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Fondue assistance

ngitc Feb 15, 2007 03:43 PM

Anybody can tell me where I can find beef for Chinese Fondue anywhere in Toronto?

I'm dying here!
Thanks much

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  1. foodyDudey RE: ngitc Feb 15, 2007 08:35 PM

    What is different about this beef you are looking for? I've seen some thinly sliced beef (frozen) at Trinity Supermarket, 591 Gerrard St E.

    1. kawarthagirl RE: ngitc Feb 16, 2007 04:28 AM

      Never found it here...... we buy eerything and do it ourselves -- you can get the butcher to do the steak in paper thin slices if you order in advance. They freeze a piece of meat and then slice it as they would deli.......... Works ok... IT's funny b/c in Quebec, every little grocery store has the sauces, the bouillon and the meat, pre-sliced and frozen, just for this. It's just never made it here............... I wish someone would open a place in or near TO.

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        Kagemusha RE: kawarthagirl Feb 16, 2007 04:32 AM

        Most Chinese markets with butcher counters sell frozen lamb, beef, pork skiced thin for hot pot.Beef with cheese fondue???

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          kawarthagirl RE: Kagemusha Feb 16, 2007 05:03 AM

          No - Chinese Fondue is based on a bouillon/broth rather than cheese.

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            Kagemusha RE: kawarthagirl Feb 16, 2007 07:45 AM

            Sorry, Kgirl.Late nite+insufficient caffeine made Chinese look like cheese--apologies! Suprised I got the coffee maker working this a.m.

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              kawarthagirl RE: Kagemusha Feb 16, 2007 09:05 AM


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        chalenegirl RE: ngitc Feb 16, 2007 05:12 AM

        t and t supermarket. they have a hot pot (or as you call it chinese fondue) section where everything is sliced and cut thinly. saves a lot of time. the t and t i know has it is the one at warden and steels

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          deelicious RE: chalenegirl Mar 7, 2008 08:11 PM

          many choices at T and T.

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          Mila RE: ngitc Feb 16, 2007 05:53 AM

          I am almost positive I saw it at PAT Korean supermarket. Here is the address and phone.

          Address: 675 Bloor St. W., Toronto
          Phone: (416) 532-2961

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            cecilia RE: ngitc Feb 16, 2007 07:36 AM

            Just about every Chinese grocery store around Hwy 7 sell them (frozen), e.g. the one on Bayview north of Hwy 7, the one in the same strip mall as Saigon Star. You have to look for them in the freezer section rather than the butcher counter. There are different types of beef, as well as pork, chicken, and lamb.

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              chip RE: ngitc Feb 17, 2007 02:01 PM

              Go to Liu Liu Hot Pot
              149 Baldwin Street
              don't dress up
              bring cash (I'm not certain they take VISA)
              it's cheap and guite good

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                Boonja RE: ngitc Mar 7, 2008 06:50 PM

                Loblaw's carries it (some, not all)......in with the frozen meats. Beef and chicken.....

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                  shocked RE: Boonja Jun 25, 2010 07:25 AM

                  Just re-visiting this post, as its older. Any idea where to buy fondue meat today? T&T is too far for me to go. Also, are there any premade fondues that are worth trying? Friends in Quebec say they just buy the broth, but have not seen that here. Seems like it would be a super easy meal to make...

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                    Cheech5001 RE: shocked Jun 25, 2010 07:48 AM

                    I have seen a whole line of Canton broths at Metro...different flavours available.
                    I have used them several times, and they are very good.

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                      sweetie RE: shocked Jun 25, 2010 02:18 PM

                      The broth comes as a concentrated liquid, in a plastic pouch. The brand name Lee Kum Kee is popular lots of flavours. But this kind of broth specifically for hot pot will most likely only be found @ Chinese or Asian markets.

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