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Apr 13, 2011 05:51 AM

When do we find the best Lobster Cantonese ?

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

        1. re: vanierstudent

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

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

        1. 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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            1. re: porker

              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 )

              1. re: finefoodie55

                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.

          1. 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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            1. re: SourberryLily

              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

              1. re: finefoodie55

                have you had lobster cantonese at yangtze?

                1. re: celfie

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

                  1. re: BLM

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

                    1. re: celfie

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

                      1. re: BLM

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

                        1. re: celfie

                          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).