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Where to go for Chinese food for dinner/Peking Duck in the Toronto area?

Aries288 May 26, 2010 07:39 AM

My family and I will be in Toronto for 4 days next week and would like some recommendations for a delicious Chinese dinner including Peking Duck.

I was there in 2007 and had dinner with my husband's family and they took us to a great restaurant which was in Richmond, I think but not sure. It was definitely on the outskirts of Toronto.

If anyone has any suggestions, it would be great.

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    GeoNit May 26, 2010 10:52 AM


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      happylnuts May 26, 2010 11:07 AM

      I'd recommend Royal Teahouse near Woodbine and Apple Creek for Peking Duck. Quite authentic and the price is not outrageous. they provide both the Green onion and cucumber slices along with the Hoi See Sauce too. You can also order their set dinner menu to go along with the Duck.

      Royal Teahouse
      10 Apple Creek Blvd, Markham, ON L3R 5Z1, CA

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      1. re: happylnuts
        Charles Yu May 27, 2010 07:15 PM

        Two days ago, the duck comes with 'burnt aviation Kerosene'!

      2. Charles Yu May 26, 2010 04:07 PM

        'Emperor' corner of Bayview and Blackmoore has a Peking duck special every Monday. ( $19.98 two ways ). Very high quality! In addition to all the condiments that happynuts eluded to, the pancake offered is very ' Hong Kong/Mainland' authentic. Service is also very attentive.
        I've only been to Royal Teahouse once, however, IMO, I think the calibre of food at dinner, compare to the Emperor is way inferior and less refined! However, admittedly, Emperor is more expensive!

        Royal Teahouse
        10 Apple Creek Blvd, Markham, ON L3R 5Z1, CA

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          elvisahmed May 26, 2010 07:30 PM

          +1 For Emperor Peking Duck on Monday's Value wise its hard to beat. In Addition I like the one at Chung King Garden Restaurant in Market Village/Pacific Mall on Steele and Kennedy. Pity is Chung King only takes cash!

          Chung King Garden Restaurant
          4394 Steeles Ave E, Markham, ON L3R9V9, CA

          1. re: Charles Yu
            acd123 May 27, 2010 05:27 AM

            How does the Peking duck at Emperor compare to the one at Ambassador?

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              Charles Yu May 27, 2010 06:02 AM

              Almost identical!

          2. AzulH May 27, 2010 07:00 PM

            If you want to be down town, then in China town, on the North side of Dundas, just East of Spadina,( less than 100 metres), I think it is called some thing to do with BBQ, anyway it is the only place where Peking Duck is advertised outside. The meal is really quite good and you have a choice as to how you would like the remainder meat prepared. The food is very fresh, they have a large room with a high turnover and the other dishes offered are good too. It is not slow and luxurious. It is fast and high quality.

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              mselizabeth Jun 7, 2010 06:07 PM

              What is this restaurant's name? Any other recommendations for peking duck downtown?

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                AzulH Jun 26, 2010 10:59 AM

                Apologies for not getting back sooner. Its called "Gourmet" of all things! Just East of Royal Bank on North side of Dundas.

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              Apprentice Jun 4, 2010 07:19 AM

              Heading to Ambassador tonight for peking duck, will report back. Any other recommendations other than the peking duck?

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                acd123 Jun 4, 2010 07:31 AM

                The hot and sour soup is really good.

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                  Charles Yu Jun 4, 2010 04:26 PM

                  Really?!! I am always skeptical about ordering 'Northern Chinese dishes' in a 'same proclaimed authentic Cantonese restaurant'!!

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                  Apprentice Jun 5, 2010 10:13 AM

                  Had a really nice experience at Ambassador. Service was welcoming and friendly. Peking duck was very good (my only other experience was in Beijing so I don't have many experiences to compare with), juicy meat, crispy skin and just enough fat to provide additional flavour without being cloyingly greasy.

                  We also ordered wok fried beef, with enoki mushrooms & green onions. Excellent!!!!! There was a mild distinct "alcoholic" flavour that I could not place but it was an delictious compliment. Sauteed pea sprouts with garlic was ok (as expected I guess). Chicken fried was a mistake - lacked the smokey flavour that I hope for.

                  I will definitely go back maybe to try a fixed dinner that includes peking duck.

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                    setofdueces Jun 6, 2010 06:51 PM

                    ChongKing at Market Village in the rear of Pacific mall.. Just went there today with my dad.. Excellent duck.. I tried out many of the other duck places and I think ChongKing is the best by far.. Also it is the few (only 1) that I can recall that serves duck in 3 dishes which includes soup. And for 37.99 for the 3 courses it's quite reasonable.

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                      Royaljelly Jun 6, 2010 07:01 PM

                      Anything else good there to order? I plan to go soon to try their peking duck.

                      It is actually in Market Village or in Pacific Mall? It must be in an area that I don't walk by often (and I got here every few months).

                      1. re: Royaljelly
                        setofdueces Jun 6, 2010 07:04 PM

                        It in the back.. or northern end of market village..

                        I've had their spicy sweet beef? (not exactly sure whats it called on the menu.. but its fried)... sooooo tasty too. they rest of their dishes is on par with everyone else. Nothing not rave about.. I usually just go for the duck.

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