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Re-surfacing of my favourite Chinese chicken dish - from Scarborough to Richmond Hill!!

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Re-surfacing of my favourite Chinese chicken dish - from Scarborough to Richmond Hill!!

Charles Yu | Apr 25, 2011 05:09 PM

One of my favourite Chinese chicken dish in Toronto, if not MY FAVOURITE, was the ' Rose essence infused herbed premium top soy poached free range chicken' of Fantasy Eatery in Scarborough. Unfortunately, due to the departure of the chef ( and with him, the chicken recipe ), the dish is no longer featured on their menu!!

This evening, whilst dining at ' Bayview Court Chinese Restaurant ' on 1070 Major Mackenzie Drive, the wait staff mentioned to us the availability of this dish as a 'Today's Special'. Out of curiosity, we decided to give it a try

The result??!! The dish looked and tasted exactly the same as the Fantasy Eatery version, from the type of chicken used, to the texture, colouring, aroma and taste!! Coincidence or the product of the old Fantasy chef?! If the latter, I wonder if this long time chef of Scarborough's Fantasy Eatery has found a new home here in Richmond Hill?! Can anyone confirm??!! If 'yes' all the more reason to frequent this restaurant!

BTW, for those of you chowhounder who is not familiar with Bayview Court. This restaurant had been in this location for over 7 years and is a 'Chiu Chow' Cuisine specialist. Food is actually pretty good!! Hopefully, it'll get even better from now on??!!

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