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ISO juicy, tasty chicken in the city?

prima Oct 3, 2011 10:53 AM

What are your favourite juicy, tasty chicken dishes in the city?

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  1. aser RE: prima Oct 3, 2011 11:07 AM

    hainan chicken rice @ gourmet garden
    白切雞 @ maple yip
    soy sauce chicken @ john's
    jerk chicken @ rap's
    fried chicken @ stockyards
    fried chicken @ popeyes

    I feel like chicken tonight, chicken tonight.

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      prima RE: aser Oct 3, 2011 11:12 AM

      Thanks, aser.

      Could you transliterate the dish you like at Maple Yip? The characters aren't showing up on my screen.

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        jamesm RE: prima Oct 3, 2011 11:55 AM

        Second the stockyards fried chicken. Also, I haven't had it recently but the fried chicken at Harlem was very good a couple years ago. Really nice sweet and spicy habanero drizzle on it.

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          jennjen18 RE: jamesm Oct 3, 2011 05:45 PM

          Harlem was a disappointment for me (had it as brunch on a Saturday). It was quite fatty, though fried nice, but the chicken itself was quite yucky... small pieces too, which were mostly fat.

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          aser RE: prima Oct 3, 2011 01:05 PM

          literal translation is white cut chicken, it's generally free-run.


          the chicken satay skewers at gourmet garden are awesome too, forgot those.

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          szw RE: aser Oct 3, 2011 02:03 PM

          Have you tried the hainan chicken rice at this new singaporian place in pacific mall? One reviewer on RFD says it is very very good...

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            Charles Yu RE: szw Oct 3, 2011 04:20 PM

            Sorry to be picky, szw. The 'very, very good' comment by the reviewer. Was it for all 'THREE' components? ie the chicken, the rice and the sauce/condiments?!! Due to cost consideration, I usually find the chicken used to be the 'tasteless, mushy, hormones/steroid' varietal. Very rare to find tasty free-range chicken being used?!

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              szw RE: Charles Yu Oct 3, 2011 06:49 PM

              The reviewer liked all but its a non-foodie forum so its best to try yourself. I haven't been but I will try it someday soon.

              I don't want to copy and paste their review so I will leave a link to read for yourself. http://forums.redflagdeals.com/gta-lo...

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            Charles Yu RE: aser Oct 3, 2011 04:10 PM

            Hi aser! Just like to chip in my two cents worth:
            In addition to the Maple Yip's version, you should give the one at Judy's Cuisine a try. IMO, taste better since its a version of ' Concubine chicken' poached in seasoned stock.
            Now that the 'Rose essence top soya free-range chicken' from Scarborough's Fantasy Eatery is no longer available, the next best thing is the version from Richmond Hill's Emperor. ( Had that yesterday, ordered in advance, see photo ). The John's B-B-Q soya chicken you eluded to, is it the 'over-the counter' version or the special advance order free-range version?

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              jennjen18 RE: Charles Yu Oct 3, 2011 05:51 PM

              haha, is it this one? http://ggmsc.com/
              i realize it automatically comes up as a restaurant now .. !

              in reply to aser's above comment...

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              jennjen18 RE: aser Oct 3, 2011 05:50 PM

              Gourmet Garden -- where's that?

              Gourmet Garden Restaurant
              4465 Sheppard Ave E, Toronto, ON M1S, CA

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              magic RE: prima Oct 3, 2011 12:11 PM

              Fried chicken @ Ding Tai Fung
              Any chicken @ Churrasqueira Estrela
              Teriyaki Chicken/Katsu Chicken @ Sushi on Bloor
              Chicken baguette @ Ginger (Church & Wellesley)
              Chicken skewers @ Mashu Mashu
              Dark chicken skewers @ Me Va Me
              Chicken Schnitzel @ Europe Bar & Restaurant

              1. justsayn RE: prima Oct 3, 2011 01:30 PM

                More to follow, but,...

                Fried chicken at Hadleys
                Smoked chicken at Hadleys
                Smoked thighs at Barque
                Chicken fingers at Bellas - SLM downstairs
                Churrasco Sandwiches at SLM upstairs
                Kebabs at Pamier Kabob
                Soy Chicken from Goldstone
                Fried chicken at Drake
                Fried chicken at Churchs...for that matter

                1. justsayn RE: prima Oct 3, 2011 01:42 PM

                  Chicken breast or skewers both at Astoria....and they also have the very best tzatziki in the city.

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                    juno RE: justsayn Oct 3, 2011 03:01 PM

                    I'm also partial to the piri-piri chicken at the above-mentioned Churrasqueira Estrela, on Keele St. south of Lawrence Ave. The tastiest Portuguese-style chicken I've experienced in Toronto.
                    The fried chicken at Stockyards, also mentioned above, is killer, though it'll send your cholesterol count skywards. Which is why I partake only about twice a year.
                    The Korean-style chicken at Home of Hot Taste (or House of Hot taste, I can never remember the precise name) in an all-Asian mall just off Yonge St. north of Steeles Ave. is also pretty good. A fun place, even if you're not Korean - though it helps if you are. The fun may have something to do with the cheap beer prices.
                    If we can extend chicken to include other fowl as well, I like the Cornish hen main dish ($25) at Paese on Bathurst St. I've probably ordered it dozens of times over the years. Hard to resist.

                  2. justsayn RE: prima Oct 3, 2011 03:43 PM

                    Jerk chicken dinner or roti is always great at Island Foods - King/Dufferin location anyway.
                    Chicken sandwich at California - I have been getting it "naked" and adding my own hot peppers and mustard for an awesome sandwich!

                    1. Otonabee RE: prima Oct 3, 2011 06:45 PM

                      The Roast Chicken at Inigo. Try it with the Mashed Potatoes!

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                        justsayn RE: Otonabee Oct 3, 2011 06:55 PM

                        I think Inigo makes quality chicken but I am not ready to eat chicken with no seasoning so I just can't go back there.

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                          jennjen18 RE: Otonabee Oct 4, 2011 04:45 PM

                          Oh! It's new, Inigo?

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                          childofthestorm RE: prima Oct 6, 2011 04:30 PM

                          The fried chicken two ways for 2 at The County General is completely fantastic.

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                            wano RE: childofthestorm Oct 7, 2011 04:46 PM

                            Any chicken at Bamiyan Kabob - multiple locations

                            Bamiyan Kabob
                            62 Overlea Blvd, Toronto, ON M4H1C4, CA

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