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More of this 2014 thread!

Spanglo Jan 18, 2014 05:50 PM

Reading the enjoyable, Less of this in 2014 thread,got me thinking of what kind of food,food products,restaurants,eating establishments,and produce in groceries and supermarkets I would like to see more of in Toronto.

These are my choices.More:

Bakeries, like the ones you find in Europe,selling hearth breads,and laminated real butter pastries.

Northern Chinese food.

Singaporean food

I would not mind more bbq joints,and sandwich shops.

More independent cafes,that know what they are doing.

Cara,Cara oranges,and red pomelos.

More varieties of mushrooms.

I would like to know what others would like to see more of.

  1. Nevy Jan 22, 2014 06:34 AM

    I would like to see more restaurants open in the suburbs that focus on really great food at reasonable prices. Often we only get chain restaurants or food that rivals downtown prices (to adjust to the large renovations and smaller volumes compared to downtown).

    I know this is a dream and often there isn't the profit to sustain this but one can hope.

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    1. re: Nevy
      T Long Jan 22, 2014 06:54 AM

      Case study?: Bistrot 92 Eglinton Ave West

      1. re: T Long
        Nevy Jan 22, 2014 09:44 AM

        I was thinking more like Mississauga or Brampton suburbs.

        1. re: Nevy
          mrsleny Jan 22, 2014 06:53 PM

          Also Richmond Hill, Markham, Vaughan.

          1. re: mrsleny
            TeacherFoodie Jan 23, 2014 02:45 PM


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      frogsteak Jan 20, 2014 05:38 PM

      less ramen and more pho

      1. vil Jan 19, 2014 06:19 PM

        Street food in more varieties and in more affordable prices.

        Unadulterated hard apple cider, directly from the orchard to the bottle.

        1. t
          trombasteve Jan 19, 2014 04:37 PM

          If you could get döner here like you can in Berlin, I'd probably get some every week. Also, more/better/fresher Middle Eastern breads and pastries would be nice.

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          1. re: trombasteve
            disgusti Jan 19, 2014 06:52 PM

            Dude doner is the #1 thing I crave here, for sure. Just good Turkish/German Turk food in general as I have definitely mentioned before. Whenever I'm in Berlin I can eat like a king for like 8 euro at any number of badass spots in kreuzberg/neukolln and I would literally kill for something like imren grill to open up here. Or one of those cafeteria style Turkish joints with a big hot table would also be a welcome addition. Turkish food is awesome

            The number two thing I want is just more. Of everything. The crap will disappear quickly enough and the stuff that is really quality will stick around but I want more street food, more high end choices, more young chefs, more random bistrot 92 guys doing their thing, more ethnic, etc. We have a good and vastly improved over 10 or even 5 years ago selection of things around but we just don't compare to the best of the best in terms of what's available to us (though we also have it considerably better than the rest of Canada/the world)

            1. re: disgusti
              prima Jan 19, 2014 07:00 PM

              While the selection of foods has changed over the last 5 or 10 years, I'm not convinced it has improved.

              Around 5 years ago, we had a good upscale Indian restaurant, and now we don't.

              15 years ago:
              We had a lot more choice when it came to Hungarian restaurants and food shops. We had better options for German, Belgian, Ukrainian and Macedonian food. We had a Cambodian restaurant on Yonge just north of Davenport, and now we have to trek to St Clair W for Cambodian food. We had better deli options than we have now. We had an Indonesian restaurant, and we're finally getting another one soon, after a long absence. We had better options for places focused on desserts than we have now. We had a good Moroccan restaurant, and now we don't.

              20 years ago, we had Scandinavian food options in Toronto, with Smorgasbrod. I haven't been to Karelia Kitchen, so I can't comment on their food yet.

              25 years ago, we had more Southern food options, more places serving crepes and more places serving classic French food.

              It's become more difficult to find some ethnic foods now than it was 5, 10 or 15 years ago, and a lot easier to find others.

              1. re: prima
                disgusti Jan 19, 2014 07:05 PM

                15 years ago i was 11

                1. re: prima
                  disgusti Jan 19, 2014 07:06 PM

                  25 years ago i was one

                  1. re: prima
                    disgusti Jan 19, 2014 07:07 PM

                    st clair west is definitely less of a trek for me than yonge and davenport

                    1. re: prima
                      disgusti Jan 19, 2014 07:07 PM

                      if you see what i'm getting at

                      1. re: disgusti
                        prima Jan 19, 2014 07:36 PM

                        No, I don't see what you're getting at.

                        1. re: prima
                          petek Jan 19, 2014 07:42 PM

                          He's too young to remember any of those places and too lazy to have treked to any of them...amiright? :D

                          1. re: petek
                            prima Jan 19, 2014 07:49 PM

                            ha. I figure he wants me to figure out he's 26. Way back in the 20th Century, Chowhounds were TTCing to the goulash belt on Bloor for take-out paprikash, up to Eglinton for Moroccan, east to the Danforth for modern Greek food at Pan or Belgian food at Cafe Brussels. TTCing all over TO for the foods that are friggin' difficult to find these days.

                            Wonder if Chowhounds will have trouble finding cupcakes, ramen and Southern BBQ in Toronto 15 years from now. ;)

                            For a walk down memory lane, here are the places Toronto Chowhounds were recommending 15 years ago:



                            1. re: prima
                              frogsteak Jan 19, 2014 08:19 PM

                              wow good on chow for keeping such a lengthy records

                              1. re: prima
                                justsayn Jan 19, 2014 09:15 PM

                                Funny to see those old posts with the new features tied to them. Stark contrast to when they were actually posted. : )

                                1. re: prima
                                  T Long Jan 20, 2014 07:05 AM

                                  Thanks for the flashback links Prima. I think it demonstrates how things stay the same despite change. Regarding the links themselves, it's interesting to read comments by Jim Leff. (also a contribution by a young Alan Gardner!)

                              2. re: prima
                                disgusti Jan 19, 2014 08:17 PM

                                i was getting at that in my opinion, over the past 5-10 years in which i gained the ability to choose what and where i eat, i think there have been marked improvements in what is around. also i can drive and frequently travel all over the place both here and abroad to eat well

                                1. re: disgusti
                                  prima Jan 19, 2014 10:31 PM

                                  But are the 'marked improvements in what is around' due to the change in your palate between 16 and 26? Or due to the change in Toronto restaurants? Or both?

                            2. re: prima
                              Spanglo Jan 19, 2014 09:27 PM

                              I think Torontonians have evolved and are much more knowledgeable about food and the world around us than they where 10-15 years ago,maybe due to the internet,food tv shows,increase in the variety of authentic ethnic food products available,and immigrants.

                              1. re: Spanglo
                                prima Jan 19, 2014 10:33 PM

                                The only food tv show I've ever watched was Wok with Yan. But that was on tv 30+ years ago.

                                1. re: Spanglo
                                  petek Jan 20, 2014 06:46 AM

                                  Sorry Spanglo but I don't think Toronto's pallet has evolved that much in the last 10 -20 years thanks to TV/internets. I think that we just latch on to trends more readily(taco/burger/cupcake joints by the dozen). The 80's and 90's saw some of Canada's best and most creative Chefs behind the stoves at some of the most innovative restaurants in the country.
                                  Without these "culinary pioneers", the young chefs of today would be working at Google...

                                  1. re: petek
                                    Spanglo Jan 22, 2014 05:51 AM

                                    Our pallets have not evolved because or tv or internet,you can't taste what you see on a screen,but it has made us want it and try it out.Now suppose they where showing something on tv about Polish food.what they showed looked tasty,but don't know what is in the dish.I go on the internet and research Polish food and about Poland and find about their entire cuisine,traditional dished,culture,and their influences from neighbouring countries.I google polish restaurants in Toronto,and hey! there is one around my neighbourhood, I never knew that.
                                    So I hope you get my point.

                                    The 80's and 90's had Canada's best and creative chef?
                                    I do not know, I was born in the 80's,and people old enough to remember would argue with that comment.

                                    But I ask you this,where are those Chefs now?and if they are so great,and where are their Sous Chefs?

                                    1. re: Spanglo
                                      justsayn Jan 22, 2014 06:46 AM

                                      You may find these posts interesting about our chefs.



                                      1. re: Spanglo
                                        pourboi Jan 22, 2014 06:59 AM

                                        take a look at ChefDB and start clicking...

                                        http://chefdb.com/pl/47/Centro-Toronto for instance look who was working at Centro in the 80's as chef down to low level kitchen workers and see where they are now by clicking thier names. The Sous Chefs are every where.. you may have heard of a guy named David Lee, There are many other that are now spread across Canada and the World..

                                        1. re: pourboi
                                          petek Jan 22, 2014 07:15 AM

                                          <take a look at ChefDB and start clicking...>

                                          And while you're on there Spanglo, look up Franco Prevedello and start clicking on the restaurants he's been involved in from the 70's on up....

                                        2. re: Spanglo
                                          petek Jan 22, 2014 07:07 AM

                                          <But I ask you this,where are those Chefs now?and if they are so great,and where are their Sous Chefs?>

                                          Maybe you should "Google" it to see what you can find... :)

                                          1. re: petek
                                            Spanglo Jan 23, 2014 08:06 PM

                                            Franco is and Owner and partner always has been,hes no Chef.

                                            Let's go back to the main topic.

                                            Let me start again.

                                            More creative and great chefs!

                                      2. re: Spanglo
                                        justsayn Jan 20, 2014 06:55 AM


                                2. mrsleny Jan 19, 2014 02:46 PM

                                  I am probably in the minority but I would love to see more ethnic vegan/vegetarian restaurants especially southeast Asian, Korean (eg Hangawi in NYC), Japanese shojin (eg Kajitsu in NYC) and vegan burgers, eg Boon Burger in Winnipeg.

                                  Also would love to see Ethiopian restaurants expand outside of Bloor West and Danforth into the GTA 'burbs.

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                                  1. re: mrsleny
                                    vil Jan 19, 2014 06:14 PM

                                    "Also would love to see Ethiopian restaurants expand outside of Bloor West and Danforth into the GTA 'burbs."

                                    That would be wonderful.

                                    1. re: vil
                                      frogsteak Jan 19, 2014 06:41 PM

                                      and I would love to see these new ethiopian restaurant serve better food than the crap in bloor west

                                  2. t
                                    TeacherFoodie Jan 19, 2014 10:06 AM

                                    A really good Moroccan inspired restaurant like Aziza in San Francisco (Moroccan- French fusion). Also, Burmese like you find in SF.

                                    A really good Mediterranean restaurant like Oleana in Boston and Damas in Montreal.

                                    A good Southern (New Orleans style) restaurant with good gumbo and po' boys.

                                    Trendy restaurants that take reservations (I'm thinking along the lines of Khao San Road, Grand Electric, etc).

                                    More people joining Chowhound and sharing their faves.

                                    And finally, some better options "North of the border" (North of the 401)!!

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                                    1. re: TeacherFoodie
                                      prima Jan 19, 2014 10:29 AM

                                      Interesting thing is, my Bay Area friends like the TO restaurants we have here, because they can't find those types of restos in SF. I brought them to Mezes, Trio, Chopin, Cava, a TO hot dog vendor, Yang's, Zee Grill. All completely distinct from what they'd find back home.

                                      I think Oleana and Aziza are one of a kind restaurants that can't be replicated. Have you tried Mideastro? That might be as close as it gets in TO.

                                      Would be nice to have a good Syrian resto similar to Damas, but I think it would be tough for a Syrian restaurant to do well in Toronto.TO doesn't tend to support its upscale Mediterranean restaurants very well.

                                      1. re: prima
                                        radiopolitic Jan 19, 2014 11:50 AM

                                        I'm a bit confused by your comment. I'm not sure how Chopin, Cava, Zee Grill, Mezes or Trio are distinct from what one can find in the Bay area. I've certainly eaten at/known of similar restaurants when I lived there.

                                        Not saying that they aren't good restaurants (I enjoy Chopin and Cava) but I don't find them unique to Toronto in comparison to SFO.

                                        I would love to see better Middle Eastern food of any kind in Toronto in the upcoming year. Don't think it will happen though.

                                        1. re: radiopolitic
                                          prima Jan 19, 2014 01:32 PM

                                          I haven't sought out Polish food in , but my friends weren't aware of anything like Chopin in the Bay Area. Maybe they just haven't been seeking it out. If you know of some places like Chopin, let me know so I can pass them on to my friends).

                                          The Greek food I've had has been either more upscale (like Dio Deka in Los Gatos) or more downscale ( several places in the East Bay) than Mezes, and none of the menus have had the selection Mezes offers .

                                          Zee's menu is different from any seafood menus I've seen in the Bay Area. While I love seafood in California , most menus I've seen in the Bay Area seem to be somewhat Cal Ital, Italian American, contemporary/continental or traditional Californian/American (like Tadich), and Zee . Zee's menu seems unique to me, with the combination of Dutch, Maritime and/or Asian influences on the continental menu.
                                          I find Cava to be a Toronto take on tapas and other Spanish dishes, with Latin American influences.

                                          When I mention Trio, I just mention it as one of the neighbourhood places I took my visitors (listing it because that's where we went). While there is plenty of thincrust pizza in northern CA, what they were used to were hip spots serving Cal Ital or Neapolitan pizza, or chains like CPK. Trio is low-key, non- hip neighbourhood trattoria, North Toronto-style. Different vibe than what you'd find on Queen W, and different vibe than what you'd find in SF. We also had C'est Bon take-out, which is more Chinese Cdn than Chinese American (even though sweet and sour is common, sweet and sour chicken balls aren't commom in Northern California, according to my friends).

                                          What I'm trying to say is that sometimes the grass is greener, and sometimes visitors from fabulous food regions like the Bay Area appreciate the ordinary places like Mezes, Trio or Chopin we take for granted, because those places aren't typical/ordinary to them, while we're pining for restaurants they've got, which they might think are fairly ordinary.


                                    2. l
                                      lister Jan 19, 2014 09:46 AM

                                      More craft beer making it's way into bars and restaurants.

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                                      1. re: lister
                                        frogsteak Jan 19, 2014 10:07 AM

                                        On that note, less steam whistle in bars but cheaper steam whistles in stores.

                                        1. re: lister
                                          Spanglo Jan 19, 2014 09:08 PM

                                          Yes to craft beers,

                                          More artisanale and local cheeses,chocolate,charcuterie,
                                          wines,coffee roasters.

                                        2. f
                                          frogsteak Jan 18, 2014 07:43 PM

                                          More frozen yogurt options

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                                          1. re: frogsteak
                                            disgusti Jan 19, 2014 06:29 PM


                                            1. re: disgusti
                                              frogsteak Jan 19, 2014 06:40 PM

                                              I'm actually serious. There's no frozen yogurt near me at all. I demand it.

                                          2. prima Jan 18, 2014 07:25 PM

                                            Pina Coladas

                                            Lime Daiquris

                                            Brandy Alexanders


                                            Grasshopper Pie

                                            Cherries Jubilee

                                            Baked Alaska

                                            chocolate mousse

                                            banana splits







                                            veal scallopine al limone



                                            fritto misto

                                            French Onion Soup

                                            duckling a l'orange

                                            duck served well done, falling off the bone




                                            crepes ( I wish the Eaton Centre still had a Magic Pan)

                                            sticky buns

                                            chelsea buns


                                            veal sandwiches on the Yonge subway line, so I don't have to trek east or west, or take a bus

                                            Dobos Torte

                                            Blackforest Cake

                                            old school egg rolls

                                            old school sweet & sour chicken balls

                                            restaurants with table service serving good old school Chinese Canadian food

                                            Wor Won Ton Soup

                                            Trinidadian doubles


                                            Cevapi closer to Yonge & Bloor

                                            Souvlaki closer to Yonge & Bloor

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                                            1. re: prima
                                              pourboi Jan 18, 2014 08:38 PM

                                              Since you are near Yonge & Bloor are some choices for some of the dishes you listed:

                                              "veal sandwiches on the Yonge subway line, so I don't have to trek east or west, or take a bus" - Scaccia in Manulife Centre (attached to Bloor subway through the underground)

                                              "crepes" - Crêpes à GoGo Yorkville Ave & Yonge

                                              "schnitzel" - Coffee Mill 99 Yorkville Ave

                                              "French Onion Soup" - Le Trou Normand Restaurant & Jacques' Bistro Du Parc both in Yorkville

                                              Further out but still accessible:

                                              "old school egg rolls", "old school sweet & sour chicken balls" - Oriental Taste 329 Queen St E

                                              "Banana Split" - Dutch Dream Ice Cream , 78 Vaughan Road

                                              1. re: pourboi
                                                prima Jan 18, 2014 08:50 PM

                                                The schnitzel isn't very good at the Coffee Mill, and sadly, their goulash soup has been watered down and mediocre at best lately. I don't know how good their paprikash has been lately.

                                                I've ordered many scaccias at Scaccia over the years. I guess I'll try their veal sandwich next time I'm nearby.

                                                Does Oriental Taste have table service or is it a take-out place?

                                                Re: French Onion Soup- I just would like to see it on more menus, all over town. I like Jacques' Bistro du Parc. I haven't been to Le Trou Normand. Have you? I don't think any Chowhounds have admitted that they've visited Le Trou Normand since Chowhound's inception.

                                                Thanks for your recs. :)

                                                1. re: prima
                                                  pourboi Jan 18, 2014 09:50 PM

                                                  Oriental Taste has table service and it even has a stage where they have bands on Tuesday nights!

                                                  1. re: pourboi
                                                    disgusti Jan 19, 2014 06:28 PM

                                                    you say this like it's a good thing

                                                  2. re: prima
                                                    estufarian Jan 19, 2014 06:48 AM

                                                    I visited Trou Normand before Chowhound was born.
                                                    Vowed never to return - and haven't!
                                                    And I order French Onion Soup at Barberian's.

                                                    1. re: estufarian
                                                      frogsteak Jan 19, 2014 07:44 AM

                                                      I had a pretty good onion soup at harbord house the other day

                                                    2. re: prima
                                                      T Long Jan 19, 2014 08:18 AM

                                                      Re Oriental Taste: Check out the yelp reviews if seriously considering. And please report back if you do go.

                                                      1. re: T Long
                                                        prima Jan 19, 2014 08:49 AM

                                                        Ha, thanks T Long. I'm a little more likely to look for chicken balls at a resto closer to Dundas and Spadina, most likely one that's been vetted by you and/or Teep.

                                                        Does anyone on Spadina still make a good egg roll? I'd think Lee Garden should still be a good place to start.

                                                        1. re: prima
                                                          frogsteak Jan 19, 2014 09:06 AM

                                                          what's the best chinese delivery to ossington area

                                                          1. re: prima
                                                            T Long Jan 19, 2014 11:32 AM

                                                            Not sure if Lee Garden even has egg rolls. Unlike some CH'ers, I never considered Lee Garden to be typical Canadian Chinese. If anything, that's where I went for "authentic" Chinese food for years. I still consider it a place to go for safe authentic Chinese food. (It's been over a year since I've been though). Regarding old school egg rolls, I have still to find such an item in the GTA. My old school egg roll is circ. 60/70's Western Canada/Ontario when places still made their plum sauces in house. This has been the subject of past threads, so I don't think the prospects are very good.

                                                    3. re: prima
                                                      Spanglo Jan 23, 2014 08:28 PM

                                                      Wow Prima you really like your old school desserts.I had been looking for a place that sells a good Black Forest cake for my Fathers B day,but could not find any.

                                                      You can never go wrong with wanting more Trinidad doubles.

                                                      I would like to see more Authentic charcoal cooked Jerk chicken.

                                                      Mexican Torta Sandwiches.

                                                      Rice pudding.

                                                    4. f
                                                      frogsteak Jan 18, 2014 07:16 PM

                                                      Cara Cara season picks up again soon

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                                                      1. re: frogsteak
                                                        Spanglo Jan 18, 2014 07:35 PM

                                                        I have seen them at Fortinos,along with other unusual varieties of citrus.

                                                        Know where else I can buy them?

                                                        1. re: Spanglo
                                                          frogsteak Jan 18, 2014 07:43 PM

                                                          they're now everywhere at all times. i've seen them at metro, loblaws and whole foods. but the peak season will come in feb-march

                                                          1. re: frogsteak
                                                            Full tummy Jan 20, 2014 05:49 PM

                                                            Cara Cara at Costco Scarborough today.

                                                      2. prima Jan 18, 2014 07:08 PM

                                                        A cafe serving good desserts south of the 401 that's open until midnight.

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                                                        1. re: prima
                                                          petek Jan 18, 2014 07:14 PM

                                                          What was that place called on Davenport near Ave Rd back in the 90's?

                                                          1. re: petek
                                                            prima Jan 18, 2014 07:16 PM

                                                            Just Desserts?
                                                            I also remember there being several Future's Bakery locations that were popular for late-night desserts, including one location closer to Yonge & Lawrence, iirc.

                                                            1. re: prima
                                                              foodyDudey Jan 18, 2014 07:40 PM

                                                              I am pretty sure that Just Desserts was around in the late 70's or at least there by 1981 as that is when I think I used to go to the original location.

                                                              1. re: foodyDudey
                                                                prima Jan 18, 2014 07:43 PM

                                                                There were still a few Just Desserts around in the late 80s/early 90s. I remember the Yonge & Sheppard location was still operating in 2002, but I never tried it.

                                                                1. re: prima
                                                                  Full tummy Jan 18, 2014 07:49 PM

                                                                  The original owner has long since departed, and the current incarnation is very different than the hip, late-night hangout Just Desserts was in my youth.

                                                        2. foodyDudey Jan 18, 2014 06:50 PM

                                                          White grapefruit!

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                                                          1. re: foodyDudey
                                                            Spanglo Jan 18, 2014 07:25 PM

                                                            The great white Oro Blanco grapefruit a cross between a pomelo and a white grapefruit.

                                                            1. re: Spanglo
                                                              foodyDudey Jan 18, 2014 07:37 PM

                                                              Are those available in Toronto?

                                                              1. re: foodyDudey
                                                                Spanglo Jan 18, 2014 07:46 PM

                                                                I just saw them this week in the Fortinos flyer.

                                                                They call them Sweeties.


                                                          2. petek Jan 18, 2014 06:21 PM

                                                            Yes to all of the above!

                                                            Somewhere I can eat this ^^^^^^

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                                                            1. re: petek
                                                              Spanglo Jan 18, 2014 06:56 PM

                                                              Bok choi,Lomein noddles and bbq pork.

                                                              I believe you can get that at most chinatown restos.

                                                              1. re: Spanglo
                                                                petek Jan 18, 2014 07:12 PM

                                                                I can have such a thing?
                                                                What would you call it?

                                                                1. re: petek
                                                                  Spanglo Jan 18, 2014 07:32 PM

                                                                  It's called Lo mein with bbq pork and bokchoi :P

                                                                  Usually the places that have bbq pork hanging on the front
                                                                  of their windows have it.

                                                                  looking at that pic is making me hungry.

                                                                  1. re: Spanglo
                                                                    petek Jan 18, 2014 07:41 PM

                                                                    It's called Lo mein with bbq pork and bokchoi :P

                                                                    Of course it is.. :) I've had it in soup form at Swatow I'll have to try this version next time.

                                                                    1. re: Spanglo
                                                                      T Long Jan 18, 2014 07:50 PM

                                                                      Small point. Pretty certain that the vegetable in the pic is not bokchoi. My guess would be choy shum.

                                                                2. re: petek
                                                                  Spanglo Jan 18, 2014 07:17 PM

                                                                  More heirloom varieties of vegetables and fruits.

                                                                  Charcuterie shops.

                                                                  1. re: petek
                                                                    mrsleny Jan 18, 2014 08:42 PM

                                                                    Malaysian wonton noodles?


                                                                    1. re: mrsleny
                                                                      petek Jan 18, 2014 08:55 PM

                                                                      <Malaysian wonton noodles?>
                                                                      Sounds good to me! Now I'm starving... :)

                                                                  2. hal2010 Jan 18, 2014 06:16 PM

                                                                    More SE Asian food:

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                                                                    1. re: hal2010
                                                                      Monica Jan 18, 2014 07:27 PM

                                                                      And Indonesian

                                                                      1. re: Monica
                                                                        prima Jan 18, 2014 07:31 PM

                                                                        There's a new Indonesian place opening on Yonge soon.
                                                                        Little Sister, opening soon

                                                                      2. re: hal2010
                                                                        mrsleny Jan 18, 2014 08:06 PM

                                                                        Agreed. Love Montreal but don't want to have to go all that way just for Burmese at Ruby Burma.

                                                                        1. re: hal2010
                                                                          TeacherFoodie Jan 19, 2014 09:48 AM

                                                                          +1 Burmese - so lacking here.

                                                                        2. p
                                                                          pourboi Jan 18, 2014 06:03 PM

                                                                          - More quick Take-out options in the downtown core - Hot table entrees / cafeteria style etc.
                                                                          - Fun places - great food but a place that you would stay for two more hours drinking after your meal
                                                                          - Collaborations- A Chinese chef & an Italian Chef sharing a restaurant and having fun with food - or Rotating chefs Totally different menu every month in one location from different chefs.

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                                                                          1. re: pourboi
                                                                            Spanglo Jan 18, 2014 06:50 PM

                                                                            I totally agree that there should be a place where great chefs come together and collaborate and make something
                                                                            brilliant,and who knows what kind of amazing techniques
                                                                            or new flavor combinations would be created.

                                                                          2. mrsleny Jan 18, 2014 05:58 PM

                                                                            Yes to the mushrooms.

                                                                            1. MissBingBing Jan 18, 2014 05:51 PM


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