A blog dedicated to exploring Toronto's multicultural food scene, one restaurant at a time
South Asia: Rickshaw Bar
Rickshaw Bar might just be the best restaurant I've been to in a while. Chef Noureen Feerasta's menu focuses on south asian and south east asian cuisine, while drawing on her Ismaili roots for inspiration.
Taiwan: Yummy Zone
Yummy Zone is a no-frills spot on Bay street near Wellesley. They specialize in Taiwanese bento boxes that follow a simple formula: protein, rice, and veggies like bok choy, broccoli, and bean sprouts. It's decent lunch spot if you're in the neighbourhood.
Nicaragua: La Bella Managua
I don’t know of any other places in Toronto that serve Nicaraguan cuisine, and I was pretty excited to try it for the first time. La Bella Managua cooks a variety of Nicaraguan food in big portions and with lots of flavour.
Iran: Altona Kebob
For seriously good and inexpensive Iranian food, you have to go to North York, or "Tehranto" as it's known to the Iranian community. Altona Kebob, at Yonge and Finch, does some excellent Iranian grilled meats and classic stews.
Somalia: Kal & Mooy
Kal & Mooy started out at the city's first Somali food truck, and has now branched out to include a catering business and a Queen West location.
Maha’s is an east end family-run café that serves up the only Egyptian brunch in the city. It’s worth the trek to the corner of Gerrard and Greenwood. The Cairo Classic, pictured above, is delicious and incredibly filling.
Jamaica: Diner's Corner
I go to Diners Corner at Yonge and Gloucestor to get Jamaican festival - deep-fried balls of sweet and crispy dough. They're so good, they make donuts look anemic.