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Chowfind: Chaihana, Uzbek- Tajik, Dufferin and Finch

Toda, anee tzarich lenasot et ze.
(Thanks, will have to try it out)

Jun 23, 2015
DDD in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Asian-Marinated Baked Chicken

Jun 08, 2015
DDD in Recipes

Please help me remember the name of a restaurant on bathurst, south of DuPont, no longer exists

I was going to guess the Black Rooster but I guess that was open longer. Still miss those greasy cheap breakfasts.

May 27, 2015
DDD in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Debu Saha is back -- Biryani house at 365 King W.

Sorry, just to clarify. When I wrote 'the others' I meant the Mt Pleasant and Wellsley locations.

May 24, 2015
DDD in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Debu Saha is back -- Biryani house at 365 King W.

In my opinion, the Roy Square (Yonge and Bloor) Biryani House was head and shoulders above the others. I wanted to like the others but they were not even close.

May 24, 2015
DDD in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Vietnamese egg coffee in YEG?

I have only seen this in Hanoi (at Giang cafe), would also be interested if any sightings in Canada

May 18, 2015
DDD in Prairie Provinces

Amsterdam 2015 - what's new

Hi,
We are heading back in May for a few days and are wondering whats new/fantastic/different over the last year or 2. Or more importantly, what's good or still good these days. I have looked at all the old threads, and have not seen much recent new info.

For some perspective some of our previous enjoyable go to's include: the seafood bar, ron gastrobar, prego, marius, various risjtaffels, lunch at Okura, and the japanese pancake guy in the Jordaan.

We're looking at possibly trying Bussia, De Reiger (any tips on when is a good time to go when we are likely to score a table without waiting?), De Kas and De Peper.

We will be staying in the Nine streets area, and are also wondering about good espresso places around - I remember one in the Jordaan (I think it was run by an Aussie) as well as Screaming Beans.

Apr 23, 2015
DDD in Europe

Dinner on Easter Sunday

Thank you very much for all the advice. So far it looks like it's a toss up between Daisho and Yumaghi. Leaning toward the latter because it sounds like a more unquie experience.

Mar 30, 2015
DDD in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Dinner on Easter Sunday

I'm looking to take out my wife for a birthday dinner which happens to be on Easter Sunday. Not surprisingly, many places are closed that night. So far, our top two choices are Origin (which we haven't been to) and Le Select Bistro. We're looking to be relatively central eg within not much more than a five minute drive from Union station - anything within a 15-20 min walk would be a bonus. To give you an idea, we've looked at Buca, George, Note Bene, Joso's, Campangolo all of which are closed/unavailable that night. Any thoughts/other ideas would be appreciated.

Mar 30, 2015
DDD in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Best omakase 2015: Yasu, Yunaghi, Kaji or ?

Went to Kaji twice over the past couple of months (once for my bday, once as a present from a colleague). Both were highly enjoyable, excellent quality ingredients well prepped, consistent. Impeccable service (although certainly not cheap). Did not feel that there was a decline from few years ago. Ingredients were more or less on par with Japan (except the amazing kaiseki stuff we had near Kyoto which blows most away). We are not usually huge eaters, but felt this was quite a large amount of good especially the first time.

Mar 01, 2015
DDD in Ontario (inc. Toronto)
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Byblos

I went 2 weeks ago. The food was fine/good (nothing remarkable). The service was somewhat obsequious, and everyone at the table was quite annoyed at the attempted upsell at every opportunity. The market price for the fish was quite inflated. The labneh based dishes were quite tasty, but again pricey for the small quantities that are given - the roasted red beets were good, but you get so few...The crispy squid was good as well, but the 'schug' tasted nothing like schug. The space and the people were beautiful. All in all, you can pay the same amount or less for much better meals in similarly beautiful surroundings in Toronto, I do not plan to return. Pretty poor value.

Feb 08, 2015
DDD in Ontario (inc. Toronto)
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Chowhound's top 10 in GTA- 2015 version

1. Kaji
2. Blacktree
3. Bar buca
4. La Vinia (Lakeshore west)
5. Grand Electric
6. Patria
7. Foxley
8. Chodang Soon tofu (Dundas West)
9. Kingyo
10. Oddseoul

Jan 26, 2015
DDD in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

The Old Toronto Restaurants you make the wishes for the comeback

ahh Lime Rickey's...I was a busboy there, then got a job as waiter at The Gatherings. Anyone remember Bagel King on Eglinton, or Eddy's on Yonge near hwy 7? Also Chung King and Peters Chung King.

Jan 06, 2015
DDD in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

The Old Toronto Restaurants you make the wishes for the comeback

You mean Momo's on Harbourd? Right near Kensington Kitchen.

Jan 06, 2015
DDD in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Just arrived by air! Live East Coast Jumbo size Diver scallops available at T&T.

Those look huge!

Dec 30, 2014
DDD in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Best soufganyot?(Chanukah donuts)

Bloor west village toward the jane end on the north side has a couple of bakeries that make Eastern European doughnuts....essentially suvganiot. I'm currently in Tel Aviv so they are available everywhere...I'm overdosing. Chocolate filled is popular here these days, I still prefer old school strawberry jam.

Dec 21, 2014
DDD in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Tunnel Bar-B-Q sauce (or Valerie's) in shops?

Hurry up...you're dredging up old memories.

Dec 01, 2014
DDD in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Big Butcher All Natural Barbeque on Kipling

I also liked the little burger place on Browns line, they've changed hands a couple of times and I think it's called OBQ burger last I checked, but I have not tried them lately (mainly because burgers priest and five guys are so close). I did try Paul and Sandys on Dundas near Islington a while back and while the product was pretty good, there were some service issues and the whole experience took too long for that type of place in my opinion. Will have to give them another try. Regarding Royal meats, used to love them when they first opened, but lately it seems like it's been run by kids and the excitement is no longer there. Some of their products/sauce is unique and it's nice that they have a patio and parking as well. I also don't mind hitting the little neighbourhood places like Magic Spot occasionally for their family run charm.

Sep 28, 2014
DDD in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Help me get Excited about Ottawa's Food Scene!

You may want to consider Ceylanta - solid Sri Lankan, a bit of a walk, but worth it IMO. The shawarma in Ottawa tends to be Lebanese style BTW.

Aug 08, 2014
DDD in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Bloor west restaurant for family dinner

On Bloor around Royal York - Momiji, Casa Barcelona. Price range is moderate. I've done family dinners at Barcelona and it worked out well.

Aug 08, 2014
DDD in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Queen Margherita Pizza

That is crazy. I refuse to pay for
unless it's a couple of bucks (and then it
still makes me unhappy). I see it as a cost of business (I know the arguments for charging, but it's a low class move as far as I'm concerned, the added few bucks are not worth the PR loss). I will not be going there and paying that, will do takeout at QMP but eat at Terroni or Pizza e Paze.

Aug 07, 2014
DDD in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Best Ontario Food Cities--Beyond Toronto?

I third the hammer - some gems like mex i can, b & t next door, and then destination spots like quatre foil, and Blacktree in Burlington. Then notl region for treadwells, stone road and inn on the twenty.

Jul 08, 2014
DDD in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Cumbrae vs Whitehouse Meats

I like them as well (medium rare).

May 22, 2014
DDD in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Cumbrae vs Whitehouse Meats

I really like White House meats. I work near cumbraes and still get most of my meat at WH. (I live right near them)

May 21, 2014
DDD in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

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

Went back to Goodlake tonight. Was quite impressed. Had a delish cocktail some apps and shared the short ribs with my wife who had the monkfish prawn dish. Both were very tasty and properly cooked and seasoned. Wines by the glass are reasonable with fair selection. Very happy to have this in the hood.

May 20, 2014
DDD in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

What happened to Via Allegro?

I ate there a few months ago and thought it was pretty good. The wine list is still excellent.

May 19, 2014
DDD in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Lunch for 30 in Jerusalem

Hi,

I'm resurrecting this old thread to see if there are any new options around - How is the food at the Quarter restaurant (it appears to be the closest to the wall). But I think we would be willing to walk an extra 10 minutes or so if the food quality/options merit that. We are in a similar situation, looking at December this year (so outdoor venues are probably not a good idea). Thank you for any thoughts/advice.

May 19, 2014
DDD in Middle East & Africa

Yonaka - every bit as good a reason as Raku to venture off-strip

Pretty good, but not quite as good as Raku. I did like their desserts (Chocobeet icecream/gnash and Mango panacotta type desserts). Good value for money.

May 18, 2014
DDD in Las Vegas

Saravana Bhavan - Any opinions about the food?

I'm chiming in to note my several experiences at the Mississauga SB have all been positive. Slightly cafeteria style seating/room, but clean and relatively quick service. We usually go for the veg dosa and special dinner with some rava keysari for dessert. Sometimes adding tomato/onion/chili uttapam (and using the various dishes in the thali with the uttapam and/or dosa).

Regarding fish and milk, from my knowledge this is not a widespread custom, and only some observant jews practice it. It's different from milk and meat ie. doesn't require a waiting period, and can be consumed in the same meal as long as it's a separate course and the cutlery/dishes are changed over etc.

May 13, 2014
DDD in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Help me find this Moroccan restaurant - Toronto

There was a place on the north side of Eglinton near Mt Pleasant. I'm having a hard time remembering the name... Closed around 8 years ago I think.

Apr 10, 2014
DDD in Ontario (inc. Toronto)