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Chinese Indian Food Trail in Toronto. Hakka Garden Halal Restaurant in Thorncliffe East York

Hakka Garden Halal Restaurant in Thorncliffe East York

In Toronto Canada, Hakka cuisine is synonymous with Chinese Indian food. Many Hakka restaurants in Toronto are owned by Hakka Chinese whose ancestors first migrated from China to India in the late 1700s. So, most Hakka restaurants in Toronto serve food imbued with Indian flavours. Today, we went to Hakka Garden Restaurant in Thorncliffe which is popular with locals.



Family run and founded in 2007, fans of Hakka Garden consider it the best Hakka Indian restaurant in Toronto.

Hakka Garden Halal Restaurant in Thorncliffe East York

Hakka Garden is an unassuming, no frills but well kept little diner. The staff are friendly, earnest and efficient.

Hakka Garden Halal Restaurant in Thorncliffe East York

To make sure we hit the right dishes, we ordered dishes labelled "Manchurian", a Manchurian beef and Manchurian paneer. The lunch sets come with a choice of soup or spring roll side.

Hakka Garden Halal Restaurant in Thorncliffe East York

We like this sourish spicy Veg Hot & Sour Soup.

Hakka Garden Halal Restaurant in Thorncliffe East York

We also enjoyed this Spring Roll which was crispy and the large bits of vegetables inside were crunchy and juicy. The spring roll relied mainly on the fresh carrot, cabbage's natural flavour which was nice and sweet.

The tasty starters whetted our appetites and raised our expectations.

Hakka Garden Halal Restaurant in Thorncliffe East York

The Manchurian Beef comes with white rice which can be upgraded to fried rice for an additional CDN2.

Hakka Garden Halal Restaurant in Thorncliffe East York

The generous amount of beef slices were served with a brownish starch thicken but watery sauce.

Hakka Garden Halal Restaurant in Thorncliffe East York

The beef slices were tender and taste sweetish beefy which I like. The thick gooey sauce was savoury spicy but not very nuanced which I expect of Indian influenced food.

Hakka Garden Halal Restaurant in Thorncliffe East York

I am glad that we topped up the CDN2 to get this fried rice. It was the best thing in the plate and the best fried rice I've had for quite a long time.



Nicely separated, loose tender firm grains well coated with gentle savoury flavours which complemented the rice's natural sweetness well. The subtly toasty fried rice was hardly greasy.

Hakka Garden Halal Restaurant in Thorncliffe East York

Manchurian Paneer because we love Indian cheese.

Hakka Garden Halal Restaurant in Thorncliffe East York

The paneer was fried to a slight stiff crisp outside and cooked with the same sauce that we had in the Manchurian beef. We like the savoury paneer which had a likeable subtle underly milky sourish taste.

The same sauce which is mainly a soy sauce blend spiked with fresh chili padi, so the same rather flat savoury spicy hot.

Hakka Garden Halal Restaurant in Thorncliffe East York

Hoping to score something memorable, we added an order of Chili Chicken.

Hakka Garden Halal Restaurant in Thorncliffe East York

The lightly battered fried chicken were crisp outside and tender juicy sweet inside. The marinate though was somewhat flat savoury spicy without much layers or nuances.

Hakka Garden Halal Restaurant in Thorncliffe East York

Information for you 👌 A popular nice simple, no frills diner for hotter Chinese dishes. We like their fried rice and would be back for more fried rice dishes. Our total bill came to CDN35 tax and tip included.

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Hakka Garden Halal Restaurant in Thorncliffe East York

Restaurant name: Hakka Garden
Address25 Overlea Blvd #7A, Toronto, ON M4H 1P9
GPS43°42'16.8"N 79°20'59.9"W 🌐 43.704670, -79.349977
Tel(416) 421-8898
Hours: 11:30am - 10:30pm (Sun 1:00pm - 10:30pm)

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Date visited: 25 Jun 2019


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