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Toronto's Best Halvah

Frids May 8, 2011 07:31 AM


There was a thread years ago but it needs updating.

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    crawfish RE: Frids May 9, 2011 06:34 AM

    I had some halvah from Akram's in Kensington yesterday that was good but not as good as some I had from Montreal last year. I hope you get more responses!

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      Frids RE: crawfish May 9, 2011 07:21 AM

      I will try Akram's halvah.

      I just returned from the Middle East and hoped to find some of the amazing food I enjoyed there in Toronto. Unfortunately this post and the other I posted on sabich aren't yielding copious results.

      To avoid having this moved to a different forum I'm going to post the same question on the Quebec board. Could you answer with your Montreal info on halvah? Thanks!

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      garfield RE: Frids May 9, 2011 07:24 AM

      What is halvah? Are there more than a single version?
      This isn't the south asian halwa , apparently.

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        Whats_For_Dinner RE: garfield May 9, 2011 07:37 AM

        There are lots of versions -- this is referring to the Middle Eastern sesame-based version, a firm candy with a slightly flaky/feathery texture. Amazingly delicious.

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        corinaci RE: Frids May 9, 2011 07:55 AM

        Highland farms has a few types of halvah. I prefer the Greek one, cannot remember the name though right now (not Krinos), it's in the cheese deli section. The Lebanese pistachio one would get a second place because of too much sweetness - but it has extra pistachios as well (this one is in the International foods aisle).

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