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Krispy Rolls-yummee

Wiley Jan 29, 2007 02:40 AM

Tried the dish mentioned in Now magazine article; #56, duck leg w mushrooms and bok choy, egg noodles, in broth..L $6.99 - can't beat it - cold weather delight!

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    Suresh RE: Wiley Jan 29, 2007 08:17 AM

    Duck legs, nice
    I'll give it a try

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      Debinko RE: Wiley Jan 31, 2007 09:07 AM

      Where is this?

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        Wiley RE: Debinko Jan 31, 2007 09:09 AM

        On East side of Warden, just south of Eglinton..beside another resto called "Wok with Yu" Look for the water tower when you approach the area,

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        Suburban Gourmand RE: Wiley Feb 1, 2007 09:05 AM

        Word of warning...most of the rest of Krispy Rolls' offerings are bland and boring. I'd avoid, actually.

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          Googs RE: Suburban Gourmand Feb 1, 2007 09:51 AM

          And recommend what then? Pho Saigon across the street?

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            SusanB RE: Googs Feb 1, 2007 12:05 PM

            I've only been to Krispy Rolls a couple of times, and enjoyed it both times. Also been to Pho Saigon a few times and really enjoy it as well. I remember going into Pho Saigon one afternoon in the middle of a heat wave - it was hot hot hot outside. They immediately offered us cold tea, which we so appreciated!

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              lissar RE: SusanB Apr 21, 2007 10:19 AM

              Huh. I've been to Pho Saigon, and I wasn't impressed. The pho was insipid, and the meat (which was supposed to be rare) was grey.

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              Suburban Gourmand RE: Googs Feb 1, 2007 12:55 PM

              Yes, actually. Pho Saigon offers great pho. The service is great, you get large portions, and the price is minimal.

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              Tara9000 RE: Suburban Gourmand Feb 2, 2007 07:32 AM

              I've been a few times and found the food to be quite good. I'd recommend their hot and sour soup. Very different... it even had okra in it and was extremely tasty. I've also tried a few curry dishes that were great. Didn't think their cold rolls were as good as Pho Huong or Pho 88.

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                Full tummy RE: Suburban Gourmand Apr 20, 2007 10:14 PM

                Unfortunately, based on my experience tonight (April 20), I have to agree. All round a disappointing meal.

              2. Googs RE: Wiley Feb 2, 2007 04:41 PM

                That's very lacking at Krispy Roll. A good hot & sour soup. Theirs has nothing but tofu in it and I have to add hot sauce. The last great hot & sour I had was at King Chai at Pharmacy & Sheppard (now defunct). I'll definitely try Pho Saigon. Thanks Tara9000.

                That said, KR has some nice dishes and you really can't beat their prices. 8 dollars means I always have enough leftovers for another lunch.

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                  Tara9000 RE: Googs Feb 4, 2007 05:39 PM

                  Yikes Googs. I meant I liked the hot and soup soup at Krispy Roll - not Pho Saigon (never been). If yours had only tofu, mine was the complete opposite. There were mushrooms, baby corn, okra, seafood (if you get the seafood option)... Hmm.

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                    Googs RE: Tara9000 Feb 5, 2007 10:42 AM

                    Now who do I write to complain? Well then, Tarra, maybe they're toning it down for the blonde or perhaps that's how it's served as part of the lunch special. Any special tricks in ordering the real thing you can tell me?

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                      Googs RE: Googs Apr 21, 2007 03:10 PM

                      I found the secret to getting quality at Krispy Roll is to avoid the 'specials'. They're for your average luncher who wants to fill-up for cheap. The seafood hot & sour on the regular menu is delicious even though it could stand a bit more heat. Makes an entire meal in itself so it may not appear to be a bargain, but is.

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                        superchick RE: Googs Apr 22, 2007 07:36 PM

                        I would absolutely agree with that. The lunch specials are watered down versions of the real thing.

                        Ironically, Krispy Rolls doesn't actually have great rolls. Their spring roll and cold rolls are mediocre at best. I do believe they offer the make-your-own options but I haven't had the opportunity to try it there.

                        The lamb stew and hue style pho are both very good. I've been fond of the curry chicken pho as well.

                        It's good for the area its in.

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                          superchick RE: superchick Apr 23, 2007 02:17 PM

                          ok, i went to Pho Saigon today and their pho is too loaded w/ msg for me to ever want to go back

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