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Restaurant Review: Sadie’s Diner

November 16, 2011

Hi all!

Today I have a brand new restaurant review, and like my last restaurant review, this is a joint review with Katherine, Toronto’s food blogger/illustrator/comics artist triple-threat over at the Drawn & Devoured blog. And also like last time, I’m going to recommend right from the start that you stop reading this review and just go read hers, as the pictures will be prettier and the writing will be smarter. I’m not just saying this, either: all the responses I received about our last review were about how good Katherine’s post was, and I can only assume that meant that no one even bothered to read my half. To which all I have to say is: carry on.

Anyway, in case anyone is in fact still reading this, here’s my perspective on our meal. This time around we were checking out the Toronto vegan establishment known as Sadie’s Diner, a restaurant I’d been meaning to go to for ages but never got around to. I’d long heard good things about their brunch, and so, one sunny and crisp autumn morning, we squeezed into a little table and started poring over the menu.

Sadie’s definitely has the diner feel about it: Lots of bright tables and booths, quirky art hanging on the walls, and all the food items you’d expect from a greasy spoon, plus several not-quite-as-common (at least for Toronto) Mexican dishes. After several minutes of deliberating, we decided to go for one breakfast plate and one lunch plate. Katherine took on the breakfast, this heaping plate of vegan Huevos Rancheros ($10):

Traditionally, Huevos Rancheros is eggs served over tortillas and topped with salsa, cheese, and guacamole, and Sadie’s vegan version simply subs in scrambled tofu for the eggs. Unfortunately, I think both Katherine and I were fairly disappointed with this dish. The main problem was that the scrambled tofu completely fell flat—far from being genuine scrambled tofu, this felt more like someone has simply crumbled a brick of tofu with their hands. Seriously, I had doubts whether the tofu was fried or even seasoned at all: it had no flavor, no crispiness, and was just barely lukewarm. Even the Daiya cheese topping and several shakes of hot sauce couldn’t save this dish. The corn tortillas were probably the best part, but they definitely didn’t seem like they were made in-house. So I guess good job to Sadie’s for finding a good place to get their tortillas?

For my more lunchy plate, I went with the vegan Quesadilla ($9):

As their menu advertises, this quesadilla is filled with “roasted red peppers, portobellos, grilled vegetables, tangy sambal mayo, grilled eggplant, zucchini, and Daiya cheese.” What arrived on my plate, however, was mostly Daiya and tortilla. The vegetables, though present, were limp and totally overwhelmed by the surfeit of melted vegan cheese. Granted, this was Daiya, so it was at least edible vegan cheese, but as I’ve mentioned here before, I’m no Daiya devotee, and I found the particular cheddar cheese variety used in this quesadilla to be particularly disappointing: a convincing imitation of imitation cheese perhaps (think Kraft singles or some such nonsense), but nowhere near approaching an imitation of real cheese (trust me, my memory isn’t that bad). Given this, I didn’t understand why Sadie’s would emphasize this cheese so much, instead of choosing to highlight the veggies more—that’s certainly what I would’ve preferred them to do, at any rate. The best parts of this plate for me were the tortilla itself (again, not made in-house) and the sour cream (which I’m about 90% sure was just Tofutti sour cream), which is further indication that Sadie’s knows where to get stuff, if not so much how to prepare it.

At the end of our meal, both Katherine and I felt disappointed and underwhelmed. Especially now that it has the more recently opened Hogtown Vegan as competition, Sadie’s really needs to step up its game (which, incidentally, is the same way I felt after I visited Sadie’s Juice Bar & Ice Creem Parlour earlier this year). I left the restaurant thinking that this first visit to Sadie’s would likely be my last.

But as things turned out, I was back at Sadie’s a mere two days later—but for good reason! Every two months Sadie’s hosts a Pay-What-You-Can, All-You-Can-Eat vegan “Chili for Charity” dinner, benefitting various local charities and such. I was a little skeptical of heading back to Sadie’s for dinner after my brunch experience, but my plans were already made. Thankfully, the chili they had on offer was much better than anything I tasted the Sunday before (this horribly grainy photo notwithstanding):

Granted, this chili didn’t knock my socks off or anything, but I did end up coming back for two refills. However, even better than the chili is is the fact that (at least as I was told) the owner of Sadie’s pays for these dinners out of pocket, so that all the donations can go to the featured charity, and that’s just super awesome.

So what to say about Sadie’s in the end? It’s definitely not the place to go to impress your non-vegan friends, and I don’t think it’s even particularly impressive for vegans, but it is a nice little resto that does some quality work for the community. Tasting their chili convinced me that they are indeed able to put out a good dish, and there must be other quality plates on their menu. But it’ll probably be a while before I hunt them out for myself, as I still can’t say I’m in any rush to go back.

And that’s my take on Sadie’s! If you haven’t already, don’t forget to check out Katherine’s review. See you soon!

Until we eat again,

Willie

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Review: Khao San Road—A Vegan’s Perspective

September 27, 2011

Hi all!

Today I’m here to bring you my review of the hip and trendy Toronto Thai restaurant known as Khao San Road. And today’s review is extra special because it’s actually a joint review, as I happened to share my meal at Khao San with fellow TO food blogger Katherine from the lovely Drawn & Devoured blog, who is simultaneously posting her review of the place over there. If you don’t already know, Drawn & Devoured is a cross between a restaurant blog and an illustration blog: every week Katherine reviews some Toronto hotspot and illustrates all the food she tried. The result is one of my favorite Toronto food blogs, and one you should all read too! At the very least, you should be sure to read what she had to say about our meal at Khao San, since: (a) Katherine’s review will feature much nicer pictures than the oddly lit photos you’ll find in this post; (b) Katherine is generally a better food writer than I am, which means her review will also be more informative; and (c) Katherine and I never actually discussed what we thought about the food at Khao San while we were there or afterwards, and since I haven’t seen her review before writing this, we may have had wildly different opinions! Oh the mystery!

Anyway, this is all just to say that you should probably stop reading this review and just read hers.

Nonetheless, if you’re still here, here’s what I thought about Khao San.

As soon as we arrived, I realized that Khao San Road takes its title seriously: being the namesake of one of Bangkok’s most famous and busiest streets, the Toronto restaurant has apparently tried to recreate this hustle and bustle inside its own walls, making for an atmosphere that is lively and energetic—or as someone may see it, noisy and hectic. I liked the energy, but it certainly made conversation difficult throughout the night. Maybe this is how all downtown restaurants are like; I don’t go out eating in this area of town much. Still, if you’re looking for a nice quiet meal, be warned: Khao San is probably not your ideal destination.

We started the meal off splitting this Tao Hoo Taud Samoon Prai (Garlic Tofu) appetizer ($8). It wasn’t our first choice, but they were all out of squash for the day, which meant neither the Khao Greup Faktong (Squash Chips) nor the Gra Bong (Squash Fritters) were an option. Thankfully, Khao San did have one more vegan option on their starters menu, which is nice to see, especially when the whole starters menu is only eight items long. As for the tofu nuggets themselves, I was very pleased with the crispy breading, which was crisply crunchy, a texture I could only wish to recreate in my own kitchen. However, the breading itself carried little flavor in my opinion (it was billed as a “crispy garlic and kaffir lime coating”), and the tofu inside was a bit too soft and bland for my tastes. The dipping sauce added a sharp and pungent flavor to each bite, but it felt too much like it was making up for what the nugget itself lacked. So overall, it was a pleasant appetizer, but I would definitely opt for one of the squash varieties next time around, assuming squash is back in stock.

Moving on, my main was the Gaeng Kaew Wan (Green Curry) with tofu ($12). This curry was one of the five or so vegan entrees on Khao San’s menu, and I decided to go with it because it’d been a while since I had a good Thai curry, and since I figured a curry would be a representative dish on which to measure Khao San’s Thai credentials. And I was not disappointed: the curry itself was very good—super flavorful, nicely light, and hitting that upper threshold of spiciness where I was definitely sweating a bit under the eyes but still able to taste everything in all its complexity. I was a little let down by what else was in the curry, though: the tofu was better than the appetizer but still not extraordinary, and the medley of vegetables accompanying it was a lackluster bunch and seemed to be there only to add more volume to the soup, not to bring out any additional flavors of their own. Oh well. Leave it to the vegan to get snooty about his vegetables.

Katherine ordered this Pad Gra Prao minced beef entree ($13). I, of course, did not sample this, so this is just one more reason you should click on over to Katherine’s review and see what she thought. And I can only assume that her illustration of this dish will be more inspired than Khao San’s own presentation turned out.

Overall, my feelings were positive toward Khao San: it’s awesome to see a trendy Toronto restaurant being so accommodating to vegans, and the dishes I tried were pretty good all in all. However, I wouldn’t say that I’m rushing to go back. Perhaps if their use of tofu was a little more noteworthy, or if they served me some more interesting vegetables with my entree, but as things stand, there are much better vegan options in the city.

So that’s what one vegan thought about Khao San. Now, if you haven’t already, go read Katherine’s review and see how she rated—and illustrated—this meal.

Until we eat again,

Willie

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Restaurant Review: Rawlicious (Spoiler: It’s AMAZING)

September 21, 2011

Welp, looks like I’ve got a new favorite Toronto restaurant.

This is really embarrassing to admit, actually. I’ve lived in this city for over two years now, and only last week did I finally make it out to Rawlicious, Toronto’s only 100% raw vegan resto. They have a few different locations scattered around the GTA; I visited their Yorkville spot for lunch, along with three of my friends. And boy howdy, was I blown away. Rawlicious is not only serving up the best raw food in the city, I dare say that they’re serving up the best vegan food as well, and maybe even just the city’s best food full stop (though of course, I have nothing to base this last comparison on). But don’t just take my word for it: rather, marvel at all the wonderful food I got to try…

First up, the Rawlicious fall lasagna, one of the items on their special seasonal menu. Though this plate did not have any of the melty-cheesiness or warmth of a traditional lasagna, the flavors were right on, making it totally irresistible. Its taste was largely propelled by the smart and liberal use of tomatoes, which are at their tastiest right now. Add a tasteful amount of nut cheese and some other vegetables, and you’ve got yourself one astounding dish!

Next up we have the raw ravioli, which at Rawlicious means sliced beets with cashew ricotta stuffed in between. I had no idea what to expect from just seeing this dish’s name, but I certainly wasn’t expecting to see this when it came out from the kitchen. Yet whatever initial scepticism I may have had was quickly put to rest by my first taste of this delectable plate. Of course, I’m a sucker for beets, so maybe this was an easy sell for me. But the cashew ricotta was perfect, too, which I know from first-hand experience is not the easiest thing to pull off. Superb job, Rawlicious!

This is the raw pizza, and it was definitely the star of the meal for me. Piled high with wonderfully seasoned veggies, covered with a flavorful tomato sauce, and sprinkled with a little nut cheese, this pizza slice gets high marks for both flavor and texture. The best part for me, though, was the crust, which Rawlicious totally nailed. I’d never tasted a raw crust that was so thick, soft, and chewy before! I don’t know how they did it (though from what little I know about dehydrator breads, I suspect that juice pulp was somehow involved), but I don’t really care: this pizza is too good to mull over; all you want to do is eat it.

Finally, we have the dish I ordered: the raw pad thai. Now this may be an instance of the grass always being greener, but I have to say that this was my least favorite dish of our lunch. It was still good, but I would’ve liked it more if the peanut sauce had stood out better, and if there were more kelp noodles mixed in, rather than the preponderance of spiralized zucchini you see here. Nonetheless, I happily ate this whole bowl up.

Of course, Rawlicious has a lot more on their menu than these four dishes, and a lot of it sure looked enticing. Plus, they have plenty of raw desserts options as well, which I can only guess are fantastic. The atmosphere is also very nice (if a tad small), and for a raw vegan restaurant, it’s surprisingly affordable, with lunch mains ranging between $10 and $14. Yet probably the best thing for me about eating at Rawlicious was seeing how much my friends loved it—friends, mind you, none of whom are vegan, and only one of whom is vegetarian. It’s not typically easy for vegan restaurants to win over the non-vegan crowd, but Rawlicious makes it looks effortless, and in my book, that’s the best sort of activism there is. So what are you waiting for? Go to Rawlicious now. And when you do, invite me along, because I already want to go back.

Until we eat again,

Willie

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First Impressions: Sadie’s Juice Bar & Ice Creem Parlour

September 1, 2011

Hi there, folks!

So far, this year’s been a pretty good time to be a vegan in Toronto, with a plethora of vegan restos and eateries popping up all over the city. Sadie’s Juice Bar & Vegan Ice Creem Parlour is the newest addition to this ever-expanding group, and I was very excited when I first got wind of it a week or two ago. It is an offshoot of the famous Sadie’s Diner (which somehow, I still have yet to try!), and located on Baldwin Street, on the periphery of Kensington Market. Its main attraction is its assortment of smoothies, shakes, floats, and juices, and I was very eager to try out one of these when I strolled in yesterday afternoon. After some hemming and hawing over the menu, I was convinced by the soda jerk on duty to give one of their ice cream floats a try—specifically, their vanilla birch beer float ($5.65). Here’s what mine looked like:

The formula was simple—Boylan’s birch beer and Tofutti vanilla ice cream—and the taste was as good as promised, if not better. The birch beer really worked well with the vanilla ice cream, although it was admittedly much better after the ice cream had had some time to melt and more properly mix with the birch beer.

However, at the same time, I have to say that this float was a little too simple, especially given the fact that neither the birch beer nor the ice cream were made in-house. Honestly, anyone could make this at home: there is nothing more to it than putting some Tofutti ice cream into some Boylan’s birch beer. And given that you have to go all the way to Kensington to get to Sadie’s, you’re only steps away from some of the best veg*n-friendly grocery stores in the city, where you could buy these products for yourself and just make your float at home.

I was similarly underwhelmed by their smoothie options, which, since they all use frozen fruit, did not seem like they would be significantly better than anything I could make myself. Their fresh juices were a little more attractive to me, but that’s only because I don’t own a juicer, and thus can’t make fresh pressed juice at home. Furthermore, they don’t have any suggested juice or smoothie combinations on their menu, making their selection seem a tad unstructured. Don’t get me wrong: I appreciate the customizability; it’s just that I’d appreciate some direction, as well. A juice bar should give me at least some suggestions for what they think are some killer juice mixes.

As for their food selection, Sadie’s offers a good variety of Sweets From the Earth and New Moon Kitchen baked goods, as well as a nice little freezer filled with frozen treats. However, the problem again is that these are all products you can find in any veg*n-friendly grocery, especially those in Kensington; and further, it’s hard to see why anyone would spend their money on these when places like Miss Cora’s Kitchen and Urban Herbivore are right around the corner. In a certain sense, Sadie’s actually feels like it’d do better in a more isolated location, far from the vegan oasis that is Kensington Market. If Sadie’s really wants to compete where they’re currently at, they’re gonna need to step up their game.

Fortunately, such changes seem to be in the works. There are already plans of having homemade (though not made-on-site) ice cream in the store soon, and as time goes on (that is, as winter sets in) they may even add some other, savory items to their menu. And that’d be great. I really do think Sadie’s is starting off on a good foot, and with a little time and tweaking, it could become a real draw in the neighborhood. You should still stop by and support them in the meantime, though, because hey, what better excuse could there be to treat yourself to a vegan vanilla birch beer float?

Until we eat again,

Willie

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Restaurant Review: Sky Blue Sky Sandwiches

August 17, 2011

Hi folks!

If you live in Toronto, you may already know about Sky Blue Sky Sandwiches, a casual little second-floor sandwich shop located in the Mirvish Village / Koreatown area on Bloor West. The ostensible premise for the restaurant is a quirky one: Every sandwich on the menu is named after a song by contemporary altrock supergroup Wilco! Admittedly, some of the sandwich titlings work better than others: the ‘Secret of the Sea’ is a tuna salad nicoise, and ‘She’s a Jar’ is an almond butter sammy, but ‘Hell is Chrome’ is, inexplicably, a deviled-egg salad (not that I have any idea of what sort of food would better fit that song title). Nonetheless, I love the concept, especially seeing that I’ve been a Wilco fan for ages. It’s a lot of fun to be able to decide your lunch based on what song you like—and a big help to typically indecisive menu-orderers like me.

But quirkiness alone does not a good sandwich shop make. How, then, do Sky Blue Sky’s sandwiches stack up? First off, it should be noted that there are a lot of them. Indeed, one of the biggest draws to Sky Blue Sky in my opinion is the sheer variety and creativity of their menu. Even setting aside the fifteen meat-, fish-, or egg-based sammies, there are still eleven veg*n options, two of which are always vegan, and many more of which could easily be made so, by switching up the bread or leaving out the cheese. But even more importantly, the staff has always been friendly and knowledgeable when I’ve asked about what’s vegan and what’s not, which is very, very appreciated.

Secondly, Sky Blue Sky sandwiches are cheap. Nothing on the menu is more than $5, and I think this price tag has to be kept in mind, because, although the sandwiches are plenty good, I have to say that they’re not out-of-this-world good. Take, for example, the sandwich I got at my last visit: the ‘Via Chicago’, or “roasted onions and chickpeas with a hint of curry topped with mango chutney and a tomato on French bread”…

Sounds good, right? And it was. However, it definitely had a few flaws: For instance, the temperature of the sandwich was inconsistent, with the toasted bread and onions being warm and the chickpeas and tomato being cool. Also, the mango chutney flavor did not really come through at all for me. But then again, it was a $5 sandwich, and named after one of my favorite Wilco songs. So I really can’t complain.

I had a similar reaction to the sandwich I tried on my previous visit: the ‘Wishful Thinking’, Sky Blue Sky’s take on a portobello burger. Again, the sandwich was good, but it sorta feel flat for me in the end, and did not taste much better than something I could’ve put together at home. But for $5, it was a really good deal.

Sky Blue Sky has a few things beyond sandwiches on the menu, as well: a couple of soups if you’re looking for a starter, and a few sweet treats if you’re looking a little dessert. Again, the same generalization that applied to their sandwiches applies here: the soups and sweets are not incredible, but they are good and affordable, and the staff can helpfully tell you which are vegan and which are not.

Finally, the restaurant definitely scores points for its decor: its walls are appropriately covered with framed Wilco posters and concert banners, and the entire space feels very cozy, with a wide array of seating options (many in front of a second-story window overlooking Bloor) and a couple of bookcases filling out the space. And no, the stereo doesn’t play Wilco the whole time, in case you were wondering.

So that’s my take on Sky Blue Sky Sandwiches. While it may not offer the most extraordinary sandwiches, my overall experience there has always been very enjoyable, and when you’re on a $5 lunch budget, you could certainly do much, much worse (especially on Bloor West). And as Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy himself said upon his visit to the restaurant, “Lunch was really good, but, to be honest, I prefer their earlier, more experimental sandwiches.” Check out Sky Blue Sky for yourself!

Until we eat again,

Willie

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Restaurant Review: WVRST is the BST (and VGN!)

August 11, 2011

Hi guys!

If you’re a fellow Toronto denizen, you’ve probably already heard of the recently opened restaurant known as WVRST (pronounced “verst”, as in German “wurst”, as in “bratwurst”), a hip new eatery on King West dedicated to all things sausage, especially currywurst, Berlin’s specialty street food. Now, you’re probably thinking: What’s a vegan blogger doing writing about a sausage resto? Well, as it turns out, the people at WVRST were smart enough to include a couple (literally, only two) vegetarian options on their menu, in between the plethora of meat and game weiners they have for everyone else. What WVRST doesn’t tell you up front, however, is that their vegetarian sausages are also vegan, as are their plain fries, currywurst sauce, and tomato-based dipping sauces (trust me, I double checked with the waitstaff). And in my book, this is a major coup for Toronto vegans, as WVRST is great, and definitely a crowd pleaser if you need to eat out with omni friends.

I didn’t have much choice in what I could get, but I opted for the spicy vegetarian kielbasa in their currywurst sauce, served alongside a (generous) small order of their plain fries with chipotle dipping sauce. All of this was great, but unfortunately the lighting was fairly dark in the restaurant and all my photos came out looking horrible, so apologies.

(If you’re looking for some better, albeit less photographical, pictures of what WVRST has to offer, I highly recommend checking out Drawn and Devoured’s recent WVRST review!)

Anyway, I loved everything on this tray, though I also adore pepper, and everything here was very peppery. Seriously, WVRST’s vegan currywurst was better than the vegan currywurst I found in Berlin. Needless to say, I was very impressed. I think I liked mine even more than my omni friends liked their traditional sausages and duck-fat fries. Or maybe I just extra excited about food in general…

Also noteworthy is WVRST’s extensive beer list, which includes several German beers on tap. I chose this Hacker-Pschorr Dunkel Weisse:

Like all the other beer I tried while I was in Germany, I found this to be good, but not great. Also, it was a little overpriced ($9), although considering the amount they gave me, it wasn’t a horrible deal. (Also, beer seems so much more expensive after spending a few weeks in Berlin, so maybe I’m not the best judge right now.)

Finally, a few quick notes on the atmosphere and service: WVRST is clearly consciously trying to be hip, which is fine. Honestly, they’ve done a pretty job at it—the space feels very welcoming, lively, and fun, although the music was a little too loud for my taste, making conversation much more difficult than it should’ve been. Our servers were also really great, especially the one who so politely checked on all my pestering vegan questions. Service, however, was markedly slow, and the restaurant wasn’t even half full when I was there. In my estimation, it took about twenty-five minutes for our food to arrive, which is borderline unacceptable, and definitely unpleasant. I don’t know if it was just a slow kitchen that night or if WVRST is always this slow, but I do worry how it’d be on a weekend night when they have a packed house.

Nonetheless, I’ll gladly return to WVRST the next time the opportunity arises, even though I’ll basically have to order the same thing. It was seriously that good. Vegans, rejoice: WVRST is for us, too!

Until we eat again,

Willie

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Restaurant Review: Bollywood Bistro (Guelph)

January 16, 2011

Hi all!

I’m embarrassed to see that this is my first blog post of the new year, given that January is already halfway over! But this time of year is always a bit hectic, what with all the festive celebrations, the travelling, and the new school term starting up. I’m finally getting back into the swing of things, though, and hopefully that’ll also mean getting back into the swing of more regular blogging!

Today I’m here to bring you a review of an excellent restaurant, one of if not the best Indian restaurant I’ve ever been to: Bollywood Bistro in Guelph, Ontario (about an hour outside of Toronto). I was lucky enough to get invited along with a couple of my friends last weekend, and although I was at first a little skeptical about driving for over an hour just to get some dinner, they assured me it would be worth it. And guess what? It totally was!

Bollywood Bistro is best described as a combination of perfect North Indian cooking and a more modern presentation and atmosphere. It is easiest the hippest Indian restaurant I’ve ever been to, which was a nice change of pace from the many loud, dark, and/or sketchy Indian places I’ve frequented in the past. Their menu is not gigantic, but offers a range of options, including a whole page of vegetarian entrees. They also have one of my favorite Canadian beers, Wellington, on tap! But enough talk—let me show you all the delicious food I had. First up, appetizers! Here we have some vegetable pakoras…

…then a couple of samosas…

…and finally a Dal Tadka soup!

All of these were excellent (well, I didn’t taste the samosas, but they looked pretty excellent). The soup, although it doesn’t look like much in its photo, was especially good, offering an amazing array of spices and flavors in every spoonful. After this lovely beginning, I was ready for the main course, which for me was this amazing Dal Makhni! (Can you tell I was in a soup mood this night? This is what happens when it’s -10 degrees C outside, Canada!)

Bollywood Bistro’s menu describes Dal Makhni as the following: “black lentils and red kidney beans slow cooked with spices to a delectable creamy soup garnished with butter and cream.” Anyway, this soup was wonderful! I was especially excited since this was the first time I was trying dal makhni, and it did not disappoint at all. Like my appetizer soup, this main course packed a lot of flavor, and was also deliciously creamy. And it went great with the generous (and complementary!) sides of naan and papadum as well!

My fellow diners’ entrees also looked quite excellent and seemed to satisfy, but given their non-veg status, I did not try them for myself. So here are some photos, with my best guesses as to what they were:

Salmon (pretty sure here)

Chicken Tikka Masala? (that’s what my memory is telling me)

Lamb something?! (no clue here at all)

After our mains, we could not pass up dessert. I went with my longtime favorite, Gulab Jamun (kind of like honey-soaked Indian Timbits/Doughnut holes…

…and was very happy I did. This was great! Everyone else at the table got Ras Malai (sweet paneer in cream):

And this was incredible too! I would definitely want to try this again if I went back.

UPDATE (August 2011): For anyone who’s curious, rest assured that Bollywood Bistro is also vegan friendly! Though your number of options is somewhat limited, a few of the vegetarian entrees are also vegan, and most importantly, the staff are able to advise you on what is and is not. The Bhindi Masala I had on my second visit was excellent, especially if you’re an okra fan like me. So vegans, don’t fear—Bollywood Bistro is for you, too!

So all in all, I was super pleased with Bollywood Bistro. Its only downside is that it’s in Guelph and not Toronto, but I guess that’s completely subjective and unfair of me to say. But even given its distance, it’s still definitely worth the drive. So try it out for yourself, if you happen to be one of our few readers who: (a) lives in Ontario, (b) has a car, and (c) isn’t strictly vegan and doesn’t mind having some cream and ghee sometimes.

Until we eat again,

Willie

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