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Update on Broadview and Gerrard

Good turkish pizza at Gerrard and Carlaw. Sushi on Gerrard east of Carlaw not bad. Udipi for terrific dosas Gerrard west of Coxwell. Batifole for amazing dinners. Gerrard east of Broadview.

Apr 30, 2014
g.m. in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Your favourite and least favourite cinnamon buns

Brick St. Bread at Logan and Queen have the most scrumptious sticky ones but they sell out fast so go early.

Apr 17, 2014
g.m. in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

'Chuan Yu-Home' - Some AWESOME tasting Sichuan food!!

Went yesterday to Chuan Yu for dim sum and really enjoyed it!!

Had the best "green onion pancake" I've ever tasted, filled with a thick layer of chives and then quickly and lightly deep fried. Amazingly good. Handmade noodles in shredded pork and pickle came in a large bowl perfect for sharing-the noodles were chewy and excellent and the broth tasty. The star attraction was the pork dumplings, the best I've tasted outside homemade-juicy and bursting with flavour. We also had a glutinous green dumpling like item filled with very flavourful minced pork. The hot sauce provided was very different from what we normally see as well.

As you mentioned the menu was truly splendid. Great pictures and a menu that we are going back to investigate this weekend with two friends. Service was friendly, efficient and bill was 21.00 before tip. What a great find Charles, thanks so very much. It seems new Chinese food restaurants have been scarce lately.

Korean Dumpling and Noodle House

Four of us were looking for something open New Years' Day in north York and found ourselves in Korean Dumpling and Noodle House, 6068 Yonge St. Small, 8 to 10 tables, home-style restaurant specializing in handmade noodles and dumplings in soups as well as Korean pancake and a few other dishes. The restaurant was crowded with diners mostly eating soups. We ordered two dumpling with noodle soups and two dumpling only soups. Dumplings were large, 3 to 4 times the normal size, one meat, one very interesting veg combo. Broth was wonderful, silky and noodles were different than any I have tasted in other Korean restaurants-kinky, chewy and very delicious. We shared the pancake which was delicious, lots of what I thought was octopus although it may have been small pinkish squid and very fresh veg.

No one spoke English and we felt as though we had stumbled into someone's kitchen. Accompanying small dishes were kimchi (very very fresh), a simple cabbage one and crunchy daikon with spicy sauce. I believe they have a liquor licence but was only able to obtain a print out from their opening day flyer which was all in Korean. I think they are open until 4 A.M.

A very interesting, surprising find and one to which we will return very soon.

Sultan of Samosas new Regent Park location

picked up a dozen mixed veggie boxing day for appetizers. So happy no need to trek out to Vic Park and Eglinton for samosas any longer They were delicious-crispy, great spicing. Been waiting for them to open for months. Worth the wait.

Dec 28, 2013
g.m. in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Le Creuset Screwpull Pocket Corkscrew in TO?

available from Kitchen Heaven Vancouver, online kitchen store @15.95 plus shipping.

Cabbagetown these days?

There is also a nice little place on Parliament south of Wellesley called Under the Table-good food, good prices. Great oxtails, Ackee and Cod, Meatloaf and fabulous funnel cake. Very nice atmosphere.

Nov 28, 2013
g.m. in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

new Chowfind Under the Table in Cabbagetown

Three of us went back again today for lunch. Shaved beef sandwich with Red Pea soup was the so economical special and two of us shared an avocado, chicken, and b.l.t. sandwich with the same wonderful fries. Gotta love this place. We took out two orders of Spaghetti Bolognese for dinner and just finished it for supper. This was so amazingly good - wonderful pasta and the sauce was pure heaven. Thank goodness this place is in our neighbourhood as we can hardly wait to go back.

Aug 29, 2013
g.m. in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

new Chowfind Under the Table in Cabbagetown

Want to highly recommend a great new restaurant on Parliament St. just south of Wellesley on the west side. Six of us ate there 2 days ago(including a six year and three year old) and enjoyed the food and the restaurant atmosphere greatly.

Adult orders were Ackee and salt fish with Rice and Peas, Meatloaf and Oxtails. Kids had burgers with fries. First of all the owner Kim is so attentive and ready to find a way to make you comfortable and your meal a memorable one. All the entrees were excellent. The ackee and salt fish was wonderful, just the right balance between the slightly creamy texture of the fish and the slight crunch of the peas and rice. The meatloaf was amazing, moist and tender, the standout in my opinion. The oxtails were also great, wonderful flavour.

The kids burgers were just the right size and perfectly done with the best fries I have tasted for a long time. Kids meal prices too.

I was told about the restaurant by a friend who buys their takeout Spaghetti Bolognese and can't get enough of it.

A great meal with excellent food, surprisingly homey atmosphere and was enjoyed by all-especially the two kids!

Can't do better than that I think. Try Under the Table, you'll be glad you did.

Aug 29, 2013
g.m. in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Good Chinese Restaurant in Broadview Chinatown?

The Dumpling House on Gerrard, north side half a block east of Broadview has wonderful dumplings.

Jan 17, 2013
g.m. in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Citron

I buy citron every holiday season in Kensington Market from a place on Baldwin Street west of 190 and on the same side of the street. They have it in large containers and it's quite soft and fresh tasting. Right beside the woman who sells all the dried fruit.

Jan 11, 2013
g.m. in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Baby Turnips in Toronto?

Bought what I considered baby turnips, about one to two inches in width, at Loblaws Maple Leaf Gardens shortly before Christmas. They called them Japanese turnips but were like the white turnips in taste.

Jan 11, 2013
g.m. in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Where to eat a decent lunch within a short walk of Allan Gardens

Raijin ramen on Gerrard just east of Yonge is good.I agree that Maple Leaf Gardens with a toddler is a good lunch destination.

Jan 06, 2013
g.m. in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

The Dumpling House on Gerrard

The dumplings are home made indeed. I didn't see dan dan noodles but they have zhe zhang noodles and many other noodle dishes

Dec 24, 2012
g.m. in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

The Dumpling House on Gerrard

Great addition to Gerrard and Broadview area, east of Broadview half a block, south side, the Dumpling House no relation to Spadina place.

Had both fried and steamed dumplings, very good. Hot sour soup and cumin with lamb was also good. Very affordable. Northeast Chinese food. Nice decor, good service but only one waitress.

Merry Christmas to us all and enjoy the dumplings!

Dec 24, 2012
g.m. in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Readymade turkey and roast beef over the holidays

We have friends who regularly take their turkey to Hong Fatt Barbecue on Dundas Street and have it done for Christmas. They love it!

Dec 15, 2012
g.m. in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Best Bread in Toronto

Haymische has amazing poppy seed strudel, chocolate danish, rugelach(so good with cinnamon and raisin)

Aug 25, 2012
g.m. in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Best Bread in Toronto

The very best caraway rye is at Haymische Bakery, Bathurst immediately south of Lawrence. Their whole wheat and black bread with raisins is superb. The best bakery in the city without exception.

Aug 24, 2012
g.m. in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Good Kitchen Knives

After many years cooking my own preference is BergHoff in Kensington Market which is superior for holding an edge to any other I have tried. Good German steel, good weight and good price. Nikolaou on Queen is also pretty good.

Jun 23, 2012
g.m. in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Adega on Elm.

One of the most dependable of all good Toronto restaurants-great food-great service. Win win all round. The Cataplana and the Octopus is always first rate.

Jun 23, 2012
g.m. in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Best Bread in Toronto

The search for truly great bread is a long and arduous one. I have finally settled on Haymische Bakers on Bathurst just south of Lawrence on the east side. The bread that they sell on weekends only is wonderful. Several dark breads with seeds, a marvellous light rye with caraway, a splendid multigrain. Only one better is Dave's Killer Bread only available in U.S.A.

Apr 18, 2012
g.m. in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Whole Wheat Bread

Since you can't get Dave's Killer Bread in Canada the search for whole grain bread that's healthy, tasty and moist is a struggle. I've recently tried a seven grain variety at TNT branded Rudolph's that we are enjoying. 3.49 a loaf, comes sliced.

Jan 22, 2012
g.m. in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Best fresh Indian sweets in GTA

IMO the best Indian sweets are to be found at The Sweet Palace on Peter Robertson near Airport Road. Wonderful selection and divine freshness.

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Sweet Palace
1098 Peter Robertson Boul, Brampton, ON L6R3A5, CA

Nov 24, 2011
g.m. in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Alphonso mangoes yet?

alphonso mangoes are at Kohinoor on Gerrard St. E. @ 26.00 case.

Apr 19, 2011
g.m. in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

My review on Emperor Fine Chinese Cuisine Feb 2011

we also love Emperor for dinner and not for dim sum. IMO the best lately is RichLand on 7 and the very best is Grand Chinese Cuisine at the DoubleTree on Airport Road.

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Grand Chinese Cuisine
655 Dixon Rd, Toronto, ON M9W1J3, CA

Feb 07, 2011
g.m. in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Anyone been to British Style Fish & Chips recently

Love British! Have tried F and C all over the GTA. Always come back here for the lovely, thick slab of halibut and the unsoggy fries. Best of the bunch!

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British Style Fish and Chips
1050 Simcoe N, Oshawa, ON L1G4W5, CA

Jan 16, 2011
g.m. in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Costco Hors D'oeuvre's ?

I really like the gourmet antipasto served in crispy crackers. The antipasto is about 10.00 a bottle but so worth it. If you want a tiny dab of goat cheese on top, even better. mmmmn good!

Jan 04, 2011
g.m. in Chains

Best restaurant in Mississauga

We very much enjoy indian food and have, on several occasions, driven from downtown toronto to The Sweet Palace, in a small plaza on Peter Robertson near Torbram. Amazing Thali for lunch, a sweet counter thirty feet long with the best sweets I've seen since India. They do meat dishes also and we are looking forward to returning for dinner in the near future where we can sample some different dishes. Large, extremely clean, pleasant service and very moderate in price. A real winner. We have always been enthusiast s of Brar at Albion and Islington but this restaurant tops Brar. A real treat for Indian Food Lovers.

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Torbram Restaurant
7270 Torbram Rd, Mississauga, ON L4T3Y7, CA

Sweet Palace
1098 Peter Robertson Boul, Brampton, ON L6R3A5, CA

Aug 27, 2010
g.m. in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Persian Restuarants - Yonge and Bloor Area

We just went for the first time to Darvish Persian Restaurant at 508 Yonge St. north of College a couple of blocks. Didn't have dinner but lunch, dips, salad. Enjoyed, nice food, nice service. Menu for dinner looked good.. Also do take out.

Apr 07, 2010
g.m. in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

ISO: Excellent espresso beans for home brew in the East End

Dark City Coffe Company-416 282-2307. Not the cheapest but they deliver and have very good selection of blends (try Extra Butter) organics, fair trade etc. Been getting their coffee for a few years.

Mar 08, 2010
g.m. in Ontario (inc. Toronto)