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ziggystardust Sep 21, 2007 07:19 PM

Does anyone know where one can find good Syrian pickle in this city?

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    hungry_pangolin RE: ziggystardust Sep 22, 2007 04:17 AM

    Point of clarification: Do you mean pickled turnip?

    1. vorpal RE: ziggystardust Sep 22, 2007 08:17 AM

      I, for one, would love some clarification on what "Syrian pickle" is if someone feels like enlightening me.

      1. duckdown RE: ziggystardust Sep 22, 2007 09:39 AM

        I have had shawarma at a syrian/lebanese bakery called PARAMOUNT in Mississauga (its not a very good shawarma) and they are served with these pickles.. They almost have a sweet flavor to them rather than sour like a regular dill pickle.. Is this what you mean?

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          ziggystardust RE: ziggystardust Sep 22, 2007 10:42 PM

          I lived in Muscat, Oman for a while. All the supermarkets sold Syrian pickle. It's a pink-coloured mix of various pickled vegetables. You just have to try, it's widely avalaible in the Middle East.

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            hungry_pangolin RE: ziggystardust Sep 23, 2007 05:24 AM

            Ararat International Fine Foods, 1800 Avenue Road, might be the place for you.

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              acd123 RE: hungry_pangolin Sep 23, 2007 08:05 AM

              Arz and Nasr on Lawrence East (E of Vic Park) have a wide assortment of arabic pickles.

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                koknia RE: acd123 Sep 23, 2007 11:46 AM

                On Ronscevalles, across from what was the Revue Cinema is a little shop called Holy Land run by a nice Syrian guy. Maybe try there. Not nearly the selection of Nasr and the Scarberian places, but a great little shop.

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              ziggystardust RE: ziggystardust Sep 23, 2007 09:13 PM

              cheers....

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