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Best Abalone/Shark Fin restaurants?

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qtxniki Dec 14, 2006 04:04 AM

Which places make the best: abalone, buddha's delight, shark fin, etc?

Know of any places that offer smaller menus for 3-4, instead of a table of 8-10?

  1. sweetie Dec 14, 2006 01:26 PM

    I have not been in a while but, Dragon Dynasty in Scarborough does a lovely set dinner (very expensive $600-$700 for table of 8 I think), that includes braised sharks fin, buddhaa's delight and several other dishes.

    1. Charles Yu Dec 14, 2006 01:41 PM

      Of all the good restaurants that cater to your criteria, I believe 'Regal 16' on 1 Spadina Road ( corner of Spadina and 16 Ave., ) in Richmond Hill offers some of the best made abalone and sharkfins in town. Very similar in quality and taste to some of the best Hong Kong restaurants.

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        qtxniki Dec 15, 2006 01:52 AM

        do you know if they have any smaller sets instead of the full tables?

        Sam woo, celestial, and that place in times square used to be good, but I've had some "fishy" smelling sharkfin there, which was also hard to find in the bowl. I don't mind paying more if the dish acutally has alot of high-grade ingredients in it.

        Also, know of any places that will prepare expensive ingredients that I bring in?

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          yellowjello Dec 18, 2006 10:17 PM

          I'm pretty sure most chinese restaurants would be willing to prepare ingredients that you bring in ie. shark fin. Note that they will charge you for the work. Nevertheless it is a good option so don't hesitate to speak to them about it. I've done it with fresh Sea bass and it was awesome.

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            Charles Yu Dec 19, 2006 12:39 AM

            Yes! In fact the set menus and the a la cartes are very flexible. You can almost create your own abalone/sharksfin tasting menu!!

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