Chicken balls with sweet & sour sauce... Who's got good ones?
- duckdown Jan 16, 2009 06:23 AM
Try to hold back your uncontrollable fits of laughter -- but I like my Chinese food CANADIANIZED!
That's right, baby.. I'm the guy at the Mandarin loading up with chicken balls and red sauce
So, who's got some worthwhile ones in the GTA? I remember seeing someone mention how good the homemade chicken balls were at some place, but I can't seem to find the post in the search results
Only ones I'm really familiar with are Mandarin's and Tremendous in Mississauga, so I am open to suggestions! Just hopefully nothing along Spadina because parking is usually impossible.. Mississauga/Etobicoke/Brampton would be ideal
I look forward to your suggestions! :)
China House on Eglinton (west of Bathurst) makes their own chicken balls. Delish. If you like ribs, and I think that you do, their bbq ribs are also delicious. If you like Canadianized Chinese, including chicken balls, this is the place for you. Not crazy about most of their food, I find a lot of it is bland, but they do a few things very well. Including these two items. And the space is gorgeous, a perfectly preserved time capsule of 1950s “Chinese” Canadian dining. Very cool.
I agree with magic. China House is very much "Canadianized Chinese Food". It would be my first choice for that type of Chinese Food. Their long BBQ ribs are absolutely delicious, as is their house plum sauce. We also enjoy their kung pau shrimp and cantonese chow mein and chicken chow mein. It's definitely Canadianized Chinese Food and if that's what you're looking for, then it's the place to go! Enjoy.
I've never been a fan of chicken balls, but if anyone's looking for Montreal-style pineapple chicken, the sweet-and-sour-chicken-with-pineapple at Tasty Chinese, just a couple of blocks west of China House on Eglinton, is the real deal.
Still haven't found egg rolls with burnt ends a la House of Wong on Queen Mary Rd., though.
Duckdown. Your'e on my wavelenghth! My Toronto favorite is also China House for the Home made Ball action. If you ever go to St. Catherines, the absolute best chicken balls I've had are at The Cosy Restaruant. Huge meat to fluffy light golden crust with a winning red sauce. Duckdown...I encourage you to STAY and eat if you can find the time in the China House. It's decor is half the fun. It's really beautiful Chicago style 50's asain interior design. You'll love it.
I started this post that will also point you in the right direction....