How often do you crave Hakka? Are you like us, who look forward to devouring this spicy dish at least twice or even thrice a week? If so, then a list of the best Hakka Restaurants in Toronto is something you should master.
After all, you never know when the itch for some delectable Hakka might call you. And when hunger strikes, you want to be sure that you’re going straight to the best Hakka restaurant nearby.
Want to join the club of Hakka dish lovers? From the most authentic Hakka spot in town to the high-end ones, we present to you the best Hakka Restaurant in Mississauga where you can surely satisfy your chilli hankering.
P.S. Brace yourself. While you may be the type to carry around a bottle of hot sauce all the time, you may need to swap that for a box of milk before you dine at any of these fiery joints.
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1. Chilli Chicken House (CCH)
There’s probably a long queue of customers in the counter area of Chilli Chicken House right now. Local punters and Southeast Asians alike bemoan that this isn’t the most authentic Hakka restaurant you can find in the city, but their Hakka recipes are undeniably delicious and, most importantly, halal-certified.
The Manchurian Chicken spice level is legit – and having to choose other Hakka favourites, beers, and sides from the colourful menu doesn’t make it any easier. If you can’t handle the heat, opt for the chicken variety on their “Starters” menu.
And before we forget, if you wish to dine here with your beau to spice up the relationship, we must tell you right off the bat. This is messy stuff, so don’t go dressed or be super glamorous in your date-night finery.
2. Eddie’s Wok N Roll
Address: 6400 Millcreek Dr #6, Mississauga, ON L5N 3E7
When it comes to pepper, chilies, and other spicy ingredients, Eddie’s Wok N Roll does not disappoint – they are very generous. After all, if there’s one cuisine that is notorious for being searingly hot, Thai cuisines are on the first list.
Your order at this Thai and Chinese Hakka restaurant is not only served hot, but they are literally so spicy that your tongue would feel like it’s about to combust spontaneously. They practically use various spices such as paprika, cayenne, cumin, onion, garlic, and more.
The traditional fare like Pad Thai, Chicken Wonton Soup, and other vegetarian dishes are excellent for kids when you’re dining with family. But for hardcore Hakka lovers, the restaurant’s menu is raining with chilies, so finding the ones that will make you rock ‘n roll out of spiciness is not daunting.
3. Royal Jasmine
Address: 5165 Dixie Rd #3, Mississauga, ON L4W 4G1
Serving Indo-Chinese food for almost a decade, Royal Jasmine is an enduring stalwart of the Hakka restaurant scene. The locals have been returning to this majestic place to enjoy hot yet comforting dishes that are consistently good.
Walking through this establishment’s doors is like entering a Chinese Lantern: Red tassels, golden hues, cozy and warm. They may not be as old as other Chinese restaurants on Dixie Road, but we just know that this place is going to age well.
As an impressive all-rounder, this place is suitable for business lunch and is just as good for a night out. The menu prices are higher than average Hakka establishments, but it truly reflects the quality of their dishes.
Frequent diners love Lollipop Chicken, Pakoras, and Manchurian Chicken.
4. Bao Shin Hakka
Address: 896 Burnhamthorpe Rd W, Mississauga, ON L5C 2S3
Website: Not available
It’s easy to make a series of punch lines about Bao Shin Hakka, but we would not stoop to that level. Bao Shin Hakka’s chili-infused and authentic Hakka dishes make this a go-to destination for spicy lovers who wish to challenge their ability to endure the heat.
As evident in their name, their menu is full of Chinese Hakka selections. The stars of the show, however, are Special Fried Chicken, Chilli Chicken, and Kung Pao. They even have lunch specials every weekday from 11:30 am to 3 pm, so this restaurant is one of the hotspots around this time.
5. Hakka Ren
Address: 4555 Hurontario St C2, Mississauga, ON L4Z 3M1
Serving consistently good food on fire, and by “on fire,” we mean delicious and hot, it’s hard to find fault with this delightful contemporary restaurant. Affordable prices? Check. Attentive Staff? Definitely! Excellent Hakka food? Absolutely!
Their modern, elegant, and clean interior filled with Chinese oriental touches is another draw. Their food features an “exotic blend of spices and flavours”; thus, if you are unfamiliar with this place, you will surely regret not knowing it sooner.
Hungry much? Dine now and get acquainted with some of the best chilli chicken and other Hakka dishes filled with chili, you will barely see the dish underneath.
6. Hakka Legend
Turn up the heat at this spacious Asian fusion on Erin Mills Parkway. The focus here is on fiery, regional flavours, such as Chef’s specials Legend Chicken 88 and Sizzling Bollywood Chicken.
As you might expect at a Hakka place that lists Manchurian, Szechuan, or Singapore as spice levels on most dishes, it is truly the most comforting place to warm your belly on cold winter days. Unfortunately, this isn’t the place for you if your tongue can only tolerate less aggressive cuisines.
Just so you know, there are 5 other Hakka Legend restaurants in Ontario waiting to satisfy your craving for a fiery flavour.
7. Hakka Chilli
Address: 4559 Hurontario St UNIT 12 A, Mississauga, ON L4Z 3L9
For a restaurant with Hakka and Chilli as their moniker, you will find it easy at Hakka Chilli to look for a suitable hot flavour that will give you the right burn on your tongue. Complex blends of black pepper, red chili flakes, bean chili paste, and Sichuan peppercorns are available here, all responsible for giving a kaleidoscope of sensations and flavours.
With its sleek red interior and the cult of foodies busy devouring their hot Chicken as spicy dripping streamed down their faces, this place feels a bit like a chili haven. But don’t worry – ask their staff to adjust the chili powder to your liking.
For those who are not into a spicy mess, order their Hakka noodles because chilis are concentrated underneath, so you are spared the mess of spicy flavour.
8. Bombay Chopsticks
Address: 127 Queen St S, Mississauga, ON L5M 1K9
Don’t let the traffic mayhem around Queen St. S. put you off in coming to Bombay Chopsticks. This popular Hakka spot oozes elegance – from its cozy patio outside to its contemporary interior and down to its selection of Indo-Chinese cuisines, 10 out of 10.
The secret to their popular Bombay Chopsticks Chicken is their signature rub of several spices. This hot mixture is smothered on their chicken for hours before frying to give diners a fiery burst, bite after bite.
What we love about this restaurant is that they don’t only showcase numbing heat – although we must warn you about their stomach-burning Hakka Chicken selection. They also offer many veggie options for those who are not into “very” spicy food.
Note: Dine here during their lunch specials, from Monday to Friday until 3 pm. It’s a huge steal!
9. Hakka Khazana
Hakka Khaza has been widely credited for sparking locals’ and, most of all, the Asian’s love for spicy dishes. Their massive success is obvious in their long line of customers in all 7 locations across Ontario. This spot may have Hakka on its name, but they also specialize in North Indian and Nepali Cuisines, which are famous for their hotness!
Their famous dishes are Chicken lollipops, Sahi Paneer, and Hakka noodles. The spicy flavours of these dishes are not only for marketing purposes, but they come in a spectrum of spicy levels, from bearable hotness to so-good-but-I-might-cry spicy. Remember to order some tea or dessert to balance the spice.
10. Ming Room
Address: 6461 Mississauga Rd, Mississauga, ON L5N 1A6
This monster-sized restaurant is your perfect go-to for a hearty, delectable, and spicy brunch if you want to heal from whatever you did to yourself the night before. Ming Room serves traditional Hakka food from various Chinese regions such as Canton, Hunan, and Szechwan – they do not serve things by halves.
The restaurant is not the appropriate place to embarrass yourself should you run out of water while eating Chilli Chicken. If you can’t take the heat, you’re better off walking over to Wind for AYCE sushi. The atmosphere at Ming Room is very homey that it feels like your orders are made by your relatives at a family gathering.
The Bar menu at Ming deserves praise, too. If you still need to develop spice tolerance, you can have a fruit-flavoured wine to pair with your Manchurian Chicken.
Pro Tip: Get discounts by visiting their social pages, where they update their special offers!