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Oct 20, 2011 03:36 AM

Scarborough -- Chinese food @ Finch and Midland

Hi Everybody, so the plaza where NCIX is in Scarborough (on Midland, just north of Finch) is developing along nicely, and there's one Chinese place that I saw was just bursting with people one night. It's on the south side, only a few doors in from the plaza entrance.

1. Anyone know what it's called?
2. Anyone been?
3. It's a certain kind of Chinese cuisine (out of the many that there are in China) .. what is it, and what provinces is it from?
4. WHAT DO I ORDER THAT'S YUMMY, and also indicative of this cuisine?


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  1. Konner? Just guessing here.

    Konner Chinese Restaurant
    3250 Midland Ave #126, Toronto, ON M1V 0C7, CA

    5 Replies
    1. re: Googs

      Konner is not actually at Finch, Googs. I was going to say Ba Shu Ren Jia, but I think it might be Midland and Steeles.

      Ba Shu Ren Jia
      4771 Steeles Ave E, Toronto, ON M1V, CA

      1. re: Googs

        Friend of mine is from Hunan and he recommends it. I have asked him about the dishes to order and I'll report back.

        1. re: garfield

          Ba Shu is at Steeles.. not the one Jennjen is seeking

          1. re: plug

            I replied to Googs , about Konner.

            1. re: garfield

              thanks for the clarification, garfield.

              i was actually replying to sweetpea... LOL
              sorry for the confusion.

      2. Could be Szechuan Legend - 3280 Midland? This is a large restaurant on the south side of a plaza a bit north of Finch, close to the parking lot entrance. Haven't been in a couple of years, but the two times I was there it was very good. I think Konner might actually be better, though (although Konner is Hunan, this is Sichuan).

        If you search for "Szechuan Legend" on this board you'll come up with some reviews from a few years back.

        Szechuan Legend
        3280 Midland Ave, Toronto, ON M1V, CA

        4 Replies
        1. re: Tatai

          I think Googs nailed the name of the place:

          Plenty of pics to check out....

          1. re: Tatai

            We still frequent Szechuan Legend, and very much enjoy the food.
            The Crispy Beef is fire!

            Szechuan Legend
            3280 Midland Ave, Toronto, ON M1V, CA

            1. re: erly

              Thanks Guys... gonna go there today anyway, so I'll confirm whether it's Szechuan Legend and we'll go from there. :)

              Szechuan Legend
              3280 Midland Ave, Toronto, ON M1V, CA

              1. re: jennjen18

                Its Konner. JJ is talking about the new plaza. Szechuan legend is south in an older plaza. Personally I don't really like Konner much, a bit overpriced for what you get.

          2. It's Konner, it's Hunanese cuisine from the Hunan province. The best dish there is Youlou preserved pork with smoked bamboo shoots. Also good is the stinky tofu and various lamb dishes. Also try the rice in the bamboo tube.

            There are a few threads here on Konner if you search around.

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