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Mar 17, 2011 03:37 PM

Going to Linda at the Shops at Don Mills- what to order?

Would love to know if anyone has any favourite dishes at thios place. It will be our first time there. Thanks.

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  1. Love the fish curry hot pot. I should note that it's a mild fish, not a strong fishy flavour at all. Also, the Mieng Kum appetizer is a fantastic explosion of flavours (though it's really not very filling...bear this in mind when figuring out what else to order).

    1. I always order their Beef Penang. Great texture with the beef; crispy on the outside soft in the middle.

      1. Beef Penang - curry breaded crispy beef mmmmm soooo good... nothing like it
        Thai Islamic Noodles - must try

        Those are the best 2 dishes

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        1. re: junkie

          Thanks for the recommendations. I will be sure to try them when I finally get there - never made it the other night because too many in the group wanted Joey's in the same plaza. Ugh! NEVER going there again. The lettuce chicken wraps had about 3 or 4 pieces of chicken in total, the fish was tasteless and overcooked, the salad was terrible. I could go on and on. I must say though, we had excellent service.

        2. Heading to Linda's in the near future. Usually I like to order the panang beef & Thai Islam noodles, but would like to try some lighter and/or less coconut milk-based dishes on the menu.

          Besides the fish curry hot pot and tom yum, what lighter dishes would Chowhounds recommend?

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          1. re: prima

            I love the fish curry hot pot, but wouldn't call it a light dish.

            1. re: torontofoodiegirl

              Thanks for mentioning that, torontofoodiegirl. Will keep that in mind.

            2. re: prima

              You seem to like the same dishes as me - but in addition, I enjoy the appetiser lettuce wrap (PukHoo) and the Duck Breast in a Red Curry sauce (I know it has coconut milk, but still seems lighter to me than most of the curries).

              Panang Beef is a regular for me, although I occasionally substitute the Basil Beef.

              The Fish Hot Pot is excellent - BUT EAT IT FIRST - I find the fish gets overcooked if left to continue cooking while you enjoy the other dishes.

              1. re: estufarian

                Thanks for the comments and recommendations, estufarian.

                Plan to try the PukHoo on my next visit, and mostly likely the Fish Hot Pot and/or Basil Beef, to try something new for a change.

            3. I went for lunch last week and have to say compared to salad king I remember from downtown, it was a complete disappointment. My pad thai was tastless and everyone else is my party found their dish either the same way or oily. I do not know how they are for dinner but I would not go back for lunch again.
              I hope you have a better experience then I did.