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the best thing i ever ate...

i'm not sure if anythign like this already exists on here (couldn't find anything with a brief search) but i thought it might be a good idea to get something similar to the food network show going here.....just post the name of the restaurant and the dish (feel free to be more descriptive than me).

chinese traditional buns (toronto) - beef in spicy soup - one of the hotttest things i've ever eaten but so addictive, it's beef in a broth flavoured with fried szechuan peppers and chillies with some sprouts, awesome

pho pasteur (toronto) - rare beef pho

blue sage (mississauga) - burger , best textured burger i've ever had, nice coarse grind on the beef

sweet smoke (burlington)- crab cakes

big smoke (oakville) - pulled pork

via panini (maple) - veal sandwich, awesome sauce and veal

pizzeria libretto (toronto) - grilled sardine appetizer and prosciutto & arugula pizza

aggie martin's (brampton) - cassoulet, beans, sausage and duck confit cooked together

jimbay's (mississauga) - salmon skin roll

sushi kaji (etobicoke) - omikase (everythign was awesome)

sukhothai - pad thai's awesome although everything's good

______(brampton, near williams pkwy & chrysler dr) - awesome stromboli

there's more but i can't think of them right now....i'm sure it'll come to me...

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  1. Mohinga from the Mayanmar pavilion at Carabram***my number one best***
    Suya from the African pavilion at Carassauga
    Pho from Pho Mi 99 at Hurontario and Eglinton
    Buck a Shuck oysters at Big Daddy's with choice of 7 toppings
    New York butter chicken wings at Turtle Jacks

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    1. re: fryerlover

      This the Big Daddy's on King? Ate there once, it wasn't anything spectacular.. Are the oysters worth visiting for?

      Thanks

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      Big Daddy's Restaurant
      460 Elgin Mills Rd E, Richmond Hill, ON L4C5E7, CA

      1. re: madhatt

        No, the only location I have been to is the one in Mississauga...Southdown and Royal Windsor. I would agree that the food is not spectacular most times, however I find the oysters worth the visit. During Voodoo/Happy Hours they are a buck a shuck and come with seven sauces to try plus fresh lemon and horseradish. One of the sauces is vodka with some root vegtables in it for flavouring. Definitely worth a try to see if they are for you. I just planned by next oyster day and can't wait.
        If you are going to another location, check the website just to make sure they all have the same Voodoo/Happy Hours and offer the buck a shuck as well.

        1. re: fryerlover

          I believe they do! And it's right next to work... I guess I'll finally have to try Oysters :)

          1. re: madhatt

            When you try them, let us know our opinion on them. I would recommend the fresh horseradish, lemon, seafood sauce and vodka.....great combo. I'm finally going tomorrow and can't wait.

            1. re: fryerlover

              personally i'm a horseradish and tabasco or a mignonette sauce kinda guy

              1. re: chrisfernando100

                They have tabasco, althoughnot sure about the mignonette sauce. If you plan to go, maybe call to inquire if they have the sauce you like.

    2. Black Hoof - Foie Gras Pate on the charcouterie platter

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      The Black Hoof
      928 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M6J, CA

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      1. re: trane

        i've been dying to try the horse sandwich at black hoof, i've heard nuthin but good about that place...

        1. re: chrisfernando100

          really...i thought this would be a little more popular.

          duckdown, lets get some input on peel.
          here's another one...

          black angus meats - 5 game pate

      2. Not in Toronto, but the foie gras poutine at the Stone Road Grille in Niagara on the Lake is to die for!

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        Stone Road Grille
        238 Mary St, Niagara-ON-the-Lake, ON L0S, CA

        1. The tasting menu at Susur. EVERYTHING was damn gooood. The sweatbreads especially stand out as something simple done to perfection.

          The spider maki at Mika (now Bistro Camino). I haven't had another version of it that compared to the Mika version. Zen comes a close second, but Mika just did it to my liking.

          The smoked meat sandwich at Schwartzes -- small, but packed full of flavour.

          The deep fried squid with chili at Magic Wok. I can't find another substitute. I've had really good calamari, but they don't measure up to Magic Wok's version.

          Carne Asada burrito at Victoria's (used to be Aldeberto's) in San Diego. It's a hole in the wall, but this place makes a mean Carne Asada burrito.

          The wood oven pizzas from Fratellis in Highland Creek Village.

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          1. re: scarberian

            Where is this Maagic Wok? It sounds like something I really must try!

            1. re: JennaBean

              I haven't been back in awhile (I've been too busy), but if it's still the same quality then you won't be disappointed. It's just west of 14th line and Kennedy on the south side. Look for the water tower. They have their own building and it's basically beside or very close to the water tower. Eat in, don't take out as, IMO, the food tends to change when you take out (I guess from the steam inside the containers). When last I ate in I remember the calamari being dry, not oily, tender and with a nice garlic-chilli pepper flavour. Just salty enough like a chip and making you want more. Try also their sweet and sour pork and fish maw soup with crab meat. Lemon chicken is amazing and of course their fried rice are all good.

              1. re: scarberian

                It sounds great! It is now on my list!

                Thank you.

          2. The best thing I've ever ate was at Bin 941 in Vancouver where I had the maple chipotle glazed flank steak. The maple flavour was so intense and then the chipotle sneaked in at the end. I said "WOW!" at my first bite. It was so good I ordered another plate (minus the frites.) I licked both plates clean. :-D

            Now for Ontario, the best sandwich is Caplansky's smoked meat back at the Monarch when Zane was on top of his game. Melt in your mouth smokey goodness. His poutine also is my favourite poutine with Poutini's coming in second. Yes even over what I've had in Montreal. :-p

            Single best overall meal, Splendido under the previous regime. I ordered ala carte, the girlfriend had the tasting menu. Most I've ever paid for a meal but ever so amazing.

            Steak - Barberian's.

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            Barberian's
            7 Elm St, Toronto, ON M5G1H1, CA

            Splendido
            88 Harbord Street, Toronto, ON M5S 1G5, CA

            Caplansky's
            356 College Street, Toronto, ON M6J, CA

            Poutini
            1112 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J, CA