Pearl Bayview Chinese Cuisine is a restaurant inside Bayview Village Mall in North York. It took over a previous Chinese restaurant location in 2011 and is owned by the same family that owns the Pearl Harbourfront restaurant in Toronto. The restaurant has a clean white backdrop and although it is a small restaurant it is also a good choice for takeout or delivery.
The prices are a bit higher than the typical Chinese restaurant but, because of its’ location in this mall, it’s expected. I have eaten in the restaurant and have gotten takeout several times here and I’ve never been disappointed. The service is good and the food is fresh and made to order.
Today, I got take-out and tried their lunch special, Sauteed Beef Hunan Style with rice and a spring roll. The beef was thinly sliced and sauteed in a sweet yet spicy sauce and it was mixed with red peppers, green peppers, onions, chilli peppers and fresh mushrooms. It was flavourful and a nice change from my usual sweet and sour pork, crispy honey beef or Cantonese chow mein dishes which are also very good. The spring roll had thinly sliced vegetables inside and was crispy and not oily. It also came with a sweet and sour dipping sauce.
Their menu also includes an all-day dim sum menu. So, since I was craving BBQ Pork Cheung Foon, I decided to add it to my order. It was steamed perfectly in the white rice noodle and it had a decent amount of pieces of bbq pork in the noodle wrap along with the green onion slices. Don’t forget to pour the soy sauce on top of the Cheung Foon to add the perfect salty balance to the plain rice noodles. If you don’t like soy sauce this dish may not be too appetising on its’ own.
This restaurant is consistently good but, expect higher prices at this Chinese restaurant for their regular and dim sum menu. With so many Chinese restaurants in the North York area this isn’t the best Chinese food you can get but, it is conveniently located in Bayview Village Mall and if you’re tired of shopping you can stop by for some Chinese cuisine.
Restaurant: Pearl Bayview Chinese Cuisine
Location: 2901 Bayview Avenue Toronto, Ontario M2K 1E6