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ISO: Dao Xiao Mian (aka knife peeled noodles)

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Had some great Dao Xiao Mian in China (these noodle are cut from a mound of dough directly into boiling stock and almost have the texture of meat). Feature in the NYT today got me wondering if there are any excellent versions to be found in Toronto.

 
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  1. I know they have it at the food court on the second floor of Pacific Mall (where they do the hand-pulled noodles). Their version is okay, but nothing compared to the one's I had in China.

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    1. re: eco987

      Thanks for the heads up. I'm not complaining, Toronto has some very tasty authentic Chinese. But yeah, China is another level...

    2. Did you ever find any in TO other than Sun Kitchen in Pacific Mall?

      1. If memory serves, they can be found at the Uighur restaurant in Etobicoke, Silk Road, which has been the topic of previous discussion.

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        Silk Road Restaurant
        438 Horner Ave, Toronto, ON M8W2B3, CA

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        1. re: Frids

          Added to my to try list, thanks Frids :)

          1. re: Frids

            Maybe the threads on Silk Road are older? I don't seem to see any when I search, other than one comment about the wonton soup. This place isn't to far from mine, is it worth checking out?

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            Silk Road Restaurant
            438 Horner Ave, Toronto, ON M8W2B3, CA

            1. re: FrenchSoda

              Silk Road is definitely worth checking out. It's one of the more unusual places in town and the food is excellent. On my single visit about six months ago (it's pretty out of the way for me) my guest and I had a large stew that included hand pulled noodles and large kebabs with barbecued lamb on skewers that resembled swords. It reminded me of the Muslim food in Beijing on a vist about 4 years ago, a highlight of the trip. Silk Road is popular though and I recall calling first and being told not to show up (went anyway). It actually made me more want to try it more. I must go back now that I think of it.

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              Silk Road Restaurant
              438 Horner Ave, Toronto, ON M8W2B3, CA

              1. re: Frids

                Here's one old post:

                http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/378406

                Try searching google for others. Don't know why Chow's search engine isn't pulling them up.

                1. re: Frids

                  Thanks, I must have driving past it a dozen times now. I'll definitely check it out!

                  Maybe the other posts are too old? I'll try Google next time.

                  1. re: Frids

                    I tried to go to Silk Road last night. It was about 6pm on Wednesday, I walked in and one table had two people sitting. The rest of the tables were empty. I was refused a table and told that I had to call ahead, they were all taken.

                    Is this normal for there? Do you really need a reservation on a Wednesday? It doesn't seem like reservations-required kind of place.

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                    Silk Road Restaurant
                    438 Horner Ave, Toronto, ON M8W2B3, CA

                    1. re: FrenchSoda

                      Went back tonight after calling first. It seems reservations are necessary and everyone there had called first. Not only that, everyone except us ordered their food in advance too so people would sit down and their food would arrive immediately.

                      Nothing has changed with the food. It's excellent, top-notch.

                      1. re: Frids

                        Thanks, I'll give it another shot.