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Jan 16, 2009 06:23 AM

Chicken balls with sweet & sour sauce... Who's got good ones?


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! :)


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  1. 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.

    1. 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.

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      1. re: farmgirl1836

        Truer words were never spoken...the place is a hoot...brings to mind the 'let's do the time warp again"...Just the place you're looking for...I heartily endorse the China HOUSE!!

      2. 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.

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        1. re: Tatai

          would they deliver to the yonge bloor area?

          1. re: kas

            The menu shows Yonge & Davenport as the most southeastern corner for delivery, but it would seem to me that they just might make an exception since you're just outside the delivery zone.

          2. re: Tatai

            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....


          3. Thanks for the responses so far!

            I assume take-out is available at China House? I'd just be passing by and not dining-in


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            1. re: duckdown

              Yes, they do have take-out.
              IAs far as their delivery boundaries we live at the north end of the Annex (Davenpot & Dupont) and they have delivered to us for many, many years..Not sure how much further south they will go...

            2. I actually really enjoy the chicken balls from China Gourmet. One on Carlton, and one on York Mills.