Destiny Asian Fusion

Mangocinno. $4.49

If you live in Markham, Richmond Hill, or Scarborough in the Greater Toronto Area, you already know what this restaurant is about:  Late night bubble tea affairs, unlimited wifi bandwidth, Asian snacks/noodles/rice, desserts, and even dim sum in the mornings.  Destiny‘s needs no introduction.  It is simply a popular spot to go for drinks to hang out with friends.  

I’ll just do a simple blog post on it anyway for the sake of blogging about food. 🙂  After we had gone for our first-time play at ESC-IT this past weekend, a number of us gathered at Destiny’s to satisfy our stomachs after some major critical thinking skills (hah).  I’ve been to Destiny’s many times before.  They have a location in Scarborough at Silver Star and Midland and a bigger location in Richmond Hill at 165 York Boulevard.  The latter location is much more spacious and simply huge!

On this visit, I ordered an mangocinno and a much-liked popcorn chicken with rice.  I actually really enjoyed the mango-flavoured coffee that I had.  It looks non-caffeinated due to the yellow colour, but it was smooth and tasted great.

Popcorn Chicken with Rice. $7~

I’ve ordered the popcorn chicken combo with rice before.  It comes with a nice size salad as well.  The cup of rice is topped with some minced meat.  It was yummy.  The popcorn chicken is fried lightly and seasoned lightly as well.  Ever since I had the yummy popcorn chicken from Papa Chang’s though, I don’t think this can compare.  However, it was still a great dish.  *thumbs up*.

Destiny’s is not the only popular spot to hang out over bubble tea and wifi, there are other places like Green Grotto and Go for Tea too.  They’re all pretty similar in my books — Green Grotto serves less food choices though.

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31 comments on “Destiny Asian Fusion

    • Me too!! I’m a sucker for popcorn chicken, popcorn shrimp, and things like that too! We have the same taste in food it seems! Hehe. I’ve never been there for dim sum either. I wonder if it’s good. 🙂

  1. The popcorn chicken looks so good! We have a few restaurants that open late as well, Till the wee hours and some even 24 hours that serve HK style snacks as well 🙂

      • Between May 9 – Sep 14 we have three night markets to choose from every weekend with TONS of food to try and the usual booths selling accessories etc, There’s also of course performances and game booths too.

        Now, Once you are done shopping you can go to Kareoke and sing to your heart’s content until 4am or heck even 5 if you want to 😀

      • Wow, yeah that’s what I had heard of! That’s amazing! In Toronto, we only have a scatter of night markets in the summertime for a few days at a time. It’s nowhere as impressive as having it every weekend like you guys. 🙂 You West Coast folks sure know how to partayyy! 😉

      • We do try lol! In the summer, We have endless parties and events left right ‘n center and then in the winter we have the night life plus ski resorts. The only downside? Is dang you go broke fast. 😛

      • Darn! You make it sound all too good! I need to visit Vancouver sometime soon! (Summer time though so that I can go to these weekend night markets! 🙂 )

      • You’ll love it! It’s funny how some people even have a system, they go to the appetizers, Then to the main course and finally dessert. Afterwards, They will get what they want from the market and scoot off to the next to grab what they want from there. 😀

        How about Toronto though? Big city must have lots of night life too 🙂

      • Haha, no doubt. Toronto definitely has a great social scene and night life! Lots of bars, clubs, weekly events, and restaurants that feature food from all over the globe! Last weekend, we had the auto show and IceFest! Some say that you don’t have to leave Toronto to explore the world because we have such a multicultural feel to all of our restaurants. 🙂

      • Haha, let’s just say there’s so much to learn about in regards to food no matter where you’re at in the world! 🙂

        Yeah, it does! I wasn’t able to go this year, but I’m definitely going to look out for it next year! Apparently this was their 9th annual IceFest!

      • We have a TON of Japanese restaurants all over the place! So much so that you really have to find the right one for the best sushi/sashimi and that coveted spicy salmon salad (!!) 😀 We also have a lot of Vietnamese pho places too!

      • I take it you’ve yet to find the spicy sashimi dish? 🙂 What’s your favorite pho? we have quite a few here but only a handful make good ones sigh!

        On the bucket list though, Icefest is so definitely on it along with all of the East Coast 😀

      • Yes, sigh. I still haven’t found it yet. I’m actually planning to go to Guu this weekend. I know you already said that they don’t have it on the Toronto menu, but regardless, I’m looking forward to some good grub and my eyes are still kept open for the spicy salmon salad.

        My absolute favourite pho place in Toronto has got to be the one called Vietnam Noodle Star. (blog here: http://bit.ly/1gFn6lQ) They simply make the freshest and smoothest pho with the best tasting raw beef!

        Have you been to Toronto ever?

      • Guu has never let me down, It’s always been consistently good food no matter what time I went, BUT! I’m ready to try something different, like Fugu 😉 I really hope you find a bowl of spicy sashimi though, it’s addictive 😀

        Going to read your post rite now 😀

      • Extremely, When not prepared properly the toxin can paralize you within seconds. But! apparently there’s quite the experience and feeling when you have it prepared right, There are only two restaurants in Vancouver that I know of with chefs who are trained. 😀

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  3. I called the restaurant at 12:59am, I spoke to the manager and asked him what time they close.

    He said they close at 2am, last call at 1:30am, I asked him if as long as I arrive there before 1:30am then it’s ok? He said yes.

    I rushed and I arrived there at 1:25am with a friend of mine, the same manager I spoke to on the phone was there at the front and he asked the lady to seat us, she seated us and in a rude way she said it’s last call now and we would have to place the order right now, we ordered 2 waffles with ice cream for dining in, and 2 food items for takeout.

    She went to the kitchen and came back to us and said, they won’t able to serve waffles now because they already turned off the waffle machines 20 mins. ago and it would take 20 minutes to warm it up again.

    So I said to her, basically they turned off the waffle machines at 1:05am which is way too early, they should have at least turned it off at 1:30am if there were no more orders, because the restaurant advises people that last call is 1:30am NOT 1:00am! I also advised her that I called before I came in and spoke to the manager and he told me that as long as I’m there before 1:30am then it would be fine.

    She apologized and said sorry and again she said they can’t turn it back on now because if they do it would take 20 minutes until it’s warmed up.

    Finally, I asked to speak to the manager, the manager at the front came over and I explained to him that I am very upset and that as soon as I go home I will post my complaint review on Yelp, Google Places, Trip Advisor and many other internet blogs, and will also be writing a letter to the head office of Destiney’s about this complaint in accordance with the laws and freedom of speech, when he heard that he started apologizing and said that’s fine have a seat and we will do it for you, I said No thanks, I don’t trust the kitchen staff, because now after I complained to him they might spit or do something to the food, then I left very upset and will never go back there again, and I don’t recommend anyone to go there either because no one deserves to be treated like this with lies.

    I can understand that the staff can’t wait to go home, but if their policy says that the last call is at 1:30am and that’s what they advised me and advise other customers then they should abide by it, if the staff get lazy and decide to turn off the machines earlier than the promised time then perhaps they shouldn’t be working there, and the same goes with the manager because he shouldn’t be allowing his staff to do this.

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