5 Best Under the Radar Chinese Takeout in Mississauga
Sometimes you need a quick fix of flavourful food for family or friends and there is nothing better than the stuff that comes in the standard red Chinese takeout container (you know what box I'm talking about) that only holds Canadianized Chinese food.
It can be a little hard to find these Chinese takeout joints, as they're hidden in plazas and corners of Mississauga you don't often travel to where their main business is take out.
We searched high and low to find the best under the radar Chinese takeout joints and low and behold, we tracked down the best chicken balls, fried rice and spring rolls in Mississauga.
5 - Wok For U
Located in the northwest corner of Mississauga in a plaza by Tenth Line and Derry is Wok For U. When you first walk in you, can't help but notice how massive the waiting area is compared to the dine-in part of the resto. You could probably fit 30 seats in this Chinese take-out joint. Either way, the staff was nice and friendly and the food was quick and tasted very good.
Chinese Express Takeout is located on the west side of Port Credit on Lakeshore and has been around for 10 years. If you try to picture the quintessential Chinese takeout place, you will inevitably picture this place — even if you’ve never seen it. There is a counter to order from and five seats for you to sit on while you wait for your food, and the food you get here is actually really good. They have everything from Szechuan and Mandarin dishes to the classic sweet and sour spare ribs and chicken balls. They have specials starting at $7.95 and a dinner for six for $58.25, which isn’t too bad.
3 - Dixie Park
You will not find chicken balls here. Located on Dixie by Eastgate is the wonderland of Chinese food takeout. The price, selection and quantity of food you get is like no other. We went to House of Pepper at the food court, which is one of the more popular places there. This isn’t the typical Square One Chinese food court experience we’re talking about. We are talking about hundreds of dishes to choose from at multiple locations. Each one of these places also offers a catering service. So, for $5 to $10, you can buy something for lunch and have leftovers for breakfast the next day. If you are not in the mood for Chinese, you can try Vietnamese, Korean and Japanese as well. The only thing better than taking it out is actually eating there, as House of Pepper has full-size dishes that you can eat directly off the skillet. The only downfall is that this place closes a bit early at 8:30pm.
2 - Fortune Dragon
Located in the No Frills plaza on the corner of Creditview and Britannia is a takeout joint called Fortune Dragon. They sell the entire spectrum of Chinese food, offering Hunan, Mandarin, Szechuan and Cantonese cuisine as well as chicken balls (which were very oddly shaped but tasted good). They were more like chicken bite balls.
1 - Wok A Way
Do you remember a show called Wok with Yen back in the 80s with the chef that wore hilarious aprons with funny quotes like, "New Kids on the Wok" and "Wok this Way?" I have a feeling that TV show had an influence on this place's name, as it's been around for 21 years. A Chinese takeout joint doesn't get to be 21 by selling bad chicken balls. The chicken ball batter to chicken to ratio was off the charts in terms of favoring the meat. As I was waiting for my order of dinner for four, I ended up talking to customers who have been going there for over 16 years. If that doesn't say it all, I don't know what does! They also have killer chicken wings!