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Herne Feb 16, 2013 07:01 AM

What are the experiences with the relatively new MT Everest on Eglinton?

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    Vinnie Vidimangi May 14, 2013 11:20 PM

    On a coupon.
    I made a mistake. I bought the coupon before I checked them out on CH. I had gotten excited by the Nepali (sp? Nepalese? Nepalitan?) cooking stuff. Spoke with someone there and was told that the difference between Nepali cooking and Indian is that Nepali spicing is gentler and that it doesn't use dairy everywhere. So I decided to spring for the coupon.

    I had a ground lamb stuffed naan and two Nepali dishes, one was zucchini in brown goop, the other was chicken in brown goop. The flavour of the goop was gentler, sweeter but not from sugar and tasted a bit like cinnamon. The flavours of the goop ingredients came out better when the dishes were at room temperature, but they still were brown gloppy and didn't do much for me or for the zucchini or chicken, which were quite nicely cooked.
    Previous posts were right . They do like their salt but some of the burger shoppes use far more. I still didn't like it and it made the nice apple that I had at home on return the best part of the meal. Don't know if the salt was pink Himalayan.
    The naan was a surprising nothing.

    Service was polished but I thought that the food - at least what I had - could easily have been slung on a cafeteria line. I had trouble looking at the little bowl of glopped zucchini or glopped chicken bits and seeing $11.49 each, plus 13% plus 15% . I thought, good as buffet items.
    The cost of the meal was, the coupon, $15 for $30, plus PST plus a tip on the original amount. So it ended up costing almost $23 which is no bargain. For this money I could have gotten seven delicious chicken shawarmas at Al Tanoor, and they would have carried me through two days of eating . Those together with an occasional piece of fruit.

    1. Ediblethoughts Feb 17, 2013 05:56 PM

      I went a few weeks back. Lovely food though spicier than they said it was going to be. I tried veg and fish and it was all good.
      They do lovely greens and the black-eyed peas with bamboo shoots was pleasant and unusual.

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        Herne Feb 18, 2013 03:11 PM

        Thanks you Ediblethoughts. Based on your assessment I will add it to my list of places to go

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        Herne Feb 17, 2013 05:33 PM

        If the owners of the Mt Everest are having the same response that the earlier post got--thank heavens I missed investing with them.

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          Googs Feb 18, 2013 09:06 AM

          I'm not sure if you're looking for food or investment advice. If the former, I'm waiting for Truly India to open in March. I *think* you're an eastender, so you may wish to keep your eyes open too. I'm an omnivore, but I find Indian one of the few cuisines capable of being interesting and vegetarian at the same time.
          http://trulyindia.ca/

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            Herne Feb 18, 2013 09:46 AM

            Food advice will do (*.*). I like the taste of Indian food although I must say it all tastes very much the same. But I dislike the fact that it is all various shades of brown. I'm in the east end not too far from O'connor and Eglinton. I was interested in Mt Everest partly because it is near the parking lot in front of CTire at Laird. One advantage the near suburbs have is free parking and I believe we should take advantage of it when possible.

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              Full tummy Feb 18, 2013 11:58 AM

              Do you know something about Truly India that inspires confidence, or are you just hopeful?

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                Googs Feb 20, 2013 08:10 AM

                Herne, if Indian food all tastes the same you should try new places or, better yet, some homecooking. I'd recommend Jaipur Grille around Yonge & Eglinton.

                Full tummy, I am as always ever hopeful.

                First, there's something organic happening in the area. Indie restaurants are popping up in an area that was once dominated by chains and roadhouses. Now there's Portuguese, BBQ, Italian, and even a neighbourhood froo-froo coffe shop. I'm hoping Truly India is the next stop in this trend.

                Second, I guess I'm reading into the backstory of the two women starting the business. None of this is explicitly stated on the "About" page. Its unfortunately typical in Canada that you may be a doctor back home, but you're in the service industry here.

                One came to Canada well-educated, but didn't get employment in her field. I appreciate a person who doesn't lie down, but stands up to adversity. Nothing says you are that person like starting your own business.

                Her partner, whom I assume to be a relative, is also well-educated. With all doors open in her field she's instead chosen to enter the challenging restaurant industry and partner with family.

                Now tell me if that isn't something you'd wanna support? I just hope the food is good. I'll certainly give them every chance.

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                  Full tummy Feb 20, 2013 09:03 AM

                  Well, I'm hoping, too. It's near enough to home for me that if the food is good, I'll be there.

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                    Herne May 15, 2013 10:04 AM

                    Well Googs it looks like they have been open for some weeks now. Have you been and formulated an opinion?

                    I have been to Indian restaurants on Front street, on Gerard in "Little India" and on Bloor near Christie Pitts. So I may have things to learn about Indian Food but brown is the colour I have associated with it despite the occasional brilliant greens.

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                      Googs May 15, 2013 11:49 AM

                      I haven't seen them open yet when passing by. The inside is still a bramble of restaurant furnishings. I just checked Truly India's website and FaceBook page and it still says "opening soon". I'd guess it's another 2-3 weeks away.

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                        garfield May 15, 2013 12:42 PM

                        Thanks for the tip Googs. They have an interesting menu. I see Jackfruit which I haven't seen before in a restaurant in Canada.

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                          Herne May 15, 2013 12:49 PM

                          Sorry Googs. Somehow I got the idea the place had opened a month or so ago.

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