12-Course Hakka Dinner Experience

With all the different cuisines that we have tried over the years, we have never been to a Hakka restaurant. The best way of describing Hakka cuisine is to think of Chinese food, but cooked in an Indian style.

I have tried most of the Hakka restaurants in Toronto and I was impressed with this establishment. It's clean, the decor is a step above most other Hakka joints, the food is very good and the service is prompt. Can't ask for more.

As usual, I have arranged for a multi-course lineup just for our group where you get to experience lots of different dishes. Tonight we get to try 4 different appetizers and 8 different main dishes for a total of 12 dishes. Add in the rice & pop and you're up to 14 different items on our menu!

Tonight's menu is not suitable for vegetarians. Here is our menu for this evening's extravaganza. You get to try ALL of the following:

Appetizers

• Cottage Special Pepper Chicken 

• Vegetable Roll with Plum Sauce

• Chicken Pakora

• Vegetable Pakora in Manchurian Sauce

Entrees

• Mumbai Beef

• Chicken 88 Special 

• Spice & Pepper Tofu

• Chili Shrimp

• Hakka Fish 

• Chili Mixed Vegetables

• Hakka Eggplant

• Mixed Hakka Noodles

Sides

• Steamed rice

• One pop

I have asked for all of the dishes to be mildly spiced. If your palate prefer a more spicy experience, the restaurant will be happy to provide you with hot sauce on the side.

Getting There

This restaurant is located on the north west corner of Pharmacy & Ellesmere, one block east of Victoria Park and a couple of blocks south of Hwy 401.

Parking is limited in this strip plaza but there is lots of parking at the Staples directly across the street on the south side of Ellesmere. Please feel free to park there and walk across.

A number of TTC buses including the Pharmacy 67, the Warden 68 and the York Mills 95 stop directly outside the restaurant. Please check with the TTC for further details.

Payment

This is a very small and busy restaurant and we have been allocated 24 seats. To prevent issues with last minute cancellations and no-shows, I am making this a prepaid event. You will be prompted for payment when you RSVP. Payment can be made online using any major credit card or Paypal. A Paypal account is not required.

The price of the dinner is $32 ($25 + tax and tip). This includes the food described above, one soft drink and green tea at the conclusion of the meal. Please pay your servers for any other drinks that you may order.

Cancellations with full refund will be allowed up to 3 days before the dinner. See the "Refund Policy" link near the top of this event description for more information.

I hope you will be able to join us and I look forward to seeing you there for some yummy Hakka food. The staff at the restaurant have promised me that no one will go home hungry so elastic waistbands are recommended... as usual. Waddle waddle!

- Sash


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  • Kelly

    Really enjoyed myself. The dinner selection was superb and the company was matched. Looking forward to another night out. Thanks

    September 26, 2013

  • JoAnne

    Nice selection of flavourful food.

    September 26, 2013

  • Michelle

    have fun!

    September 24, 2013

  • mitch w. k.

    Looks delicious but I have another MeetUp scheduled....

    September 24, 2013

  • Anuradha Khanna (.

    Yummmmmm..........I wish the event was on a weekend :-(

    1 · September 21, 2013

  • Thea

    what are the selected dishes?

    September 18, 2013

    • Sash

      Hi Thea, I have updated the event description to list our chosen menu for the evening. Hope that helps.

      1 · September 19, 2013

  • Lynn P

    Sash, how many dishes contain fish or seafood?
    Thanks

    September 18, 2013

    • Sash

      Hi Lynn, 2 of the entrees. The rest are meat or veg.

      September 18, 2013

    • Thea

      do you have a list of the chosen entrees?

      September 19, 2013

  • Kitty

    Hmmm chicken Pakora, spicy green beans....looking forward to it.

    September 18, 2013

  • Jessica

    Fantastic idea! I am sorry that I won't be able to make this outing :( I hope you all enjoy :)

    September 18, 2013

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Your organizer's refund policy for 12-Course Hakka Dinner Experience

Refunds offered if:

  • the Meetup is cancelled
  • the Meetup is rescheduled
  • you can cancel at least 3 day(s) before the Meetup

Additional notes: Full refund if you notify me by 9AM on Monday Sept 23. No refunds after that date but your spot is fully transferable and I will also help sell your spot to someone on the waiting list, if there is a waiting list.

Payments you make go to the organizer, not to Meetup. You must make refund requests to the organizer.

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