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Tak Wor Restaurant - Surprisingly good authentic Chinese food

Just came back from an amazingly good dinner at Tak Wor Restaurant. ( 550 Highway 7 East, Unit 108. Tel: 905 762 0111 ) in the Times Square complex. Restaurant is only a few weeks old. It was packed at 6.30 when we arrived and people were lining outside the restaurant at 7.30. Had a 'Six flavoured free range 'Men Cheung' Chicken that tasted amazing. The stirred fry beef and water spinach with salted shrimp paste was expertly done with no excess liquid and full of 'wok-hey'. A simple dish of fried porkchop with onions and maggi sauce was 'huge' and very addictive. For all of you CH who crave great 'non banquet style' homey Chinese in the Hwy 7 area, this is definitely one that cannot be missed.

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  1. Tried this restaurant again tonight. This time, we ordered the dry sauteed tiger prawns in top soya sauce as well as the ever popular sweet and sour pork along with the free range chicken and a Chiu Chow style poached greens. All were nicely cooked. Definitely one of the top 'non-banquet' oriented Chinese restaurant in the Richmond Hill area.

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    1. re: Charles Yu

      Fantastic, thanks for the heads up, will definitely give it a try... just live 5 mins drive away. The last few meals at Peaktop and Tan Chi Kee was getting dissappointing (either that, or else we're bored with their dishes) and the places in Scarborough are so far away.

    2. Where exactly is it at times square? Thanks.

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      1. re: caitlink

        Facing Hwy 7. South western tip of complex, next to the money exchange.

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        Tak Wor
        550 Hwy 7 E, Richmond Hill, ON L4B, CA

        1. Just had dinner there (place was quiet on a monday night & snow falling). Tried the free range chicken that Charles suggested, very flavorful bird! I usually don't like free range birds (not enough meat for me), but they made up for it in flavour alone. I didn't even feel the need to use the dipping sauce that they give (the one that usually comes with hoi nan chicken).

          Also tried the eel and BBQ pork hot pot, again really nice rich flavours. The BBQ pork was a little odd, reminded me of what my mother used to do with left-over BBQ meats that we couldn't finish from the night before. :)

          Final dish was A-choy veggies, fresh and simply cooked with good portions. Wife was happy that they have a few more menu/veggies selections than some of the other quick chinese restos in the area.

          Final bill was $34 + tip (no booze)... oh ya, you can BYO-Wine too! Will definitely go back for more...

          1. 2 of us went there after I saw your post. A homy-feel place for sure. The service is quite attentative too. Will definitely go back.

            We ordered a "steamed tilapia", a "Shrimp roe + bamboo fungus + tofu", a "Milk and Ginger Juice Mixed Jello", and a rice. The restaurant gave away free soup and free dessert (soup). (If I knew that there's dessert soup at the end, I wouldn't have ordered the jello.) We paid $33 (tip inclusive).

            I noticed that other than the Chinese menu, English menu and take-out menu are also available although each menu is somewhat different from one another. The restaurant also encourages the clients to ask for their own dishes/flavors. After 9am, Hot Pot is available.

            I noticed that a table in the restaurant was celebrating someone's birthday and "birthday peaches" (http://photo.91hong.com/photo/2007/07...) are served on the table. I was told that they need to be ordered in advance and the restaurant will get them for you from somewhere else.