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Canton Gourmet - excellent

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Canton Gourmet - excellent

Lau | Oct 28, 2007 05:59 PM

Ate at Canton Gourmet which on Prince right at 38th. Its a well-lit small restaurant that has two rooms and every table was packed with local families, there is a big red onning in front and you can't miss it.

Went with two friends one of whom had been raving about this crab dish. She'd been trying to get me to go for a while, so we decided to go to catch up. The service was pretty good and our waiter was night. We ordered the following:
- Garlic Chicken: you can't miss it b/c it has a massive picture stating that it is a house specialty (rightfully so); its a whole roasted chicken that is chopped up and then covered in fried garlic and scallions (with some oil)...the chicken is nice and tender and the fried garlic is very good. This dish was awesome
- Garlic crab - again you can't miss it b/c it has a massive picture stating that it is a house specialty' this is a crab that has been fried in a salt and pepper type batter and then covered in the same type of fried garlic and scallions although its a bit spicier. They bring the fresh crab out to you before to ask if you approve, its a really large crab and there is tons of meat. Can't say enough about this dish, its stellar although its a pain in the ass to eat just like any crab
- salty fish fried rice - pretty good, just standard fried rice with lots of salted fish in it; tastes much better once u get some chili sauce in it

Definatley recommend this restaurant as its very good and i will definately be returning. Fyi, the preparation of the crab and chicken is pretty similar so you might want to switch it up, but if you go you'll basically see that every table has one of the two or both.

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