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New Bilan rocks!

Viola | Jul 7, 2005 08:23 PM

Okay, the exterior is scary and the false entry (it looks like it's actually two storefronts with one side boarded up to hide the kitchen) do not make it look welcoming.

We were the only non-Somalis enjoying the food there this afternoon. Service was pleasant. There seems to be one woman who waits the tables and the cooks are unseen. The goat broth (served immediately to me as I was waiting for my friends) was superb. I've never had anything like it before though it reminded my friends of daal.

There is a steady stream of people who come to eat here. Families, cab drivers, ladies the neighbourhood, etc. Some ate in and some did take out. The food and the drinks are fantastic. The meals are subtly spicey. The heat isn't unpleasant and the seasonings are delicious.

Bring a big friend (one with a large appetite) and order one of their platters. The goat was yummy and I don't normally care for goat at all. You pick a meat and then choose your starch. Had the biryani rice instead of the chappati. Stayed away from the spaghetti because of other posters' advice. I guess the pasta is an influence from Italian colonists?

Didn't have the watermelon juice today but had a nice, refreshing mango juice. The post meal tea was spiced with ginger.

For sure, go! This is the best cheap eat you can find in the city. 183 Dundas St. E. (at Jarvis).

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