484 Dundas St. W.,Toronto
Cost: $5-20 pp
In the hustle and bustle of Chinatown, you're almost guaranteed to never know where to eat...there are just too many choices! But once you've tried a place you like, you're almost guaranteed to keep going there. At least, that's the way I am. House of Gourmet is one of those places I keep going to.
The roomy interior is always packed with hungry lunch patrons (it's busiest between 11:30am-12:30pm; this photo was taken around 1pm when it started to empty out a bit).
There's hardly a wait before your food arrives. The veggie shanghai noodles are delicious and hearty...plenty for four to share.
Congee...one of the best items on their menu and great on a blustery cold rainy day like the one we had the day we went (I even broke my umbrella on the trek over there).
Schezuan chicken...the best part is that they can make it reaaaaaaaally spicy! Even mild, like the one we had that day, is so flavourful there's never any left over!
The veggie stir fry is crisp!
I think one of our favourite parts is the lazy susan...and the view...
...but mostly we love going there because it's a quick, affordable and incredibly tasty lunch! It's also just across the street from a Timmy's. What more can you ask for?