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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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    childofthestorm Oct 6, 2011 04:30 PM

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

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    1. re: childofthestorm
      wano Oct 7, 2011 04:46 PM

      Any chicken at Bamiyan Kabob - multiple locations

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

    2. Otonabee Oct 3, 2011 06:45 PM

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

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        justsayn 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 Oct 4, 2011 04:45 PM

          Oh! It's new, Inigo?

        2. justsayn 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. justsayn 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 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 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

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                magic 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. aser 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 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 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 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.

                      2. re: prima
                        aser 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.

                      3. re: aser
                        szw 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...

                        1. re: szw
                          Charles Yu 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 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...

                        2. re: aser
                          Charles Yu 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?

                          1. re: Charles Yu
                            jennjen18 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...

                          2. re: aser
                            jennjen18 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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