Asian Wok 'n' Roll's chefs fuse the spices and traditions of Chinese, Thai, Indian, Malaysian, and Indonesian cuisines to craft a menu brimming with diverse Asian flavours. Along with the ever-popular all-you-can-eat lunch buffet at the Millcreek Drive location, both Mississauga locations offer catering to spice up special occasions, such as Chinese New Year and its lesser-known sibling, Chinese Adopt-a-Dragon Day.
The chefs at The Eastern Pearl may specialize in gourmet Cantonese dishes, but they don't always limit themselves to the flavors of South China. An expansive menu celebrates the diversity in Cantonese food while also drawing from other regions of China and Hong Kong, and spices are used only in moderation to put the focus on the meats and vegetables. Chicken, beef, pork, and fish are the focal points of colorful plates ranging in flavor from sweet and sour to bold and spicy. House specialties, meanwhile, include a massive peking duck platter and flaming prawns that can be used to light romantic candles. And it isn't just the cuisine that pays tribute to other cultures: lavish interiors whisk diners away to warmer climes with accents of saffron and red. Thin dark-wood partitions with geometric designs divide the booths, and replicas of the famous Qin terracotta warriors stand guard on one wall.
At Sakura Garden, diners don?t have to choose between Chinese food or sushi?they can enjoy them both in a single meal before washing it down with an Asian beer or fruit-flavored sake. At the corner sushi bar, chefs combine vinegared rice, seaweed, fresh fish, and vegetables into artfully prepared dishes such as the Sakura Garden special roll, a colorful mix of tuna, salmon, crab, eel, and avocado rolled up in soy paper, then drizzled in a housemade sauce and flying-fish roe. The Chinese dishes are just as fresh and delicious; choose from a number of pork, chicken, beef, or shrimp entrees served with white or brown rice.
Up two flights of crimson stairs, the golden doors of Commerce Gate Dynasty Cuisine fling open to reveal an enormous dining room and event space. Miniature chandeliers glitter between the lines of red-and-gold moulding, and below, friends gather around tables of dim sum and traditional Chinese entrees. The menu is nearly long enough to have chapters, with options ranging from crispy deep-fried chicken to tender fillets of fish with chili. Another favourite is the sweet 'n' sour chicken, whose dichotomous flavours mirror the personalities of most beauty-pageant competitors.
The dining room at Pearl Harbourfront Chinese Cuisine looks like an artist’s rendering of a sandy beach. Fanned beige napkins resemble giant seashells when perched atop crisp white tablecloths near fresh flowers and floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook the Toronto Harbourfront. Diners bask in panoramic views of the water as they peruse a menu teeming with fruits of the sea, from fresh lobsters and scallops to tender duck and fried calamari. At lunchtime, groups fill their tables with dim sum delights such as shrimp dumplings, steamed pork buns, and deep-fried crab claws. Instead of tie-dyeing the Rainbow Chopped in Crystal Fold—a lettuce-wrapped specialty stuffed with sautéed pork and Chinese-style sausage—chefs cultivate colour with green celery and bright orange carrots.