Hole in the Wall


"Wei's Kitchen," Markham - Another enjoyable and gratifying meal loaded with home-style, traditional Cantonese wok-hay dishes!

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 4 days ago

With such a varied and diversified menu drawing us to try their range of authentic, Cantonese home-style offerings. None of our five dishes we ordered tonight were repetition of our previous visit....

LouLou's Griddle in the Middle Cafe | Wharf #2 - Monterey

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 years ago

Long time since anyone has talked about LouLou's Griddle in the Middle, the small diner on Monterey's commercial wharf. http://www.chowhound.com/post/monterey-carmel-great-food-364989?commentId=22...

LIWAN KITCHEN, Sheppard east of Midland – Authentic, traditional and delicious Cantonese comfort food! (long initial review)

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 2 years ago

To begin with, I would like to express my appreciation to ex-hound 'Ray' for recommending this obscure, Scarborough neighborhood, ‘pseudo-hole-in-the-wall’, Cantonese gem to me. After tonight’s mou...

Ming's Noodle Cafe, 3447 Kennedy Road, Scarborough " - House made Chili-oil better than eat-in food!!

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 2 years ago

This long running, hence run down, pseudo hole-in-the-wall, Hong Kong style cafe caters for patrons who don't mind lousy service and seeking passable one-plate comfort food meal or discounted price...

XLB @ Lee's Bao Zi in Lake Forest

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

Recommended by Chowhound alum, Professor Salt, I tried the xiao long bao (XLB) at Lee's BaoZi on my January road trip to Orange County. I believe there's been a change of ownership in the past year...

"So Good Restaurant" - A decent, value for money, 'hole-in-the-wall', Hong Kong style cafe/restaurant in Richmond Hill

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 4 years ago

Serious competitor to Richmond Court or Chi-Star for 'single dish meal'.....especially the latter no longer offers Hong Kong style luncheon. Enjoyable,cheap, food if one's expectation is not too ov...

"Mei Wei Cafe" - Hong Kong style cafe with a few surprisingly good, tasty dishes!

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 4 years ago

Whilst most visitors to the strip plaza - ' Bayview Hill Centre ' at the corner of Spadina Road and 16th Avenue, usually pay focus to the few star tenants like Ming's Fine Chinese Cuisine or Congee...

Hole in the wall restaurant on Bayou near New Orleans/Slidell

by bkb0016 4 years ago

I'm looking for a restaurant that either has views of the Bayou or is on the Bayou near New Orleans or Slidell, LA. Not anywhere like Palmettos on the Bayou - something authentic that probably does...

Obscure international holes-in-the-wall in Chicago

by Displaced Hoser 4 years ago

Hi all, I'm going to be in Chicago for a conference for a few days in July. Will not have access to a car but will likely be able to get out in the evenings for dinner at least a couple of times...

"Maple Yip" - Last chance to savor BC Prawns before season is over

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 4 years ago

" BC Spotted Prawns season is almost over! Sigh! :( Taking advantage of T&T, Father's Day, in-store one day sale on these delicacies ( $29.99 per lb from normal price of $39,99 ). We bought a bu...

Avatar's Punjabi Burrito | Mill Valley

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 years ago

On National Burrito Day (April 6), I headed to Marin for some Avatar-style "ethnic confusion" instead of grabbing a Mission burrito. I had been a fan of the local chain's now-closed Petaluma branch...

Cheap eats in Koreatown?

by Disneyfreak 4 years ago

Hi all! I am heading to Los Angeles. I've got my dinners all planned out but I realized I never thought about my off time excursions. When I was in LA 2 years ago I headed to Koreatown and visited ...

Need help for a new visitor to NOLA

by LouisvilleFoodie 4 years ago

Looking for 1 definite upscale place for brunch or lunch, jazz brunch is nice, but must have a few non-spicy dishes (I know, I know, but my sister has problems with spices.) looking for mostly hol...

Maple Yip - a quick update... verdict - still consistently great food!

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 5 years ago

A long overdue re-visit to a 'packed' MAPLE YIP yesterday night. Food still consistently great. The perfectly steamed whole Florida spotted Coral Garoupa still peerless within the GTA. BTW, please...

Ming's Hong Kong Style cafe, Peach-Tree Plaza Markham - Surprisingly tasty food offered by hole-in-wall outfit!

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 5 years ago

The number of good eating places inside Peach Tree Plaza are so overwhelming, it never crossed my mind to give this hole-in-the-wall a try, until tonight. Following my son's footstep, who was wowed...

K&K Cafe Restaurant - A cheap unassuming Hong Kong style cafe with surprisingly tasty food.

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 5 years ago

A few days ago, whilst having my hair cut at a hair salon in the same plaza as O' Mei, Richmond Hill, I overheard a few barbers chatting with their customers about the surprisingly cheap and ta...

Rocket Pig: Chelsea's Hidden Gem

by missmelissny 5 years ago

Standing proudly near the NW corner of Chelsea is the definition of a "hole-in-the-wall" eatery that's affectionately known to its many admirers as Rocket Pig. Our office recently moved, so 600 hu...

'New City' - One of a handful of Hong Kong Style Cafe in Peachtree Plaza, Markham!

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 5 years ago

The number of eateries inside of Markham's Peachtree Plaza is mind boggling! Hong Kong style cafes alone must have occupied at least a handful of units in and outside of the plaza?! After by-pas...

What's good in East Somerville?

by stephaniet 5 years ago

I rode my bike on the east end of Broadway in Somerville for the first time the other day, and noticed a ton of potentially worthwhile Central American and maybe Caribbean (?) places out there. I c...

Best restaurants locals eat at in Rome

by wildernest 5 years ago

Going to Rome next week for 4 days and would like to eat at low key, "hole-in-the-wall" spots, that have great food and are frequented more often by locals than tourists. Any suggestions?