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Hua Sang in Vaughan

Hmmm, well, Hua Sang really does look worth a visit, further away, but can done, something to look forward to!

Feb 26, 2015
Jar in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Picko Lime Vietnamese Cuisine --- Vaughn Mills

Well Pho Anh, yes I did get there earlier than expected, today before noon! First I did a foodyDudey and did a menu search Tuesday evening. #1 the Lucky Bamboo menu one that draws or withdraws you with the expanded menu with not just Vietnamese, but Thai offerings, even one dish has Udon noodles, all in all I will try sometimes several dishes I expect. My go to place in plaza with different building with just expected average/good cuisine is Hong Phat, food is good and sufficient and well priced! But today Pho Anh, gee I hate to not be positive. When pre checking the internet menu, I kind of found it small, and what you see is what I got -- the bowl smaller than usual, adequate meat where some places skimp but give me enough good veggies without any meat, I can be very happy. At Pho Anh, ordering B1 ended up with B2, confusion from the start as it kept getting explained to me about the beef tendon, and I said yes and it should be soft, no comprehension and just ordered B@, and beef was not that as presented on menu, additional ho hum, the presenting plate was small with fewer bean sprouts, basil, etc., fitting that smaller plate of Pho. The key, ahhhh, the key, soup presented without broth AROMA of welcoming herbal spice,,,, made up for with over salted/MSG flavour, not a pretty taste. A good bowl of Pho at least arrives with inviting broth aroma, then you might hit excess of salt/MSG! Just saying, once is enough! Will stick with Picko Lime for excellence and Hong Phat for the usual expectancy. In the immediate area if the basic is what one wants within Vaughan Mill on a further strip plaza there is Pho 99??? only good thing is they do open earlier, a place also nearby on Jane St. one on Weston Rd. closer to Major Mac. and one on Major Mac. closer to Keele,,, will keep Hong Phat for regularly best price/food and this Picko Lime to want to try the menu!!!!!! Nuff Said, I'm sure, especially because our Toronto North West GTA is not well talked about, more so if it is Italian the more into that GTA NW area!

Feb 26, 2015
Jar in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Picko Lime Vietnamese Cuisine --- Vaughn Mills

Three of us went to Picko Lime, again ordered Spring Rolls, but a double order and it again was great! Sorry to be short as my car is at my mechanic's shop and I will be needing it later, so I am rushing. Rather than get into much info, just will day we all ordered rice dshes, all excellent, #30, 31 and I had 35. Will be back in the area next Wednesday after a morning Doctor appointment, so will try lunch at Pho Ahn with report to follow!

Feb 20, 2015
Jar in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Kleinburg copper creek

You have encountered an interesting situation --- dining at a golf club at the worst of winter. Not only that, the North West GTO and not to mention the north west etobikoke area for general info. At my employment, a Golf Course Manager would always drop off a dozen bagels, well he never said come dine. come buffet, etc.

Feb 18, 2015
Jar in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

What type of cuisine do you NOT like?

Don't get me wrong as we use fish sauce at home in varying food preparations very often, but our Government which regulates to forever, after a study, will not release the results, leading me to wonder if the more famous, the more expensive, etc., ---- what is in, what is the best fish sauce. I am guessing it is a country situation to not offend the producers, keep that economy viable to increased sales. And of course the locals have used it for many generations. Still Fish Sauce is what it is, but when tax dollars go to a study, we should have that information. Look at all the food labelling, but that wonderful Fish Sauce makes you feel like you are in Las Vegas with pockets full of money --- but blind folded, hands tied behind your back. Yes Fish Sauce does add a lot of good flavor +++?????????????

Feb 18, 2015
Jar in General Topics

What type of cuisine do you NOT like?

I like Indian food, but have to step back a bit in my desire to enjoy it. I love the taste and the spices, but the heavy use of spices highly exceeds government rules/regulations/levels, etc. of the bad or harmful " things " contaminents, etc. In this case the more is in the great tastes, and the more is why to be sensible.

Feb 18, 2015
Jar in General Topics

Picko Lime Vietnamese Cuisine --- Vaughn Mills

Nice pictures, do capture the food, I when the area will return and return to Picko Lime, thanks so very much. Actually, my grand daughter took 2 pics for her friends/facebook,

Feb 18, 2015
Jar in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Picko Lime Vietnamese Cuisine --- Vaughn Mills

I guess that is where we were actually walking to when not I, but we noticed Picko Lime and went for what really looked inviting, will get back as will try being in the area at least 3 or 4 times in the next weeks, should try Lucky Bamboo and mention my go to, so when I post, will have much to say.

Feb 18, 2015
Jar in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Looking for ideas in Koreatown.

I would suggest a restaurant on Yonge north of Steeles on the east side, do not know the name, been there at least 5 or 6 times. It is about 3 lights/blocks north of Steeles, at Clark I believe, small strip plaza a British pub sign easily seen next door, check out the Persian store at the other end of this mini store strip with it's décor for dried fruits and nuts. The restaurant is excellent, plain décor, heck after those several visits, I do not know if they are licenced, ha!

Feb 18, 2015
Jar in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Jamaican ice cream shop

YES Tropical Treats has been at that location for decades and here's a bonus on another very cold day, in the summer a good size purchase will be packed with dry ice lasting hours if you are hours from before you get home!

Feb 16, 2015
Jar in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Picko Lime Vietnamese Cuisine --- Vaughn Mills

Actually looked into Lucky Bamboo that day, which has been there for many years and thought it might be crowded due to visual so we were headed to a third restaurant just a few more doors down, never got there when the combination of Picko Lime interior appearance and window posted menu drew us in. Interesting with 3 Vietnamese restaurants within not too many doors apart and one just up a stretch of stores a minute away. The Pho Ga must be good, just a dish I never order due to decades agn of trying it in Toronto on Spadina and finding poor broths and or meat watery! I will try Lucky Bamboo, but still have not, would you believe due to it's signage which promotes Bubble Tea more than restaurant, can't miss the dark green sign, Picko Lime just steps away.

Feb 16, 2015
Jar in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Picko Lime Vietnamese Cuisine --- Vaughn Mills

Thanks for menu info, during my Chowhound checkings, congratulations you do get around and are very informative/helpful, we appreciate it!!! Thought we'd get back today or tomorrow, more likely as we can this week, it's that get around and gather the troops thing!

Feb 15, 2015
Jar in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

New Yorker looking for quintessential Toronto cheap eats

Sorry, did not think of an out of towner, etc. Anyway in good weather, I'd bus it up as opposed to subway, looking is good, from Suliko, just back over to Yonge Street, south of Steeles are many Korean and Persian restaurants/bakeries/food stores worth an interesting tour and pick up items. Consideration for next time in much better walking weather!

Feb 14, 2015
Jar in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

New Yorker looking for quintessential Toronto cheap eats

Gee Whiz a minute walk off Steeles at Alness once you get off the bus! Sorry, I drive, but the restaurant is accessible without having to make an appointment with Santa Claus if you think the Black Sea is hard to get to! We do live in the real and unreal world!

Feb 13, 2015
Jar in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Picko Lime Vietnamese Cuisine --- Vaughn Mills

First must state, car access highly required most would say! Have been in so many predictable a ok ho hum get what you expect Vietnamese restaurants. Well, a visit yesterday proved to be a very highly acceptable, enjoyable and surprisingly overall worth repeated visits without doubt!

First the interior, nice soothing dark grey painted, a series of booths on the left, chairs and backing length of padded seating on the right, lots of room in the middle between, not crowded. The washroom has a door allowing a small area from which to enter your selected choice! Front to back, appears so fresh, so clean, very rare indeed!

Service excellent, different than the normal standard, table well set up, example hoisin and chile is brought to the table in 100% clean plastic bottles more like mustard dispensers.

Food ordered was excellent, appetizer of spring rolls brought about 6 small ones not overly filled, but one of the best tasty, fresh wrappers ever tasted. I ordered the Pho Rare Sirloin to delight, soup dish ridged within, not a typical flat interior.

My guest ordered a rice/grilled vegetables/lemongrass chicken plate, with a fried egg requested as well. This entrée so interesting on a large square plate. The rice was piled high in a pyramid shape, grilled vegetables had a lot of flavour as did the chicken, also on the plate a large piece of fresh lettuce with carrot/daikon radish strips.

The menu offered as a whole I am sure offers great possibilities!

During the course of our meal the chef, an elderly gentleman I noticed came to other tables and after a time came to make sure that we were happy with our food, etc.

To find Picko Lime, it is not in the plaza itself but north of the mall in the series of strip stores, closer to Jane Street.

picko lime Vietnamese cuisine
3175 Rutherford Rd. #35
Vaughn, On. L4K 5Y6

905 660 5564

Be aware the Rutherford address does not place any of those stores actually on Rutherford, but in the series of shops south of Rutherford and north of the actual plaza!!!

Feb 13, 2015
Jar in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Looking for Salt Pork

Salt pork white also excellent finely chopped in cabbage rolls

Dec 21, 2014
Jar in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Dragon Centre Mall Midland Sheppard Area Take Out

Got to check out the area, plazas, etc. and because I had extra time ended up to beat the rush hour at Metro Square in Warden Steeles area. So ended up enjoying a simple bowl of curry Laska that to my pleasant surprise as I ate more became wonderfully hot and spicy. Did not properly check out other stalls and selected two take out dishes. Thanks for info nevertheless!!!!

Aug 14, 2014
Jar in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Dragon Centre Mall Midland Sheppard Area Take Out

warlock, they once had about 7 locations, but what I was told about the closings was that a group of businessmen supposedly set up the businesses to easily immigrate, but later on deciding to invest differently with the sad result that only one location remains. I will be there at the end of the month as the family will be returning from a vacation and not knowing when they will be here, a selection of foods to heat up will make it convenient. Usually, I have a lunch of Won Ton Noodle Soup and the take out order among my favourites would be the Singapore a thin curry rice noodle, the Bangkok a thick rice noodle with beef and black bean sauce, 1 or 2 orders of Yang Chow Fried Rice and for certain 2 orders of Curry Chicken, a Malaysian style curry that has to be amongst the very best available. One thing is if you has for lots of their small containers of chili in oil, do transfer them to a container at home because the heat eats the plastic with passage of time.

Aug 13, 2014
Jar in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Dragon Centre Mall Midland Sheppard Area Take Out

Thank you Charles, will go to Dynasty Centre Mall and hope the Malaysian place is open as well. Re. Noodle Delight, I have not been there for a few months and will still check it out when I go there at the end of the month, can't imagine a huge difference but of course things can and do change! Yes the Won Ton Noodle Soup is what I have for lunch while waiting for my take out orders.

Aug 13, 2014
Jar in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Dragon Centre Mall Midland Sheppard Area Take Out

On business in the area Wednesday and would appreciate info on take out --- conditions good quality, will not need rice, median price, and especially to travel for several hours and be excellent leftovers for the next day and possibly evening Thursday. Of course expect Chinese, oriental, but any flavourful cuisine welcome. Thanks for any assistance, want to try a different spot, anyway will be at my regular stop at the end of the month, Noodle Delight over at Victoria Park.

Aug 11, 2014
Jar in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Where's the best fried chicken in the GTA ?

Easy question to answer in the fact that the local KFC was lost years ago. The coating was less flavourful and that did matter less as it kept falling off, apparently a different flour type was used as that fired manager was sourcing from his ethnic origin, by that time the chicken was not fried, but the franchise was!

May 23, 2014
Jar in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Thai Basils - where to find all three?

In case those not familiar with the location of Humber Nurseries, technically in Brampton, but for location, it is not more than a kilometer or so from Hwy 50 & Hwy. 27 crossing Hwy 27 on Albion Rd. on 50 to the west side, if at Hwy 7 you will have gone too far.

Update Caruso Gourmet Pizza in Bolton

Nice, very nice review, do not know this person,

http://dufferincountyrealestateguide....

please check, summer travel time is here!!!

trying to correct/remove my few hours ago posting, but being innformative!!!

Mar 31, 2014
Jar in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Caruso Gourmet Pizza in Bolton

GOT a tremendous slice today and on the way out noticed a faded ( they should print it up article/comment}!

http://dufferincountyrealestateguide....

Excellent review, photos. etc., if heading up through the Bolton area, a consideration for you!

The Tre Funghi at 11.30 this morning was 100%, what a flavourable perfect crust, no tomato sauce but with thinly sliced tomato, best pizza in the world????

Mar 31, 2014
Jar in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Flap steak at Asian market

At inexpensive Chinese fast food food servers, I gave up on any beef certain!y decades ago, taste and texture horrible, I'm sure still well worth avoiding today! Heavens knows what other tenderizers might be used!

Mar 29, 2014
Jar in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Looking for the best smoked meat in Toronto

Just looking through this old thread, surprised nobody replied, well the place has been gone for decades, then located in the south east plaza at Bathurst and Steeles. The place was always busy, traditional Jewish deli. After a lunch, we'd buy some of their freshly sliced meats to take home,

Mar 23, 2014
Jar in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

New Ho King

I used to go to the Ho King when on Dundas Street near Spadina, don't know who owns the New Ho King. For the day both simply good dishes, and have only been to the new one once when after having seen the performance of legendary blues harpist/singer Lazy Lester. The food was even more appreciative at 2 a.m.

Mar 20, 2014
Jar in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Caruso Gourmet Pizza in Bolton

By the way Baffo's Pizza in Bolton recently was locked up apparently their move to a a high scale cliental location, high prices for the food, having gone from 15 to 60 employees was not successful. It was once Bolton's only pizzeria and food was always an issue as to the probabilities of quality. often great pizza, more often not so. Caruso Gourmet Pizza continues to offer the greatest pizza and a few Friday's a ago, I opened the door to go in for a take out slice and had to leave, there was a line up of several dozen people. The chains continue to offer their inferior stuff, Pizza Hut long gone, but if in Bolton from out of town, sign in the book on the back counter at Caruso Gourmet Pizza!!

Feb 27, 2014
Jar in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Toronto's worst dives

Didn't know Sweet Daddy was a dj , but he did record a country LP sounding a lot like Charlie Pride, used to have dozens decades ago, long all sold!

Feb 27, 2014
Jar in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

The Old Toronto Restaurants you make the wishes for the comeback

Do not remember much more about the Acropole, at Yonge and Dundas, the march up the steps to the second floor, great food , busy spot so easy to get to filled with a cliental varying from office workers, Greek restaurant owners running from their Canadian greasy spoons to have real Greek food. Yes, the Acropole was quite the place,!

Feb 24, 2014
Jar in Ontario (inc. Toronto)