Where to get a taste of the streets from out East

Thornhill Post - - Food -

#3 DAILO Toronto is the per­fect city for a restau­rant like DaiLo — where an­cient recipes are given new life, tra­di­tional Asian flavours are mar­ried to mod­ern ones, and ad­ven­tur­ous din­ers are open to new experiences. Chef Nick Liu draws on cuisines from Hakka to Sin­ga­porean to Chi­nese for his in­trigu­ing menu. The best way to try the full breadth of flavours is to or­der the DaiLo’s Choice tast­ing menu and have the chef send out se­lec­tions. At just $65, the price be­lies the qual­ity of the meal, which could in­clude every­thing from torched tamari glazed beef carpac­cio to a whole fried gig­gie trout. 503 Col­lege St. #41 LIT­TLE SIS­TER De­spite of­fer­ing a glut of cuisines from across the globe, Toronto is still lack­ing in the In­done­sian depart­ment. For­tu­nately, Jen­nifer Git­tins and chef Michael van den Winkel are do­ing a pretty stel­lar job of car­ry­ing the torch. Snacks are the name of the game here, with meats-on-sticks (think chicken sa­tay ayam with fra­grant peanut sauce) and sal­ads (fried cau­li­flower with sweet-spicy ru­jak). If you’ve ever found your­self in Ubud, you’ll know that nasi goreng — In­done­sia’s take on fried rice — is a must, as is the babi ke­cap, pork spiced with gin­ger and star anise. 2031 Yonge St.

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