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The Best Korean BBQ in Toronto

Posted by Darren "DKLo" Susilo / March 16, 2015

best korean bbq torontoThe best Korean BBQ restaurants in Toronto take grilled meats to new heights. Choose from classics like steak, ribs and pork belly to adventurous eats like pig intestine - all cooked with an abundance of sweet and savoury sauces. (Pro tip: Stay away from wearing your Sunday best, unless you're on a dare which consists of eating that nice shirt you just got.)

Here are the best Korean BBQ restaurants in Toronto.

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The Best Dim Sum in Downtown Toronto

Posted by Darren "DKLo" Susilo / March 6, 2015

dim sum downtown torontoThe best dim sum in downtown Toronto has evolved over the years. Cart service has largely disappeared, hotels are no longer the hotspots and many places on this list give their Markham, Richmond Hill and Scarborough counterparts a good run for their money when it comes to killer har gow, shao mai and cheong fan.

Here are the best dim sum restaurants in downtown Toronto.

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The Best Dumplings in Toronto

Posted by Darren "DKLo" Susilo / January 28, 2015

best dumplings torontoThe best dumplings in Toronto will always have the satisfying warmth that biting into a freshly-made dumpling will give you. The perfect comfort food for cold winter days, these little nuggets of deliciousness will pack the perfect punch for you, whether you eat them straight up, with a side of vinegar, doused in soy sauce, or dipped in hot chilli sauce. The restaurants here tend to be a little on the simple side, but that really only adds to the homey feel. After all, you don't look for a fancy maitre'd when you visit your parents' place for a home-cooked meal, do you?

Here are the best dumplings in Toronto.

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10 under the radar Chinese restaurants in Toronto

Posted by Darren "DKLo" Susilo / January 22, 2015

chinese restaurants torontoChinese restaurants in Toronto are a dime a dozen, with countless restaurants featuring top-notch cuisine from all regions of the country. But many of the best places for Chinese are overshadowed by their more popular counterparts. In the spirit of rooting for the underdogs, next time you're in the mood for Chinese food, try one of these restaurants you might not already know about.

Here are my picks for under the radar Chinese restaurants in Toronto.

See also: The best Chinese restaurants in Toronto.

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The Best Chinese Restaurants in Toronto

Posted by Darren "DKLo" Susilo / December 25, 2014

chinese restaurants torontoThe best Chinese restaurants in Toronto will always carry the term "arguably" with them, which in most cases will just end up in full-on bickering. In a city chock-full of excellent Chinese restaurants, not just in terms of quality but also in terms of variety, it is almost impossible to have a definitive list of what constitutes the "best". That's not going to stop us from trying though, so put your pitchforks (or pitch-chopsticks, har har) down, relax, and check out these must-visit restaurants.

Here are the best Chinese restaurants in Toronto.

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The Best Hakka Restaurants in Toronto

Posted by Darren "DKLo" Susilo / December 3, 2014

hakka restaurants torontoThe best Hakka restaurants in Toronto provide heaping amounts of hot and heavy dishes. For those unfamiliar, the name "Hakka" actually refers to an ethnic group within China spread all around the world but in Toronto, the term has been used almost exclusively (and somewhat erroneously) in reference to Chinese people who settled in India, blending Chinese ingredients with garam masala and other Indian herbs.

The cuisine may feel a bit coarse, the restaurants may look mostly underwhelming, and the overall presentation may be unimpressive, but for my money it's hard to beat Hakka when your stomach starts whining for delicious and satisfying comfort food.

Here are the best Hakka restaurants in Toronto.

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