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Jean's Fine Foods - update on new owners

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Jean's Fine Foods - update on new owners

gbsm | May 13, 2005 03:48 PM

If you're a fan of Jean's Fine Foods on the Danforth and like me, still waiting for Harry and Jean to un-retire (again), time to accept that this retirement might be for real this time. It's been about six months now (I think). Time to give the new place a try.

My first experience with the new owners was un-good (during their first month), however, they redeemed themselves last night.

The new owners are from Burma. While they have kept Jean's menu (btw: they still sell Harry's curry mix), they have also started adding their own signature dishes. Last night, my husband and I tried the Burmese-style fried curried noodle (Punn Tay Kauk Sware) and the coconut rice served with beef curry, as well as a side of vege curry. All were great but the noodle dish left a great impression.

It was a Shanghai noodle meets Mee Goreng concoction. Buckwheat noodles stir-fried with cabbage, eggs, chicken pieces, and of course, curry, then topped with a sprig of cilantro. Slices of fresh tomatoes and a few slivers of red pepper were added as garnish. A small dish of dried pepper powder was offered on the side and we threw it on top of the noodles and tossed. Amazing. Try this instead of the pad thai when you go.

The noodle dish was $7, the beef curry with the coconut rice was $8, and the small dish of vegetable curry was
an amazing deal at $3. It was a lot of food and we ended up taking most of the noodle dish home.

Also, it looks like a re-brand is in the works: I believe it will soon be called Basil Thai Kitchen.
Address is 2326 Danforth Avenue (between Woodbine and Main).

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