Legend, a Richmond Hill gem

Legend Chinese Restaurant


You would never think that of all Chinese restaurants in the city of Toronto, including china town, Foodies Inked would end up adding to its roster of best in town, a Chinese restaurant located in Richmond Hill. Well I did not think that either, but here we are.

Legend is to me a hidden Chinese gem. Located on Yonge Street just a few blocks north of Steels avenue, Legend gives us a taste of what the true motherland offers. Minus the 15 hr travel time of course.

Without much hesitation, and with a big appetite, we start our ritual of ordering by numbers. Legend’s authenticity relies as much on the food as it does on the restaurant culture. Round tables, tons of Chinese families and well, Chinese waiters, with most of them speaking little to no English, make it all part of the experience.

Number 25. Cantonese Chow Mein

Legend Chinese Restaurant

Cantonese Chow Mein

This is always my favourite at Legend. Its crispy fried noodles with Chinese broccoli (bok choy), slices of thin chicken breast and some rather gelatin-like sauce. The crispiness of the noodles combined with the softness of the sauce is what makes this dish a hit. Simple, tasty and crunchy.

 Number 14. Sweet and Sour Pork

Legend Chinese Restaurant

Sweet and Sour Pork

By the time I was able to stop my friends from devouring the pork, the dish had already been assaulted. I have to give them credit though, they are always so patient with me as I have to take a pic of the food before they start eating it. I can’t ask them to always remember my blog needs, they do enough already by accompanying me to my crazy restaurant selections, even if it means traveling miles from the city. Thanks guys!

So here you have it, Sweet and Sour Pork with Pineapple. These are pieces of pork that have been battered and fried, then mixed in with its sweet and sour delight along with slices of pineapple and red and green peppers. Once again, simple, crunchy and tasty.  Do you see the underlying theme here?

Number 28. Fried Rice Noodles with Beef and Black Bean Sauce

Legend Chinese Restaurant

Fried Rice Noodles with Beef and Black Bean Sauce

They are flat rice noodles topped with slices of beef, onion, garlic and peppers covered in a black bean sauce. Another one of my favourites and certainly a must have from their menu.

Aside from its variety and well served dishes, Legend is a restaurant that suits any lifestyle as it is quite affordable. I approximately $17.00/person, all in.

Until next time Foodies.

Buen Provecho,
Foodies Inked.

Dining Experience: Dinner 
Venue: Legend
Specialty: Chinese
Location: 5 Glen Cameron Road, Richmond Hill, ON
Menu items: Cantonese Chow Mein, Sweet and Sour Pork with Pineapple and Fried Rice Noodles with Beef and Black Bean Sauce


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2 Responses to Legend, a Richmond Hill gem

  1. Viviana February 14, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    No, thank you for being part of this :)

  2. Sister! February 14, 2011 at 2:12 pm

    I was there so I agree 100% delish!…thanks for taking us there and sorry about the pork LOL


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