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...

Restaurant Review: Why I ordered a $140 steak at Branca, the hottest table in town

Restaurant Review: Why I ordered a $140 steak at Branca, the hottest table in town

It’s an Argentinian grill: the Argentinian tradition is to cook over a live fire of hardwood and Argentinian lump charcoal, which imparts a bit of a smoke undertone to the meat along with a charred crust that’s kissin’ cousin to crispy. Rather splendid.
Posted 3 days ago
First Look: Pai Market makes Nuit Regular’s Northern Thai food an option for lunch

First Look: Pai Market makes Nuit Regular’s Northern Thai food an option for lunch

Now, some of their favourite flavours are available from a daily lunch counter in a newly expanded section of their Duncan Street restaurant, which is also available for private rental in the evening.
Posted 5 days ago
Eat This Minute: Cruller intentions

Eat This Minute: Cruller intentions

Since flinging open the doors of this pocket-sized takeout counter, owner Pawel Grezlikowski has been feeding mountains of fried bird to a happy crowd.
Posted 5 days ago
T.O. nutritionist Danielle Binns shows us 5 immune-boosting foods and how to get your kids to eat them

T.O. nutritionist Danielle Binns shows us 5 immune-boosting foods and how to get your kids to eat them

Danielle Binns shows us 5 immune-boosting foods to keep colds at bay this season.
Posted 6 days ago
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleEdit Module