Finally found a site dedicated to food from Sri Lanka's Jaffna peninsula. It's all about the signature roasted curry powder.
Most of America probably now knows that Mike Daisey fabricated sections of his popular one-man play about Apple iPads and his This American Life broadcast. But China’s bloody factories are a problem much bigger than Foxconn, Adam Matthews reports:
“Wang took me on a tour that even [Mike] Daisey couldn’t have dreamed up.”
This is the famous Allan’s beef patty at Toronto’s Peanut Plaza. Jocelyn, who took this photo describes it as “light and not greasy.” She thinks its better than Christie’s on Flatbush.
Over the years, the Peanut Plaza has grown more diverse. There is now an Indian and Chinese grocery store alongside Allan’s and Mr. Jerk, who offer a fabulous lunch special every day. (BTW, Mr. Jerk is still my jerk chicken yardstick.) The Indian grocery store also stocks really fresh curry leaves and some very good Tamil Nadu style parrottas. Clearly, there is still a lot more eating to be done in Toronto. Look at my eyes in this photo. I am up to the task.
For the longest time, I’ve wanted to try the Owl of Minerva, the ubiquitous Toronto Korean chain. At lunch today, Jocelyn and I settled into their First Markham Place location, which contains enough strip mall Asian flavor to make Jonathan Gold swoon. It was lunch and J had the dolsum bibimbap, the Korean standard bearer served in a stone pot that crisps the rice just so. It was pretty remarkable in its freshness and flavor. The big surprise, however, came in the pork bone soup, which offered three huge bones that were pleasingly spicy with the meat almost rendered off them. For eight Canadian dollars, the portion was large enough for two people. The night before I was at first Markham Place with the homies Duane Watson and Jeremy Relph for some pretty exemplary Shanghai dim sum. There is still Vietnamese, Sichuan and, this being Markham, tons of Cantonese. I’ll be back.