Spring has officially sprung… and that means patio season is almost upon us. Woot woot! Our favourite time of year in the 6ix.
Speaking of favourites, on a recent installment of #wednesdaysinscarborough, the Toronto Food Blog visited the legendary Jim Chai Kee (3700 Midland Ave) for some much-needed comfort. We chat with their wonderful staff as we slurp, and they tell us what we’re eating is basically “Hong Kong in a bowl!” In fact, their Hong Kong location has been Michelin Guide recommended for the past decade. It’s easy to see why. What a meal!
The house recommends their famous Shrimp Wanton Noodle Soup. It’s served to our table, piping hot, in less than a minute. Talk about fast food. The wontons are huge; stuffed with 3-4 shrimp easy. A half-dozen to a bowl, it takes some practice not burning your mouth. Speaking of which, their Caiziyou is the hottest we’ve ever tasted. We were warned ahead of time. Bring it on! And they did… big time! The cherry on top is that this bowl of perfection qualifies as #lunchunder10bucks
We followed the crowd and ordered a sidecar of Gai Lan. This Chinese broccoli comes perfectly steamed with just the right amount of crunch. Served with Hoisin Sauce for dipping, we can’t remember the last time we spent $4 so wisely. Chef’s kiss!
Less is more sometimes, and Jim Chai Kee keeps things simple by doing a couple of things really, really well. Hit them up the next time you’re in the Milliken neighbourhood of Scarborough (or their co-location in Richmond Hill). Tell them the Toronto Food Blog sent you;)
“Hong Kong in a bowl!”