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Feb 15, 2005 04:28 PM


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I was hoping someone could suggest places to eat in the big bedroom city west of TO.

I've been to Ruth's Cris...but would like some more affordable places .. particularly family type eateries. Understand that Oakville has a few recommended places ???

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  1. I can defintitly help out since i've lived in the area my whole life, i just need a bit more of a direction of what you're looking for (i know affordable and family, but cuisine?)

    1. Hey ...
      Scroll down to my Dec 2/04 entry.
      Lists some of my Mississauga favourites.

      Add to the list:

      Nepalese/Indian restaurant in Streetsville.
      Can't remember the name; quaint little place; worth trying.
      NE corner of Brittania and Mississauga Rd (Queen Street)


      1. Peter's on Eglington. Decent prices with portion sizes suitable for a Grizzly Bear just about to go into hibernation.

        Mexican Post (by Yuk-Yuk's on Dixie and Aimco...I think) has pretty good and affordable Tex-Mex stuff.

        Baton Rouge (either at Heartland Centre on Mavis and Britannia or on Winston Park Drive) has good steaks and a nice Oban Scotch (for $18 per ounce-and-a-half) that'll blow your socks off.

        Jimbay's Japanese (on Dixie just a block north of Eglington Ave) is a fantastic Sushi place.

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        1. re: RogueEats

          Our Mississauga favorite is the tiny Bistro Matisse on the south side of Lakeshore Rd. in Clarkson Village. Chef-owner Jean-Jacques single handedly puts out consistently excellent traditional French bistro fare at moderate prices.

          Weekend business volume stretches his capabilities. They are at their best is on weekdays either at lunch or dinner. Please, don't all go at once.

          1. re: iamafoodie

            Jean-Jacques has sold the Bistro Matisse to another French trained chef and they do fairly well maintaining the French fare and the food quality.

            Bistro Matisse
            1710 Lakeshore Rd W, Mississauga, ON L5J1J5, CA

            1. re: vqanna

              Has anyone been to Bistro Matisse recently? I noticed it a few weeks ago while picking up from Mango Rain a few doors down. It's a bit of a drive for me, but looked very inviting.

              Bistro Matisse
              1710 Lakeshore Rd W, Mississauga, ON L5J1J5, CA

              Mango Rain
              1714 Lakeshore Rd W, Mississauga, ON L5J1J5, CA

        2. wow korean... somewhere near dundas is all i know. but really really fab pork bone soup. they give you the nice meaty bones and the meat is tender and moist is a fantastic way and good large chunks come right off. the broth is cabbage-y and delicious with a minor infusion of the pork and good heat from the chili. awesome and cheap at their $6 special they've got advertised. good rice too! don't go for the fried chicken special though... nice crispy bits of chicken but a bit pricier and the sauce is your basic sweet and sour gloop.

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          1. re: pinstripeprincess

            Are you thinking of Man Doo Hyang? If you are, then I concur!! It's a great restaurant. It's on the north side of Dundas, between Hurontario and Cawthra. Try the spicy squid and pork hot plate. YUMMMMMY!

            1. re: pinstripeprincess

              Took your recs about Man Doo Hyang. We just bought a car a block away and where starving so I looked up some finds in the Cawthra/Dundas search. We got the shrimp fried rice. Wonderful. Nice and sticky with egg shrimps and lots of sesame infused flavor with the seeds and oil. We also got their dumplings. By far the biggest asian dumplings I have ever had. Massive and stuffed with beef, thinly shredded cabbage, zuchinni and green onions. I am a huge dumpling fan and they where much different than Chinese/Japanese ones as the cabbage they use has a stronger more "cabbagy" (for lack of a better adjective) flavor. I also want to add they have a platformed no shoes area clad with asian floor style tables and cusions.

              1. re: food face

                Glad you enjoyed it! My favourite dish there has to be the sizzling hot plate of spicy pork belly and squid. The sizzling plate adds some serious "wok hay" to the dish. Now I'm craving it! Thanks a lot! ;) With regards to the dumplings, I find them to be large and tasty but somewhat bland. They definitely need the assistance of the dipping sauce to render them flavourful. I can't say I've ever had a bad dish there, though, but the squid and pork hot plate and the pork belly with kimchi certainly stand out.

                1. re: food face

                  i think that the one i went to was not this man doo hyang place, which sounds delicious but was just not the one i went to.

                  i believe it had the typical orange exterior and was on the end corner of a plaza with parking. i'm pretty sure the name was "wow... somethign something" but i can't guarantee nor do i know the korean name. it had a long bar that led to the kitchen pretty much the entire left side length with large tables along the right. the washroom was downstairs as part of the plaza facilities. i only had their two specials of the fried chicken with goopy spicy sauce and the pork bone soup and would highly recommend those.

                  the dishes you and red earth had sound really great so i'll have to keep my eye out for them when i'm in the area.

                  1. re: pinstripeprincess

                    Yeah, that's definitely not Man Doo Hyang. I think I know the one you went to, but I'm not sure of the name, nor have I been there. It would be hard for me not to go to Man Doo Hyang if I was in the neighbourhood, so I can't guarantee that I'll be visiting the one you went to any time soon...;)

                    1. re: redearth

                      Man Doo Hyang is just 30 sec of drive from Wow. My Korean friend strongly recommend Wow to me. The bulgogi of Wow is much better than Man Doo Hyang. However, Wow does not have BBQ cooked on table, but Man Doo Hyang has.

                      1. re: skylineR33

                        it was recommended to me specifically for the pork bone soup and man doo yang for the dolsot dishes and dumplings.

                        1. re: pinstripeprincess

                          Yes, dumpling for sure go to Man Doo Yang if korean dumpling is your thing. I have the BBQ Pork Belly cooked at table at Man Doo Yang one time, but it is too chewy that it is hard to eat. The bulgogi cooked at table is not bad. However for Korean Cooked at Table, I prefer going to Arirang in the same plaza of Lion City if I am in Mississauga.

              2. I enjoyed Miga, a Korean BBQ type place, on Dundas west of Winston Churchill.