Top 5 Unique Asian Restaurants in Mississauga

Published September 23, 2015 at 1:56 am


Mississauga is home to a lot of unique Asian restaurants and over the years these are the ones that are the most unique based on type of cuisine or their cooking method.

Wow Wow Yum Yum

Unique because it’s the only restaurants that serves Thai ice cream rolls in Mississauga.

Mississauga’s first Thai ice cream rolls shop opens. Wow Wow Yum Yum is not only Mississauga’s first Thai ice cream roll shop but it’s also the first in the GTA and possibly Canada (there are only two other ice cream roll shops known in Canada – one is in Montreal and the other in Toronto) where you can try this delicious hand-made ice cream. It’s literally made by hand! Read more>

Lion City

Unique because it’s the only restaurants that serves Singaporean, Malaysian, Indonesian cuisine.

Lion City Restaurant, located in the Golden Square Centre on Central Parkway West off of Burnhamthorpe Rd. It has been a Mississauga staple for over 18 years and is known for serving authentic Singaporean, Malaysian, Indonesian and Thai cuisine. There are about 40+ seats in the resto that boasts Chef Lilian Ow’s tasty and lengthy menu that includes meat and curry dishes, seafood, rice and noodle dishes and desserts. Read more>

Koo Koo Chicken

Unique because they serve Taiwanese-style fried chicken.

Koo Koo Chicken is located in the No Frills plaza at Creditview and Bristol. It specializes in Taiwanese-style fried chicken and has one of the best logos I have ever seen. First off, any place that has bubble tea as the drink option for your combo is awesome. When you come in, you have to order at a counter and then take a seat that they sort of assign to you (or at least that’s what happened to me!). The girls at the counter were very friendly and patient, as this was my first Koo Koo experience.  We ordered the Chicken Steak Combo, which included a chicken steak, fries and bubble tea. They made the Taiwanese-style fried chicken as soon as I ordered — no hot lamps here! The combo was better than I expected. As you can see from the picture above, they give you a basket full of chicken and it is absolutely delicious. There’s already so much flavour, but they also give you the option of sprinkling extra spices on your chicken, such as curry, pepper and one simply called Spicy. Surprisingly, the chicken wasn’t that greasy. The fries were good and the taro bubble tea with tapioca made it a perfect combo.

Man Doo Hyang

Unique because you cook your own food in a Korean style hot stone pot.

Man Doo Hyang is a fairly big restaurant that has been in Cooksville for nine years. They actually have a new owner who has only been at the resto for six months, and I know that because he went around making sure everyone was doing well. This place is a little different for a KoreanBBQ joint as they give you a hot stone plate to cook your meat while also providing an in-table gas grill. You can tell how good a place is by how well they do the little stuff and the little side dishes we got that consisted of Kimchi and marinated radish were the best out of the top 5. This place is by far the best value, (whether it’s AYCE or not) as this massive bulgogi plate was only $29.95 and more than enough for two people. This place is very traditional, so the BBQ options do not veer to other selections. They have five huge hot plates to choose from, including pork intestine, two types of Korean BBQ pork bacon, bulgogi and BBQ Ribs. This place is better for parties bigger than two people, as each hot plate can serve two to three people and you can’t mix and match. Top it off with great service, this place is a 5/10 gem you have to check out even if you don’t live in the area 🙂   

Mongolian Hot Pot

Unique because you cook your own food in a hot pot with broth.

The new Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot opened up in Mississauga on Sept 8 after Labour Day. A metal pot is the centerpiece of the Little Sheep dining experience. Each hot pot is filled with a steaming broth that is decorated with an assortment of fresh ingredients such as goji berries, jujubes, black cardamom pods, ginseng and herbs. Every table has a stove top where you can control the temperature of the broth. You can sit with a group where the stove top is in the middle of the table and everyone shares one big pot, or you can go solo and have a stove top with a single smaller pot all to yourself. This is an all you can eat hot pot experience, so get ready to get stuffed. Unique for: Mongolian hot pot right at your table. Food Menu: Without getting into every single thing on the AYCE menu, the standout items to cook in the broth were garlic chicken, quail eggs and lamb wonton. 


  1. Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot
  2. Man Doo Hyang
  3. Koo Koo Chicken (CLOSED DOWN)
  4. Lion City Restaurant – now closed
  5. Wow Wow Yum Yum
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