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ho lee chow sucks

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ckostecki Jun 8, 2010 06:44 AM

blah!

I saw a flyer for them recently, they have re-opened under new management. I was very excited to see this, always loved their food.

I ordered the seven veg, rice, and moo-shu chicken. I also ordered a dozen ho lee chow spring rolls, HUGE mistake.

the seven veg was ok, as was the rice. the moo shu wsa so so, and the spring rolls were HORRIBLE. i mean, not ok, not passable, but HORRIBLE. they were bland, undercooked, and totally drenched in grease (see attached pic). they were bubbling under the various layers with grease, you'll see in the pic, and the package literally had a pool of grease at the bottom.

very disappointed to see how brutal they are. I hear the original chef opened a restaurant at dundas/kipling called Li's oriental kitchen, i'll have to give it a try.

stay away, you'll regret ordering here.

oh, also, i emailed them with my concerns, and the attached pic, and nobody has even bothered to get back to me. i guess they already know they suck.

Chris

 
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    theFword RE: ckostecki Jun 8, 2010 07:14 AM

    I have never liked this place. All orders have gelatin blobs that are very unappetizing to say the least. My neighbourhood Ho Lee Shite was taken over by Orient on Yonge (Yonge and Lawrence), the food couldn't be better.

    1. Kagemusha RE: ckostecki Jun 8, 2010 08:38 AM

      Holy Cow sucks. Who knew???

      1. Bobby Wham RE: ckostecki Jun 8, 2010 10:41 AM

        are they still trying to use "NO MSG" to sell their food? I haven't eaten there in like 20 years

        1. Charles Yu RE: ckostecki Jun 8, 2010 10:53 AM

          i am surprised to read that 'chowhounders' actually step foot into establishment like this?!

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            Kooper RE: Charles Yu Jun 8, 2010 12:17 PM

            I am surprised that people on Chowhound waste their time continually giving this place bad reviews. We should all just move on.

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            Gary RE: ckostecki Jun 8, 2010 12:11 PM

            My last and only experience with Ho Lee Chow was roughly 15 years ago when I was in university. I remember it was utterly bland and ridiculously expensive for what I got, so I never went back. Wasn't surprised to hear of the chain going under last October, and if there's been any attempt to revive it since I still wouldn't go back. There are so many better options for Chinese food in Toronto that I don't understand why we need these sorts of places.

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              Arcadiaseeker RE: ckostecki Jun 8, 2010 12:58 PM

              and...? this is news?

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                lyndak RE: Arcadiaseeker Jun 8, 2010 03:11 PM

                nope, it's an affirmation

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