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Where to go for large takeout order of dim sum and whole roasted pig downtown?

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gijoeanne Mar 27, 2010 07:19 PM

Hey! I'm planning a party of 60ish for in a downtown condo party room - enough people to not infringe on any fire safety regulations but also too many for everyone to sit down and use a knife and fork. I thought I'd eschew the typical cheese platter/chicken skewer/sausage roll/mini quiche hors d'oeuvre cocktail party and serve dim sum and a whole roasted pig (because who doesn't love a whole roasted pig?) Any recommendations for restaurants/Chinese bakeries that can accommodate a large order of various TASTY dim sum for takeout? Also, any recommendations for a mid-sized (or possibly larger) whole roasted pig (with crispy skin). A suckling pig, as wonderful as it is, would be too small for the crowd. The dim sum and pig doesn't have to come from the same place, although logistically it would make things easier. Downtown recommendations only please, as I'd like the food to be AT LEAST slightly warmer than tepid by the time it's served. Thanks :).

  1. FoodieGirl29 Mar 28, 2010 09:28 PM

    I third Rol San because I love their dim sum and the prices are good.

    However, as another option - check out T&T on Cherry St. The quality is decent and they do a lot of catering platters. Thet could easily pump out a large order of dim sum for you no problem and the price is probably going to be the most competitive. For my Christmas party, I got a 'large' noodle tray and I swear it could have fed 40 people for $40! I stuffed the noodles in Chinese take-out boxes with chopsticks sticking out and they were such a hit! You could use the large ones easily instead of a plate.

    I have been told that King's Noodle at Spadina & Dundas would be the best option for BBQ. If you call ahead, I'm sure they could do it up for you.

    Lisa - The Hip & Urban Girl's Guide @ http://www.hipurbangirl.com

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      gijoeanne Apr 25, 2010 02:01 PM

      Hey everyone thanks for all your suggestions! I ended up doing one-stop shopping at T&T and FoodieGirl29 was right - those platters are absolutely massive! The good thing was that they also provided the dim sum at a very competitive price and had a 40-lb roast pig for $240 (head, leg, bones, everything included and they would chop it up for you). The roasted pig was unfortunately unusually salty but the crispy skin was a hit with the crowd. Those platters were unexpectedly big, and I'm gonna be having leftovers for a week...

    2. Leslieville Mar 28, 2010 06:38 AM

      If you want to stay in the same neighourhood as Ka KA Lucky for convenience, what about Pearl Court for the Dim Sum? IT's just around the corner on Gerrard east of Broadview. I have to admit to not being there for DIm Sum for a while so I don't know what the quality is like these days. Also, there are a few bakeries there in case you wanted to pick up some sweets.

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        smfan Mar 28, 2010 05:47 AM

        Rol San has traditional dim sum. MSG is minimal.

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        Rol San
        323 Spadina Ave, Toronto, ON M5T2E9, CA

        1. munchieHK Mar 27, 2010 08:38 PM

          I'd ask Rol San for the Dim Sum. I like a place called KaKa Lucky at Broadview and Gerrard for roast pork. Theirs is moist and well seasoned with very crispy skin. I haven't found any I really like on Spadina. Phone them in advance and they will help you out for sure.Very nice people too.

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          323 Spadina Ave, Toronto, ON M5T2E9, CA

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          1. re: munchieHK
            grandgourmand Apr 25, 2010 02:15 PM

            I only tried the char siu at Ka Ka, so can't say anything about the quality of their roast pork. I found it too salty. I prefer Sing Sing, just a few doors north.

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