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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)

Help please: seeking SUMAC spice in downtown Toronto

I've also bought it at house of spice.

Jan 26, 2014
DDD in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

ISO Great Tonkatsu

I've bought that sauce at Sanko last year. I assume they still have it.

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

special place for dinner in Hamilton area

Quatrafoil is very close, Blacktree and Spencer's are in Burlington (15 min away on the 403 depending on traffic). I agree, all are very good.

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

Tsukiji outer market - recommended vendors?

Was there on Dec 30 - could not believe how busy it was (mid morning). Especially towards outer market, was difficult to move around.

Jan 05, 2014
DDD in Japan

First trip to Kyoto - a few questions please

I can vouch for YOSHIMURA soba. Two doors away from Citadenes, very close to the Mcdonalds as well. I don't think they have an english sign. Fantastic soba - can watch them making it downstairs. Lunch is relatively inexpensive.

For Tofu - Sagano is fantastic! They have a lunch set menu, I think this was around $40 each + drinks, but I can't remember for sure. They are close to the Bamboo forest in Arashiyama, actually in a side alley very close to the Tenryuji Temple. Great experience - make sure you check out the bamboo forest.

Omen Pantocho was also good for udon - also relatively inexpensive (ie. 2 adults, 2 kids - dinner with 2 beers = $100). Make sure you walk down the Pantocho alley before or after dinner.

For Kaiseki - we went to Ohara and stayed at Seryo Ryokan- dinner was awesome there...not a cheap experience though-but I felt it was worth it. Our kids had sukiyaki there - it was divine.

Jan 01, 2014
DDD in Japan

Looking for Vietnam recommendations: Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi and Hoi An

Just got back - we had some very good food, our highlights:

Saigon:

Luong Son (Bo Tung Xeo) - street foodish (ie cheap with 98% locals) in a covered restaurant setting (not expensive at all). Best - grilled at your table beef and ostrich (diy). Also has crazy stuff on the menu (for us anyhow) eg Goat breast and penis, scorpion etc. But plenty of more normal choices as well. Service is really friendly, good cheap beer too.

Hanoi:

Bit Tet Chim Quay at corner of Hang Buom and Hang Guay - same type as above (essentially street food, but you're in a covered somewhat organized seating area). Highlights - spare ribs with lemon grass (small pieces, easy to eat), beef with noodles, chicken fried rice type concoction (sorry, did not remember the exact names) - but this place is awesome, again it's also dirt cheap

We're very careful about what we eat (ie, no ice, ever, no fresh veg - unless at a 4-5 star hotel/resort) - we do eat fresh herbs in pho etc. The four of us did not get sick once during our 3 week trip - we did eat lots of street food, we were just picky/careful.

Also in Hanoi - must try the egg coffee! (google it)

As well - get your hepatitis vaccines and anything others that your travel medicine clinic recommends

Jan 01, 2014
DDD in China & Southeast Asia

Less of this in 2014 thread

+1 to those

Dec 27, 2013
DDD in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Food you can't find in Toronto.

On the Vietnamese theme: egg coffee

Dec 27, 2013
DDD in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Truly best espresso in 2013

Aside from those mentioned, I also like Cherry Bomb, Good neighbour and Ezra's.

Nov 09, 2013
DDD in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Never buy salsa from the grocery store again...

I agree, make your own, to the above, I like to add:
corn, a little fresh parsley, pepper, cayenne pepper, chili pepper (key in my opinion), and some beans if you like em

Oct 18, 2013
DDD in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Disappearance of Greek Style 10% Yogurt From Grocery Stores

I also find the Greek gods version in metro and in the states, as well whole foods carries Krema which is also around 10% and quite tasty.

Aug 29, 2013
DDD in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Going to Kauai for 11 days in November

Is it me or is Hamuras lilikoi pie not as lilikoish as it used to be? Everything else seems quite stable and tasty...

Aug 28, 2013
DDD in Hawaii

Aloha Hawaii! Please Critique SF Chowhounds' Visit to Kauai and Maui for Next Week!

Yes, for Roy's pretty much stuck to classics only. They were quite tasty, no overall drop in quality from 3 years ago. I thought the short ribs were not fantastic though. The molten choc cake was still great. Lovely service as well.

Aug 28, 2013
DDD in Hawaii

Another Interesting Fruit Find From Costco - Baseball size Israeli Mangoes!!

These are fantastic

Aug 28, 2013
DDD in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Aloha Hawaii! Please Critique SF Chowhounds' Visit to Kauai and Maui for Next Week!

Hi,

Was just at Josselin's and Roy's past 2 nights. I agree that the service is fast and furious at Josselin's - your post made me aware of this before we ordered (which we didn't mind that much as we were with our kids). We decided to order 4 dishes at a time and it worked out perfectly. For us the highlights were the pumpkin ravioli and the butterfish - awesome at both restaurants but a bit better at Josselin's. All in all, the service was superb at both places. Thanks for the heads up.

Aug 26, 2013
DDD in Hawaii

Any news on Geraldine?

I'm looking for a Parkdale/Roncy spot for tonight - am considering Geraldine - has anyone been? any thoughts?

Aug 13, 2013
DDD in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Where is the best Seafood Store in the west end?

Anywhere from High Parkish to south east mississauga. Not a costco member, maybe T&T will do -it's a bit further west than I wanted, but may be the best bet. Does PAT have a good selection of fish. I think Osler, Big Fish and Mike's may be closed on Sunday (these are closer to my hood)

Jul 07, 2013
DDD in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Where is the best Seafood Store in the west end?

Old thread but - Any tips on where to get some west end fish on a SUNDAY (I realize this is suboptimal...but the family wants to make a Bouillabaisse today.)

Jul 07, 2013
DDD in Ontario (inc. Toronto)