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Fine Hakka Style Chinese Restaurant

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  • Jar Aug 3, 2011 04:28 PM
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You will want to check this out, the title Fine...Restaurant is a quote from Lunch Special menu!

Just before continuing, a few doors away is an interesting looking place that serves kebobs, etc. a separate unit, business.

Let's get to the meat of this posting, the location is just barely west of Hwy. 27 at 1747 Albion Rd., great food for the far North west corner of Toronto!!!! Phone 416 740-5570!!!

Further, today a lunch, hmmm Hakka, here we try again!!!!

Sorry, if I may be a little long in this posting, but here it is worth it!!!

In the past I have tried various restaurants with little Hakka success, basically going from a terrible to various mediocre or barely passable! I have a method in analysis, trying first Chilly Chicken or if daring a Beef dish which sometimes taste and texture can be beyond comprehension!!!!

So today, went in, saw lunch special, Hakka, looked inside and it looked above average in space, decor, etc. Apprehensive, I went for the Chlilly Chicken and now the fabulous fun starts!

The lunch special also comes with pop or spring roll or soup, so with 4 choices of soup, I did not recognize, ordered the Ludhiana Soup. A check of Ludhiana describes it as a city area in the Indian Punjab region! The soup was spicy, tasty and best described as indescribable! I can only say the base could have been goat, but on the menu the soup is described as chicken or vegetable. The base was dark and flavourful, believe chicken and quite small bits of many vegs and? --- a terrific soup!!!!!!!!!!!! Excellent!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Chilly Chicken was the best, absolutely far beyond any other I have tried. The chicken with perfect crisp sat on a bed of rice with a delicate brown sauce and lots of onion cooked to a perfect taste, size and texture!!!! Excellent!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Excellent!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That was the meal, the service equally excellent and caring, husband cook very generous to meet diners, wife attentive hostess, for my order and other people ordering! Take out orders were going out in a large bag!

An important thing to discuss is timing, problem is some places in that no sooner than you order and food arrives. I can tell you that I did have a waiting time of 5 minutes plus for each item, but it was obvious that some time and attention was placed on my order --- and other patrons orders!!! There was obvious love and care in the orders!!!

Anybody in the north west corner of Toronto/Etobicoke, please try and post, of course everyone able to get there, please consider this very " Fine Hakka Style Chinese Restaurant "!

My words of caution are that, please understand that after that wonderful lunch, I feel that I did err. The Lunch Special was only $4.99, even a Fortune Cookie added ---- and so satisfied and leaving a $2 tip, I honestly very truly feel I should have added to my tip amount!!!!

I truly do hope that more people will check this restaurant and report. I intend to do so, but it could be tomorrow or a week or so.

Not often that one can say that upon 1 single initial visit, one has faith in the entire menu!!!!!!!

A Wonderful Surprise Today, yes indeed!!!

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  1. I have been back a few times since and the food is so fresh and well prepared. In my posting, I should have titled it different as the North West corner of the city is the location, hard to get to for many. Tried different items, all excellent. Anyone in the area should check it out. What I love is the the really artful, wonderful sound in the cooking you can clearly hear the rings, clangs, etc. Adds to the great food!!!!!!!!!!!!!