Taste Of The Silk Road
341 Danforth Avenue, Toronto, ON, M4K 1N7
Taste of the Silk Road brings the culinary sensations of the Far East to the east end.
|Cuisine Type |||Chinese|
|Ambiance |||Patio Dining|
|Pricing |||Less than $20|
|Payment |||MasterCard, American Express, Visa|
|Neighbourhood |||Danforth/East York|
|Getting There |||Chester station|
|Cross Street |||Danforth and Broadview|
|Tues-Fri 11:30AM-9:30PM, Sat-Sun 4-9:30PM|
Profile Last Updated: December 11, 2008
The Silk Road is a trade route that connects Asia with Europe, stretching 8,000 kilometres on land and sea; it has been credited with the development and modernization of history’s great civilizations from China to Rome. Here, in the city, Taste of the Silk Road brings the authentic and varied flavours of Chinese cuisine to the Danforth. Possibly the sleekest Chinese restaurant in Toronto, with the maroon walls, hardwood floors, and stylish half booth seating (read: no lobster tanks or hello kitty knick knacks), Silk Road proves that dining on Chinese food can be an elegant experience.
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As with most Asian eateries, the menu offering is massive. Soups are abundant, with appetizer-sized hot and sour, chicken and sweet corn, wonton, tom yum, and mushroom egg-drop; heartier noodle soups are proffered as entrees. Pork-filled Tibetan dumplings, tofu steaks, and beef satays are good starters, and appetizer plates for two offer a bit of everything.
A healthy balance of vegetarian and meat dishes are prepared as curries, stir-fries, and regional specialties. Many carnivorous dishes can become vegetarian by request. Stuffed peppers and eggplant in a spicy black bean sauce, crispy beef with pineapple and lychee, and a mushroom trifecta with garlic and broccoli are some of the options to order. From the wok, the Singapore is stir-fried with spicy curry, honey-coated barbequed pork, with shrimp and vermicelli noodles. The Cantonese is a protein-charged plate of chow mein, garnished with shrimp, pork, calamari, scallops, and chicken in a garlic sauce with veggies and thin egg noodles. By contrast, the vegetarian moon incorporates bok choy, corn, water chestnut, carrots, and tomatoes atop crispy noodles.