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baby_tran May 20, 2003 12:21 PM

Anyone know where I can get paella? I like to eat but its too tedious to cook.

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    ndo. RE: baby_tran May 20, 2003 03:51 PM

    picante on adelaide near john. i havent tried it myself. but friend seem to like it.

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      Goober RE: baby_tran May 20, 2003 09:53 PM

      My mom's house every new year's. It's so good...but she only makes it once a year!

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        Dave the Dog RE: Goober Jun 11, 2003 11:45 AM

        See, Goober can be good and say something nice (even if it has to be about his mother to bring it out)

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          ramona RE: Dave the Dog Jun 11, 2003 11:47 PM

          Well, I, for one, think Goober is sweet! Rock on, Goober.

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        fresco RE: baby_tran May 20, 2003 10:58 PM

        Toronto isn't exactly a hotbed of Spanish cuisine of any description. But Segovia on St. Nicholas St. does serve Spanish fare, including paella.

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          Heather RE: fresco May 21, 2003 10:17 AM

          I've found Segovia's paella to be excruciatingly salty. That's a shame, because it's good otherwise (generous amount of seafood, properly cooked rice, etc).

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          Pere Hugo RE: baby_tran May 21, 2003 09:46 AM

          I find it a joy to make. What I mean is only ONE pan. A knife, measuring stuff and the freshest ingredients are all else needed.

          Sometimes I do it on the gas grill. Grill the chicken, Sausages etc. and pop them into the paella pan full of rice etc. Cover with foil , and bake in the grill.

          Again, minimal equipment and cleanup.


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            wordsworth RE: Pere Hugo Oct 9, 2006 01:29 PM

            Sure Paella is easy if you don'ty run around to get the required small quantities of 5 types of shellfish.

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            lamaranthe RE: baby_tran Jun 27, 2004 11:43 AM

            So easy to make yourself... You don't even need special baking dishes, if you don't want to.
            I have a couple of very good recipes. Interested? Email me!

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              YummyYummy RE: baby_tran Oct 4, 2006 04:19 AM

              Hahaha, I just watched the Spanish film "Sex and Lucia" and one of the characters was an excellent paella cook. Now, I'm really hungry for this amazing dish again. I've only had it twice in my life, but never in Spain.

              First time, I had it was in Vina del Mar, Chile at a restaurant owned by a Spaniard. It was absolutely deliciously!!! Second time, I had it was at our hotel during lunch buffet in Cancun, Mexico. Just horrible, too soggy, bland and gross! :(

              I wanna find the best paella in Toronto. Any more recommendations? Hopefully, it'll taste incredible like what I remember when I first had it in South America.

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                food_lover RE: baby_tran Oct 4, 2006 01:15 PM

                you can get some good paella at El Bodegon at College/Bathurst.

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                  tbone187 RE: food_lover Oct 4, 2006 08:11 PM

                  I didn't think they had paella. They do have a dish called Jalea, which has breaded seafood, which is really good though. Everything there is good actually.

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                    food_lover RE: tbone187 Oct 5, 2006 05:57 PM

                    I'm pretty sure they have paella. and i do agree with you though everything at El Bodegon is good.

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                  Kurtz RE: baby_tran Oct 4, 2006 08:26 PM

                  The paella at Toro on Bloor just west of Jane is the best I've found. I've had it half a dozen times over the past two years or so and it never fails. Lots of seafood, excellent sausage, perfectly cooked rice. Very reasonable wine list too.

                  1. xtal RE: baby_tran Oct 4, 2006 09:42 PM

                    The paella at Segovia is pretty tasty, though much of their tapas is mediocre.

                    In my opinion, stick to the sangria and paella.


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