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Monday
Sep172012

[Chinese] Maple Yip Seafood

Restaurant: Maple Yip Seafood
Cuisine: Chinese
Location: Scarborough
Address: 4227 Sheppard Ave East
Price Range: ~$10

1: Poor 2: OK 3: Good 4: Very Good 5: Excellent

Food: 4
Service: 3
Ambiance: 2
Overall: 3

Extra information:

* BYOB
* Delivery
* Open for lunch
* Parking avail at front

I have probably mentioned that my family eats more Chinese food then some Chinese families, yes? It's only after we moved to Toronto that I go to Korean restaurants so often cause they are actually good. When we lived in Vancouver, we never ever even thought to go eat at Korean restaurants. So the weekend comes and we are trying to decide on where to eat? Chinese food! After couple recommendations from people, I decided to check out Maple Yip. I was warned that this restaurant is not very non-chinese friendly but we went with a friend who can speak the language to help us out, Yay!


Table Setting

Ordered: Braised Pork belly with preserved vegetables

* Fatty pork pieces cooked with chopped up vegetables
* The entire dish is marinated so I like to eat this with rice
* Porkbelly is so tender and soft it melts in your mouth
* This is my dad's favorite dish and is sold in Korea as well but very pricy!!

Ordered: Lobster

* We ordered small lobster since we wanted to try other dishes
* This was decent but nothing special
* To be honest the lobster was so small there wasn't much to eat


Ordered: Snow Pea Leaf (Dai Miu)

* This is my favorite type of Chinese vegetable
* Usually stir fried with bit of garlic, it's suttle in terms of flavor
* You can sometimes order this at Dim Sum places as well

Ordered: Roasted Quail/Pigeon

* I first tried this at my friend's birthday dinner
* The meat is dark and quite gamey

Ordered: MaPo Tofu

* Pretty standard dish at Chinese restaurants
* It wasn't made very spicy and had overall mild flavor

Ordered: Spicy deep fried porkchops

* Porkchop pieces are cut up and then deep fried, sprinkled with chili and salt
* This is overall very dry but it came hot and crispy

* Chili flakes kick in a little after

Summary: Maple Yip is a solid chinese restaurant that serves good, quality food. It is a little far from where I live so it does take a bit of travel time but heck, if you want good asian food- you gotta travel uptown. I would recommend going with someone who can speak Chinese....or I hope you are good with body language :)

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