Go on a culi­nary tour of south­east asia with these must-try restau­rants

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Take a culi­nary tour of South­east Asia, plus Les Clefs d’Or names its best restau­rant of 2017.

Lit­tle Sis­ter In­done­sian Food Bar

En­joy dishes like Ja­vanese spiced beef, udang kari

(shrimp co­conut curry) and nasi goreng—all au­then­ti­cally made with home­made spice blends—from across the vast ge­o­graph­i­cal dis­tances and di­verse cul­tures of the In­done­sian is­lands. 2031 Yonge St., lit­tle­

Pinky’s Ca Phe

This Lit­tle Italy hide­away is all about at­mos­phere: the din­ing room is adorned with glitzy tin­sel and glow­ing lanterns, a retro sound­track sets the mood and the smell of bar­be­cue wafts in from the back pa­tio. The menu of small plates, in­spired by Viet­namese favourites and flavours, means that you can share the grill plat­ter with beef short ribs, chicken legs and pork, and still have room for the tiger’s milk ce­viche and bone mar­row. 53 Clin­ton St.

Dolly’s Mo­jito Bar and Panci­te­ria

Try the chicken adobo tacos with a rum flight, or one of the re­fresh­ing mo­ji­tos made with hand-cranked cane juice at this pop­u­lar lo­cal hang­out. Drop by for week­end brunch to savour Filipino favourites like siopao (steamed bun), beef sini­gang soup or tap­silog (soy-mar­i­nated beef short ribs). 1285 Bloor St. W., dollysmo­


Chef Nuit Reg­u­lar’s newest ven­ture serves up a ver­sion of Thai food that may be new to many Cana­di­ans—royal Thai cui­sine. Feast on crunchy wing bean salad, fall-off-the-bone braised short ribs, and the med­ley of flavours in­clud­ing white turmeric, lemon­grass, saw-tooth co­rian­der, kaf­fir lime leaves, fried chilli and tamarind in the khao yum. 326 Ade­laide St. W., ki­in­

Hawker Bar

In­trigu­ing cock­tails like the kaf­fir coco (kaf­fir lime, ly­chee liquor and co­conut milk) com­ple­ment the small plates menu of Sin­ga­pore street food. d-pulled noo­dles, spicy curry or grilled sa­tay on a stick be­fore you ven­ture out into the night—or to the next bar. 164 Oss­ing­ton Ave., hawker­


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