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Peking duck in Mississauga or Markham

Brady4 Nov 19, 2012 10:05 AM

Hello all,

I was wondering if anybody knew of any restaurants that had good peking duck in either Mississauga or Markham. My girlfriend loves the dish and I'd like to treat her, but I unfortunately haven't even had it, so know very little about the whereabouts of good peking duck.

Any help would be appreciated! Thank you!

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  1. Royaljelly RE: Brady4 Nov 19, 2012 12:55 PM

    For Markham, Dayali is the newest addition:


    You can also try Peaktop (also try the roast suckling pork on a weekend) or Chung King (for duck only, other dishes are meh). Emperor on Bayview is good too, and cheap on monday nights (I think, but someone can correct me if I'm wrong). Brilliant is closed now. You can probably get decent Peking duck at the fancier places like Spring Villa, Casa Victoria, Casa Imperial, Crown Prince, etc.

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      Brady4 RE: Royaljelly Nov 19, 2012 10:13 PM

      Oh wow, lots of suggestions! Thank you very much, Royaljelly, I'm going to check them out! :)

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        mrsyumyum RE: Royaljelly Jul 4, 2013 01:33 PM

        My vote also goes to Dayali at Warden and Steeles. The peking duck is very good, although you have to pay for the cucumbers and green onion.

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          Charles Yu RE: mrsyumyum Jul 4, 2013 04:37 PM

          "pay for the cucumbers and green onion" !!! - this is so cheap on the restaurant part and unheard of!!!. They charge for extra Hoi-sin sauce as well??!!

      2. Nevy RE: Brady4 Nov 19, 2012 01:04 PM

        Sadly Mississauga is not very good these days for Chinese food compared to the east end. You have Regal (not great), Emerald (HORRIBLE service), and two other options that are just 'ok' near the Oakville/Mississauga border.

        If you're trying to stick to the West End, I do recommend venturing towards the airport and go to The Grand in the Double Tree Hotel. This is the best Chinese food option in the West and to be fair, it's quite good as far as Chinese food goes. Not the best compared to GTA East ones but if you're not liking the 45+ minutes trek to GTA East, this is a great option.

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          Brady4 RE: Nevy Nov 19, 2012 10:16 PM

          Oooo, I've heard about The Grand! Thank you for the suggestion I'll definitely have to look more into it! Thank you Nevy! :)

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            frostie RE: Nevy Nov 20, 2012 08:08 PM

            The Grand - seconded! It's one of the better dim sum options as well. I haven't tried the peking duck there, but from what I've had, I have to agree that it is one of the better Chinese food places in the west.

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            frostie RE: Brady4 Nov 19, 2012 03:17 PM

            In Mississauga, Wah Fung is a pretty good peking duck place, but their specialty is the roast pork, you should definitely try that! It's been around for a pretty long time. It's better for takeout though - don't expect spectacular service or atmosphere.

            Wah Fung: 4040 Creditview Road Mississauga

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              Brady4 RE: frostie Nov 19, 2012 10:17 PM

              Now I'm excited to try the roast pork hahaha :). I'm DEFINITELY gonna keep this place in mind, if not at least for the roast park hahaha. Thanks frostie!

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                duckdown RE: frostie Jul 2, 2013 10:38 AM

                I'm not versed in Chinese cuisine but I do love me some delicious roast pork.. Can you tell me what the specialty item to order for a first timer is? This isn't all that far from my place here in Brampton and I want to give it a shot

                Thanks in advance!

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                  duckdown RE: frostie Jul 2, 2013 10:38 AM

                  Also, what about Sam Woo in Mississauga? I think they have it there, ducks hanging in the window and all

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                    Charles Yu RE: duckdown Jul 2, 2013 01:08 PM

                    In a nut shell, Cantonese love to prepare pork in three different 'roasted or B-B-Q' ways or cut.

                    The most popular one is the 'B-B-Q pork aka Char Siu'. These are marinated pork segments, incorporating both lean and fatty parts, B-B-Q and basted with honey. These procedures give them the lovely smokey and burnt caramelized taste. Attached photo is the famous 'King of Char Siu' of John's B-B-Q in Richmond Hill.

                    Next, is the roasted option. The more common and less expensive version is roasted whole pig or selected smaller pieces like the belly part. Usually hang until the skin is dry, the boney interior is normally rubbed with salt and five spice powder and/or Hoi sin sauce...etc. Usually cut to order. I usually buy them by the number of ribs. Attached is the famous ' Glacier 3 layer pork belly version' from Hong Kong's Michelin 1* Lei Garden. Super crispy skin, middle layer of velvety fat and bottom layer of flavorful meat. OMG good!

                    Finally, the epitome of Cantonese roasted meat - the world famous 'Roasted Suckling Piglet'. The skin of this delicacy is even crispier and more addictive than the former, hence usually the main focal point. The meat and bones, though pretty tasty were very often overlook and ignored. Attached photo was also taken in a Michelin establishment in Hong Kong. Though, 'The Emperor' in Richmond Hill does a pretty decent job by GTA standard. They have a special on Fridays!

                    Sam Woo should have both the BBQ and Roasted version. You may give them a call just before the busy weekend to check whether they also offer the suckling pig version. If not, chances you might kill 3 birds with one stone at 'Peaktop' in First Markham place on Saturdays around 6.00 pm. They usually have all 3 versions available. However, better call ahead to reserve the more popular and 'fast selling' suckling piglet!!


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                      szw RE: Charles Yu Jul 2, 2013 01:32 PM

                      Hey, I've had that roast pork in HK at Lei Garden! It was very good...didn't know it was Michelen 1*!

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                        Charles Yu RE: szw Jul 2, 2013 01:40 PM

                        Yup!! Now, you can add another star to your belt!!

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                        duckdown RE: Charles Yu Jul 2, 2013 01:44 PM

                        Fantastic post, thank you for this Charles! Finally some insight into this..

                        I've been to Sam Woo just recently and just got the BBQ Pork on rice, nice and simple. They always ask me if I want "gravy" on the rice but I always say no, mostly because I don't understand what the "gravy" is and don't want it to mask the flavor of the pork. What is the murky thick brown liquid they keep asking to put on my food?

                        Also you were right, as you mentioned, they have the roasted variety as well hanging there, but I have not tried that yet. Next time I will definitely order the "Two Combinations" and try the roasted option to go with the Char Siu

                        Terrific info, again, thanks!

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                          szw RE: duckdown Jul 2, 2013 02:11 PM

                          Its just extra sauce. I like it with rice.

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                            Charles Yu RE: duckdown Jul 2, 2013 03:39 PM

                            The sauce is usually savory soya sauce with additional spices. For Char Siu-BBQ pork, some establishment's sauce could be a mixture of 'honey' and soya sauce.

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                      juliewong RE: Brady4 Nov 19, 2012 05:35 PM

                      Summit Gardens at Dundas and Winston Churchill does a good peking duck. Despite the other comments I would have to say that chinese food in Mississauga is quite good. I recently moved downtown Toronto and I have yet to find anything comparable.

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                        Brady4 RE: juliewong Nov 19, 2012 10:19 PM

                        Hahaha, Summit Garden is like 5 minutes from my house! How did I not know they had peking duck lol :). Definitely a convenient place, thanks for the suggestion juliewong!

                      2. TorontoTips RE: Brady4 Nov 24, 2012 01:06 PM

                        Brady, you really can't beat Monday night at Emperor, it's only $20 vs. $30 - $40 elsewhere.
                        This leaves lots of budget to try a few other dishes, and the owners/service is quite lovely.

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                          Big D Food Hound RE: Brady4 Jul 1, 2013 05:25 AM

                          Overall, my fav is Casa Victoria. The food, atmosphere and service makes this one worth the trip. It is on the North East corner of Warden and Hwy 7.

                          1. Charles Yu RE: Brady4 Jul 1, 2013 09:31 AM

                            They all left out 'Yang's'! IMO, expensive but currently the best of the bunch.
                            A bit less well done in terms of presentation but still mighty fine is Emeror further down the road on Bayview. Cheaper price point as well.

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                              Charles Yu RE: Charles Yu Jul 3, 2013 07:44 PM

                              Just came across these photos of Yang's Peking Duck 2 ways!!
                              Skin and Meat 'crepe' wrapper and Sauteed diced duck meat & veggies lettuce wrap.

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                                BokChoi RE: Charles Yu Jul 19, 2013 07:23 AM

                                The lettuce course intrigues me. I require a fix, so I guess Yang's it is.

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                              PlanD RE: Brady4 Jul 2, 2013 07:56 AM

                              The place I go to regularly is Chung King in Markham. It's behind Pacific Mall. I have a regular duck crew and we have dined around for peking duck and we keep coming back to this place.

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                                Charles Yu RE: PlanD Jul 2, 2013 08:02 AM

                                Myself and a few other chowhounders, including jlunar have had really BAD experience with Chung King, one time or another. Skin was OK but the rest, including meat and pancakes were unacceptably DRY!! Condiments also, were dry and wilted!!

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                                  PlanD RE: Charles Yu Jul 2, 2013 08:17 AM

                                  That's horrible. Was that recent?

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                                    Charles Yu RE: PlanD Jul 2, 2013 08:50 AM

                                    6 months ago!
                                    Been going to 'The Emperor' instead.

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                                    jlunar RE: Charles Yu Jul 2, 2013 04:05 PM

                                    Yeah, that was a sad, sad, peking duck experience.

                                    On the other hand, Dayali, was allright! Nothing crazy, but solid.

                                2. duckdown RE: Brady4 Jul 4, 2013 02:48 PM

                                  Are there any other places just like Sam Woo in Mississauga I can try that have the char siu and roasted pork etc. hanging there on hooks? Would like to try other versions and see whos I like best

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