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Nov 5, 2006 06:42 AM

Shanghai-style food downtown?

I only know of ones in the 'burbs. I love it cause it's what I grew up on and would like a closer location.

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  1. I once went to a restaurant on Dundas between Spadina and Beverley with a bunch of people, one of which had grown up in Shanghai. In her nostalgic joy, she exclaimed that she hadn't found another place in Toronto that recreated so many of her childhood favourites so well. As I recall, it was quite inexpensive too.

    Now, the bad news, I can't remember the name of the place. I'm certain that the word "Shanghai" is in the name though.

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    1. re: xtal

      How long ago was that? there was on which served "Northern" style cuisine but it's gone. It was called "Shantung" something, was on the north side of the street, in the basement level. What level was yours on and which side of Dundas?

      1. re: Teep

        I first went to this place about three years ago. Then, it was on the south side of Dundas, just west of Beverley, and at ground level. Later (about one year ago), I seem to remember the same restaurant, having moved to perhaps the north side of Dundas, in the same stretch. I haven't kept my eyes open in that area recently to look for it, but I will definitely do so the next time I'm there. That should probably be some time in the next few days.

    2. ?maybe you're thinking of shanghi cowgirl on Queen street west near portland?
      I think it is a trendy all-day-breakfast joint and not at all shanghi food.

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      1. re: moondoggie

        I'm definitely not thinking of Shanghai Cowgirl. That's quite a distance from the area I specified.

      2. Edward Shanghai Cusine
        476 Dundas W, Toronto (416) 593-9245

        and closed as far as I can tell.

        1. Friends of mine who know northern Chinese cuisine rave about Asian Legend, on the north side of Dundas, east of Spadina.

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          1. re: estragon

            There are different regions in "Northern China". Asian Legend's menu is more Beijing based, rather than Shanghai.

          2. Agree with Asian Legend.