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“Decent food...one of a handful of Hong Kong style cafe inside of Peachtree Plaza”

New City Restaurant
Ranked #135 of 751 Restaurants in Markham
Price range: US$5 - US$10
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Breakfast, Takeout
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Dining options: Breakfast, Takeout
Reviewed September 24, 2016

The number of eateries inside of Markham's Peachtree Plaza is mind boggling! Hong Kong style cafes alone must have occupied at least a handful of units in and outside of the plaza?!

After by-passing my usual go-to place 'Blue Ocean' and tried out a surprisingly good ' Ming's' next door last week. My posting of the latter attracted a few thumbs up comments from foodies pertaining to 'another' Hong Kong style cafe - 'New City' nearby! Curiosity got the better of me, so today, I headed down to ' New City' to give ' their ' version of HK style cafe food a try.

We ordered the usual popular HK cafe dishes of ' Baked Ox-Tongue with spaghetti in tomato sauce ', 'Baked Portuguese Chicken on rice' and ' Baked Spaghetti with meat sauce'.

Portions and toppings were very generous. Price point was great. The Ox-Tongue I ordered were really tender and aromatic, the sauce however was a bit less sophisticated and tasty than ' Ming's' next door. The Portuguese Chicken rice was well done and flavorful. Meat sauce spaghetti, though smothered with meaty sauce was a disappointment and underwhelming in taste. The cheese a bit heavy handed and over-powering. 'Bayview Kitchen' version at the corner of Bayview and Major Mac is still my reference and tasted much better. 'New City''s HK style milk tea, though creamy and smooth, lacked the taste of strong tea tannin.

Overall, if I give 'Ming's' a score of 9/10, 'New City' would at most be an 8.

BTW, they also have 'Gui Lin Rice Vermicelli' on their menu. Based on the one ordered by the table next to us, portion is bigger than Ming's and I noticed they use the more authentic thin vermicelli rather than the thicker ' Lai Fun' that Ming's uses. May be we should have ordered a bowl to compare instead of the disappointing meat sauce spaghetti?!

Date of visit: September 2016
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Thank cctyu68
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Reviewed August 31, 2016

My family come here almost at least once a week for breakfast, lunch and/or dinner. Newly renovated; we love it. Fast service and good food and the prices of the dishes are reasonable.

Date of visit: July 2016
Thank Jeffrey C
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Reviewed July 11, 2016

Small restaurant with good food at very reasonable prices. Large portions and good selection of classic Hong Kong style cafe dishes. Its tucked away in the middle of a mall with lots of other restaurants and shops.

Date of visit: June 2016
Thank Cary W
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Reviewed June 22, 2016

They have the best HK style tea. Love all their food. Especially fried chicken wings and French Toast. Never get disappointed on what you orders.

Date of visit: June 2016
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Thank Jacqueline L
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Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

I am back. Finally have a phone can easy access to Trip Advisor.

This family chinese restaurant have been at Kennedy Square for over 15 years. They are known for the politeless and food quality. Best over easy egg I had this morning

Thank Conway C
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