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Congee downtown and East end?

JDJay Oct 20, 2007 11:55 AM

I'm a big fan of Congee Wong north of the core, but I live downtown and spend a lot of time in the Beaches area.

Does anyone know where to get good congee down here?

Thanks for your help.

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    ctl98 RE: JDJay Oct 20, 2007 04:01 PM

    Not really downtown, but Congee Star on Don Mills and Eglinton and Congee Queen on Lawrence between Leslie and Don Mills are very similar to Congee Wong.

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      c_snapper RE: JDJay Oct 20, 2007 10:33 PM

      kings noodle in chinatown

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        YummyYummy RE: c_snapper Oct 21, 2007 01:52 AM

        I've eaten congee all over the place and have to agree that King's Noodle in Chinatown on Spadina is just amazing tasting congee. It's definitely the best sliced fish congee I've had anywhere in the GTA.

        Seafood, chicken, beef and other assorted congee are excellent there also!!! ;)

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          piccola RE: YummyYummy Oct 21, 2007 09:55 AM

          Do they have a plain or veggie congee?

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            c_snapper RE: piccola Oct 21, 2007 11:01 PM

            plain congee is ALWAYS available, so if that's your style, you'll be fine.

            i'm not sure about the veggie option tho.

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              jennjen18 RE: piccola Oct 23, 2007 03:34 AM

              something like a corn congee? yeah, i remember reading on their menu that they have a corn congee at king's.

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                piccola RE: jennjen18 Oct 23, 2007 09:01 AM

                Not sure re: corn. I'm thinking of what I had all the time in NYC - congee with Chinese greens, seasonal veg and gingko nuts. I'm not set on the veg combination, as long as there's no meat.

                Worst case scenario, I can get the plain stuff and order veggies on the side.

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          doro RE: JDJay Oct 22, 2007 09:02 PM

          Haven't been to King's Noodle yet, but I've been pretty happy with the seafood or sliced fish congees at New Sky on Spadina (tonight I had the beef, which was less successful). Also, Chinese Traditional Buns on Dundas W does a solid millet congee, if you crave a change.

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            piccola RE: doro Oct 23, 2007 09:02 AM

            Millet congee? That sounds awesome. Thanks for the tip!

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              doro RE: piccola Oct 23, 2007 03:49 PM

              Sure thing. I think the millet is generally served with bits of beef or pork, so if you want veggie be sure to ask.

          2. Teep RE: JDJay Oct 23, 2007 06:21 PM

            Here is a topic from last year about congee in Gerrard/Broadview, but not very helpful, as the one I recommended is no longer there!


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              Calam1ty RE: JDJay Oct 24, 2007 03:11 PM

              I live in Chinatown and have tried a lot of them. My favourite is House of Gourmet north side of Dundas, east of Spadina. Seafood is my favourite - followed by wonton congee because HoG has the tenderest wontons in Chinatown IMO. The other congee that I like is at Goldstone Noodle south of Dundas, west side of Spadina -- similar menu to King Noodle but I think they do a better job. Goldstone hands down has the least greasy most fresh Chinese donut for dipping in the congee and also sells a side order of salted peanut to throw in. Ask for chili oil if you like it with a kick.

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                warlock RE: Calam1ty Oct 30, 2007 07:35 PM

                I agree with House of Gourmet....love their congee and great Chinese donut....

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                tampopo RE: JDJay Oct 30, 2007 07:55 PM

                Bamboo Cafe at Danforth and Logan has pretty decent congee......it's not Congee Wong but I like their seafood version paired with an order of Har Gow.

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                  YummyYummy RE: JDJay Nov 4, 2007 04:54 AM

                  Yeah, I'm really craving some AWESOME congee this morning and I want to stay in the East Chinatown zone because it's close to where I live. Once upon a time there was a popular restaurant in the neighbourhood called Tak Hing Restaurant famous for its congee on the north side of Gerrard east of Broadview. However, these days I haven't a clue where to go for congee in the area???

                  Probably gonna have to go to downtown Chinatown or get a drive to a distance place like Congee Wong or Congee Star. :(

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