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Jan 6, 2008 01:11 PM

best delivery for a stay-home birthday?

my birthday falls on a monday this year, which limits our choices for restos for a nice dinner out. with winterlicious starting the weekend after, and with a large-group celebration planned at Supermarket for the weekend prior, i'm looking to have a special night in with my SO rather than another night out for my birthday (as per a previous post). we'd like to order in something yummy, fresh, and simple, with variety of flavours and tastes, perhaps something that might keep for a few days if we got several dishes. we like indian, thai, middle eastern, mediterrenean, etc. here's my short list:

Bua Thai
Amaya Express

we are located on mount pleasant north of eglinton. any thoughts on these choices, or other ideas in the area - don't forget, it's for a monday.

thanks in advance.

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  1. should also mention, as they say "money is no object"

    5 Replies
    1. re: LemonLauren

      Hi LemonLauren - happy early birthday! I've not yet tried Bua Thai but of the other two, I'd go with Tabule. Very fresh, simple flavours and much more consistent than Amaya Express (which I've now tried twice, found the sauces a bit thick both times but generally thought it had improved the second time, STELLAR samosas). I'd suggest a bunch of appetizers including the falafel, haloumi salad, hummus, garlic tomatoes, roasted cauliflower with tahini and some of their house rice. Oh yeah, the grilled eggplant is great as well.

      1. re: peppermint pate

        Amaya Express is great. Haven't actually had them deliver as the last time i phoned they said it was a 60min wait (i live 5 min away) but the food was every bit as good as dining in the restaurant.

        1. re: sydandsys

          Have had good food at Bua Thai but only in the restaurant...don't know how well it 'travels'. BTW it is very nice to eat in at Bua Thai...perhaps check it out another time.....

          1. re: pearlD

            we order takeout for office lunches from bua thai all the time, and have never had a bad experience. that said, i think i'd be inclined to go with tabule (the roasted cauliflower and halloumi salad are genius), but it may just be that i've hit saturation with bua thai seeing as we order from them so often.

          2. re: sydandsys

            I prefer the takeout from Kama Sutra to Amaya Express. Kama Sutra also delivers.