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Crystal Fold

jaker Mar 19, 2008 10:36 AM

We're looking for a chinese restaurant in Toronto that has great Crystal Fold...also know as Rainbow Chopped in Crystal Fold (usually minced veggies and pork mixed with flash fried crispy rice noodles wrapped in lettuce leaves with Hoisen Souce). We usually got our fix at Pink Pearl on Avenue until it closed. All suggestions appreciated...especially if there are any good suggestions for restos in central/north Toronto.

  1. Teep Mar 19, 2008 11:56 AM

    I believe E-Pan on Spadina have 2 or 3 varieties of crystal fold, although the amount of crispy rice noodles is quite small, in the version served as second course of the Peking Duck.

    1. sgogo Mar 19, 2008 08:08 PM

      Spring Rolls has this as an appetizer. Probably not the route you're going for, but there it is.
      Incidentally, I remember having amazing Crystal Fold at a long-closed Chinese restaurant somewhere around Villiage by the Grange in the 90's (before going to Phantom shows!!). Anyone know what restaurant that was? I believe they moved up to North York, but weren't successful there.

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      1. re: sgogo
        jaker Apr 2, 2008 02:35 PM

        I think the restaurant you're thinking of was called Young Lok (or something close to that). They did have a good Crystal Fold but they used chicken instead of pork.

      2. redearth Apr 2, 2008 02:47 PM

        House of Chan has an excellent Rainbow Chopped in Crystal Fold - if you haven't been, go! It's definitely not a chowfind, but it's an appealing combination of old school Chinese restaurant and quality steakhouse. It's not cheap, though.


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          Janine Apr 2, 2008 06:22 PM

          if you're willing to spend some money. I just noticed it on the menu at Lai Toh Heen


          1. sloweater Apr 2, 2008 06:39 PM

            I believe the Pearl at Queen's Quay does a decent crystal fold. Nice room, particularly if you get a window seat overlooking the lake.

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              sake Apr 3, 2008 06:17 AM

              Dynasty on Bloor has good Crystal Fold.

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