These are the oxtail dishes that you have to try in Toronto

Mar 28 2019, 1:30 am

Classic oxtail over rice will always be a top-tier comfort food, but sometimes you want to shake things up a little bit.

Leave it to Toronto to take mind-blowing flavour and make it even more intense.

These are some of the city’s must-try oxtail dishes.

Oxtail Pho


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Taking two of the world’s greatest comfort foods and smashing them into one sounds like a pho-king good idea. And this spot’s done it. A namesake, Oxtail Pho and Banh Mi serves… yes, Oxtail pho, with beef meatballs, piping hot. It’s the ideal dish to soothe any of your ailments.

Where: Oxtail Pho and Banh Mi – 814 Dundas Street West
Phone: 416-537-0188


Oxtail Poutine


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Perfect for when you’ve been drinking, or when you’re recovering from the drinking you did last night. This one is rich. Chubby’s is serving braised oxtail over scotch bonnet fries with cheese curds, mozzarella, green onion, and oxtail gravy as part of their weekend brunch service. And if you go in on a weeknight, you can always opt for the oxtail stew with braised butter beans.

Where: Chubby’s Jamaican Kitchen – 104 Portland Street
Phone: 416-792-8105


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Sabzi Qatayef

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Byblos, both uptown and downtown, is serving up a fiercely flavourful starter under the name of sabzi qatayef. Prepare your tastebuds as you tuck into braised oxtail, done up with jalapeño schug and sheep yogurt. The perfect way to begin a meal.

Where: Byblos – 11 Duncan Street
Phone: 647-660-0909


Gnocchi Poutine


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Mildred’s, known to worship flavour, does the juices of this meat justice by oozing it in gravy form over gnocchi poutine. Ontario cheese curds punctuate the rich dish with gooey, mild and chewy goodness. It’s comfort food done right.

Where: Mildred’s Temple Kitchen – 85 Hanna Avenue
Phone: 416-588-5695


Roasted Bone Marrow


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Bone marrow is one of life’s greatest gifts, and this one is elevated. Roasted, and served with oxtail marmalade and plums, it’s the ideal spread for toast (or simply your spoon) before you dive into the rest of your meal.

Where: Campagnolo – 832 Dundas Street West
Phone: 416-364-4785


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