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pocky Apr 3, 2007 07:32 AM

Just looking for some recent reviews of Peking Man Restaurant (on Sheppard, west of Leslie). There was an ad in some North York newspaper which I remember reading that Monday and Tuesday nights are all you can eat for $12.99. Does anyone know if this is true and what food is available on these nights? Is there a special on each day of the week? I read the peking duck is pretty good here...does anyone know the price? Thank you.

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  1. Wiley RE: pocky Apr 3, 2007 07:59 AM

    I can only say I believe it's a special menu for the AYCE but a good variety of tasty items, best with a group so you can try a number of dishes, and you just keep ordering as you go--the dishes arrive at your table nicely paced out.

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      pocky RE: Wiley Apr 10, 2007 01:36 PM

      Thanks Wiley. I found the website and they have the All U Can Eat menus for Monday and Tuesday posted: http://www.pekingman.ca/

      Just wondering how the food tastes?

    2. pescatarian RE: pocky Apr 10, 2007 01:41 PM

      I am curious how the food is as well. I was day dreaming on the GO Train yesterday and noticed it out the window on Sheppard and was wondering if it was any good.

      1. TorontoJo RE: pocky Apr 10, 2007 01:51 PM

        Whee! They deliver to my house! Do you know how long I've looked for a decent Chinese restaurant that will deliver to the Yonge/York Mills area? Can't wait to try them out.

        1. red dragon RE: pocky Apr 10, 2007 04:06 PM

          DH and I went a few years ago (about 3 times in total). The food was ok, in my opinion and yes, you order from a set menu. Portions are small though. Service was not the greatest. I don't know how it is now, but worth giving it a try. Please let me know how you enjoy it and what you had.

          Edited to add: I just checked their menu and it hasn't changed much at all. When we were there, it was only $10 each.

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            auberginegal RE: pocky Apr 10, 2007 04:58 PM

            i enjoy the peking duck at this place. and the crispy scallion pancakes are yummy (have yet to find another chinese restaurant that makes them the same way!).

            the few times i've eaten there in the past couple of years, i've tended to order the same things (including those i just mentioned), and haven't had any of the food offered for the 'all you can eat' deal.

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              wordsworth RE: pocky Apr 12, 2007 07:09 AM

              It is by far the best Chinese restaurant in the area, although not every dish is great. The best thing is that it has been around for a long time serves what I image to be more traditonal and less popularized versions of a lot of dishes. You order orange chicken, for example, and you get your sauteed chicken in thinnish sauce with a hint of orange rather than the usual deep fried breaded chicken in sweet glop.

              I've not tried the buffet, however.

              1. Royaljelly RE: pocky Apr 12, 2007 12:24 PM

                Hey folks, sorry to break it to you, but Peking Man's food is pretty bad when it comes to Chinese food (and I'm Chinese myself). I tried it twice in the last 2 months (I work in the area) and will never go back. Unfortunately, there really is no other Chinese food places nearby (aside from Finch/Leslie complex). The dishes we had were the typical modified-for-western-tastes kinds of dishes and lacked any originality or authenticity. I wouldn't even bother with their buffet (you know if they're going buffet, they're probably getting desperate for dinner customers, which is usually a bad sign for a Chinese restuarant).

                If you want real Chinese, go up to Hwy7 & Woodbine (First Markham Place) and try something like Peaktop Restaurant. They serve pretty good Peking duck too, and have a full selection of BBQ meats and also do seafood quite well (the place is cash only though).

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                  berbere RE: Royaljelly Apr 12, 2007 01:37 PM

                  I know that superior chinese food can be had north of the city but some days, i just dont feel like making the trek, then fighting for parking, etc etc....and there is comfort in a place like PM that is not as crowded, has friendly wait staff, easy going atmo, no hustle bustle, and very good peking duck!

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                    skylineR33 RE: wordsworth Apr 13, 2007 07:17 PM

                    Are you kidding me ? Not to mention others, have you been to O Mei on Hwy 7 ? Their 10+ lbs king crab (which they show you the crab live before cooking it) 4-ways is for sure something special. Eat out more before you come up with such a comment.

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                      caitlink RE: skylineR33 Apr 14, 2007 02:47 PM

                      Skyline,

                      What do they charge for 10+ lb king crab and how do they cook it 4 ways? More details, pls.

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                        skylineR33 RE: caitlink Apr 14, 2007 08:38 PM

                        It is aound 300 something for a 10+ king crab. It can be shared among the whole table of like 10 ppl. There are a number of ways to cook it with their suggestions which can be cooked up to 4 ways since it is so big, it is up to what you want. The legs can be steamed garlic in a broth of vermicelli. The body can be wok- fried in chili/salt and wok-fried with ginger and scallion. The crab miso "brain" which has a very strong taste, can be used to make fried rice ...
                        The king crab is seasonal, not sure if they sill have it for now. You may want to call them first before you go.

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                          caitlink RE: skylineR33 Apr 15, 2007 01:23 PM

                          Thanks. I go to a place where they do the same thing, except it's with lobster. We use the body for wok-fried. The legs and others are used for chili salt. And the brain is fried rice or with e-fu noodles.

                          It's $10/lb for lobster. And in the restaurant on highway 7 across from the Walmart at Markville Mall.

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