Pacific Mall, it didn’t take me long to realize that this dessert is one of my favourites, especially because of the memories it conjures up — of hours spent as a kid watching rolls being made with delight.">

Cheap Eat of the Week: sweet and crispy egg rolls from Pacific Mall


Published:

The Chinese aren’t often lauded for their desserts. Sure, there are almond cookies, but dessert soups? An acquired taste. Recently, however, after being surprised by a friend with a pack of egg rolls from Pacific Mall, it didn’t take me long to realize that this dessert is one of my favourites, especially because of the memories it conjures up — of hours spent as a kid watching rolls being made with delight.

So, make your way past Pacific Mall’s always-crowded parking lot; past the shops selling the most blingin’ iPhone cases you’ve ever seen; past the DVD shops, bag shops and electronics stores and head up the escalators to Tung Tung Dan Quen King Ltd.

Or, simply follow your nose. The irresistible smell wafting throughout the mall are egg pastries being made fresh, and, if you’re lucky, you can score one hot off the press, literally. The shop, located at the edge of the southern section upstairs at Pacific Mall, sells several delicacies made in special egg waffle presses and crepe griddle plates that use a sweet batter made with flour, eggs, sugar and evaporated milk.

First, there’s the popular mini egg waffles ($3.25), then there’s crispy egg rolls ($3.50, like what you’d see in tin boxes made by Duck Shing Ho, not the stuff made famous by places like Ho-Lee-Chow) and let’s not forget the thin crepes folded into small square-sized cookies ($3.50). All of it is worth the trip to Markham.

Tung Tung Dan Quen King Ltd., Pacific Mall, 4300 Steeles Ave. E., Markham, 905- 470-8785

Gizelle Lau is a food and travel writer/photographer in Toronto who lives from one meal to the next. Her column, Cheap Eat of the Week, highlights dishes that costs $10 or less. Follow her on Twitter for your daily dose of food from in and around the city.

Edit Module

Join the conversation and have your say by commenting below. Our comment system uses a Facebook plugin. Please note that you'll have to turn off some ad-blockers in order to see the comments.

Edit Module

Follow us on Twitter @PostCity for more on what to eat, where to shop and what to do in Toronto.

Edit ModuleShow Tags

You may also like...

Introducing a parade of five spring pizzas that will rock your world

Introducing a parade of five spring pizzas that will rock your world

Toronto’s obsession with floppy, wood-fired Neapolitan pizzas has been replaced by a new parade of pies. Black crust, thick crust and sour dough have become the new orders du jour. Here’s a look at five top pizza places that are ditching the pizza rule book.
Posted 3 hours ago
A new menu at the AGO’s restaurant inspired by their O’Keeffe retrospective

A new menu at the AGO’s restaurant inspired by their O’Keeffe retrospective

And at the Art Gallery of Ontario’s upcoming Georgia O’Keeffe retrospective, that idea is being embraced by the kitchen at Frank. The on-site restaurant is debuting a new menu to both coincide with and play off of the exhibit.
Posted 5 days ago
First Look: Liberty Commons from Big Rock and Oliver & Bonacini

First Look: Liberty Commons from Big Rock and Oliver & Bonacini

Big Rock, Canada’s largest independent craft brewery has teamed up with Oliver & Bonacini, one of Toronto’s best-known restaurant groups to open Liberty Commons in the downtown Liberty Village neighbourhood.
Posted 7 days ago
Taste Test: Toronto’s top salads that eat like a meal

Taste Test: Toronto’s top salads that eat like a meal

It’s hard to make a meal of most greens, but here are eight that are filling and fulfilling. Say hello to the freshest plates of spring with Delica Kitchen’s Devin Connell as she susses out Toronto’s healthy and hearty salads.
Posted 1 week ago
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleEdit Module