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Aser! Please recommend a downtown place to order suckling pig

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eatereater123 Sep 5, 2013 08:26 PM

Anyone? Aser? Aser? Anyone?

I am looking for a place closer to downtown Toronto to order a whole suckling pig. The usual places in Markham, Richmond Hill are too far.

We have tried House of Gourmet, King's Noodles, and a few random others and have been disappointed.

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  1. MissBingBing RE: eatereater123 Sep 6, 2013 05:09 AM

    Bairrada?

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      iamafoodie RE: eatereater123 Sep 6, 2013 06:32 AM

      The Asian food markets in Mississauga sell them, but only on a prior order. Try the downtown T & T or at one of the specialty butchers near you.

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        Nevy RE: iamafoodie Sep 7, 2013 11:01 AM

        I second the T&T recommendation. Its not as good as the ones you have in Richmond Hill restaurants but its downtown, good value, and they can get you any size. My cousin used them for a wedding when their caterer balked at the idea of having 15 small piglets and a giant one for the wedding party and family table.

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        eatereater123 RE: eatereater123 Sep 6, 2013 06:52 PM

        Probably just going to bite the bullet and buy it from either Sam Woo or that place in First Markham. Just can't bring myself to eat mediocre suckling pig let alone be the one to buy it.

        1. atomeyes RE: eatereater123 Sep 8, 2013 04:31 PM

          Restaurant?
          Bestellen does it.

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            Charles Yu RE: atomeyes Sep 8, 2013 05:35 PM

            Bestellen??????
            I believe the OP is looking for 'Chinese style Roasted Suckling Piglet' similar to this?!
            http://www.google.ca/imgres?imgurl=ht...

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              atomeyes RE: Charles Yu Sep 9, 2013 05:25 AM

              I do not see the words 'chinese-style' in their post. just a desire to find suckling pig downtown.

              please correct me if i'm wrong. which i am not.

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                justxpete RE: atomeyes Sep 9, 2013 07:33 AM

                LOL. Poor thing. The context is the clue!

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                  Charles Yu RE: atomeyes Sep 9, 2013 08:15 AM

                  Hello atomeyes!
                  Guess your 'X-Ray' eyes did not manage to see through the posting details?!:)
                  FYI, the original post that resulted in this extended discussion was indeed centered on 'Chinese style roasted suckling piglet' used in Chinese wedding. All references made or suggested were Chinese establishments in either uptown Scarborough, Markham & Richmond Hill or downtown! Furthermore, inquiries were also directed to known long standing Chinese food experts on this board!

                  http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/903240

                  Anyways, is the Bestellen version Spanish style? Did not see their availability on their web menu?! Was it good? Love to try if their skin is crispy!

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              tygrr_lily RE: eatereater123 Sep 8, 2013 05:34 PM

              What a coincidence! I've also been looking for a downtown location to order one for my bday next week!

              We're going to try filipino style roast pig (lechon) from Bernard's Pilipino Specialties (1534 Queen Street West). Not sure when you need it for and if you only want it Chinese style, but I can report back about the lechon after next Saturday!

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                DocAMC RE: tygrr_lily Apr 27, 2014 03:40 PM

                Did you ever try this? Considering getting one.

              2. aser RE: eatereater123 Sep 8, 2013 09:03 PM

                Chinatown actually does a few things that measure up to the burbs, bbq sadly is not one of them.

                tnt bbq is alas pretty bad, would highly dissuade you from that.

                If I had to pick goldstone has the best bbq downtown. For a pig I would go to Ho Ho in scarborough. Their chicken/duck/char siu is ok but their roast pork (the crispy skin version) is quite delicious.

                I'd say go to Goldstone, order the bounty of bbq and judge it to see if you want to do a full suckling order. Throw a 6 pack of tsingtao in and you'll have a good night.

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                  ace123 RE: eatereater123 Sep 9, 2013 06:37 AM

                  I've tried the whole suckling pig at Dim Sum King at 421 Dundas St. W., 3/Fl. (416-551-3366) and found it surprisingly good, compatible with Peak Top.
                  $138 and needs 1-week advance order.
                  Enjoy!

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