What do you think of Indian-Hakka restaurant food that are starting to open up here?
how would you describe the flavour of this fusion cuisine? which restaurants do you recommend?
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Indian hakka chinese in this context...oicthat2013 wrote: ↑ there seems to be a lot of restaurants in the GTA and toronto opening with Hakka in the name of the restaurant. Looks like it is just deep fried food, but cooked with Indian style fusion with sauces like curry, masala, chili, etcetera. But not authentic Chinese style Hakka cuisine, as the wikipedia article below indicates. There appears to be a market for such cuisine, though, so it must be popular in this area.
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Yeah, let's call "hakka" what it is... The faux "Indian" iteration of Bourbon St. Grill/Cajun Cafe and Caribbean Queen...
Nov 22nd, 2020 11:09 am
my gawd you are like the anti-playnice. Like playnice's missing long lost similar yet opposite evil twin brother.
Nov 22nd, 2020 11:48 am
Good. Keeps the likes of him/her away so the rest of us can get in.
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Other classics in Scarborough is Chung Moi at Kennedy and Eglinton and Lucky's at Golf Club and Lawrence. A new one opened on Midland and Lawrence. The more 'original' ones before they started expanding is the 1970s feeling decor.gr8dlr wrote: ↑ Guessing OP hasn't eaten Hakka Chinese food b4. Been around a long long time here in the GTA...much more so in certain areas of the city.
The older restos that I have frequented over the years include Frederick restaurant on Ellesmere, Lin Garden on Pharmacy. Not Hakka but lot of ppl have the chili chicken or Manchurian chicken at Yueh Tung on Elizabeth.
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That was essentially what @UrbanPoet said and I actually agreed, seeing the parallel with the fake Cajun and fake Caribbean places at the mall which are also junk Chinese just with a different spice mix on top.anatman wrote: ↑ Hakka people actually have a pretty unique cuisine from what I understand, and I wish we had restaurants like that here. Instead the cuisine seems to be sold more as Chinese-Indian fusion here, but that's not really what you get. What you get, from what I've seen, is typical western style Chinese fast-food (chow mein/fried rice stir-fry), with a slightly different spice blend and the occasional paneer subbed in for tofu. I'm not going to complain (I enjoy it well enough), but I don't find it too different than what you'd get at you local Chinese fast food/Manchu Wok/Panda Express.
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One of the big surprises when I moved here I can’t find any hakkah downtownthriftshopper wrote: ↑ Chinese food is the most popular ethnic food in India, hence these restaurants pop up where there's a large-enough Indian population to support it. Vancouver (more likely Surrey) has a few of these places, but surprisingly not too many.
Never seen (or rather noticed) a Hakka restaurant outside of Malaysia, and maybe Hong Kong decades ago. Cuisine of my forebears.