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Kaya - Coconut Jam in Toronto

I've discovered that downtown Toronto is not really the place for Malaysian, Singaporean & Indonesian foodies. Firstly there isn't even a restaurant downtown representing this big food niche. And Secondly, not all grocery shops in Chinatown stock Kaya. Most of the shops are owned by either ppl from Mainland China or Koreans or Vietnamese. Often the Vietnamese shops would stock Kaya but the Mainland and Korean shops wouldn't have a clue. There is one shop where I found Kaya and its the most northern one ... the one closest to the intersection is run by Mainlanders and they didn't know anything about Malaysian food

I even bought the rice chung (dumplings) the small ones which you can eat with kaya! :D ... BUT the shop where I found the kaya only had the yellow colour one not the green pandan one .. sigh, but at least its some approximation of Kaya

Downtown Toronto : NO Malaysian, Singaporean, Indonesian as at 2010

This is appalling .. i am so shocked : I went to the address where I thought there would be the ONE Malaysian restaurant for downtown Toronto : but NO it was not there : so I just googled and there are NO MALAYSIAN< SINGAPOREAN or INDONESIAN restaurants in the DOWNTOWN CORE of TORONTO

this is really disappointing and shocking... errrkh!

I'm really craving a good Laksa, Malaysian Hokkien Mee and Chappati with Rendang or Chicken Curry Nasi Lemak.

this is so appalling : there must be many South East Asian students at UofT and yet no places to eat!? this is like Australian in the 1960s when there was no Malaysian food and now in Australia every suburb is within easy access to Sth East Asian food and the cities of Melb and Sydney are abundant with great food options.

o m g!

South East Cafe
97 Seaway Rd, Sarnia, ON N7T8E6, CA


there is NO Malaysian food to be found downtown! ... I thought there was Rasa Sayang on College bec Chowhound and Google maps said so - but when i went there there was nothing! .. and I cycled all over Chinatown and NOTHING ... so disappointed!

Rasa Sayang
2579 Victoria Park Ave, Toronto, ON M1T1A4, CA