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Pearl Harbourfront Chinese Cuisine filters traditional Chinese dishes through a prism of upscale preparation, treating diners to edible finery in a modern setting. Executive chef Kam Tong Kwong and dim-sum chef Kwok Foon Mak serve up a menu that ignites hunger with hot and sour soup with chicken ($5.25) and attunes bodies to the equinox with seasonal veggies sautéed in garlic sauce ($14.50). Lamb with ginger and green onion ($19) sizzles sassily alongside a flamboyant fillet of sole in sweet-and-sour sauce ($23), as satay beef with pineapple fried rice sails safely into hungry mouth harbours ($15).
Pearl Harbourfront Chinese Cuisine
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.
207 Queen's Quay W
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