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Wor Won Ton Soup / Dumplings Downtown

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Since moving to Toronto from the SF Bay area a few years ago, a couple of favourites that I haven't been able to find are great wor won ton soup (rich broth, toothsome won tons and nice meat and veggies) and nice dumplings (tasty filling [meat or seafood] with tender shells). Any suggestions downtown would be appreciated.

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    Frances in Toronto

    "Gourmet House of BBQ and Seafood" on the north side of Dundas, just east of Spadina has decent dumplings (i.e. shui gau). Haven't tried their wontons.

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    1. re: Frances in Toronto

      I don't know of any places downtown as I'm not too familiar with the noodle shops.

      I do know JIM JAI KEE on Hwy 7 (same plaze as Papparazzi) and their second location on Sheppard E and Brimley serves the most succulent wonton noodle soup ever. They're so confident in their product that they only have 3 things on their menu: Wonton Soup, Wonton Noodle Soup, Wonton Noodle Soup with Beef, Vegetables w Oyster Sauce . You get your own tea.

      Another place that is famous for their dumplings is "Chicken and Mushroom" on Glen Watford and Sheppard E. Great ho fun noodles to go with the steaming broth and succulent dumplings.

    2. The Dumpling House, west side of Spadina a hundred
      paces north of Dundas - red signage.
      Dumplings are the mainstay
      here, but a number of other dishes on offer.
      Best - the pork fried dumplings. Evil good.
      But so are many others. Load up and prepare to
      lounge. They even offer bags of frozen for the domestic
      fix.

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      1. re: kp

        I just came back from the Dumpling House, and must report a new favourite: spinach vermicelli steamed dumplings. Very light, subtle mixture of minced spinach, vermicelli noodle and minced dried mushroom. Alongside an order of fried pork dumplings, you've got yourself a meal for $8 (for 2 dozen dumplings)! I would also recommend some of their side dishes - tofu with preserved egg is really simple (cubed firm tofu, chopped preserved egg, and a bit of soya dressing) and satisfying (in fact, it made me appreciate how good the preserved egg is outside of congee or other soups).

        On the down side, today I also had the Shanghai Fried Noodle, and it was not great. Noodles were overcooked, and the dish lacked flavour.

        1. re: kp

          I just came back from the Dumpling House, and must report a new favourite: spinach vermicelli steamed dumplings. Very light, subtle mixture of minced spinach, vermicelli noodle and minced dried mushroom. Alongside an order of fried pork dumplings, you've got yourself a meal for $8 (for 2 dozen dumplings)! I would also recommend some of their side dishes - tofu with preserved egg is really simple (cubed firm tofu, chopped preserved egg, and a bit of soya dressing) and satisfying (in fact, it made me appreciate how good the preserved egg is outside of congee or other soups).

          On the down side, today I also had the Shanghai Fried Noodle, and it was not great. Noodles were overcooked, and the dish lacked flavour.

        2. Thanks to all who responded with suggestions. I'll give them a try.