Looking for French toast, rich curries, and spaghetti bolognese all on one menu? Hong Kong diners in Toronto offer a wealth of comfort foods that incorporate a medley of influences from around the world.
In the Greater Toronto Area, there’s no shortage of Hong Kong diners, so we’ve rounded up our top 10 to visit next time you’re craving baked rice and iced lemon tea.
New City has served some of the best food in Markham for ages, with no signs of slowing down. The Hong Kong French toast, served with a big slab of butter on top and filled with peanut butter in the centre, is a must here. The beef brisket curry and chicken teriyaki are also great paths to take.
Address: 8392 Kennedy Road, Unionville
With locations in Markham and Richmond Hill this HK diner has amassed a following that returns again and again for comfort foods including the pork chop cutlet sandwich, egg foo yung on rice, and guilin noodles.
Address: 4580 Highway 7 East, Markham
Address: 1480 Major Mackenzie Drive East, C7-C8, Richmond Hill
Deciding between buns, noodles, and a hot rice dish for lunch? Why not have it all at this Hong Kong bakery and diner. Fill up on an assortment of hot dog and pineapple buns or go with their delicious curry chicken.
Address: 7220 Kennedy Road, Markham
Relatively new to the Markham diner scene, 6 Café impresses with their massive rice dishes. Brought out in a big bamboo steamer, the fried rice here is a head turner. Alternatively, try the spaghetti bolognese, or rice plum sauce ribs.
Address: 8920 Woodbine Avenue, Markham
Crispy deep fried fish cutlet or one of the Malaysian curries are faves on this menu. Just save room for dessert because unlike many of the diners on this list, Phoenix has a large dessert menu featuring Hong Kong waffles with ice cream, Napoleon ice cream sandwiches, and sweet thick toasts.
Address: 1 Raymerville Drive, Markham
Address: 7155 Woodbine Avenue, Markham
Address: 8190 Bayview Avenue, Unit C, Thornhill
Address: 2900 Warden Avenue, Unit 105-106, Scarborough
Café Hollywood is a Pacific Mall veteran and also operates a new location across the street. The spot is best known for its chicken wings which are even better with the happy hour beer deal. Also, did I mention that there’s all day breakfast?
Address: 4372 Steeles Avenue East, Markham
Address: 7240 Kennedy Road, Markham
One of the many amazing restaurants at New Kennedy Square, Blue Ocean has a killer iced milk tea. The teriyaki short ribs, squid ball soup noodles, and Singapore vermicelli are also among the must-tries.
Address: 8392 Kennedy Road, Markham
It’s back! Woodstone Eatery disappeared for a few years only to reopen recently in the same exact spot; this time, better than ever. The baked rice dishes are stunning (and delicious as well). Cool down with an Italian iced soda or iced coconut macchiato.
Address: 10 Apple Creek Boulevard, Unit B1, Markham
Despite its misleading name, Korean dishes here are limited to bibimbap and a few others. This spot majors mostly in Hong Kong classics like the satay beef on macaroni, sizzling plates, and milk tea. You’ll be disappointed if you come looking for soon tofu, but you’ll likely stay for all the other great foods.
Address: 9291 Markham Road, Markham
In addition to Hong Kong dishes, the restaurant also serves a variety of Hakka and Thai favourites. Check this place out for Hakka chili chicken, pad thai, and salt and pepper crispy fried squid.
Address: 8 Washington Street, Markham