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Apr 15, 2012 09:28 AM

Theee best crispy beef in the GTA

I've been in the film business in Toronto for almost 30 yrs and I can tell you that the day Chung King on Spadina closed was a sad day for all film techs indeed.The crispy beef was sooo delicious.It was like heaven to my tastebuds.Today I see there is hope behind pacific mall.If this is the awesome crispy beef that my co-workers and myself have missed ,the transport dept. will be sending a driver on CRISPY BEEF missions lots!!!

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  1. This is an 'out-of-date' dish that originated from Calgary and slowly made its way across Canada. Only place I've seen this dish on the menu nowadays is 'Hi Shanghai' on Steeles and Kennedy. Not sure how good it is though?!

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    1. re: Charles Yu

      Rol San on Spadina also has a crispy beef dish that's similar to Calgary-style Ginger Beef.

      Might be out-of-date in the GTA, but Ginger Beef still shows up on every Chinese restaurant dinner menu I've seen in Edmonton, Saskatoon or Calgary! :-)

      1. re: Charles Yu

        Does anywhere still do this dish well in Calgary? Am heading there for one night in a week and would go for it.

      2. Lin Gardens in Scarborough. Absolutely addictive. Does not travel well, however.

        1. Don't know if the restaurant is related but there is a ChungKing Restaurant at Market Village (Kennedy just north Steeles) and they do a Crispy Beef dish there. Pretty good IMO. Their Peking Duck is also pretty good.

          1. Addictive version at Danforth Dragon -- Danforth just east of Pape.

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            1. re: dalton48

              Agree re Danforth Dragon - very very good!

              1. re: millygirl

                I 3rd this! Danforth Dragon crispy beef is the best I've tried since Helena'a at Steeles/Laureleaf closed down.

            2. Fairview Seafood Restaurant in a strip mall at Markham & Sheppard in Scarborough. Words can't describe how good...and cheap. You have to ask for it because I think it's off menu.

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              1. re: currycue

                I went the Fairview yesterday and asked for it and they pointed me to a dish called sesame beef. It's sliced beef, fried with a bit of a sweet/spicy sauce and sprinkled with sesame. It's on the menu for $8.99 + tax.

                It not bad, but it certainly wasn't cheap. I'm not sure if it's the same one you talked about though!

                1. re: ragged25

                  That's the one! Love it (but fear it's full of ve-tsin). From the description below, it sounds like it might be a different dish to what the op was looking for.

                  BTW, they also do a great spicy pork with xo sauce and king mushroom