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La Palette Opening on Queen West

Just looked inside the old Taro Grill on Queen St and La Palette will be opening there in a month or two. They are renovating right now. That strip of Queen is in need of a decent resto!

La Palette
256 Augusta Ave, Toronto, ON M5T2L9, CA

cheval in Toronto?

I had a great horse tenderloin at Pangea on Bay. Pricey but SO GOOD!

Paw Paw Fruit In the T.O

They sell them in China town under the name custard apple. Not sure when they're in season but I see them somewhat often.

Hottest/Spiciest Dish in Toronto

Gandhi Chicken Vindaloo is one of the spiciest dishes I've had in Toronto. So delicious and it's the only dish at Gandhi that doesn't come in Medium or Mild, only Hot. They say a good Vindaloo hurts 3 times :o)

Chinatown - Let's seperate the winners from the losers

Anybody tried Lucky Dragon? It's right next to New Ho King at the top of Spadina. The thing is, it's always empty so nobody wants to go in when next door is so busy because they assume New Ho is better. I've eaten at most of the restaurants in Chinatown including Lee Garden, Swatow, Happy Seven, Taste of China and New Sky but Lucky Dragon is by far my favourite.

Here's what to expect: Drab decor, broken English and lots of fluorescent lighting but...
Cantonese Chow Mein is great. Arguably some of the best Hot and Sour Soup in Chinatown. Amazing Fried Lobster and a really great stir fried mushroom and tofu dish. The staff are so nice and try their best to converse.

Dim Sum: Try Noble (formerly Rainbow) just west of Spadina on Dundas. Great prices, quality comparable to Rol San but no line ups. They have a deep fried Tofu Rice Roll that's great.

Vietnamese/Pho: I'm a fan of Kim just around the corner from Pho Hung. I ate at Pho Hung for years but got tired of cranky servers and line ups. The broth is far superior at Kim and the rice flour rolls with Vietnamese Sausage are beautiful.

BBQ/Noodles: House of Gourmet just east of Spadina on Dundas is my noodle house of choice. After many meals at King's and Goldstone I decided to branch out. Amazingly tender beef brisket,all shrimp wonton and excellent congee. Plus they do a great Peking Duck or Lobster special.

I live in Chinatown so I'm always discovering new places to eat but they aren't necessarily the busiest (ever seen a line up at Chinese Traditional Buns??).


Best dosa in Toronto?

DOSA MAHAL BY FAR!! Cheese masala dosa is amazing. Also Goat Kottu Roti.