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Morals Village Mississauga

Morals Village is a hot pot restaurant chain with over 600 locations in China. They opened their first Canadian location in 2015, and has since grown at a relatively rapid pace. About 1.5 weeks ago, I had the pleasure of attending the Morals Village Mississauga Grand Opening Event. The Mississauga location is their 5th Canadian location, and they have plans to open another in Ottawa. With that being said, Morals Village prides themselves in providing top-notch quality and Szechuan cuisine influenced flavour with their hot pot offering.



 Hot pot is not only a great dining experience with either small or large group of people, but it's perfect for the cold months ahead. At Morals Village, customers are able to experience Szechuan style hot pot. Combining traditional flavours and innovative cooking techniques, Morals Village offers a more fun and innovative way to enjoy hot pot in the city. Here, they provide a more upscale hot pot experience, and it does reflect in their pricing. Dinner is $25.99 on the weekday for adults, and +$2 for weekends. Price-wise, it is higher than other hot pot establishments, but the quality ingredients are definitely noticeable.

 There was also a customization aspect to doing hot pot at Morals Village Mississauga, as you are able to create your own sauce. A wide variety of sauces are available at the designated sauce station, and include options like chili oil, sesame oil garlic, satay, soy sauce, and more. You are more than welcome to mix and add different sauces to your liking.



The evening started with some snacks from the front including my favorite golden buns with condensed milk. These buns are so good when they're fresh out of the oven!


During this time, bloggers and media guests were given the opportunity to take pictures from a fully decorated table with all of the menu items before the dinner commenced.

There are now 14 broths to choose from, and they do come with an extra surcharge (starting at $3). There are three new broths on the menu including an exclusive spicy soup base (pure oil extract) with a rating of 8 chili peppers. I wouldn't recommend getting that one unless your spice tolerance is extremely high. Instead, I would opt for either the Original Spicy Soup Base (+$3) or their house special, The 10-year Special Spicy Soup Base (+$8).

HOW TO EAT HOT POT:

1) Choose soup base.
2) Create your own favorite dipping sauce mix.
3) Drop hot pot meats & veggies into boiling soup.
4) Dip well cooked meats and veggies into dipping sauce and enjoy.

10 Year Special Spicy Soup Base



The restaurant itself was very spacious with plenty of group seating. I also liked how each table has their own individual hot pot stove, and that you can control the heat intensity. Browsing through their extensive AYCE offering, I noticed that the Certified Angus Rib Eye Beef Slices is now on the menu without an added surcharge. Speaking of meat, all the meat are of higher quality then you tend to expect from a hot pot restaurant, and there are a great variety of options. With that being said, Morals Village offers an extremely wide selection of food to order from, which was nice.


Signature Green Pepper Soup Base


Sweet Tomato Ox Soup Base


Mountain Cliff Wild Mushroom Soup Base


Homemade Pork Bone Soup Base


 Please enjoy the pictures from our dinner at Morals Village Mississauga.







The drinks menu consisted of several juices like watermelon juice and kiwi juice. I opted for the Watermelon Juice, which was super refreshing, and it was freshly made. I don't believe that they have their liquor license yet, but I was told that it was in the works.










Our entire table was extremely full by the end of dinner. However, a few of us still had room for desserts. The only dessert that was on the menu was either chocolate or vanilla ice-cream. The one downside is that each customer is limited to only one ice-cream cone, which is odd for an AYCE place. Overall, it was a very well thought-out event with a lot of entertainment (live DJ, face changer dancer, and hip hop dance crew), and there was definitely a lot of food for everyone. I had an enjoyable evening, and I can't wait to return to Morals Village Mississauga for another night of hot pot.



 Thank you to Sweven Media for the invitation and Morals Village Mississauga for hosting a great event!

Address: 2-1177 Central Parkway W, Mississauga, ON, L5C 4P3

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Summit Garden Chinese Cuisine

 Summit Garden Chinese Cuisine is an authentic Chinese restaurant on Winston Churchill Blvd and Dundas St in Mississauga. They have been in business for about 18 years, and have a reputation for being consistent with their food and service. I can definitely see the reason why they have been a successful for so long, as many of their diners are returnees with their family members.

In addition to their lunch and dinner menu, they also serve weekend dim sum. I had the pleasure of attending a menu tasting at Summit Garden a couple of weeks back where I tried several of their popular dishes. I was greeted by the owner and director of Summit Garden Chinese Cuisine, Kenneth Choi, who also works the floor. I think it's great when the owner or manager take the initiative to wait the tables, so that they are able to have a first-hand experience of what it's like.


 Summit Garden Chinese Cuisine's interior was spacious and rather stunning with its ornately decorated Chinese decor. Like several mid-upscale restaurants, Summit Garden has an open dining area that is also available for large parties, weddings, and private parties. The space allows diners to have an enjoyable and comfortable experience without being seated in a cramped space.

Upon entering, we were welcomed by the hostess and seated at our reserved table. Due to the extensiveness of the menu, we decided to get recommendations from the owner, Kenneth Choi, who chose all of the following items for us to try. The extensive menu consisted of several traditional Chinese dishes, but they do have set meals as well. I would say that the set meals offer more of a value, and is highly recommended if you want to try more items.



We started off with the Peking Duck; one of the most popular menu items at Summit Garden Chinese Cuisine. The Peking Duck was sliced table-side, and served with pancakes, sauce, and scallions as toppings. The pancakes came in a steamer basket with several ingredients as garnishes. The pancakes were rather big, and soft, which went well with the crispy and well-seasoned duck skins. Don't forget to pack the pancake with a piece of scallion and cucumber each to enhance the flavor. This was a great first course, and I was looking forward to the next few courses.


As seen above, the Peking Duck was served in a traditional two course meal. First out was the duck skins with pancakes, and the second course was duck meat sautéed with vegetables to be eaten as a salad wrap. The portion was more than enough for two people, and arrived beautifully plated.


Another popular option was the Wok-Fried Beef Tenderloin with Asparagus in Maggi Sauce ($17.95). Please note that pictured below is of the half portion, as we wouldn't be able to eat the full one considering that there was also a lobster. The beef tenderloin was tender and well-flavored with the Maggi Sauce.


 One of the highlights of the night was the lobster, which was served Hong Kong style, where the lobster was fried and seasoned. I love seafood, so the Wok-Fried Jumbo Lobster (2 pounds) was quite an impressive feast. The lobsters at Summit Garden Chinese Cuisine was served Hong Kong style, but they modified it slightly. It wasn't the traditional fried lobster from Hong Kong. Rather, I was told that their version was more of a modified version, as they use deep fried fish as well to create a balance in flavor. The lobster here was not super salty, which I enjoyed! Additionally, the lobster meat was tender and succulent. 


There are some Japanese-inspired dishes on the menu including this Fried Japanese Style Tofu ($11.95). Japanese tofu is a popular Japanese appetizer that is often found in many restaurants and izakayas. Summit Garden Chinese Cuisine's interpretation of the tofu dish was not the traditional style. Rather, they made it their own with a hint of Chinese flavoring in the sweet and savory sauce. The portion was very generous, and the tofu themselves were nice and plump.



We ended the night off with a light dessert; Mango Pudding. The dessert wasn't overly sweet, and there was a nice aroma of mango despite no mangoes being used in these desserts.


 Summit Garden Chinese Cuisine is a lovely Chinese restaurant in Mississauga, and perfect for all occasions. They are open for weekend dim sum, lunch, and dinner 7 days a week.

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Dim Sum @ Blue Lagoon Seafood Master

I had the pleasure of attending a media tasting at Blue Lagoon Seafood Master about two weeks ago. Blue Lagoon Seafood Master served traditional Chinese cuisine, including seafood, BBQ, and also daily dim sum. The restaurant was large, inviting, and customers were greeted with tanks of fresh lobsters and crabs at the entrance. I have been here on several occasions for dinner, as it's closed by to our place in Mississauga. However, we have always ordered from their seafood menu, so this was my first time trying their dim sum. I have never had dim sum for dinner, so this was also an interesting first-time experience.


The media tasting was to preview two new dishes that are now added to their regular dim sum menu. The two new offerings were inspired by the popular trend that has been very popular in Hong Kong; cartoon dim sum. Both the Piggy Shaped Buns and Green Eyed Monsters Buns are now available during Blue Lagoon Seafood Master dim sum hours. 



Both of the cartoon dim sums were egg yolk buns containing a generous amount of egg yolk inside. The buns were a good combination of savory and salty. The novelty of the buns was that you need to poke a hole with your chopsticks, and then squeeze the bun for the egg yolk to squirt out. They are definitely a great photo-op for social media, but remember to do it fast, as the egg yolk hardens. Blue Lagoon Seafood Master will have a limited supply per day, so go early to ensure that you get to try some.

Piggy Shaped Buns
Green Eyed Monsters Buns
In addition to the new items, we also got to taste an array of dim sum dishes. Blue Lagoon Seafood Master has quite an extensive selection of dim sum like har gow, siu mai, steamed scallop dumpling with dried minced pork, steamed chicken feet with house sauce, steamed veterinarian dumpling, and more. It was definitely a great dim sum feast!!

Blue Lagoon Seafood Master also offers happy hour pricing, which is $3 for any size before 11 am. Regular prices are S - $2.60, M - $3.60, L - $4.60, and XL - $5.50. Overall, I found the portions to be pretty generous, and they definitely do not skimped out on the fillings for the dumplings, and buns. Dim sum is available everyday from 9 am to 4 pm.


Cold Mango Pudding
Steamed Dumplings with Pork, Vegetables, and Peanuts
Steamed Vegetarian Dumpling
Steamed Pork & Shrimp Dumpling (Siu Mai)
Steamed Crab Meat with Egg White Dumplings


Steamed Chicken Feet with House Sauce
Seafood Fried Rice with Garlic
Fried Noodle in Cantonese Style
Deep Fried Sesame Ball
 Overall, I'd say that Blue Lagoon Seafood Master was a solid spot for an upper-scale dim sum experience. Many thanks to Sweven Media for having us, as it was a fun and delicious evening!!

Address: 888 Dundas St E C3&4, Mississauga, ON L4Y 4G6

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Disclaimer: The food provided in this post was complimentary. However, all of the opinions expressed in this review are of my own.

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