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Nov 16, 2007 11:22 AM

Good "real" Chinese food in NE Calgary.


I am going into the North East Calgary suburbs this evening and would love to know if there is good "real" Chinese food restaurant in the area.

I have tired Singapore Sams on 32 Ave. and it is good for weekend dim sum, and I would love to try some new restaurants in the area.

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  1. Forbidden City in the T&T mall has fresh and sometimes innovative dim sum. Its adjoining Hong Kong-style café, Pebble Street, is good for more casual comfort food like hot pots and noodle soups.

    4 Replies
    1. re: aktivistin

      Thank you aktivistin. I tried Forbidden City and found it to be quite good. Thanks again!

      1. re: aktivistin

        Agreed, forbidden City is a one of the better, and pebble street is a good hong kong style cafe, and very similar food as hong kong!

        The owner that owns Forbidden City owns the following restaurants:
        Forbidden City
        Pebble Street
        Misai (Japanese restaurant on 32nd ave)
        Calgary Court (Hong kong style cafe in china town)
        Sun's BBQ (in the Lambda supermarket on centre street)
        TPot (at the new T&T in the NW)

        And i understand that they own a few restaurants in Hong Kong, overall i find the food at his various restaurants close to Hong Kong food.

        1. re: bg_27

          Have you tried the TPot? We tried looking at the menu (it wasn't open yet), but it was all in Chinese so couldn't get an idea of what kind of food they are offering. I assumed hong kong style, but wasn't sure.

          1. re: alex8alot

            yes, I tried TPot last week, i think it just opened, and the lunchtime wait for dimsum at 12 pm was brutal (probably because of the fact it just opened). The food was good, the dim sum here is the one where you order off a card and there are no dim sum carts going around.

            I can't remember if there is any english on the cards. I thought the dim sum was good, the decor inside is definetly nice. I haven't tried a dinner menu or the cafe that is attached, not sure if the cafe is open yet.