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Sabich

Frids 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. foodyDudey RE: Frids May 8, 2011 09:39 AM

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

    http://www.aroma.ca/Our_Menu.pdf

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      DDD RE: foodyDudey May 9, 2011 04:53 AM

      Not really the same (has some elements though)

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      piccola RE: Frids May 8, 2011 04:32 PM

      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...

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        Frids RE: piccola Feb 8, 2012 07:35 PM

        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...

        http://www.drlaffa.com/

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          atomeyes RE: Frids Feb 9, 2012 07:29 AM

          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)

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            piccola RE: Frids Feb 10, 2012 07:41 PM

            Thanks! It's on the list. :)

        2. Spice City Toronto RE: Frids May 4, 2013 06:45 PM

          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
          www.spicecitytoronto.com

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            DDD RE: Spice City Toronto May 6, 2013 08:11 PM

            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.

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            JRKyummy RE: Frids May 20, 2013 10:40 PM

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

            http://www.thestar.com/life/restauran...

            It's good, but truly massive.

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              Vinnie Vidimangi RE: JRKyummy May 21, 2013 01:13 AM

              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

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                bcc RE: Vinnie Vidimangi May 21, 2013 02:13 AM

                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.

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                  MissBingBing RE: Vinnie Vidimangi May 21, 2013 04:01 AM

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

                  Well, you're close!

              2. happycamper RE: Frids May 21, 2013 02:13 AM

                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:
                http://instagram.com/p/ZgRvMMMcJF/

                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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                  jlunar RE: happycamper May 21, 2013 07:53 AM

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

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                    happycamper RE: jlunar May 21, 2013 09:18 AM

                    lol It was one of those long weekend eh?

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                      jlunar RE: happycamper May 21, 2013 09:43 AM

                      Indeed. HEE HEE.

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