Much loved, decades-old Yen Ching Palace replaced by much loved, decades-old Pearl restaurant
Fans of Pearl Harbourfront will be able to enjoy the same experience (sans harbour view) in Bayview Village after the restaurant completes renovations on its new location. Owner Kim Mak told us the uptown offspring would be opening in mid-November, with a similar but smaller menu to compensate for the much-reduced seating. Mak says he chose the neighbourhood because many of his current patrons live in the area. Pearl is moving into the space left vacant by Szechuan restaurant Yen Ching Palace, which had also served hungry Torontonians for decades. Reportedly, the restaurant finally closed its doors because the owners wanted to retire after many years of running the popular restaurant. While we welcome the new and shiny Pearl, we’d also like to propose a sweet and sour sauce toast to the old Yen Ching.