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When do we find the best Lobster Cantonese ?

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finefoodie55 Apr 13, 2011 05:51 AM

For years I have been going to Ming Do on Lagaucheriere/Clark for Lobster Cantonese which was excellent. This week I was down in Chinatown buying Snow Pea Pod Leaves and Mini Bok Choi and to my great sadness found Ming Do closed with no sign claiming "closed for Renovations" Now I must find a new haunt ...anything to suggest?

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    Evilbanana11 RE: finefoodie55 Apr 13, 2011 06:47 AM

    I've had it at many places, Beijing's preparation is my favorite.

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      C70 RE: finefoodie55 Apr 13, 2011 08:11 AM

      Keung Kee

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        vanierstudent RE: C70 Apr 13, 2011 10:46 AM

        I second Keung Kee.

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          finefoodie55 RE: vanierstudent Apr 14, 2011 05:58 AM

          Never Tried Keung Kee going to head out soon.I will report back. Thanks

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        chilipepper RE: finefoodie55 Apr 14, 2011 09:00 AM

        Beijing is my face too and I always ask for a little extra sauce-mmmmm, sauce and rice

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          Shattered RE: finefoodie55 Apr 14, 2011 10:01 AM

          You're saying Ming Do appears to be closed permanently? That place was pretty good, and it's a big space to fill.

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            porker RE: Shattered Apr 14, 2011 06:09 PM

            maybe it was their carpet?

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              finefoodie55 RE: porker Apr 15, 2011 11:37 AM

              I promised never to go to the washroom at Ming Do because I loved there Cantonese Lobster too much.Ratty it was but they could cook one thing well and that was Lobster (Cantonese and Ginger )

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                porker RE: finefoodie55 Apr 16, 2011 07:05 AM

                Ratty might be an understatement - hehe. Their lobster was also very cheap. Don't know of anyplace that'll serve two Lobsters for about $20.
                A few years back, a group of 4 started complaining that their lobster plate was just shell, not meat, and they weren't going to pay (actually it was one man in the group, the other guy and 2 women had their heads low). It turned into a shouting match between the guy and a waiter then escalated from there. It stopped just short of blows and police involvement.
                The whole while I'm thinking "over cheap lobster?" - hilarious.

          2. SourberryLily RE: finefoodie55 Apr 15, 2011 06:05 AM

            Tong Por has it. Actually, a chinese friend of mine told me that pretty much any place has it, even though it's not on the menu. You just ask the waiter.

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              finefoodie55 RE: SourberryLily Apr 15, 2011 11:42 AM

              I have eaten Cantonese Lobster all over Chinatown but most Restaurants do a poor job.The key is in the sauce most make it too watery and with not enough pork.That is what put Ming Do in a class by themselves it was the sauce.I will try Tong Por too see.Thanks

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                celfie RE: finefoodie55 Apr 15, 2011 01:25 PM

                have you had lobster cantonese at yangtze?

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                  BLM RE: celfie Apr 19, 2011 08:35 AM

                  So Yangtze makes Lobster Cantonese? I'm guessing they make Shrimp with Lobster sauce(which is same thing except for the shrimps?)

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                    celfie RE: BLM Apr 19, 2011 08:54 AM

                    they make lobster cantonese and as far as i know, they always have
                    i probably had my first lobster there

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                      BLM RE: celfie Apr 20, 2011 05:16 PM

                      Should I chance it now, trying Lobster Cantonese at Yangtze?

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                        celfie RE: BLM Apr 20, 2011 05:24 PM

                        at your own risk of course
                        my family still gets it occasionally
                        its been maybe 5 yrs since i've last had it

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                          BLM RE: celfie Apr 23, 2011 04:59 PM

                          Their Lobster Cantonese sauce is not too sweet? That's my worry(since Yangtze's focus is on Canadian Chinese dishes & their clientele like things sweet).

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                            celfie RE: BLM Apr 24, 2011 09:19 AM

                            it's not sweet

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              celfie RE: finefoodie55 Apr 16, 2011 10:48 AM

              Does Keung Kee have cantonese lobster? They have my favorite ginger lobster in the city and I think they have the freshest seafood on any chinese restaurant

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                porker RE: celfie Apr 16, 2011 02:45 PM

                Its recommended by C70 and seconded by vanierstudent above, so I'd put money on it.

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                  finefoodie55 RE: porker Apr 20, 2011 11:23 AM

                  I am on my way Friday to Keung Kee will report....

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                    dumpling101 RE: finefoodie55 Apr 23, 2011 02:40 PM

                    Mon Nan's in Chinatown is great

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                Shattered RE: finefoodie55 Apr 27, 2011 08:38 AM

                Is it in season yet? I was in Chinatown last week, didn't see anything and it's usually advertised in the windows. Besides, I think east coast lobster season hits full swing in mid-May, right?

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                  porker RE: Shattered Apr 28, 2011 04:35 PM

                  mid to late may, right.
                  Live snow crab is starting to show up these days.

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                    BLM RE: porker May 3, 2011 10:39 PM

                    When it's lobster season, what kind of deals can you get for Lobster Cantonese at Chinese restaurants?

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                      celfie RE: BLM May 4, 2011 07:42 AM

                      the usual deals in chinatown is 2 lobsters (~1lb) for 21.99

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                  blondee_47 RE: finefoodie55 Apr 30, 2011 05:03 PM

                  Just came back from Keung Kee where Lobster Cantonese is 19.95, Lobster ginger is 17.95 and had the best meal in a long time: we ate a bowl of special wonton soup which was more shrimp and dumplings and pork and eggies than the delicious broth Sizzling Thai Chicken and the Shrimp in Garlic and steamed rice.

                  Good thing we were on the early side because it filled pretty fast and since they don't have small tables .... next I went next door to the bakery for pastry to take home. Also very tasty but -not- out- of -my -way- to- go- back tasty.

                  So those who mentioned Keung Kee get a big thanks from the old/young man sitting next to me right now :)) he loved every single bite
                  First time at Keung Kee but next Ginger Lobster will be on the order. BTW they don't take debit and make sure you know your PIN no. for your credit card....seems the new cc cards need a PIN to be used...

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                    BLM RE: blondee_47 Apr 30, 2011 05:30 PM

                    Having ginger lobster at Keung Kee, means it's mostly steamed to make it?

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                      blondee_47 RE: BLM May 1, 2011 06:54 AM

                      I did not ask but I think Ginger Lobster is stir-fried.

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                        celfie RE: BLM May 1, 2011 07:43 AM

                        pretty sure its steamed at keung kee

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                          BLM RE: celfie May 1, 2011 08:37 AM

                          Last time I had Ginger lobster at Keung Kee it was steamed. I had wanted it stir-fried. Can I have it stir fried for Ginger lobster at Keung Kee?

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                            blondee_47 RE: BLM May 1, 2011 08:42 AM

                            If I were the chef I would say absolutely. I think though, that you need to ask. :)) Lobster in my opinion is delicious ever which way but raw

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