Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Chiu Chow Style Cold Crab @ Ming Lou Restaurant,

It was my last night in Toronto and we decided to have some Chinese Food before my midnight flight to KL. Living around Yonge and Finch there's of decent Cantonese Restaurants around and so we headed towards Leslie and Finch and decided to give the newly opened Ming Lou Restaurant.

Chiu Chow Cold Dungenus Crab
Chiu Chow Cold Crab
The Meat was definitely not as good as the flower crab usually served in Asia. The Dungeness Crab although bigger had less meat and Roe.

Boil Crabmeat and Tofu Soup
Boil Crabmeat and Tofu Soup

Peking Duck
Peking Duck First Course
The Skin was not very crispy and had too much fat.

Peking Duck: Second Course
Peking Duck Second Course
This wasn't very good. The duck was still Pink which is not something you would see in a proper Peking Duck. The Duck used was meant for a normal Roast Duck and not Peking Duck.

Oyster Omelet
Oyster Omelet
This was mediocre. I was hoping for big pieces of Oyster Meat but what we got was a big Omelet with miniscule amounts of minced Oyster Meat that was rather flavorless.

Braised Eggplant with Minced Meat
Braised Eggplant with Minced Meatr
Although it was a little oily I quite enjoyed the soft texture of the eggplant and minced meat. It was very good with rice.

The food overall was mediocre at Ming Lou. The pictures on the menu definitely looked better than it tasted.

Food: 3/5
Service: 3.5/5
Ambiance: 3.5/5
Price: $$ (Approximately USD $20 per person)

Contact Information
Address: 10 Ravel Rd, North York, ON M2H 1S8
Tel: +1(416) 492-2688

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