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Mt Everest (Bloor) - about to take a turn for the worse?

meatnveg Oct 18, 2009 12:01 PM

I go to Mt Everest on a regular basis (atleast once a week) for the lunch buffet. The food is different and of a higher quality than most others.

However, On my most recent visit I noticed something that will make think twice about the food from here on in.

Here's what happened:
so its my Sunday visit to Everest and after having eaten I ventured downstairs to visit the Washroom before heading out. What I saw lyiugn downthere broke my heart...A huge, gleaming, freshly emptied MICROWAVE BOX!!!!

Now, I realize they might have simply bought a replacement (i.e they alreasdy use one) but still in hindsight, today's second batch of Tandoori Chicken seemed to be unusually oily (this happens when they freeze it to thaw-by-frying or heating)

I sincerely hope they aren't planning to start using that nonsensical device in the kitchen. God knows Toronto needs good, fresh food options.

  1. Ediblethoughts Jan 13, 2010 04:57 PM

    Anyone had any recent experiences at Mt Everest? Their menu looks very interesting.

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    1. re: Ediblethoughts
      haggisdragon Jan 14, 2010 12:18 AM

      Haven 't been for a bout a year. Its a bit on the pricey side, but I've always enjoyed the food and service there. Its really just a north indian restaurant with a few nepalese dishes. Maybe its time I went back.

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        magic Jan 14, 2010 06:06 AM

        Agreed. I also haven't been for about a year. And while on the slightly pricey side it has always given me delicious food and wonderful service.

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          stet Jan 14, 2010 08:15 AM

          I'm going to agree with these posters as well. I used to go to Mt. Everest regularly when I was in school, and it is quality food. I usually shy away from Indian buffets and order à la carte, but the few times I did get the buffet plate I was pleasantly surprised. The staff is very friendly as well, and the chai is spicy and unsweetened -- one of the best in the city.

          1. re: stet
            Ediblethoughts Jan 14, 2010 04:59 PM

            Thanks for the responses--I'm convinced. I'll be going.

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              magic Jan 14, 2010 06:04 PM

              I think (and hope) you'll like. :)

    2. Davwud Jan 14, 2010 03:21 AM

      There's nothing wrong with a microwave. It's a good tool to have in the kitchen.

      I will however say that if it's over used, you see it in the food. You'll notice if things are just reheated in from frozen in a nuculator.

      DT

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        garfield Jan 14, 2010 05:38 PM

        Has anyone tried the momos

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          magic Jan 14, 2010 06:03 PM

          Yes. A few years ago. From what I can recall they were damn good. Not that I know a damn thing about momos. All I knew was they tasted good.

        2. Ediblethoughts Jan 17, 2010 05:22 PM

          So we tried this place out on Saturday. The food was good and the greens/saag were about as lovely (fresh and spinach green--not swamp green--with lovely seasoning) as anything I've seen/tasted in an Indian restaurant in 20 years. My only real complaint was the length of time to get our food. We arrived around 5:45 (maybe a little earlier) and we ordered very soon after arriving; the food didn't arrive for over an hour. So I'm not ruling out a return but either I won't go on Sat or I'll be getting there considerably earlier than 5:45.

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            magic Jan 18, 2010 08:54 AM

            Glad you enjoyed the food. Odd about how long it took to arrive tho. I've never had that happen. Wait times have always been normal for me. Hmm.

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              Ediblethoughts Jan 18, 2010 10:35 AM

              I'm glad to know it was an anomaly. Maybe I won't be quite so wary of going back next time then..

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                magic Jan 18, 2010 01:13 PM

                Ya your experience does sound odd. To my experiences there at least. Good that you'll give it another shot. :)

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