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dishes that wow, Toronto 2015...

Soft shell crab sandwich at Fresh Off the Boat. (Say yes to hot sauce.)

Toronto Ramen Roundup?

Reviving this thread as I'm trying to decide on a group outing to Guu Izakaya, Santouka or Sansotei (or anything really close to Bar + karaoke on Yonge St.) The problem is there are 6 of us so we would need a dinner reservation (not a weekend).

dishes that wow, Toronto 2015...

Boquerones & chips at Bar Isabel.

One local's guide to Niagara-on-the-Lake and surrounding area (long!)

I had a really good lunch experience solo at Tide & Vine in January. Would definitely take my parents there. Tricky finding the address as my GPS steered me to the wrong place. But worth the effort. Great staff/servers/owners. AMAZING selection of oysters. Loved the whitefish shrimp terrine, and caesar cocktail with jerky and shrimp garnishes.

Best omakase 2015: Yasu, Yunaghi, Kaji or ?

For the record, I have eaten at Hashimoto (when it was located in Mississauga), over 11 years ago. It was my first experience with kaiseki in Canada (I had spent time in Japan in the mid-1990s) -- and also the first time a chef sent me photos of each course.

Best omakase 2015: Yasu, Yunaghi, Kaji or ?

I would love to go for excellent omakase (or multi-course of my choice from a la carte menu) late next month. I haven't been to Kaji since 2012. I haven't yet dined at Yasu or Yunaghi (and there are no threads comparing or ranking the two.) I can't afford Hashimoto (I'd rather buy a plane ticket to Japan instead!) The only place I've been in the past 2 years is lunch omakase at Zen. (I also love items at Kingyo and Guu but want something really spectacular.) Which is currently the best (please describe specific pros and cons)? Thank you.

Mimico, New Toronto & Long Branch restaurants - revised thread!

Sense Appeal KEEPS changing things: menu, lunch, hours, credit card machine. They make my head spin. I give up on updating this thread with their crazy whims.

West African restaurants in GTA?

We decided to have lunch there later this month. Will report back about Tree Top.

Ding Ho in Hamilton - Egg Rolls

Nothing beats a good egg roll.

Family Day 2015: brunch best bets

Open for brunch on Holiday Monday Family Day:

Pearl Diver opens at 11 am
Farmhouse Tavern
Easy

Please add more if you have verified with the restaurant (or their social media/website). (Feel free to add places that always serve breakfast or brunch on Mondays regardless.)

North Of Mexico in Scarborough - What's good there?

How was it?

West African restaurants in GTA?

Not true. They replied the same day:

Hi,

yes we are opened for dinner.

Please call us at: 1.647.428.1672 / 1.416.831.6699

And we can arrange everything if needed.

Cheers,
Restaurant le Plato
Patrick G. A. (gapfulgence at gmail dot com)

West African restaurants in GTA?

I sent a message through their website contact page and will let you know when I hear back from them.

West African restaurants in GTA?

Thanks. Here is the sold-out ROM event for this week: http://www.rom.on.ca/en/activities-pr...

Here is their blog site: https://supafrik.wordpress.com/

West African restaurants in GTA?

Thanks so much! Sounds delicious. Interesting that they want to offer drinks and food from the whole continent eventually.

Chowhound's top 10 in GTA- 2015 version

Maybe it's a good idea to post the results thread here.

West African restaurants in GTA?

My Nigerian students cooked us some delicious pepper pot (beef offal), jollof rice and more. I'm hooked. I'm also reading the memoir The Bite of the Mango for book club and looking for a Sierra Leone or Liberian type of cafe or restaurant to go with it. Are there ANY west African restaurants in Toronto?

Brampton 2014 memorable eats, markets, food shops, restaurants

It's a far cry better than Sunset Grill nearby. I don't normally eat breakfast out in Brampton but the day we went to Flips, it was better than average for diner breakfast.

Brampton 2014 memorable eats, markets, food shops, restaurants

Which is more flavourful and high quality: Thai Pepper or Twin Fish at Courtneypark?

Brampton 2014 memorable eats, markets, food shops, restaurants

Avoid Italian Garden on Highway 10 just north of Bovaird. Meatballs are all filler. Lasagne is bland and disappointingly tasteless. Clueless kitchen must think we are idiots who don't know any better but are willing to hand over our money. I threw out both items on my last visit. Never again.

Mimico, New Toronto & Long Branch restaurants - revised thread!

Carol offers private karaoke room at the back for parties of 20 or more, for the low price of about $18 per person (includes dinner, drink and karaoke).

Mimico, New Toronto & Long Branch restaurants - revised thread!

Ranu failed the last time I ordered via Just Eat delivery. TOTALLY BLAND despite my typed requests for medium-spicy. If I was to try again I would go to the restaurant and ensure they understand "spicy hot" before paying.

Mimico, New Toronto & Long Branch restaurants - revised thread!

Charcuterie platter is so bland. There's no excuse for dried tomatoes, pickled mushrooms and ricotta to taste nearly similar!

But that pizza... I dream of that pizza crust.

Mimico, New Toronto & Long Branch restaurants - revised thread!

Just ordered Chinese Gallery: kung po chicken and sesame beef szechwan style and stir-fried 8 treasures vegetables for home delivery. Here's hoping!

Brampton 2014 memorable eats, markets, food shops, restaurants

Ridiculous poor service at Martin's BBQ (Portugese chicken) (389 Main St N) catering restaurant. Terrible food (mushy pasta, Parisian potatoes soaked in red sauce til spongy). AVOID. You get what you pay for in life! (In this case, cheap equals terrible.)

Russian Federation cuisine (or former Soviet Union cuisine) in Toronto

Thank you so much for directing me to Crepes Club. We thoroughly enjoyed lunch on Saturday - kvass, salat olivier, borscht, etc. all very good. EXCELLENT addictive pelmeni, served in a covered ceramic pot (so were the potato perogis - but they didn't have cherry perogis). Good deal at lunch - soup and main course for $11.95 (choice of 3 soups and choice from 3 mains).

Mimico, New Toronto & Long Branch restaurants - revised thread!

Cellar Door added a few items to the winter menu. Their cooking is uneven but some winners. Go for the pizza and charcuterie platter (terrific value - huge platter for $11 - don't be tempted to get double the size). Wine is a low point, still.

I dream about that pizza crust - char and blisters and all. Worth a very long drive away from Libretto/QM. Only Norm Hardie in the PEC does it better.

Mimico, New Toronto & Long Branch restaurants - revised thread!

Goodlake is really mediocre at best. We went for brunch yet again - and were not surprised by the lacklustre effort. Overcooked chips tasted almost burnt and looked dark brown with old oil. Sausages are a miss. Eggs benny was fine, but coffee is the standout. Go to Easy instead.

Chowhound's top 10 in GTA- 2015 version

What am I, chopped liver? Asians were on my list, to be fair.

Anatolian's Turkish Halal Restaurant - WOW!

Anatolia (the one at Dundas West near Islington) has supposedly improved - my wannabe Turkish friend (she lived there for a long time and visits often) recently dined there and said that other than one dish, everything was tasty and authentic.