South African in Toronto?
Anyone know of a restaurant that does any South African cuisine? And if so, a comment on the wine list would be appreciated as well.
i visited baxters and upon first glance it really didn't strike me as having what i wanted because it is a convenience store and all the SA goodies are so well integrated into the other stock.
found the koeksisters to be a disappointment (mushy) but love these honey and saffron soaked dough bits at one of the middle eastern grocers (name totally slipping my mind) to be a fantastic substitute. great options for a bit of biltong (although a bit dry) and sausages. a bit pricey, but what do you expect! loved the candy selection.
i dont know if any restaurants in toronto actually do southafrican food
southafrican food is a combination of many aspects ie different cultures that imigrated to south africa in the early 1900s ie you have the dutch and english influence you also have a strong malaysian influence culminating in some sort of fusion so to speak.well known items are as already mentioned are biltong koeksisters dry wors and yes the candy is great one of my favourites is the chocolate log
southafrican wines are represented in a few restaurants look for consighnment as the general listings usually tend not to represent the true quality of southafrican wines
I was aware of Baxters's and Florence. What I really wanted was a restaurant. I have friends coming in, I won't have time to cook, and I'm dying for lamb sosaties (a kebob which bobotie didn't mention).
There is a Nando's Peri-Peri Chicken in Toronto - it is South African chain restaurant. It's at 939 Eglinton Ave. East, Toronto, Tel: (416) 425-9292
There is also a shop called Memories of Africa
They sell all kinds of South African groceries, snack, spices, biltong etc
1733 Eglinton Ave. E #5, Toronto