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Taiwanese food

ziggystardust Jul 14, 2010 05:21 AM

Hi all, I'm wondering if anyone can recommend a restaurant, preferably downtown, that serves Taiwanese food, in particular, pai guo fan (sp.?) Cheers.

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    happylnuts RE: ziggystardust Jul 14, 2010 10:27 AM

    I don't think you'll find anything in downtown. You might have more choices in uptown because of the asian population that live (and hang) around the area.

    I tried a Beef noodle restaurant at First Markham Place last week and it was pretty good. They even have a picture of the Tawanese President (MA Ying-jeou) eating and enjoying his beef noodle soup too :) I don't recall the english/Chinese name of the restaurant, but it's very close to the Vietnamese Pho Restaurant. Maybe someone here can give you the proper name.

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      Teep RE: happylnuts Jul 15, 2010 07:27 AM

      The only places you might find Taiwanese food downtown would be in those bubble tea houses - some of them serve fast food like the spareribs on rice you mentioned, but I don't remember which one. One on Yonge, west side just below Bloor, another also on Yonge, east side south of Gerrard are possibilities.

      TAIWANfest is happening again at Harbourfront Aug 27-29

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        aser RE: happylnuts Jul 16, 2010 10:58 PM

        Mei Nung is the one you're referring to. I've only been once and haven't had an urge to return, it's not worth a trek for.

        I still haven't been to this place, but would like to try it.


        Again, you won't find anything downtown, you'll have to hit the burbs.

        Mei Nung
        3229 7 Highwa, Markham, ON L3R3P3, CA

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        Sam C RE: ziggystardust Jul 15, 2010 08:43 AM

        Asian Legend in Chinatown on Dundas is owned by a taiwanese guy so alot of their dishes have good taiwanese standards to them. I know cause its my g/f's favorite place in the area and she's taiwanese. She said they probably hve the best beef spring onion roll in the GTA. I have tried their other foods too including the beef noodle soup and its pretty good given that i dont have to drive up north to markham or richmond hill for this type of food. You might find what you are looking for here.

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          junkie RE: ziggystardust Jul 15, 2010 04:44 PM

          doubt there would be an authentic taiwanese places downtown......

          metro square at one street west of warden/steeles has the best taiwanese lunchbox style foods.. omg "tai ping hsiang" is my fav... also u could check out the far left stand in the food court... theres another place at birchmount/finch called "wei's taiwanese" that has stinky tofu and other authentic taiwanese plates...

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            ziggystardust RE: ziggystardust Jul 15, 2010 07:56 PM

            Thanks guys. I knew Taiwanese food could be found up north, it's a shame it's not down here. My quest continues..

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              blitz RE: ziggystardust Jul 19, 2010 06:31 AM


              located uptown in scarborough unfortunately. they cater stinky tofu at those food festivals (ie. taste of asia, taste of lawrence, night market)

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