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Exotic restaurant in the gTA

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Exotic restaurant in the gTA

Allright.. so, Im south american and have tried a bunch of different types of food from different places, but recently took an interest in trying some new stuff. Last week I went to a Nepalese restaurant (it was okay..) and 2 days ago I tried ethiopian food for the first time (and loved it).

Any suggestions for a type of exotic cuisine? I mentioned being south american so that people wont suggest me trying brazilian "churrasco" (ok.. I am brazilian...). I already know and eat regularly: japanese, korean, chinese, italian, thai, middle eastern, indian, etc.. most of the main stream stuff. But Im particularly interested in african options. Just found an interesting Eritrean place that I will likely try this weekend.

Any suggestions?
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Is indian exotic for you?

If so, you can try kwality sweets and restaurat, brars (veg only) or tandoori flame.
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Been to all of those.. I love indian food and cant get enough of it. Last year I was living in Woodbridge and found a vegetarian indian buffet (Gagan Sweets).. I was there pretty much every week.
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Hot dog stands found all over the GTA, notably in front of Nathan Phillips Square. Why? Because we don't know what kind of meat (if any) it is! Exotic enough for ya? ;)

You mentioned Korean, but have you ate live octopus tentacles sprinkled with soy sauce? Which believe it or not, available in the GTA at certain Korean restaurants.
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Aragvi (Georgian Cuisine):
https://www.yelp.ca/biz/aragvi-vaughan

Prague Restaurat (Czech cuisine):
http://praguerestaurant.com/

Crotian Restaurant (Croatian Cuisine):
http://www.croatiarestaurant.ca/

La Bella Managua (Nicaraguan cuisine):
http://www.labellamanagua.com/


New Orleans Restaurant (Cajun/New Orleans):
http://www.cajuntoronto.com/

La Creole (French Caribbean):
http://lacreole.ca/

La Cubana (Cuban cuisine)
http://www.lacubana.ca/
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Have you been to king tandoori? It's got 2 locatons with one recently opening on highway 27. If you get a chance go check em out, great indian food.
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Been to Mustafa too.. and LOVED it...

On a side note, I happened to come across an interesting place this weekend... had lunch yesterday at a small restaurant (real family owned place) in Etobicoke, called Royal Myanmar.... ABSOLUTE fantastic food! I was licking my fingers at the end of the mean. While I expected it to be just another "asian" style place, the spices were completely different than what you get at a thai, chinese, etc...
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Try Watan Kabob in Mississauga for mouth watering Afghan food.

Try Eat More in Mississauga for Pakistani food.

Since you're particularly interested in African food there are Somali options in....you guessed it...Rexdale. I haven't tried personally.
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ar2020 wrote:
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Try Watan Kabob in Mississauga for mouth watering Afghan food.

Try Eat More in Mississauga for Pakistani food.

Since you're particularly interested in African food there are Somali options in....you guessed it...Rexdale. I haven't tried personally.
lol@ rexdale.
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This will likely sound funny (coming from a guy asking for recommendations on exotic restaurants) but I actually dont eat red meat at all...so burgers are out of question. Even vegetarian burgers are tricky for me, as I avoid those burger places that use the same grill for any kind of meat. I remember last year I went to 2 different middle eastern places in Vaughan, and walked out without eating.... simply because as I walked in I noticed a burger or pork or something on the griddle where they also made chicken or vegetarian dishes.

Korean - I would not eat a live animal under any circumstance.
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valuemortgage wrote:
Jan 23rd, 2017 9:33 pm
This will likely sound funny (coming from a guy asking for recommendations on exotic restaurants) but I actually dont eat red meat at all...so burgers are out of question. Even vegetarian burgers are tricky for me, as I avoid those burger places that use the same grill for any kind of meat. I remember last year I went to 2 different middle eastern places in Vaughan, and walked out without eating.... simply because as I walked in I noticed a burger or pork or something on the griddle where they also made chicken or vegetarian dishes.

Korean - I would not eat a live animal under any circumstance.
I was just trying to push the envelope of exotic...
Nailed it! Lol


But try the chinese place with the green sign at pharmacy and mcnicol... they are well known for their spicy bbq lamb. Its chinese cuisine, but unique. Its chinese food that borrows influence from muslim villages in western China.
Have it with some green onion pancake...

Oops again with red meat... they have a chicken version.

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