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Sushi and Izakaya in Scarborough Area

Looking for a decent Sushi and Izakaya Japanese restaurant in the Scarborough/Markham/Pickering area. A-la-cart preferred but can be AYCE. Does such a place exist? Thanks!

Mar 28, 2014
mango_madness in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Where to find Vietnamese sandwich/Bánh mì outside of downtown Toronto

Looking for a spot in Toronto that's not downtown such as Scarborough, Markham area that makes fresh or sells resale of Vietnamese sandwiches. I can't always make it to one of the two main Chinatown'ss in the downtown Toronto core.

Thanks in advance!

Feb 28, 2014
mango_madness in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Tamarind - Levi's - Casa Manila: Filipino Food

If you're looking for a place downtown I highly recommend LaMesa at Queen and Bathurst. It's a modern take on Filipno food/fusion http://lamesafilipinokitchen.com/

Also recommend Max's ... if you have room for dessert skip the Halo Halo and try the Ube Creme Decadence (Purple Yam Panacott)

Jan 09, 2014
mango_madness in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Breakfast in Niagara Falls

I second The Falls Manor for their breakfast offerings... it is near by the Canada One Factory Outlet's on Lundy's Lane... also good for Broasted Chicken and their Fish and Chips!

Jan 09, 2014
mango_madness in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Fratelli Village Pizzeria – review + pics

Has any one visited this restaurant lately? Thinking of going for lunch on a weekend. Any thing a must try on the menu? Thanks.

Dec 12, 2013
mango_madness in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Burgers in downtown TO

Looking for a good burger joint OR place that serves a hearty and tasty burger. I like Five Guys, looking to try something different like Burgers Priest? When you have a burger craving which pub, resto or burger joint is your go to?

Nov 27, 2013
mango_madness in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Where to buy individual cups/pods for single serve brewers in GTA?

Hello,

I am looking to try a variety of K-cups or Tassimo pods, instead of buying full packs does any one know a speciality retailer that sells them individually in Toronto, Scarborough, or even Pickering? I've noticed some Staples sells some K-Cups individually, but their selection is limited.

Thanks,
Mango

Nov 21, 2013
mango_madness in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

What would you LOVE as a midnight snack @ a wedding? [Do you even want one?]

I'm planning a wedding next year and my finance and I were thinking about the midnight snack options too... i think the pizza idea is safe, you can make it vegetarian or vegan (by omitting the cheese)... it'll taste good warm, hot out of the oven or even at room temp...

also if you wanted to add a sweets option do some cookies, brownies, or squares to complement the wedding cake (if your'e serving it at that time too) or cultural desserts or homemade desserts... i've also seen chocolate fountains as a big hit as well

i went to a wedding that did the midnight porchetta/roast pork carving for sandwiches WITH pizza and a selection of sweeets/pastries and i recall more people went for the pizza

Nov 14, 2013
mango_madness in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Harlem Restaurant

Hello,

Just wanted to know if there's been any recent visits/reviews on Harlem Restaurant specifically the Richmond Street East location. I am thinking of doing a group birthday lunch in a few weeks. I'm looking for something different to try and the menu looks fantastic. Would this be an ideal place? What has your experience been?

Thanks,
Mango

Oct 22, 2013
mango_madness in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Group Birthday Lunch - Downtown Toronto

Looking for some ideas for a group birthday lunch. We'll probably be a group of 16 or so. It'll be a Saturday weekend, but finding a place that accepts reservations has sometimes been a challenge. Here are some criteria:

- Entrees should be in the $12-$20 range
- Offer vegan or vegetarian options
- Cuisine type preferred is Asian, Italian, Canadian, Pub
- Atmosphere should be casual or smart casual
- Neighbourhoods considering: Yonge/Dundas, Entertainment District, Yorkville area, King West or other nearby areas accessible by TTC

In the past I've had great experiences at Joey's at Eatons Centre, Spring Rolls, Yamato, looking to try new venues, chains or not.

Thinking about Origins on King Street or Bloor Street Diner.

What have been your experiences on group or birthday outings?

Thanks in advance!
Mango

Oct 02, 2013
mango_madness in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Where can I find whoopie pies in GTA?

Lots of special bakeries/patisseries are selling cupcakes, french macarons, cake pops and donuts... but where can I find whoopie pies? Particularly in Scarborough, Toronto area?

Thanks in advance!

Aug 13, 2013
mango_madness in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Game Meat Butcher in Scarborough

I am looking for Game Meat (deer, rabbit, moose, ostrich, and other exotic meats) Butchers in Scarborough area. Thought about St. Lawrence Market but it's too far to venture out to. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

Jul 04, 2013
mango_madness in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Best places for wings and/or pub food in Niagara

I'm looking for casual resto/pub that has tasty wings and/or pub food in Niagara Falls or St. Catharines, ON area ... Preference would be non-chain restaurants ... what are your picks?

Thanks in advance,
Mango

Mar 06, 2013
mango_madness in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

ISO Fresh Pasta in Toronto

Hello... where do you recommend I find take-home fresh pasta in downtown Toronto? Thanks.

Mango

Jan 30, 2013
mango_madness in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

sushi or cooking clas in Toronto

I am looking to join or gather a group for a sushi making or vegan/vegetarian friendly cooking class. I am looking for a single class, affordable, and downtown or accessible to TTC. So far Loblaws offers the rates for their classes but the schedules are sparse and locations vary.

Thanks for your help,
Mango

Sep 25, 2012
mango_madness in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Quebec City Birthday Dinner Recommendations for Ontario Foodies

Hi All,

I'll be visiting Quebec City and was looking for recommendations for a nice birthday dinner at a place that serves Quebecois / Canadian dishes.

We'll be staying at the Delta Quebec so any nearby/walking distance venues would be greatly appreciated.

Also any suggestions for a poutine hot-spot? From what I've read so far there's mixed reviews on Chez Ashton's. What do you think?

Merci!
Mango

Aug 09, 2012
mango_madness in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Soft-shell crab GTA, Niagara, London?

Looking for places that serve Soft-shell crab as an appetizer or meal not just Spider Sushi Roll.
Where do you go in the GTA, Niagara or London area for soft-shell crab? How is it served? Is it available all year round?

Thanks for your recommendations,
Mango!

Feb 20, 2012
mango_madness in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

vegan/vegetarian friendly non-chain restaurants near Union Station Toronto

Hi All,

Meeting up with friends for lunch near the Metro Convention Centre/Union Station in Toronto. We'd like to avoid chain restaurants such as East Side Mario's and Lonestar Texas Grill. We'll be dining with a vegetarian and vegan so that limits our selection. We're also looking for a place that's not over-priced theatre district or financial district expensive if such a place exist.

Looking forward to your suggestions.
Mango

Feb 11, 2012
mango_madness in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

ISO Swedish Julmust in Toronto

Hi All!

Anyone know where I can find Julmust in Toronto or GTA?

Thanks,
Mango

Nov 24, 2011
mango_madness in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

ISO currywurst/German curry sausage in London, GTA or Niagara

Does anyone know where I can find currywurst either at a market, grocer, or restaurant in the London, Ontario, Greater Toronto Area or Niagara Region?

Thanks,
Mango

Oct 20, 2011
mango_madness in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

reasonably priced Japanese/Sushi restaurants downtown Toronto

Which Japanese/Sushi restaurants that are reasonably priced (lunch entrees $10-$15) do you recommend that are in downtown Toronto? Looking into these neighbourhoods Entertainment District, Yorkville, Queen Streets and surrounding area. It's for a small group birthday get-together. We've already over-done Guu and been to Ematei but prefer places that also offer regular sushi offerings not just specialty small plates or authentic Japanese cuisine.

Thanks,
Mango

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Ematei
30 Saint Patrick St, Toronto, ON M5T3A3, CA

Guu
398 Church Street, Toronto, ON M5B 2A2, CA

Oct 12, 2011
mango_madness in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

mango tea

I had the best mango tea at Wanda's Pie in the Sky in Kensington. Does anyone know who their supplier is or where I can find it? Or if you have a favorite mango tea (loose or bagged) what is it?

Oct 10, 2011
mango_madness in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

The Best Samosa in Toronto

I like the ones at South Indian Dosa Mahal (Landsdowne and Bloor)

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South Indian Dosa Mahal Restaurant
1284 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M6H1N8, CA

Oct 10, 2011
mango_madness in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Delicious Food Show

The Delicious Food Show is a new event coming to Toronto October 20-23 at The Better Living Centre. Does anyone know what to expect here? Is it worth going? Thoughts?

Thanks,
Mango

Oct 08, 2011
mango_madness in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

deep fried nanaimo bars at The Ex

Does anyone know which food vendor at the CNE is offering deep fried nanaimo bars? I know it's being offered this year, along with deep s'mores, pop-tarts, oreos, twinkies ...

Aug 30, 2011
mango_madness in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

ISO Filipino style roast suckling pig/lechon in Mississauga

Hello,

I am looking to order some lechon/roast suckling pig for a birthday party. Any recommendations for restaurants/caterers in the Missisgua//Oakville/Hamilton/Niagara Regions would be considered.

Thanks for your help.
Mango

Jul 04, 2011
mango_madness in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Cafe or Restaurant with sizable Dessert Selection in downtown Toronto

I am looking for recommendations for a restaurant or cafe that has an decent array of desserts (pastries, cakes, ice cream, squares etc) in the downtown Toronto area, preferably near Union Station, Air Canada Centre, or Eatons Centre. I was considering Movenpick/Richtree at Yonge/Wellington or Hot House Cafe. Can you think of anything else? I am looking for a place that's open late on weekends.

Thanks,
Mango

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Hot House
35 Church Street, Toronto, ON M5E 1T3, CA

Air Canada Centre
40 Bay St, Toronto, ON M5J2X2, CA

Jun 02, 2011
mango_madness in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

iSO Filipino Restaurants in NYC

Thanks for all the responses.

With regard to Maharlika, it turns out they will be closing May 15, so I won't be able to try them out: http://newyork.grubstreet.com/2011/04...

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Maharlika
111 First Ave, New York, NY 10003

May 05, 2011
mango_madness in Manhattan

iSO Filipino Restaurants in NYC

Looking for Filipino restaurants, is Jolibee still open in NYC? Thanks for your recommendations.

May 04, 2011
mango_madness in Manhattan

Whoopie pies

No one has replied to this posting yet for 2011. I am also wondering if there are any new recommendations for the best places to find Whoopie Pies.

Mango

May 03, 2011
mango_madness in Manhattan