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Bi Bim Bap in North York?

A bit more north than the area you requested, but try the dolsot bibimbap at Song Cook's (72 Steeles Ave West - closest major intersection is Yonge and Steeles). They use purple rice and all the ingredients are prepared to perfection. Make sure you let it sit for a little bit so the bottom gets crispier. Or you can try asking for it to be extra crispy - sometimes they are inconsistent and it's soggier than it should be. The textural contrast is one of the biggest draws to this dish and also one of the most inconsistent things when ordering it even at the best of places. And remember to use lots of hot sauce.

May 22, 2012
janni3 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Farmer's market/Local must tries - weekend foodie trip on a budget

Excellent! Thank you all for your suggestions. I certainly understand that it's difficult, even in Toronto, to find anything truly local anymore, but one can certainly try!

I am looking forward to perusing JTM, and I am definitely considering the foie gras poutine :)

Thank you all again.

Jan 29, 2008
janni3 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Farmer's market/Local must tries - weekend foodie trip on a budget

Yes - excellent point. It's not easy here either this time of year. I guess I should rephrase - I am looking for good places to buy ingredients :)

Jan 22, 2008
janni3 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Farmer's market/Local must tries - weekend foodie trip on a budget

Would appreciate recommendations for a leisurely weekend in Montreal in late Feb - we're staying around Sq.Phillips. We're from Toronto so we're looking for Montreal specific foodie must-tries. We will actually have a kitchenette so are looking to do a mix of cooking and eating out (on a budget). We have a car so distance is not necessarily an issue.

We are looking specifically for for a few things - I've perused the boards already - so further commentary on these picks would be much appreciated!

1) Farmer's Markets: Jean-Talon Market - and specific must-tries there?
2) Affordable gourmet: Lemac (after 10pm)
3) Comfy-modern bar (for beer): I'm a devoted fan of blanche de chambly
3) Dessert: Juliette Et Chocolat
4) Other must-try food items?
Poutine: I'd love a good poutine. One of the best we have in the city of Toronto is Jamie Kennedy's upscale version with pulled pork and fresh, waxy, slightly melty cheese curds. I'm talking about some good old fashioned calorie laden poutine!
Bagels: St. Viateur we like
Smoked meats: Schwartz we like
Any other local must tries?

Thanks in advance.

Jan 22, 2008
janni3 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)