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Canton Chilli Restaurant


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Canton Chilli Restaurant

terrycar | Apr 11, 2010 03:01 PM

I had lunch here on Friday. It's at 418 Spadina Ave. in the old Lucky Dragon premises.
Their menu advertises Chinese food Indian style, and since I'd never had Hakka cuisine, I thought great. Anyway, I ordered Chilli chicken with rice from the extensive lunch menu.
The friendly waiter told me it was spicy and I replied that I liked spicy food so bring it on.
Truthfully, while tasty and well made with crispy onions, it wasn't very spicy/hot and needed a shot of chili paste. Same for the hot & sour soup that came with it. And the egg roll was your standard Chinese takeout variety. Still, at 4.75 it's great value for money(all lunch items are between five to seven bucks) and seeing as how they've just opened perhaps they're playing it a bit safe. As I mentioned, I'm a total novice when it comes to Chinese / Indian food, and I'd be curious to see what more experienced Chowhounders think. Scanning the menu I don't see much of an overt Indian influence-most things look like dishes you could find on any standard Chinese menu. Maybe I'm missing something?

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