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Best Chinese Street Food in Toronto
You can find so many Chinese restaurants in Toronto but when you’re looking for quick and delicious food on the go these are the best places to visit. Their food comes out of the kitchen piping hot and in big portion sizes. You won’t be disappointed with any of the dishes served at these incredible places.
11) Tasty Chinese Food
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This Chinese restaurant is great for take out because their orders come out quickly. They have some great menu options at their store. The shop is popular because of the combo deals it offers. Their 1 meat 1 veggie option is the go-to as it offers the perfect balance of meats and veggies. Try the pork meatballs with eggplant and rice. The meat is lean and absorbs sauces well while the eggplant has a creamy texture.
10) Asian Legend
This place serves some wonderful Northern Chinese cuisine. The first restaurant opened in 1988 and for over 30 years continues to create beautifully presented and tasteful dishes. There are so many seafood dishes to choose from such as the salt and pepper fish fillet beloved for its classic and subtle taste. The sour pickled fish fillet is also a great order since it showcases the fish’s deep flavour profile.
9) Szechuan Express
This place serves both Thai and Chinese cuisine. Choose your selection of meat and noodles to have a meal tailored to your tastes. We recommend trying the Szechuan chicken from this shop as the dish always packs a punch with its flavour. You can taste a hint of soy sauce with every bite of this dish. You can enjoy this with some chow mein noodles as they have a soft and chewy texture.
8) Golden House Chinese Restaurant
This place has some great lunch specials and if you’re looking for a quick meal this is the shop to visit. We recommend starting off with a chicken shrimp roll for an appetizer. The outer shell is crunchy and is filled with chicken and minced vegetables. You can enjoy this with some Sichuan Vegetable Hakka Noodles. They’re on the spicier side but it gives the dish the right amount of savoury and salty.
7) Danforth Dragon Restaurant
This place serves quality Hakka food with a variety of options to choose from as well. Their dishes are prepared with fresh ingredients for their quality food. We recommend trying the chicken pakoras here. You can get 5 or 10 pieces depending on how hungry you are. The succulent chicken is tossed with a mixture of Indian and Hakka spices to give it that unique flavour. The dish is then deep-fried so it’s crispy on the outside.
6) Juicy Dumplings
Whether you’re visiting for take-out or dine-in you’ll enjoy the classic meals provided here. The dishes are made with care and have a wide range of flavours. A fun dish to try is the Shrimp Wontons with spicy sauce. The fresh shrimp falls apart easily when bitten into and the green onions add crunch and colour to the dish. While this dish by itself is already amazing, the sauce helps elevate the flavour profile of this meal.
5) Dumpling House
This place serves Northern Chinese cuisine and is known for its handmade dumpling dishes. The price ranges from $8 – $13 at this restaurant. A favourite here is the Braised Beef Noodles in Soup. It’s the perfect dish to warm you up on a cold day. The beef is tender and melts in your mouth. The vegetables soak up the flavour of the thick broth and the noodles are a nice break in between the dish.
4) Magical Taste of China
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This place has quick service and quality food. They create Western Chinese cuisine for their customers to enjoy. Plus they are all Halal options. A must-try dish here is the Xinjiang-style hand-made jelly noodle salad. It’s a spicy dish that works well with chicken dishes. The handmade flat noodles fill you right up and the smashed cucumber salad is a refreshing end to the mouthwatering meal.
3) Yip’s Kitchen
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This is a gem of a shop with a variety of menu options to choose from and it only opened in 2001. Yip’s Kitchen can be found on the lower level of St Lawrence Market. A favourite dish here is the Har Gow. This is a dim sum dish that is a perfect snack for an on-the-go meal. The dumpling is stuffed with steamed shrimp and goes well with soy sauce if you’re looking to add some extra flavour.
2) Manchu Wok
This is a great place to visit to build your own dishes options. Enjoy restaurant-quality cuisine at low prices. You get to choose the noodles, chicken, seafood or meat you’d like in your meal. A favourite is the Shanghai noodles These noodles are thick and come served with a heaping of vegetables and spices for flavour. The honey garlic chicken is the perfect accompaniment to the dish as it is lightly battered and sweet.
1) 955 Chinese Food
This is a go-to Chinese restaurant for delicious food. The staff are more than accommodating with food allergies here and are willing to swap out ingredients like nuts and seafood to something safer for your palate. We recommend ordering General Tso’s Chicken from this shop. Not only is it a colourful dish but it packs a lot of flavours as well. The breaded chicken is tossed in a creamy sauce to give it more taste.
There are so many restaurants in Toronto that provide delicious Chinese street food. So whenever you have a craving for something quick and tasty, why not visit one of the restaurants on the list. If you’d like to try something else, check out our other blogs on restaurants in Toronto as well.