Toronto has an abundance of amazing restaurants. From Italian, to Indian to Chinese, you name the cuisine, we have it. But what about the more obscure foods? Sure we all love a good pizza, but how about branching out your food horizons in 2017 and exploring some of these great restaurants.
Ever tasted wild boar meat or duck heart? At Bellwoods Brewery, a small brewpub nestled in the downtown core of Toronto right near Trinity Bellwoods park, you can. According to the website, it is recommended to call in advance to check the availability of the duck heart.
Located on the West side of the city, Oddseoul is a funky Korean fusion restaurant where you can try all the obscure kimchi dishes your heart desires.
If you’re feeling as brave as a Scottish warrior, you might be craving a plate of haggis. If you don’t already know what that is, it is a pudding made of sheep’s liver, mixed with vegetables and oatmeal, traditionally encased in a sheep stomach. Yum! The Caledonian, a Scottish pub on College offers haggis dishes that at least look more appetizing than they sound.
Chicken liver probably sounds mild compared to the sheep’s liver concoction mentioned above. Ghazale, a restaurant which primarily offers Middle Eastern and vegetarian foods, offers chicken liver dishes amongst other exciting foods. You can find two downtown locations, one on Bloor and one on Wellesley.
I’m sure you’ve been wondering, “What does the inside of those spiky little balls that live on the ocean’s floor taste like?” The sea urchin is a delicacy dish known worldwide for it’s really distinct flavour, and if you want to take the dive into deeper culinary waters you can try it at Diana’s on the East side of the city. They also make a mean oyster.
If you want to dress up for a fancy night out, Scaramouche restaurant downtown serves French “haute cuisine.” On the menu are rare specialty dishes such as foie gras and partridge breast.
What’s the most obscure dish you’ve ever tasted? Let us know in the comments below!