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Feb 25, 2014 06:03 AM

Best things you ate this month: Feb 2014

For me, it was a blueberry raised donut from VON, Pizze Pide's lahmacun, and the hollandaise (that came on the Eggs Benny) at Cafe Boulud.

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  1. 'Tea Smoked Duck' - Chuan Yu-Home
    ' Baked Chinese BBQ Pork bun ' - Skyview Chinese Fusion ( something close to Hong Kong standard )
    ' Har Gow ' - Skyview Chinese Fusion ( Finally!! One to shout about! )
    ' Gold Coin Chicken' ' - Fook Lum Court
    ' Rack of Rabbit ' - BERO

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    1. re: Charles Yu

      Would also like to add the 'Freshly baked Chicken and Ham Pie ' from Dragon Boat.

    2. Lamb tartar with wasabi and sesame on sesame toast at Shoto

      1. Toss up between a half dozen oysters and the currywurst we had at Silversmith Brewery in Virgil (just outside NOTL). Both offerings were from the Tide & Vine food truck and both were divine in their own ways and went down very well with a beer tasting. We left very happy.

        1. Prima, you should have gone to Simone's and tried the shrimp roti, then I'd be seeing that on your list!

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          1. re: foodyDudey

            Would Simone's shrimp roti be the best thing you ate this month?

            I was in the mood for curry chicken when I was at Simone's this month. It tasted good, but the cumulative sodium from a patty, curry chicken and rice and peas knocked me out. I might order the take-out curry chicken (or possibly curried shrimp) without the sides next time, to eat with some plain steamed rice (made at home). I've been finding TO's WI restaurant food way too salty for my system lately, even though it tastes great.

            1. re: prima

              After I posted, I thought about it and yes, I'd say it was the best thing I ate that was not from my own kitchen. But then, I don't eat at many of the fancier places that people mention on CH. (I will in the summer when I have a bit more time) I talked to Simone last week when I was waiting for my roti, and she said they are mainly selling rotis and soup, which is not what she had expected. I can see why, both are really good! In fact any time I eat some place else, I compare it for value and flavour against the shrimp roti, even if I am eating something that is completely different.
              When I ate the food at Rally which I didn't care for much, I was thinking of how the roti was much more enjoyable. The same thing happened when I ate at a smokehouse in the hood some weeks back. I did not detect much salt in the shrimp roti at Simone's. Now after mentioning it here, I know what's for lunch!

              1. re: foodyDudey

                Ya, I was talking about best purchased food you've eaten this month. :D There's usually some sort of active "best thing you've made recently" thread on the Home Cooking Board, but I rarely see you over there, FD!

            2. re: foodyDudey

              I went to Simone's and tried the shrimp roti solely based on this post - I loved it! The shrimp were juicy and flavourful. Perfectly spiced. Great value for $8!

              1. re: danniii

                I'm glad you liked it, but I was sure most people would.

            3. Zeytoon Parvardeh at Banu (green olive, walnut, pomegranate and angelica spread)

              Arctic char ceviche at Foxley (a given)

              Slice of pepperoni at Bitondo's

              Surprising and good: whole wheat bagel at the Huntsman (the sous is a baker apparently)

              Not so nice things I ate this month:

              clams at Red Sauce

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              1. re: sufficientlybuttered

                Did you have anything else @ Red Sauce?

                1. re: kwass

                  yes. The drinks were excellent and the bartender charming and attentive. The food was adequate but nothing I'd return for. Steam clams gritty, overcooked and under seasoned. Veal sandwich standard but not standout. Noted the nice cheese ratio on the veal sandwich where other Italian sandwich joints tend to skimp. Mini calzones just fried dough with cheese - completely homogeneous flavour.

                  The tiramasu was the best part of the meal and I don't even have a sweet tooth, and rarely order dessert.

                  1. re: sufficientlybuttered

                    Thanks sb! I've been curious to hear from people who have been :)