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helenhelen Feb 7, 2011 01:44 AM

Had the most delicious meal in downtown Brooklyn at a place that served Yemeni food recently, and it made me wonder if there are any Yemen restaurants in the GTA.. anyone know?

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    acd123 Feb 7, 2011 09:39 AM

    See the following thread.

    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/627254

    I've never seen a Yemeni restaurant in Toronto. I would love to get my hands on some malawach, which is a staple of Yemeni Jews. It's more of an Israeli thing now because I don't think there are a lot of Jews left in Yemen.

    Was the place you went to in Brooklyn a Jewish Yemeni place?

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      helenhelen Feb 7, 2011 03:59 PM

      not sure.. but i don't think so. i had a bunch of vegetarian things:

      -warm homemade pita(!)
      -foul muddamas (better than any i've had anywhere else.. it was warm and not served cold like a dip)
      -a vegetable stew (don't know the name) with potatoes, peppers, onions, etc.
      -fasolia

      it was all very delicious and unlike any other middle eastern food i have had before. we were the only non-yemeni people in the place, and the waiter didn't speak any english.

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        Herb Feb 8, 2011 03:30 AM

        The only baked-in-house pita I've ever seen is at Paramount but their vegetarian dishes are secondary. Big meat eaters!

        Karine's in the Village of the Grange is an Israeli breakfast spot in a food court with a lot of vegetarian items once you get past all the eggs — ful, fatoush and the beans they call plaki. Vegan, too, tho they serve bacon for some reason. Eggs, I guess...

        http:///www.karines.ca

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        toveggiegirl Feb 14, 2011 01:34 AM

        Hakotel might have malawach./jachnun.

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        Hakotel Restaurant
        1045 Steeles Ave W, Toronto, ON M2R2S9, CA

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          NADAB Feb 24, 2011 07:36 AM

          Actually Molawah is still a Yemeni dish, Yemenis and Yemenites have similar dished, the only difference is the religion and the way the dish is pronounced. It is popular in Israel because of the Yemeni Jews who migrated there.
          There are still Yemeni Jews living in Yemen:)

          To HelenHelen:
          The Yemeni resturant in Brookly is not a Jewish Yemeni place, its called Happy Yemen Cafe, and I agree, it has amazing food, I wish there was a Yemeni restaurant in Toronto. There was one in Montreal but I don't think it is open anymore.
          Glad you enjoyed our food. If I hear of a Yemeni restaurant I will let you know.

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            helenhelen Feb 27, 2011 06:44 PM

            it was this place (same place, i assume?)

            http://www.menupages.com/restaurants/...

        2. GoodGravy Feb 7, 2011 08:48 PM

          What's the name of the place you went to in Bklyn?

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            jmk60 Feb 9, 2011 12:07 PM

            I wonder if it was Yemen Cuisine at 145 Court Street. I walked by there last year and it was full of happy looking diners.

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              helenhelen Feb 17, 2011 06:16 PM

              googlemaps is amazing. i looked up the address on there and used google street view to see if it was the same place and nope, it's not. it's within walking distance of the courts though (a lawyer friend who works at the courthouse took me). it's a place where you have to go down some steps. not sure what the name was

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                helenhelen Feb 27, 2011 06:43 PM

                my friend just told me the name. this is it:

                http://www.menupages.com/restaurants/...

                delicious!

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                  helenhelen Apr 3, 2011 11:47 PM

                  lots of reviews here:
                  http://www.yelp.com/biz/yemen-cafe-br...

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              helenhelen May 26, 2013 09:06 PM

              still no yemeni places in toronto?

              i found out about this place.. same name as the old yemeni place that closed down in montreal. it doesn't say what country's cuisine though.. anyone know?
              http://www.almandirestauranttoronto.com/

              also, found this:
              http://www.goldbook.ca/toronto-on/restaurants/yemen-shwakma-takeout-1609329/

              and this (but catering only):
              http://www.kabsa.ca/

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