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best hk style cafe in Richmond Hill/markham area?

excel Nov 11, 2008 02:54 PM

like the title says...I've been away from toronto for a bit and was wondering where the good hk cafes are now?

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  1. Charles Yu RE: excel Nov 11, 2008 05:48 PM

    'Phoenix' on the east side of Woodbine just north of Steeles is one.of the best.

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      excel RE: excel Nov 11, 2008 07:09 PM

      I'll definitely check it out. Is their name on the sign in english?

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        Charles Yu RE: excel Nov 12, 2008 04:04 AM

        Yes. Also, believe colour of sign is 'green'

      2. skylineR33 RE: excel Nov 11, 2008 07:41 PM

        Which one do you like before ? Agree Phoenix is good, or Sweet Heart Cafe (Hwy 7 , west of Kennedy) for it's HK style sizzling steak ?

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          Charles Yu RE: skylineR33 Nov 12, 2008 04:07 AM

          Sweet Heart Cafe?! Umm! Havn't heard of this one! Coming from you, must be good! Hope they have Baked ox-tongue rice?

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            Wil RE: skylineR33 Nov 12, 2008 07:35 AM

            Where is this? I don't recall seeing it driving around the area.

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              skylineR33 RE: Wil Nov 12, 2008 08:35 AM

              Golden Horse (金馬) is the chinese name of Sweet Heart Cafe. Sounds more familiar ?! They had renovation like 3 years ago but still HK cafe style like. Nothing spectacular there, but they do pretty good HK style cafe food and HK style sizzling steak/seafood in Toronto !

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                Chester Eleganté RE: Wil Nov 12, 2008 10:18 AM

                Sweetheart's on the north side, a couple of plazas west of Kennedy. It's kind of its own stand-alone place with the rest of the plaza to the left of it. I shoulda checked it out before... a buddy of mine (Johnny) used to be a server there for awhile and said it was good.. no idea if he's still there though.

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              excel RE: excel Nov 12, 2008 07:52 AM

              Thanks for the recommendations! I haven't been in town for 3 yrs and I can't really think back to what I really liked or thought was good. I just went to the ones at time square or first markham place..... but I can't really say they were fantastic but the hit the spot at the time...

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                skylineR33 RE: excel Nov 12, 2008 08:40 AM

                I see, so I guess you are referring more to the HK style western food like Maxim, Firefly of FMP and Goldsor of Time Square ? Not the Cha Chan Tang style (茶餐廳) ? Goldsor and Firefly has gone downhill a lots with the few time I tried there recently !

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                  excel RE: skylineR33 Nov 12, 2008 10:39 AM

                  no no cha chan tang is good too! like baked pork chop rice and stuff....

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                    tksh RE: excel Nov 12, 2008 05:09 PM

                    If 'deep tou fan' is more of what you're looking for, you might want to try Keung's Delights in the T&T plaza on Warden + Steeles. Not true HK cafe style but they cover the basics.

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                excel RE: excel Nov 14, 2008 12:37 PM

                thanks for the recommendations...anyone got others?

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