Podcast Episode 45: Chantecler in Toronto

By Jen Chan
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In this episode of the Find Dining Podcast, Jen Chan of Foodpr0n recommends Chantecler in Toronto, where Chef Jonathon Poon serves up just one contemporary Asian dish: the lettuce wrap. We discuss food photography, celebrity chefs and Toronto's four Chinatowns.

  • Read more about Chantecler on Foodpr0n

  • Visit the Chantecler website

  • Chantecler is located at 1320 Queen Street West

  • Food porn is all the rage

  • Jen recommends the Canon S90 (the S110 is the current model) and the GorillaPod for great food photos

  • Check out Toronto's Chinatown (or Markham or Scarborough )

  • Dim sum (especially the har gow or shrimp dumpling) is a good baseline for comparing restaurants in Chinatown

  • In Ossington, check out Bellwood Brewery, Pizzeria Libretto, and Enoteca Sociale

  • Keep your eye on Chefs Grant van Gameren, Jonathan Poon, Craig Harding and Alexandra Feswick

  • Chef Susur Lee laid the groundwork for Toronto's new school chefs

  • Canadian celebrity chefs include Mark McKuen, Marc Thuet, and David Adjey

  • David Chang's Momofuku is now in Toronto

Jen recommends:

  • The Spicy Popcorn Chicken

  • The Lettuce Wrap

  • The Sundae Funday

Toronto Dining Districts to Explore:

  • Ossington

  • Kensington

  • Chinatown, any of them

Toronto Food Events:

Food for Thought:

  • Q: What is the Rogers Centre better known as?

  • A: The Skydome.

Out of the Frying Pan Picks:

  • Favorite Chinatown Restaurant: Yang's Fine Chinese Cuisine

  • Favorite Food Truck: El Gastronomo Vagabundo

  • Favorite Place for an Original Cocktail: Toronto Temperance Society

  • Favorite Place for Dessert: SOMA Chocolate

  • Favorite Family-Style Restaurant: Edulis Restaurant

  • Favorite Place for a Business Lunch: Canoe or Nota Bene

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