My friends and I went to Da Ya Li for our celebratory dinner at the beginning of July. My friends have been there before and they don’t recommend the Peking duck there. If you have a member’s card (it costs around $20) then you can get discounts on most of the dishes. You usually get $1 or $2 off each dish. One of my friends have a membership card. If you go several times then you would be able to recoup the costs of the card.
Peking style four bowls
Top left: meat
Top right: tofu
Bottom left: lion head (meat ball)
Bottom right: meat
Peking style steamed tofu
We had the Peking style steamed tofu ($3.49), Peking style four bowls ($10.99 membership price), Tofu with crab roe ($7.99 membership price) and Noodle with meat sauce and vegetables ($5.99 membership price). A friend also got a bowl of rice ($1). The Peking style steamed tofu was quite salty and it had lots of sauce. The tofu itself was quite smooth and tasty. My friends and I really like the tofu with crab roe soup. The noodle with meat sauce and vegetables was also very appetizing. My friends and I had our own preferences for the Peking style four bowls. I preferred the lion head the most out of the four options. The tofu and the meat (bottom right in the above picture) were also good. I didn’t like the meat (top left in the above picture) because it had small bones in it. Another friend preferred the meat (bottom right in the above picture) while the other friend preferred the meat (top left in the above picture).
Tofu with Crab Roe
Noodle with Meat Sauce and Vegetables
Overall, if you want to try Northern Chinese cuisine, Da Ya Li is another option for you to consider aside from Asian Legend.
Categories: Canada, Chinese, Cuisine, Food, Markham, Restaurant Review
Tags: Chinese, cold noodles, dinner, lion head, Markham, meat balls, noodles, Northern Chinese, Peking Duck, seafood, soup, steamed tofu, tofu, tofu with crab roe
My friend and I had dinner at Tofu Village prior to going to Comedy Bar last Saturday. My friend arrived earlier than I did so he ordered an appetizer first. He got fried dumplings ($6.95). I tried one and it was alright.
I ordered the House Special Soon Tofu ($7.45). I ordered it as medium spicy. The House Special Soon Tofu comes with rice in a stone pot, 1 raw egg that you crack into the soon tofu, tofu, beef, clams and 1 shrimp. It was delicious and filling. The portions were generous and I ended up having leftovers to take home for dinner on another day.
House Special Soon Tofu
My friend got the soon tofu and bulgogi combo ($13.95). The soon tofu is the house special soon tofu but in a much smaller bowl than mine and bulgogi is Korean BBQ beef. It also comes with rice in a stone pot. My friend liked it.
Soon Tofu and Bulgogi Combo
No Korean restaurant experience would be complete without kimchi and other side dishes. Tofu Village has 4 side dishes. I liked the fried tofu side dish best (bottom right in the picture below). The kimchi and beansprout side dish (top right and bottom left, respectively, in the picture below) were good however the other tofu side dish was very salty (top left in the picture below).
Overall, if I was in Koreatown and I was craving soon tofu, I would recommend this restaurant.
Categories: Canada, Cuisine, Downtown Toronto, Food, Korean, Restaurant Review
Tags: Beef, bulgogi, kimchi, Korean, restaurant, soon tofu, tofu, Toronto