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Can we try an alphabet soup of world wide cuisines available here in Toronto?

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KitchenVoodoo Feb 11, 2011 05:52 PM

Starting with the letter A.

Austria
Australia
Azebajian
Albania
Angora
Antigua
Anguilla
Andora
Afghanistan
Argentina
Aruba
Armenia
Angola

Do any Hounds have tips about great places that serve typical cuisine from the countries listed above?

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    helenhelen Feb 17, 2011 08:20 PM

    i know you closed the A list but if anyone is looking for good afghani catering, i often use the services of the sister of one of my coworkers. the only times i have had afghani food have been through catering, aside from that fast food type place on dundas (not too exciting for me there, as a vegetarian). anyway, her food is delicious, inexpensive (i think about $10 pp for catering, plus delivery charge of about $20 or so).. someone who is afghani confirmed to me that the food is very good as well when i asked him. if anyone wants the contact info, let me know and i can post it once i grab it from work.

    there is also this community economic development catering business called afghan women's catering. the food is good but not as good as my coworker's sister's food.
    http://www.awcg.org/

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      KitchenVoodoo Feb 12, 2011 09:25 PM

      OK Hounds! - the "A" window has closed. We are now on to "B" places.
      Let's move on to good restauarants in Toronto that serve up food from the following countries:
      Bahamas
      Bahrain
      Balearic Islands
      Baluchistan
      Bangladesh
      Barbados
      Belarus
      Belgium
      Belize
      Benin
      Bermuda
      Bhutan
      Bolivia
      Bosnia & Herzegovina
      Botswana
      Brazil
      British Antarctic Territory
      British Indian Ocean Territory
      British Virgin Islands
      Brunei
      Bulgaria
      Burkina Faso
      Burma
      Burundi

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        k
        KitchenVoodoo Feb 13, 2011 01:43 AM

        I must admit, as avid a ChowHound as I am, that list of countries left me baffled. Of all the countries on that list that might have restaurants here in Toronto, I think Bangladeshi??? But where exactly I have no idea. I'd love to suggest the Little India strip (Gerrard East and Greenwood) but the food on the "strip" has gone sharply downhill, Not sure why..... they all use the most dreadfully cheap ingredients to make their "buffets" as affordable as possible. Is there a Bangladeshi gem I am missing out on somewhere in Toronto? I'm a Hound - I'll go anywhere so long as it's good chow!!

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          garfield Feb 13, 2011 03:25 AM

          danforth and victoria park has some Bangladeshi restaurants. However a Bangladeshi friend told me to avoid them.
          I've been to Gharoa in that area -don't remember anything good or bad.

        2. re: KitchenVoodoo
          hal2010 Feb 13, 2011 05:48 AM

          There's a Brazilian steakhouse on Danforth near Broadway.
          For Bangladeshi, I've tried Anondo on Danforth at Vic Park. Limited menu, but what we had was quite good.
          There's Motherhome Myanmar Cuisine on Bloor West for Bangladeshi. A few of the Thai/Malaysian/Laotian restaurants also say they do Burmese food.

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            bytepusher Feb 13, 2011 05:51 AM

            Belgium - Goed Eten is quasi-Belgian, but since Cafe Brussel closed I can't think of a proper moule et frite and mushroom toasts Belgian soul food restaurant

            Brazil - Caju, on Queen West and the Brazilian Rodozio place at Danforth and Broadview, used to be called "Red Violin" but has a new name, I'm sure there are others.

            Burma - There used to be a Burmese stand in the food court on Front Street at Peter but I don't know if it's still there.

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            Caju
            922 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J1G6, CA

            Goed Eten
            188 Ossington Ave, Toronto, ON M6J 2Z7, CA

            1. re: bytepusher
              Jacquilynne Feb 13, 2011 06:45 AM

              The new name for the Danforth place is Rodeo. There's also Copacabana on Eglinton, which is a similar style.

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              k
              knusprig Feb 13, 2011 11:04 AM

              A few years ago one of Toronto Star reporter wrote a good review a restaurant serving Burmese food. I can't remember the name. Location was the plaza southwest corner of McNicoll/Markham Rd. Anyone know if this place is still exist and/or the name?
              Knusprig

            3. Jacquilynne Feb 12, 2011 07:19 AM

              For Argentinian, there's Sky Ranch on Dufferin. I've been a couple of times, and found it to be mostly very good with a few weird things that I wouldn't eat.

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              Sky Ranch
              2473 Dufferin St, Toronto, ON M6B3P9, CA

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              1. re: Jacquilynne
                Davwud Feb 13, 2011 04:21 AM

                FWIW I know an Argentinian and we went together. He gave it a 7 out of 10

                DT

              2. k
                KitchenVoodoo Feb 11, 2011 06:31 PM

                I'll throw in my recommendation for the Austrian cafe in Kensington Market - Krepesz European Palacsinta Cafe. ... 276 Augusta Ave,. But WHERE to get an amazing Austrian veal schnitzel?

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                Krepesz
                253 Augusta Ave, Toronto, ON , CA

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                  b
                  bytepusher Feb 11, 2011 06:37 PM

                  It's been years since I've been to the Old Country Inn so I can't comment on quality these days but they do have a selection of schnitzels including the classic Wiener style.

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                  Old Country Inn
                  198 Main St, Unionville, ON L3R2G9, CA

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                  bytepusher Feb 11, 2011 06:25 PM

                  Old Country Inn in Unionville has an Austrian menu

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                  Old Country Inn
                  198 Main St, Unionville, ON L3R2G9, CA

                  1. hal2010 Feb 11, 2011 06:20 PM

                    Bamiyan Kabob and Afghan Village, both in the Thorncliffe Park area (Overlea and Don Mills) do good kebabs. Afghan Village has really good bread.

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                    Bamiyan Kabob
                    62 Overlea Blvd, Toronto, ON M4H1C4, CA

                    Afghan Village
                    747 Don Mills Rd, Toronto, ON M3C1T2, CA

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