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bulk yeast in GTA?

I'm looking for those one pound vacuum packed packages (like a big cube) of yeast. I need a source other than Costco.

Mar 09, 2009
zia in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

in search of GTA Indian/South Asian grocery open late

I'm looking for Indian grocers or supermarkets that are open past 9pm, the later the better. Some place like the Iranian supermarket on Yonge south of Steeles (24h!) or even Galleria (open til midnight) would be ideal. Anywhere in the GTA is fine. A shelf of Patak's at Dominion at 1am is not enough. ;)

Aug 09, 2007
zia in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

looking for dry greek olives in GTA

I'm new to specialty olives and want to track these down. Regular supermarkets, specialty groceries, any leads please! (I'd like to avoid yuppie fine food places and the attendant markups, if possible.)

Jun 17, 2007
zia in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Owl Of Minerva at Yonge/Finch

Yes, thanks for the warning, and other recommendations. We did want to try a variety of menu items. If Kkam Poong Gi is the sizzley bbq chicken dish, I've had similar with beef, and also rice cake, at a couple different spots and dug having a greater array of banchan than just the kimchi. I've yet to meet a pickled anything I dislike.

Jan 26, 2007
zia in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Owl Of Minerva at Yonge/Finch

So we had 4 dishes - Gamjatang, Soondae, and 2 whose names I don't know: deep-fried breaded chicken wings in a glutinous hot sweet chili sauce, and bbq chicken with mixed veg. The pork bone soup was awesome. I loved the blood sausage and am up for other restaurants that do it better, if possible. The chicken dishes were good but didn't stand out. The sauce on the wings was IMO way too sweet. The banchan were meagre - kimchi and what might have been big blocks of radish. But I dunno if that's because we seemed like newbies to the food, or if they're just stingy.
I will definitely be back for gamjatang and to try the beef bone soup too.

Jan 26, 2007
zia in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Owl Of Minerva at Yonge/Finch

I"m going there tonight with someone who's a big carnivore but new to Korean food. Any recommendations?

Jan 25, 2007
zia in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

masala chai in GTA

Right now I want one that can go from tin to teapot minus fussing with loose spices. Recipe noted for later though.

Jan 24, 2007
zia in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

masala chai in GTA

Kitimai also does Earl Grey and maybe Kenyan, don't they? I recall seeing blue and brown foil bags by them. Thanks!

Jan 24, 2007
zia in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

masala chai in GTA

I'm looking for loose leaf black tea with the chai spices all mixed in. Bulk sources are fine. Bagged teas are a last resort. Specific brands and store suggestions only please!

Jan 22, 2007
zia in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

grocery store beer in Montreal

I'm coming to Montreal for a few days and want to find a large supermarket with great prices and selection on McAuslan, Unibroue etc., products. I already have a couple recommendations for depanneurs but I want to save money if possible, and grab some groceries too. Loblaws? IGA? Other chains? Specific stores please; I'm staying near Crescent and Ste. Catherine and have access to a car.

Sep 25, 2006
zia in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

best hole-in-the-wall takeout in TO

Ghazale for falafel, shawarma, giant zesty lima beans and other saucy veg delights. On Bloor east of Bathurst, under the Bloor Cinema marquee.

Hodo Kwaja (green sign) for Korean walnut/almond cake and pancakes. On the north side of Bloor, about midway between Bathurst and Christie.

Kom Jug Yuen for char sui/Chinese BBQ pork. Also for large-portion, mild-flavoured noodle and rice takeout to hit that comfort food zone. On the east side of Spadina, south of Grossman's.

Sep 09, 2006
zia in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

pulled pork sandwiches in Toronto?

I'm looking for places in Toronto that'll set me up with delicious pulled pork. Eat-in or takeout, it doesn't matter. Centrally located would be nice but is not necessary. Memphis BBQ is the only place I've tried so far and I was impressed with the meat (juicy and just saucy enough) and the value ($8 for a massive sandwich). But Woodbridge is too far, and they close at 9pm. I'm not a stickler for authentic southern US style BBQ. I just want some tasty pulled pork without a long drive. Any recommendations?

Sep 06, 2006
zia in Ontario (inc. Toronto)