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clcs May 23, 2007 05:59 PM

I didn't know any different styles samosa before until I tried a beef samosa in Canadian Style Donuts, a coffee shop. It is very gooooooood!!! Now I know there are African samosa and Indian Samosa. I prefer Afican samosa, bigger, more flavors inside. Actually now I know, the samosa originate from North Arica, and mid-east, the Indian made some famous.

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    dahodking RE: clcs May 24, 2007 01:10 PM

    Samosa are common snack in South Asia, in countries such as Bangladesh, India, and Pakistan. It is believed that it originated in Central Asia prior to the 10th century and not in Africa. Lot of Indians are in Africa for more than 200 years now....but they may have changed the style of samosa and making different kinds of Samosa....

    if you like Vegi Samosa then try Embassy Sweets in Toronto, Cananda....in scarborugh....you will fall in love with samosa again.....hope you kee tryin different samosa and enjoy....

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      clcs RE: dahodking May 28, 2007 05:11 AM

      I went to Embassy Sweets already, the Indian samosa is smaller than Arican, and they don't have beef samosa, the taste is entirely different.

      And I want to tell you, the samosa originated in Egypt, North Afica, and Mid-East, not India. Because this food is from moslem coutries, all the Indian are Buddhist.

      Hope u go to African community, you will enjoy the samosa

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        sam_1 RE: clcs May 29, 2007 08:25 AM

        hi clcs
        just wanted to tell you that all Indians are not Buddhist - there are Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs, Christians etc. I'm not sure where samosas originated but that's beside the point if they taste good.

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          clcs RE: sam_1 May 29, 2007 09:56 PM

          Actually, I don't know there r so many religions in India.

          Anyway, the best samosa can fit any people tasts, I am not African, but I can enjoy this food, that means good. If you interst in it, you can tast the different samosas.

    2. ChinoWayne RE: clcs May 24, 2007 03:39 PM

      Mind sharing with us what city in Canada we can find Canadian Style Donuts?

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        clcs RE: ChinoWayne May 28, 2007 05:01 AM

        In Toronto, 2075 Lawrence Ave. W

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          capetowngirlie RE: clcs May 28, 2007 08:04 PM

          Sunrise (near Vic Park) and O'Connor - the Sultan of Samosas. These are fantastic and very traditional South African Indian Malay style. Light crispy pastry folded in the traditional way like a flag, fillings are tasty and fresh made all day long. The kitchen is easily visible, clean and fun to watch. Buy them by the dozen, mix them up and also available frozen if you feel up to frying them yourself. Great dips as well and breyani too! Take out only, usually a line-up but they're pretty quick and very nice too.

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            clcs RE: capetowngirlie May 29, 2007 10:00 PM

            Oh, really, I will go over there tomorrow, thanks

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              jessi20 RE: clcs May 30, 2007 06:02 AM

              i second the sultan. they offer more than the standard beef or veg (fillings include potato/spinach and cheese, chicken, lentil)
              the green dip they serve with the samosas is so delish.but beware! though i have never dared to ask myself, I have seen several customers experience the cashiers wrath for asking for extra dip. it was almost seinfeld-esque.

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                Davwud RE: jessi20 May 30, 2007 12:53 PM

                Third the Sultan.

                Found if by accident a couple weeks ago and was extremely impressed. And my wife works with a lot of Indian/Pakistani/etc. people and gets really good ones that she brings home. Different style though.


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        Helina RE: clcs May 30, 2007 02:56 PM

        Fourth the Sultan.

        And if you want to take a bag home (say for a party), they will deep-fry them for you before freezing them so you can put them in the oven to reheat. You just have to call in advance.

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