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Max’s Chicken & Seafood

Check out our review of Max’s Chicken & Seafood on Halal Foodie.

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“Naturally, we compared the food at Max’s to the food at this same establishment. We feel that comparing Max’s to them is like comparing apples of different kinds: Gala vs. Macintosh.  Even though the apples look similar, they have different tastes.”

Click here for the full review.

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Bamiyan’s Sheer Yakh

Our all time favourite dessert is Bamiyan’s Sheer Yakh (Afghan ice cream). It is not uncommon for us to go to Bamiyan just for this dessert. It is possibly the most incredible and unique ice cream we have ever tried. Rose water is a key ingredient in this ice cream, which makes this frozen dessert unique.

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The ice cream is not as creamy as traditional North American ice cream. It is refreshing and not heavy at all. It is so good that we usually have trouble stopping ourselves from devouring all of it. The serving size is generous and consists of roughly three scoops.

Over the years we have learned that only the Markham location offers this particular dessert. We have inquired in the past at the Thorncliffe and Mississauga locations but they did not offer it.

Have you tried Bamiyan’s Sheer Yakh?


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Veg & Salami Frittata

Frittata

We are always interested in trying different things for breakfast on weekends; just so they feel a little special compared to weekdays. So a couple of weekends ago, we decided to make frittata.  We used whatever ingredients we had at home and it turned out better than expected!

Frittata

Ingredients: 

  • Eggs (8-10)
  • Onion (1 medium sized)
  • Salami (a handful – chopped)
  • Bell pepper (1 – green)
  • Mushrooms (3-4)
  • Oregano
  • Mozzarella Cheese
  • Parmesan Cheese

Directions: 

Finely chop a medium sized onion and sauté it over medium heat for several minutes (either translucent or slightly brown – depending on your preference). Add chopped salami, mushrooms and bell pepper; cook for several minutes. Take 8-10 eggs and whisk them, add salt and pepper (black and pepper flakes) to taste. Pour it over veggies & salami and keep stirring, so it doesn’t turn into an omelette. Once you see the eggs are almost cooked (not runny anymore). Sprinkle some oregano, followed by a decent layer of mozzarella cheese and lastly sprinkle parmesan cheese on top. Take the frying pan and transfer it into the oven and broil (500C) it for up to 5 minutes (keep checking to ensure the cheese doesn’t burn).

Tips:

  • Since we weren’t using an oven safe pan, we decided to transfer frittata into a cake pan (brownie pan on another occasion) for broiling


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Dessert at Affy’s

Those who know us know that we love the food at Affy’s. Despite our many complaints with this restaurant, we continue to go back again and again for the food and especially the dessert. When it comes to dessert, we are a little bit picky because we want to indulge in a dessert that is truly worth the calories. Out of all the halal restaurants we have visited, we feel that Affy’s knocks it out of the park when it comes to their dessert menu.

Our all time favourite is their Tiramisu. It is heavenly to say the least! The cake is uber moist, the mascarpone cheese is creamy and fresh and the ladyfingers are drenched in just the perfect amount of mocha coffee. Drizzled with caramel sauce and garnished with whipped cream, this tiramisu is worth the trek to Affy’s.

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The Molten Lava Cake is another great dessert option. The warm chocolate cake is chocolaty enough to satisfy any chocolate lover’s sweet tooth (did we just use the word chocolate three times in one sentence?). It is topped with vanilla ice cream, and garnished with whipped cream and chocolate and caramel sauces. One bite, and you will not want to share this.

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The newest item on Affy’s dessert menu is their White Chocolate Bread Pudding. This was the most scrumptious dessert that we have had to date. It almost tied with the Tiramisu for being our favourite dessert. The warm bread pudding is served on chilled white chocolate sauce and it is absolutely decadent. We regret sharing this dessert. We spoon-fighted each other for the last bite.

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Have you tried any of these desserts? Do let us know!


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Karachi Kitchen

Karachi Kitchen

If you were to ask us about our favourite restaurant in Mississauga that serves delicious kababs, we would not be able to suggest any restaurant. However, we think we may have a place to recommend after our recent visit to Karachi Kitchen at Meadowvale Town Circle & Winston Churchill Blvd. (6560 Meadowvale Town Circle).

We were craving kababs and came across tons of restaurants, but couldn’t really find one that we could be happy with. We weren’t in the mood to drive far either, so we decided to try out Karachi Kitchen.

Since we were hungry, we quickly skimmed through the menu and decided to order a couple of BBQ items: Reshmi (Chicken Seekh) Kabab ($7.48) and Beef Behari Kabab ($8.99 + $2.00 for combo).

Though this is a dine-in location, patrons are required to walk up to the counter to place an order and pay for their meal. A server did bring the food to the table, which was nice.

Reshmi Kabab

We first tried Reshmi Kabab, which we thought were delicious (seasoned and bbq’ed well)! The order size was in line with the norm, where 2 medium-ish sized kababs were served along with salad and chutney.

Bihari Kabab

Naan

We then reluctantly tried Bihari Kabab and to our surprise they were tasty and bbq’ed to perfection! At this point we were quite amazed and happy with our decision to try out Karachi Kitchen. What we’ve noticed with bihari kababs is many restaurants prepare them fairly bland and the beef is usually very chewy and undercooked. However, this wasn’t the case here. We found upsizing our order to a combo to be a good deal where we were able to get rice, naan and pop for only $2 extra. We were pleasantly surprised to see our dinner accompanied with biryani rice (as opposed to plain rice). We enjoyed the naan as well.

All in all, we are confident that the next time we are in the mood for kababs in Mississauga, we will be heading straight to Karachi Kitchen! Karachi Kitchen accepts both Dine Halal & Halal Foodie discount cards as well!

For more information, please visit their website: Karachi Kitchen