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The Dr. Laffa story. What clowns!

Agreed - the early days out of the industrial building were the best to date.

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Good and filling omakase... with a la carte/cooked menu as well ???

Zen is not omakase only. Typically I like to try one of their grilled fish neck options with a basic (typically sushi) Omakase. Last time I believe it was Skip Jack and it was one of the best yet.

They have other cooked and raw a la cart options as well.

Battle Of The Asian Open Air Markets!

Curious to hear if you go, Matt (specifically the Markham venue) and any standouts.

Going to be tough to get to with a 1 week old, but who knows, stranger things have happened!

Zen News

They had Uni in their Omakase (non-app/dessert version) last week.

The grilled Amber Jack neck was especially good.

Surprisingly different food at Forget Me Not Vietnamese Restaurant

Glad you enjoyed.

I need to try their cold noodle dishes! Guess their soup dishes call me too strongly. Indeed a great spot. They make their own pork sausage in house which is quite awesome.

Keep exploring the menu, everything we have tried has been good to excellent and Vivian is a sweetheart and will steer you in the right direction.

Help Please - Lunch around North York Civic Centre

Not sure when that occurred but I took some clients there about 8 months ago and left quite underwhelmed.

Help Please - Lunch around North York Civic Centre

I just found that site and was about to edit, but you beat me to it.

Odd, indeed.

Help Please - Lunch around North York Civic Centre


I don't see it on their website....

Zen now open

Been a few times now.

Fantastic Sushi, though the service is only marginally above average.

Where to buy the best steak?

I don't even know where to start...!!!

Where to buy the best steak?

I might have tried some at a friends years ago, but I do not frequent CB as it is a fair hike.

I have yet to try any meat in this city, let alone this continent that compares to Cumbrae's.

Closest thing I have had was in Italy.

Where to buy the best steak?

Stuart Carroll while decent, is not great, certainly nowhere near the best.

As was already mentioned which I will reiterate, you wont find better meat in this city than from Cumbrae's

Case closed.

Where to have lobster in Chinatown (Dundas & Spadina)

Not Chinatown, but also not far, Hua Sing on Baldwin has very good ginger/green onion fried lobster.

Surprisingly different food at Forget Me Not Vietnamese Restaurant

I will have to try PQIVR out Charles, as it is also not too far from me. I agree about the comparison between Pho Metro and FMN, their Pho's are equally good, and both restaurants each have some special dishes. You mention Pho places in Calgary however in the GTA, I have yet to find a place that compares.

As an aside, I ask for less chili oil on the Bun Bo Hue, which would change things a lot (for you at least, given your feedback). Try their Chicken Curry Soup if you ever find yourself back there.

Morels 2015

Not a secret spot, but I found what might be classified as 'b-' grade chanterelle's and 'b+' grade morels (no worms which always garners bonus marks) at Loblaws. Regardless of appearances, they tasted great.

Any good Indian restaurants in North Toronto?

Snarky? Not so.

I had no idea however that such a slight misstep in my Thread topic name would garner such attention.

Estufarian, you are correct, Cuisine of India had some tough times in the last year or so, but prior it was consistent. Also agreed to the Copper chimney when it first opened, even superior I would say that CoI.

We will try out Adrak sooner than later, but ended up at Restoran Malaysia instead. Their dark meat curry app w/ Roti is awesome!

Any good Indian restaurants in North Toronto?

That's why we stopped going...

Any good Indian restaurants in North Toronto?

I a merely a stick from the Sadi tree.

Whatever do you mean Dud-ey? ;)

Any good Indian restaurants in North Toronto?

CH - Please remove the upper case N and T from the above title.

I dare not poke the Literarians further.

Any good Indian restaurants in North Toronto?

Says who? Some guy's website?

My 'North Toronto' is 401 North to Steeles.

Any good Indian restaurants in North Toronto?

Thank you all for the responses.

Yes, St. Clair is not exactly 'North Toronto' (least not in my dictionary), I was thinking 401 North type of thing.

Indian Cuisine used to be good a year or so ago, last I tried they were pitiful, same with Indian Kitchen.

Charles, I tried Chauhan not long ago, though the wait was horrendous, the food was decent, though not consistent(some dishes better than others).

An Indian friend of mine recommended Adrak, so we might give it a shot.

Doesn't seem like much else to choose from in the area...

Any good Indian restaurants in North Toronto?

I have yet to find any decent restaurants ever since Cuisine of India closed (the one on Yonge St south of Finch) years back.

Interested to see if anyone can offer any suggestions.

When can we expect fresh strawberries in Toronto

Anyone aware of a good (fairly local) place to pick Organic strawberries, or even a place that sells local Organic?

Surprisingly different food at Forget Me Not Vietnamese Restaurant

I too had a good laugh at VV's response. Especially the part about his 'refined sensibilities' and his 'contraction of an MSG intolerance'.

Perhaps it is time you started a Youtube channel and show the world the glory that is; VV.

Terrific meal at Bareburger!

$140 for 4 adults and 2 kids, for burgers, salad and a shared dessert.....

This just does not like a winning equation. Then again I never understood going out for something so easily executed at home - but that's just me and so perhaps it has bearing on my previous sentiment.

$6 for a Cumbrae's short rib burger (I stocked up and ordered 20 for the freezer, so handy as they vac pack it for you), the rest is inconsequential; thank me later ;)

Ossignton - what are your favourites?


Golden turtle was not very good, I found the meat to be very grisly and broth just OK. Tien Thanh is much better.

Surprisingly different food at Forget Me Not Vietnamese Restaurant

It is actually a different broth in the Bun Bo Hue than the Beef 'stew'. Bun Bo Hue has a lot of aromatics (lemon grass, ginger, shrimps, etc) whereas the Beef (I am nearly certain not the same) does not. From what I have gathered thus far, MANY of their soups have different broths, which is one of the reasons I love the variety (Pho, Bun Bo Hue, Crab Meat noodle soup, Curry Chicken soup - all different).

I cannot take VV's 'posts' seriously nor his opinions on quality of food, but perhaps next time VV just go across the street to Buzz Buzz pizza instead. It should provide a more basic, dietary suitable meal.

Surprisingly different food at Forget Me Not Vietnamese Restaurant

Funny you should bump Forget Me Not up, though I would say that one was more a man made lake than a pothole.

We have been there at least once a month for the last little while. Vivian (one of the owners/managers?) is absolutely a delight, and her memory is amazing!

So far, their Bun Bo Hue, Pho, Noodle soup w crab meat, and chicken curry soup have all been thoroughly enjoyed. We haven't had anything to the contrary thus far.

Zen News

Depends how big of an appetite you have!

I wonder if one can forgo the chawanmushi and dessert and get extra sushi instead...

The Chippery potato chips

Suggestion if I may, Ray -