Three years ago, within a day of moving into our new apartment, I Googled “Best Westend Toronto Chinese Delivery,” and the Westwood Grill popped up. In today’s day-and-age of general food delivery sites, searches like mine are no longer optimized. Westwood Grill’s reputation still proceeds itself, however, as their name often surfaces within the blogosphere… and there’s a good reason why.
Chicken dishes include a more-than-ample dollop of virtually oil-free Chicken Fried Rice ($7.95). The Manchurian Chicken ($10.95) is a Szechuan house specialty. It’s a huge serving of White Meat, Broccoli, Onion, Carrot and Celery that is sautéed and then stir-fried in Cayenne Pepper. Their General Tao Chicken ($10.95) is far less greasy than at other joints. You can actually taste the Chicken, as the breading is light and on the crispy side.
We have always been pleasantly surprised at the vast array of Seafood on offer. Jumbo Shrimps and Snow Peas ($12.50), Salt & Pepper Squids ($12.95), and Kung Pao Seafood ($14.95) come in huge portions and have all been tried-and-tested. For the more adventurous, whole Lobster and Crab are available and are served-up at least 6 different ways.
Chinese delivery just isn’t complete without an order of Beef with Broccoli ($10.95). The Black Bean Beef with Rice Noodles ($9.95) is another gem, and is more than enough to be considered a complete meal for one. Not a fan of Red Meat? The Chinese Broccoli in Garlic Sauce ($9.95) is perfectly steamed. It arrives crunchy, keeping its taste and texture through to leftovers the next day.
Closed on Mondays, the Westwood Grill delivers a number of non-greasy traditional and not-so traditional dishes. Their extended menu (which includes Thai Food and Dim Sum) really works to distance themselves from the ordinary. Speaking of distance… if you happen to live between Royal York and Lansdowne, give them a try and you’ll see exactly what I mean.