Dumpling House ~ 619 Gerrard St E ~ (416) 901-0288

First of December, and it’s beginning to look a lot like… holiday lunch season. Dumpling House has been a fixture in the #EastChinatown neighborhood for as long as we can remember.  The Li family has been introducing Riverdale families to a wide array of Northern Chinese cuisine for a couple of decades now.  This was…

Simon’s Wok ~ 797 Gerrard St E ~ (416) 778-9836

Simon’s Wok Vegetarian Kitchen is a popular Riverdale hole-in-the-wall that does veggies really, really well.  With over 100 items on their menu, Simon can whip-up just about anything you’d find on a typical Chinese food menu.  He’s got a knack for texture, using an array of vegetarian ingredients in such a way that you often forget…

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,…