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Chinese foodcourt stalls (authentic cantonese)

szw Apr 16, 2012 09:32 PM

I wrote authentic to differentiate between the ones in chinese malls VS manchu wok and the like,.

Been busier lately so with no time to cook, I find myself going to first markham place and ordering 4 dishes with soup and rice for like 24 or something like that. First Markham Place is great, but I'm looking for other locations that might be a tad closer. I live at yonge/sheppard and I doubt there is anythign super close, but I don't mind going into scarborough. Any good ones at the chartwell food court? I also saw a tiny food court in the same plaza as Maple Yip, anyone tried?


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    smfan Apr 17, 2012 05:10 AM

    1. Lee Town 4907 Yonge (not in a food court) for fried noodles and deep fired chicken wings if you don't want to drive. 2. Roast pork from the BBQ joint in the food court next to Maple Yip. Closed on Thurs 3. Super Taste 4465 Sheppard East. $30 for 4 dishes. But their soup has MSG. Closed on Wed. 4. Sure Win Cafe 3833 Midland Ave. Closed on Monday.

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      LUV_TO_EAT Apr 17, 2012 06:11 PM

      If you're looking for this type of eating...I think you can go to Sun Star Chinese. On Finch between Bayview and Leslie (same plaza where TD Bank and Maxim are in). I don't know if it's for take out only as it is a restaurant and not a food court...go there and get a take out menu [since you don't live very far] and you'll see that it looks just like the food court menu...pick a main and you get rice and soup as well. Order one and it's $__ order two and price goes down and order three and price goes down even more.

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      1. re: LUV_TO_EAT
        szw Apr 17, 2012 06:44 PM

        Thanks. I like sun star, been there many times but never looked at the takeout menu. I find sun star a bit expensive generally

      2. T Long Apr 17, 2012 08:03 PM

        I find I can get ridiculous amount of food for the money from the HK style cafes....is that "Cantonese" enough for you? What about the Congee places? Also aren't most of the Scarborough places such as those near Maple Yip just as far away from Yonge/Sheppard as 1st Markham Place? No first hand experience, but the food court at the SE corner of McNicholl & Midland does the 4 dishes, etc routine or at least they use to. There's also a good food court at Metro Square near the IBM buildings at Steeles & Ferrier....not sure if they have the 4 meal specials though.

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        1. re: T Long
          szw Apr 19, 2012 11:34 AM

          Yes I think its just as far, but just looking for something different. I hate parking at FMP and also the small stretch of highway 7 can be killer traffic. Anyways, mainly I was looking for something different and to see if there was better food at any of them.

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          plug Apr 18, 2012 03:07 AM

          Brilliant chinese restuarant has set course takeout menu as well. i think its around $7 a dish and comes with rice and soup ... which isn't a bad price for that quality.

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            caitlink Apr 18, 2012 05:22 PM

            Unfortunately, Brilliant has a new takeout menu and prices have gone up. Still good value for the quality you get. But I think it's now $36 or $38 (incl. tax) for dinner for 4. Previously it was less than that and tax was included but I can't remember how much it was.
            But still great value. And good wok hay for Chinese takeout food. Beats any food court. So we tend to get Brilliant for takeout rather than any of the SilverStar, Peachtree or FMP food court vendors.

          2. jlunar Apr 18, 2012 07:36 AM

            There's the Congee Wong over at Finch & Leslie plaza, as well as Paradise Chinese Restaurant, and Asian Legend. There's also another HK style place that took over Sugar, but I haven't been. That corner is worth investigating, anyway.

            There's another Asian Legend (at Yonge and Empress) if you're really lazy.

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              Teep Apr 18, 2012 12:43 PM

              Asian Legend serves Northern Chinese food, not Cantonese (Sourthern Chinese). (But the servers we encounter at the Dundas location do speak Cantonese.)

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                TorontoTips Apr 18, 2012 01:05 PM

                AND, it's not a food stall :-)

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                  jlunar Apr 18, 2012 02:22 PM

                  LOL, I totally came in here to revise my comments after I looked at the initial post's title again. I got into the whole "nearby Chinese" train of thought and didn't look back!

            2. aser Apr 18, 2012 10:29 PM

              There's the Metro Square food court by the IBM/Lenovo offices on Steeles.

              Not Cantonese but I love the Malaysian brisket curry there.

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                warlock Apr 19, 2012 08:21 AM

                Oh yes...I think its called "Lemon Grass" ...the brisket curry is to die for..Its on my top 3 list of food court dishes
                ...but the other stalls are not really upto the mark with regards to the cantonese food that the OP was asking about....

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                KevH Apr 19, 2012 06:32 PM

                It really depends on your taste, I find most stalls on the salty side.

                Ace Canton Kitchen in Chartwell is fairly popular. They also have a location outside of the Costco on Woodbine (by the sushi and burger joint across Costco) and FMP, though I have heard they are run by different owners. The Chartwell places are all pretty much the same imo, and the 2nd stall by Dragon bakery is actually run by the cook who used to work at the Ace in Chartwell.

                Otherwise, you can also try the location at Silver Star Boulevard, but I would definitely order in advance for pickup, it takes forever if you don't.

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