horchata in toronto
Has anyone seen horchata served at any latin american restaurants in TO?
Yes, I was on a mission for it recently, and found it being served at a Mexican place in Kensington on Augusta (east side of the street). Sorry, I can't remember what it's called, but I'm sure someone else will enlighten me.
I thought it was really good, but it was my first time having it, so I had nothing to compare it to (except for Rice Dream).
I also saw horchata mixes being sold at a couple of the Latin American groceries further south on Augusta, but didn't try them as I was under the impression that if you're really hardcore you make it from scratch and consume it fresh, fresh, fresh. Are the mixes any good? Or should I steer clear?
I think it's called el trompo ...I forgot that they serve it there- thank you!
The mixes are ok...I bought a dry mix at Perola a few weeks ago...but they also had a liquid mix that looked toxic to me for some reason. The mix isn't as good as the authentic rice soaked horchata...but it hits the spot when you're in a pinch.
The Mexican place in Kensington is called El Trompo. The best horchata I've had in TO is at Johny Banana, on the northeast corner of Bathurst and Queen. I thought the food was highly mediocre, so I wouldn't eat there, but the drinks (they also have tamarindo) were soooooo good.
Wow - finally found some fellow Horchata fans in TO. Looking forward to checking out some of the suggestions - Thanks.