Top 5 Cheap Asian Eats in Mississauga
Mississauga has some great Asian food options without having to break the bank. Here are the top 5 cheap Asian joints in Mississauga:
5 - Star Fast Food
This place is a gold mine of Chinese takeout and it's open 365 days a year from 9 am to 9 pm! Located in Mississauga's new Chinatown at Creditview and Burnhamthorpe, The Star Fast Food is a place you might have to search for. Look for the karaoke bar beside it. Once you walk in, you can't help but look at all the wall menus that have specials on them. There are daily specials, online specials, lunch specials and more (you can find them all on their Facebook page). This place has about 200 menu items, including curry beef brisket, seafood pineapple fried rice and French fries for the timid diner. The food was made to order and ready to go within eight minutes. The sweet and sour chicken was as perfect as can be for Chinese takeout, as it was conventionally seasoned and sauced, but not too salty. We had the salted fish with chicken fried rice and it was the best rice dish we had on this top 5. This place is even open for breakfast at 9 am, so you can get three square meals here. Like most good Chinese places, they don't accept debit or credit cards, so if you don't have cash you'll have to walk to the nearby TD.
Average spend: $6.95
4 - Noodle Wok
This place has been a Chinese takeout staple for over 30 years. The only thing that has changed about this restaurant is its name (it used be to called “Noodle Delight” back in the day). Besides that, nothing else has changed since I was in high school and that is a good thing. We were there recently and the food is still prepared the same way and possibly by the same cooks. Noodle Wok continues to serve massively huge portions as seen below on the over flowing General Tso Chicken at a reasonable price. They have so much to choose from on the menu, offering everything from beef and egg on rice to shrimp wontons to the best fried chicken wings on this list. Basically, everything on the menu is great and very flavourful! I think I’ve tried almost everything they serve here. Don’t be put off by the decor; you’re not there to be wined and dined. Just take it all to go! They only accept cash, but they do have an ATM on site.
Average spend: $6.99
3 - House of Pepper - Dixie Park
(Vietnamese, Korean, Japanese and Chinese)
Located on Dixie by Eastgate is the best Asian food court in Mississauga. 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 take-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 and is all cash.
Average spend: $6
2 - Bamboo Bubble Tea
If you are looking for an in-and-out bubble tea joint with food, Bamboo Bubble Tea (also located at Burnhamthorpe and Creditview) is a great choice. With only four seats, you know they don’t want hordes of lingering diners. Other then the bubble tea this place also boasts a wide food selection including Banh Mi Baguettes that are only $2.50 and going up to a whopping $3.25 (it comes with meat).
Average spend for lunch: $5.00 with a drink
1 - Nguyet Minh
This is the joint for banh mi in Mississauga and let me tell you it's cheap, $2.50 for a delicious banh mi sandwich. Vietnam was controlled by the French for a long time and it influenced the local cuisine. These subs made out of Vietnamese baguettes are stuffed with various mystery meats and Vietnamese pate are topped with pickled daikon radish, carrot, mayo and cilantro. I am honestly salivating just thinking of these little flavours infused carb bombs, and at $2.50 a pop, your outta there full for just over 5 shekels!
Average spend for lunch: $5.00 with a drink