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McDonalds poutine

I think their Poutine is great curds squeak, tastes great... I've had the real thing all over Quebec and McD's does a good job with the fries they use. The only thing I hate is a order a "Putin", and the cashier always says "Pooh-teeeen"?

Apr 05, 2014
jayzen25 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Where can you buy Bombay duck in GTA?

sorry got it wrong, I thought they were the same plse disregard Pomfret is just another fish popular in India.

Mar 15, 2014
jayzen25 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Where can you buy Bombay duck in GTA?

Ok I guess I confused the two, I think what I was thinking of is Bombil - thats what some Indians call the dried Bombay Duck

Mar 15, 2014
jayzen25 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Where can you buy Bombay duck in GTA?

it may also be called "Pomfret"

Mar 13, 2014
jayzen25 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Where can you buy Bombay duck in GTA?

I actually know the dried version quite well from the smell it is also known as Pomfret, the dry version should be available in most Indian grocery stores. beware the smell of your kitchen after preparing them though.

Mar 13, 2014
jayzen25 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Steeles & Warden - Best Restaurant For Take Out Dinner - Any Scrumptious Cuisine

Jerk Chicken Shawarma and Poutine sounds interesting, I have to try this ASAP

Mar 07, 2014
jayzen25 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Best dosas?

Madras Palace on Ellesmere is closed down as far as I know, but they still have a place in Richmond Hill. It was my go to place but quality on the Scarborough one went down hill till they closed. The Richmond Hill one might be good.

Anjappar Chettinad in Scarbrough Is the best in recent memory for Dosas I get the Ghee Masala Paper Roast, which is thinner and crispier. and its like 2 feet long


Also was good with a lot of differnet Dosas to try

@mcnicol and Markham rd scarborough.

Feb 11, 2014
jayzen25 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Best dosas?

delete post is old

Feb 11, 2014
jayzen25 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Cast Iron Skillet [moved from Ontario]

I already had a cast iron skillet for camping, which its great for, you can use it on a fire and have no worries of damaging it. but this video got me interested in using it at home.


the benefit of the cast iron pan is the high heat you can cook at, but I do find I use it for frying too. i think mine was only $20 a few years ago.

the only downside is its really heavy and gets dangerously hot.

oh and btw you can make a steak like no other inside your house. Only better steak I make is on charcoal outside.

Jan 12, 2014
jayzen25 in Cookware

Wanting to buy fresh ghost peppers.

If you saw them at Loblaws, and they are not currently carrying them, maybe ask if they can order some for you. if you want a bulk order they might comply.

Nov 18, 2013
jayzen25 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Visiting Toronto for the first time

I second Seven Lives, great tacos!, also I would try a burrito, at burrito boyz or one of the many others. I dont think they have them in montreal, like they do toronto. If you are driving in, stop at Shawarma Empire or Ibrahim's on lawrence east scarborough. Also could recommend any California sandwiches for a great veal sandwich.

Oct 29, 2013
jayzen25 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Roti like the Real Jerk made it

Roti Hut in Scarborough - it has Dahl puri rotis and really tasty curry inside, my fav I have tried in the GTA. The service isn't always the best, sometimes west-indian attitude, but the food is great.

Sep 27, 2013
jayzen25 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

The Best Tacos in Toronto

I really enjoyed the mahi mahi fish taco at seven lives, very fresh tasting and quality ingredients. its great, but the only thing is, there was no salt in the fish or batter, so it was a little bland.

the only better fish taco I have had was Tacofino in Tofino BC.

Sep 27, 2013
jayzen25 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Trip from UK, need recs please

I would recommend a visit to Kensington market for a nice walk around, and try some tacos, maybe at seven lives. or one of Toronto's somewhat famous burritos at big fat burrito (yam and steak is good).

if time permits a trip through Scarborough (if you are coming from Kingston) to lawrence east. and a shawarma at Ibrahim's or Shawarma Empire, is among the best in the city. Also Eglinton east. you can try good south Indian/sri lankan at Anjappar chettinad and have a good Ghee Masala paper roast dosa.

Sep 24, 2013
jayzen25 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Scarborough Gems

I think because this used to be an Italian bakery, they still have veal and pastas on the hot counter, but maybe the baked goods are more french.

Sep 09, 2013
jayzen25 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

ISO: Wahoo

I have had wahoo fish sandwiches in bermuda several times, it is by far my favorite fish,(best one was at black horse tavern in st.davids). I wish I could find something similar in toronto i have heard mahi mahi is similar but can't find that either.

*I found PC blue has mahi mahi, 2 fillets (280g) for $10 not that cheap but will try it out.

Aug 27, 2013
jayzen25 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Suggestions for Ottawa restaurants

For fast food that has quality, Shawarma Palace on rideau, has the best shawarma I have ever tried. gta/ottawa/montreal included.

Aug 06, 2013
jayzen25 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Birchmount & Sheppard

I have only tried them for their veal sandwiches which are great, but Agincourt Bakery (Italian) at a plaza Pharmacy north of Finch may be worth trying. at least for the sandwich.

Jul 10, 2013
jayzen25 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Casinorama Restaurants

Weirs is alright, sort of like pub food. I dont really like the main buffet but it is popular, have also tried the chinese spot and it was decent for buffet or a la carte. Havent tried the steak place might be hard to get in on a concert night.

they have an Italian restaurant but it was a bit pricy for me.

Jul 03, 2013
jayzen25 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Scarborough To-Do List - What have I missed? What SHOULD I miss?

Ghareeb Nawaz is my favorite byriani in scarborough, I have tried it from about 10 places. worth checking out.

Apr 18, 2013
jayzen25 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

The Nilgiris --- South Indian Vegetarian Restaurant

I had a cheese Masala Dosa at the Scarborough location and it was good. Kind like a grilled cheese sandwich. Sri lankan style.

Mar 28, 2013
jayzen25 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

New Shawarma place - Scarborough

I passed by a new place and decided to try it. Called "Amazing Shawarma & Falafel"
They only had Chicken today, I usually get beef when I buy shawarma. It was quite good - I would say on par with any of the ones I have tried, further west in Little Arabia. Not sure when they opened, but it was pretty busy. Lebanese style, owner said he was from Iraq. they have a facebook page without much info.

$6.99 for 2, decent size too (the pic attached is 1 sandwich)

2928 Eglinton Ave. east at McCowan, across from home depot.

Mar 27, 2013
jayzen25 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Accessible dimsum place with reservations?

I tried some Dumplings From T&T that you take home and steam, or pan fry.

Pyung Hwa Brand Korean Dumplings. they are pre-cooked, so you just choose how to heat them. They were really good. Better than most of the frozen Dimsum, I have tried at Chinese Markets.


Mar 21, 2013
jayzen25 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Help! MUST EATS for my one ever trip to Toronto!

If you are not from Sanfransisco, maybe try a Burrito, they are quite popular in Toronto, and there's one place right at bay/dundas. I had a Yam and Steak burrito, and It was Delicious!


Mar 19, 2013
jayzen25 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Sinhalese food in Toronto?

I'm not sure if they are Sinhalese. But if you like Masala Dosa

Is nice and clean, with good food.

also Madras Palace, (the scarborough location is kind of lackluster on the decor.) But good food.


Mar 08, 2013
jayzen25 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

ISO Matcha Green tea and Sencha Green tea

Sanko on Queen had Matcha in a small tin for $10-15, and Sencha.

the Matcha was really good. (should call first to see if they still carry it)


Feb 22, 2013
jayzen25 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Nathans Hot Dogs

I tried Highland Farms on Ellesmere, they didn't seem to know about nathan's hotdogs (talked to a buyer), also tried Highland Farms on Lawrence east of Morningside, no luck.

Tried my first Nathan's hotdog in the food court of Punta Cana Airport of all places, a week ago... I've been having cravings since. I usually opt for sausage.... but this hotdog is special.

Oct 21, 2012
jayzen25 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Dinner for Bachelor Party - Niagara Falls

Maybe Copacabana... its walking distance from Fallsview Casino, I have been to similar places, its an all you can eat Brazillian steak house. Looks like a fun spot for a bachelor meal


I was planning to go there last weekend, but lost my shirt at the casino

Jul 07, 2012
jayzen25 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Chowfind: Al Tanoor Lawrece East -Shawarma

I think this place is pretty good, high quality shawarma. Its definatley worth trying, they had like a mango chutney she suggested for the beef sandwich, I though it was alright, a bit different

I still prefer Ibrahim - the main difference is Ibrahim, the meat seems a little juicier, and the toum (garlic sauce) at Ibrahim is miles ahead of any shawarma place.

Jun 21, 2012
jayzen25 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Cheap and Dirty: Thrifty Dive Bars of the GTA

Jenny's Bar in Kensington, Is the definition of a dive bar. It really must be seen, small & shady. - its really the people, that make it interesting or scary for normal people (lots of visitors from CAMH)

Feb 03, 2012
jayzen25 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)