been anything similar. Its actually pretty sad....