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May 1, 2011 06:23 PM


Does anyone know if this is available in Toronto?

From its Wikipedia entry:

Sabich, served in a pita bread wrap, traditionally contains fried eggplant, hard boiled eggs, hummus, tahini, Israeli salad, potato, parsley and amba (a mango pickle). Traditionally it is made with eggs cooked for a long time until the white of the egg becomes brown. Sometimes it is doused with hot sauce and sprinkled with minced onion.

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    1. The closest thing I've seen is the Mediterranean sandwich at AROMA, which is described as: grilled eggplant, tahini, tomatoes, pickles, hard-boiled egg

      1. re: foodyDudey

        Not really the same (has some elements though)

      2. Sorry, I was hoping for some answers, too. Used to have this all the time in NYC (well, not all the time, 'cause it's pretty heavy, but as a treat). Although the one I had didn't include potato, and I don't think I'd want any in there...

        1. re: piccola

          I'll update my own post for piccola to say really good sabich was found at Dr Laffa mentioned in other posts in North York. Not quite as good as the ones from the street in Tel Aviv but close...

          1. re: Frids

            yep. saw it on the menu when i was there 2 days ago.

            (they also have a decent masabacha and their Dr Laffa hummus is amazing)

        2. They have a version of sabich at the new White Squirrel Snack Shop at 507 Queen West. It's decent but nothing compared Dr. Laffa.

          Spice City Toronto

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          1. re: Spice City Toronto

            I've had it at the old dr laffa (north location). Wasn't bad, but a bit off the mark. The eggplant was dryish/burnt and I don't remember if there wasn't enough amba or it just didn't taste right/strong enough. I'll probably try the new dr laffa one of these days....but may hold out until the next tel aviv trip for the really good stuff.

          2. They reviewed Dr. Laffa's sabich in the Toronto Star today:


            It's good, but truly massive.

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            1. re: JRKyummy

              The review shows that Amy Pataki knows nothing about the subject. However she has managed to put down a bunch of words grammatically. She should stick to something she understands, such as the very unkosher chicken paprikash

              1. re: Vinnie Vidimangi

                Aren't you being a bit too harsh? With the exception of the corn salad and, perhaps, coleslaw this is very similar to the sabich served in Tel Aviv.

                1. re: Vinnie Vidimangi

                  "However she has managed to put down a bunch of words grammatically."

                  Well, you're close!

              2. I was at Cold Tea on Sunday. Top chef Dustin Gallager did a pop-up bbq. He served a phenomenal Iraqi sabich + grilled pineapple (dipped in ginger ale and rum) for $10.

                The eggplants were grilled, not fried, and the eggs were soft boiled.
                It was a delicious!!

                From Dustin's Twit:

                According to the chef, he is in the process of opening a restaurant with "similar type of food" on Queen W.

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                1. re: happycamper

                  I was so sad I was in no state to hit this pop up!!

                  1. re: jlunar

                    lol It was one of those long weekend eh?