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"Duck" in the College Park food court

downtown Aug 15, 2008 09:03 AM

Has anyone tried it? It occupies the space where the (awful) noodle place used to be.

  1. k
    KitchenVoodoo Aug 16, 2008 03:15 PM

    Tried it once, I had pork noodle soup, which was very fatty Chinese BBQ pork, a leaf of chinese cabbage and white noodles in a greasy stock. I couldn't get past all the fat so I tossed it out. The only place worth going to in that food court is Booster Juice - they have an o.k. tuna wrap.

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    1. re: KitchenVoodoo
      downtown Aug 18, 2008 04:59 AM

      That is what I found with the old noodle place there - broth and meat way too fatty. I guess an earlier poster may be right - same owners, different name.

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      Ben Reiner Aug 16, 2008 01:12 PM

      Tried it yesterday. Was hoping I would get some nice BBQ meat like they serve at Chinese or Vietnamese supermarkets. I won't say it was horrible but it certainly wasn't that great - meat was overcooked, there was a lot of bone, and it wasn't all that generous in portion though I was satiated after eating all the rice that came with it.

      1. Sooeygun Aug 15, 2008 01:57 PM

        I though it was the same people, just renovated. I haven't really looked all that closely. Silly, but whenever I walk by it, I want to yell 'duck'.

        And yes, College Park is just a terrible food court. I work across the street and look around with envy whenever I am in the food courts at First Cdn Place, etc. Oh well, saves me money by forcing me to bring my lunch.

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          tjr Aug 15, 2008 09:54 AM

          I avoid the College Park food court at all costs, but some non-chowy coworkers have been there and said it's okay. They also like Spring Rolls though, if that's any indication.

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          1. re: tjr
            BokChoi Aug 15, 2008 11:08 AM

            Nice.. I generally use that as a gauge of whether or not to trust people's recommendations.

            General conversation starter: "Hey, I'm trying to find a good Thai restaurant around T.O. Any recommendations?"

            If they respond "Spring ROlls is great! And very authentic!"...Then I back away slowly. Unfortunately, every time I attempt this test, I ALWAYS get the Spring Rolls recommendation. Quite frustrating.

            1. re: BokChoi
              vorpal Aug 17, 2008 04:16 AM

              Ha! I completely agree. If anyone recommends Salad King or Spring Rolls as good eats, warning sirens in my head go off. It's a great gauge of someone's tastes when considering the possibility of going to a recommendation of theirs, especially if that recommendation is an Asian place.

            2. re: tjr
              downtown Aug 15, 2008 11:44 AM

              I agree that College Park is pretty "bottom of the barrel" (and don't even get me started on the Dominion there.....) It would be nice to find some good pho or similar sustenance without walking to Spadina.

              1. re: downtown
                ctl98 Aug 17, 2008 05:29 AM

                I had some decent pho on Carlton just a short walk east from the Yonge and College/Carlton intersection. I forgot the name of the place though.

                1. re: ctl98
                  chocabot Aug 17, 2008 08:39 AM

                  I think you went to Peach Garden on Carlton across form the cinema.

              2. re: tjr
                canadianbeaver Aug 16, 2008 09:50 PM

                I kind of like the sushi from Sushi on The Go -- it's the sushi place right outside the subway station, across from the Cinnabons, right before you get into the food court. I've had some great take-out sushi from there.

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