Federick Restaurant ~ 1920 Ellesmere Rd ~ (416) 439-9234

Federick Restaurant is renowned for bringing Hakka food to Toronto. Well, Scarborough actually. And with a recent expansion into a new Markham location, these guys are obviously doing something right (their take-out bag suggests they’ve have been doing so for the past 20 years). I am taken here as a Father’s Day gift. My expectations were exceeded on many…

Su-Good Chinese Restaurant ~ 2626 Danforth ~ (416) 691-8828

We recently ran into one of my wife’s friends at our local Target. Turns out that we both moved into the same neighbourhood not so long ago. We began exchanging stories, mostly about being new parents:) Anyways, the conversation meandered into the realms of food, and then local food. And though neither of us have lived in the hood…

Ka Ka Lucky Seafood BBQ – 349 Broadview Ave – (416) 461-3811

Happy 2012, Toronto Food Blog. This holiday season has been full of great eatin’, but I am looking forward to returning to the once-a-day mission of finding some of the city’s best eats. What better place to start then than with our local, Chinatown East lunch-hour go-to? Recommended by Blair Phillips, tried (numerous times) by the MIJO sales team,…

Danforth Dragon – 861 Danforth Ave – (416) 461-9238

Having finally moved into a new house on the Danforth,  my wife and I recently found ourselves looking for a new local place for Chinese delivery. Since we lived on the Danforth before, we remembered the Chinese restaurant next to Square Boy at Jones Ave. named Danforth Dragon. This place stuck in my memory because its “DD” initials and, more importantly, because of its…

Congee Star – 900 Don Mills Rd – (416) 385-8822

Tucked away in a mall off Don Mills Rd, Congee Star has, without question, one of the most extensive menus of any restaurant I’ve visited recently… so much so that it’s tough to get a seat during the lunch rush, even if it’s a table for one. Good thing their $6.25 take-out lunch special is…

Mother’s Dumplings – 421 Spadina Avenue (416) 217-2008

Nestled in the north end of Chinatown, Mother’s Dumplings is a truly Northern Chinese experience in home-cooking. A great place to come as a group and divvy things up at the table, this joint gets busier and busier by the day. With great prices on both their starters and mains, it’s easy to see why….

Westwood Grill – 519 Annette St – (416) 604-8822

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……

Kom Jug Yuen – 371 Spadina Ave – (416) 977-4079

If you’re looking for a great, cheap Chinatown takeaway (and aren’t a vegetarian), you’ve got to drop in on Kom Jug Yuen. One block south of College on the east side, this gem is open 11am until 1am (minimum) every night of the week. When I first met my wife, she happened to live about…