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Jun 6, 2013 06:03 AM

The General Tso in the Toronto

Yes? Hi!

We wanted to know who is making the best General Tso in the Toronto. We had the good place but they did the closing.

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  1. yes. hi!

    szechuan szechuan make it taste of the best. we like the banker place over the wonderland place. it is best than others because of the light coating and the sauce not starch. dry chili is nice spicy, not parmaggedon spicy, or thai spicy but is still the good.

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      1. re: KhaoSanRoad

        Agreed! Great General Tso. Their Chili Chicken is pretty damn good too!

        1. re: KhaoSanRoad

          Omg how can I forget Szechuan Szechuan in Vaughan.
          Yes! Go there. A little more upscale than typical Chinese cuisine....good service too.

          1. re: lmvp

            And there's a Szechuan Szechuan in 1st Canadian Place as well.

            1. re: lmvp

              imvp: If i forget thee Omei Szechuan Szechuan in Vaughn, let my right hand lose its cunning with chop sticks; let my palate be cleft.

              1. I like Swatow's version.Not too corn starchy,good crust and heat.But I'm a big fan of Swatow so.....

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                1. re: petek

                  BIG +1 for Swatow.

                  Can't get enough of their GT Chicken. It's the touch of orange in it.

                  1. re: PoppiYYZ

                    Edit :

                    Had GT Chicken from Swatow again today. Very tasty as always, but at almost $14 for a modest order and $9 for some greens, "I be making my best GT at some different good place".

                    The Swatow guys need to give their head (instead of our wallets) a good shake.

                    1. re: PoppiYYZ

                      What's the deal with literally every Chinese restaurant charging 7-10 dollars for a plate of greens? I understand food markup and that running a restaurant is not cheap but it's hard to justify paying that for a plate of limp Chinese broccoli that they probably bought from some dude around the corner for literal pennies

                      1. re: disgusti

                        The lesson as always is just stick to the deep fried meat in sugar sauce.

                  2. re: petek

                    Curious- does anyone recommend any other places in Chinatown for General Tso, besides Swatow?

                    1. re: prima

                      New Ho King's Gen. Tsao is not bad.

                      1. re: prima

                        With this reponse, I sort of answer the question to thread as well as yours direclty.

                        I only go to one place for chinese food and always get the same thing. It's more in old china town on dundas. It's "hung shing"


                        (they actually have a website but it doesn't seem to work anymore. In a panic I just called them to make sure they didn't go belly


                        I always get both general tso and sweat and sour pork and mow on it over two or 3 days. I love their stuff.

                        I might have to give shecwan shecwan a whirl with all the talk about and I live so close.

                        That's how die hard I am about hong shing, I live in vaughan and drive all the way downtown to get it. I usually go on a sunday night late or something when there's no traffic.

                        1. re: C mac

                          Thanks, C mac. I haven't tried Hung Shing.

                          1. re: prima

                            don't know if you picked up on this but I got the spelling wrong. It's actually called "hong shing"

                            1. re: C mac

                              Thanks...that's probably part of the reason the name didn't sound familiar.

                    2. Tangerine, Hakka restaurant chain. One in Markham, Scarborough & Whitby.

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                        1. re: lmvp

                          Tangerine is in Mississauga too. Just opened recently

                          1. re: Nevy

                            Where abouts? I haven't tried it, but would like to

                            1. re: duckdown

                              Its on Erin Mills between Mississauga Rd and Thomas on the east side. Its in the same plaza as No Frills and Wendy's. I went there recently... Its clear they precook everything and then throw it into a wok before serving. Its not the best but its pretty good and priced at GTA East levels

                        2. I got delivery from Szechuan Gourmet in North York a few weeks back. Big fan of their rendition of General Tso.