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Good eats in Toronto, Chinatown

voraciousbookworm | Jul 1, 2009 07:30 AM

I was recently in Toronto's Chinatown on a rainy day. My family and I were hungry, so we headed over to House of Gourmet on Dundas Street. I think this restaurant is known for being one of the cleaner restaurants in the Chinatown area. The establishment certainly looked clean... the room was spacious and everything felt very open. My mom and grandma had various types of congee, while I, as a vegetarian, ordered the salt pepper tofu and a bowl of rice. Although it looked plain, I was surprised at the flavour of the salt pepper tofu. Too often, the salt pepper tofu I've tried is basically just deep fried tofu with very little salt pepper flavour, but the one at House of Gourmet had a very distinct and pleasant taste. There was also some small red chili in the mix, which added a nice and light spiciness to the dish.

Are there any other good (and relatively clean-looking) restaurants like this in the Chinatown area? I used to visit Bo De Duyen (the Chinese vegetarian restaurant on Spadina), but it closed down and I'm not even sure where/if it has relocated somewhere else.

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