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The top 10 Chinese restaurants in Scarborough

Posted by Darren "DKLo" Susilo / March 15, 2014

Chinese restaurants ScarboroughThe top Chinese restaurants in Scarborough are, by all accounts, extremely subjective. I know that seems like an obvious statement, but such is the cultural mosaic of this oft-maligned part of the GTA that each end of the Chinese cuisine spectrum can be found here. Some would even argue that the area's Chinese culinary diversity surpasses even northern heavyweights like Markham and Richmond Hill.

Here are my picks for the top Chinese restaurants in Scarborough.

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The top 10 cheap Chinese restaurants in Markham and Richmond Hill

Posted by Darren "DKLo" Susilo / March 11, 2014

Cheap chinese restaurantsThe top cheap Chinese restaurants in Markham and Richmond Hill are an extremely diverse bunch. The two towns (sorry, one town and one city) have long been known by purists to be the mecca of excellent Chinese food. From Canto-Western, Indian-style Hakka, Taiwanese, to traditional Cantonese restaurants, the varieties of excellent Chinese food in the region resemble something out of a United Colors of Benetton catalogue.

Here are the top cheap Chinese restaurants in Markham and Richmond Hill.

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The top 10 Chinese lobster in Toronto

Posted by Darren "DKLo" Susilo / February 12, 2014

Chinese lobsterThe top restaurants to chow down on Chinese lobster in Toronto serve up food that's a far cry from the plain simplicity of the steamed and dunked in butter version prevalent in most North American style seafood spots. The Chinese (or Cantonese) way of cooking lobster is pretty damn impressive and involves infusing these sea critters with seasonings and spices that make the whole dining experience a feast fit for a king. Common ingredients include Chinese cooking wine, soy sauce, and ginger and many restaurants offer the option to choose whether you want the crustacean steamed, stir-fried, or deep-fried.

Here are 10 restaurants to hit up for Chinese (Cantonese-style) lobster in Toronto.

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How to celebrate Chinese New Year 2014 in Toronto

Posted by Darren "DKLo" Susilo / January 24, 2014

Chinese New Year TorontoChinese New Year (CNY) is upon us once more. Despite the seemingly high degree of publicity it gets here in our beloved Greater Toronto Area, it still pales in comparison to some of the other larger metropolitan areas around the world, like Singapore, where you better hope that you stocked up on groceries before the event hits, lest you end up staring at closed signs throughout the city. Then again, this isn't Asia. I get it. But I still want to be able to get my BBQ pork at T&T during the new year period.

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The top 5 hotels in Scarborough and Markham

Posted by Darren "DKLo" Susilo / December 28, 2013

hotels markham scarboroughThe top hotels in Markham and Scarborough are decidedly more modest than their downtown Toronto counterparts. Instead of names like The Drake or Ritz-Carlton, you instead get simpler names like Hilton and the Monte Carlo Inn. Think less Beyonce, more Ginnifer Goodwin. Despite this unmistakable drop in glitz, however, both areas feature quite a few hotels that feature comfortable rooms, reasonable rates, excellent service and gasp even a touch of luxury (in some of them).

Here are the top 5 hotels in Markham and Scarborough.

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The top 10 restaurants open Christmas Day in Markham and Scarborough

Posted by Darren "DKLo" Susilo / December 24, 2013

Christmas restaurants MarkhamMarkham and Scarborough restaurants do brisk business on Christmas Day. From dim sum to dinner or something in between, here are some of the best bets for eating out on December 25th 2013.

Gourmet Malaysia
If there's an Asian restaurant that gets points for effort in trying to liven up the Christmas Day experience, Gourmet Malaysia would be it. Not only are they open from 11am, they also offer an impressive Christmas menu for 10 people ($368) featuring ginger onion lobster and crispy shredded garlic beef. Don't forget to wash it down with a comforting hot teh tarik ($1.50), a sweet milky tea that beats the stuffing out of eggnog any day.

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