Chef Quan Northern Chinese Cuisine

Chef Quan Northern Chinese Cuisine

 

Chef Quan Northern Chinese Cuisine
180 Steeles Avenue W, Unit 20A
Vaughan, ON
L4J 2L1
Canada
(905) 597-1885

Chef Quan is a new Northern Style Chinese restaurant in the Thornhill area. It used to be called NCE BBQ, but I don't believe much has changed at all. The great thing is that this is probably one of the few (or only?) Northern chinese restaurant in the immediate area. The big focus for this place seems to be their Peking Duck, which is done very well. The place is HUGE, so it's ideal for larger parties.

Front
Front
Inside
Inside

As mentioned earlier, the Peking Duck is the big focus here. Along with the Peking Duck, I have also had the jellyfish, spicy clams, crispy pork, and the green onion pancake. The peking duck is done very well. It might be one of the best in Toronto from the few that we have tried. The skin is very crisp and there, surprisingly, isn't much grease. The meat is juicy and the accoutrements are great as well. They will also bring a duck bone soup with cabbage and tofu for extra. That soup is very good and has great flavor with a slight hint of duck.

Peking Duck
Peking Duck
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Duck Bone Soup
Duck Bone Soup

The jellyfish wasn't good. Not tender enough and way too sour. The spicy clams are real good (though some need to be cleaned more as some were a bit sandy). The flavor is there though and the portion size is huge. The crispy pork was so damn crispy, it was great. The pork meat is very thin, but so is the batter so it was nice. The sauce was slightly sweet with a spicy undertone. The green onion pancake was OK. Was a bit too greasy for my liking.

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Green Onion Pancake
Green Onion Pancake

I wish I could say that all this food was consumed by a larger group of people, but it was only me and my girlfriend...

Either way, we had made multiple trips already, despite the place being open for less than a month. The service here is rather quick, while the owner is very nice. The food is stellar, and the prices are pretty fair. Nice inside and out, so will definitely have return visits from us.

Ambience: B | Service: B | Price:B | Food: B+

OVERALL: B

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