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Mistaan Sweets and Catering – review + pics


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Mistaan Sweets and Catering – review + pics

BokChoi | Oct 26, 2008 09:38 AM

Hopefully tp24 and Suresh and chime in here, as my knowledge is quite limited on this topic, but I wanted to get a thread started on Mistaan Sweets and Catering. Located in Scarborough near McNicoll and the 404 on the side of a commercial strip mall (tricky to find so mark down the address, as they don’t have a store front on McNicoll), this hidden gem has exceptionally tasty food. Though originally in search of a tasty naan, and good Indian food, I was pleasantly surprised by the Ras Malai.

We called ahead to get take-out, and over the phone, the service appeared to be less than stellar. When we got to Mistaan though, the gentleman there just appeared to be exceptionally shy and not at all rude, which I guess we misinterpreted over the phone (we were only worried due to comments on the board about the service. And the fact that we were hung up on...). All the food was ready and packed for us upon our arrival. We ordered the following:

Lamb rogan josh $6.50
1 naan $1.25
1 aloo paratha $2.50
1 ras malai $1.25

Ras malai:
Ras Malai Inside:
Sweets Bar:
Aloo Paratha:
Lamb Rogan Josh:

The alu paratha was the only disappointment, just because there wasn’t much filling (compared to other places that I have tried), and was not much better than the naan. The naan is an absolute steal. It was a bit soggy and chewy when I picked it up, but I blame it on the trapped condensation from sitting too long in the tin foil before consumption. It was very nicely charred though, and bubbly - I can only imagine the texture when it is first fired up. I will try it again and try to eat it right away. The lamb was tender, yet was not ‘over stewed’ to the point of falling apart. It still had good texture, and the spicing was at a perfect level for me. A touch oily, but I have come to expect this when having Indian food. The ras malai was the true revelation. I had always been a fan of paneer, and this unique cheese flavour was incorporated so well into this dessert. The clotted cream was quite rich, yet liquidy, and very sweet. You can smell the scent of roses in the liquid, and perhaps a tint of cardamom (?) – though I am not 100% sure. I will definitely have another order of this on my next visit. Fantastic in texture, due to the sponginess of the cheese, and the sweetness was very satisfying. I loved the sourness of the cheese being offset by the sweetness of the cream; it created a unique taste sensation.

Overall, the food was very solid and gave me exactly what I wanted. It was basic, hearty and had a very basic/homecooked feel to it. Nothing fancy. Such amazing prices for such a stellar take-out meal (IMO). I was very satisfied upon finishing my meal and cannot wait to return. Thank you so much to tp24 and Suresh for the recommendation. It is very near my home, and the food really hits the spot. Great comfort food at very reasonable prices.


Cheers and Happy Eating!

460 McNicoll Avenue, Toronto (ON) M2H-2E1, Canada Ph. 416-498-1665 / 416-502-2737

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