The dishes I've had at this restaurant are among the best of their kind among Chinese restaurants in Toronto. Food ingredients always seem to be the freshest of the fresh. If you go for dinner, my suggestion is make a reservation, particularly on the weekend. The place is very popular for wedding banquets, but even if there's one happening when you're there, the place is big enough to accommodate many other diners.
(It's kind of easy to miss from the street when you're driving along Victoria Park -- it's on southeast corner at McNicol. Lots of (free) parking, and entrance is off parking lot).
SUPER FOOD, AND SERVICE, TOO!
The portions were large, the food was fresh and hot. There were very few combo's to choose from but it was easier to order 3 or 4 items and share. The staff was very attentitive. Prices were reasonable. Nice place for a first date.
I just want to know where and how to contact to have food inspection in a Chinese restaurant. Last weekend, my boyfriend and I went to the Elegantview Chinese Restaurant (southeast corner of McNicoll and Victoria Park) for breakfast dim-sum. We went into the restaurant as we saw many people were eating there. While I was ordering food, my boyfriend poured the tea for me from the pot. I saw a dead roach inside the cup while I was about to drink it. I showed it to the floor manager. She just said sorry and changed the pot and cups. I asked a few things (salt, pepper and hot sauce) from the waitresses and found out that most of them dont understand English and brought back the wrong items. While we were eating we saw another roach in congee soup. I couldnt able to continue and showed it to the same manager. She just said sorry again and took the card that they wrote for order. I didnt want to stay longer that we paid the bill and left. On the way home when I calculated and found out that the bill was overcharged. I think the services charges are added on top of the taxes.
Roaches are scary for me because I saw in the article that they are unsightly, but mainly because they are known carriers of numerous dangerous, disease causing microorganisms that can be transmitted to your food, the food contact surfaces etc. potentially causing a serious food poisoning. They also contaminate the food with their hair, fecal droppings, urine, saliva, body parts and general filthy.
Hi, You can go to this website (www.toronto.ca/health) for food inspection.