Best Toronto Restaurants 2016: TICH

The best new Indian food isn’t on Gerrard or out in Brampton, it’s in sleepy South Etobicoke. I’ve developed a serious addiction to the Kerala-style curry, swimming with chunks of lobster and shrimp, prepared by chef Sujoy Saha. He previously worked at the now-defunct Indian Rice Factory and is joined at Tich by a tandoor expert named Mandy Jawle, who came from New York’s Junoon. Curries at lesser restaurants can be muddily flavoured and glutinous, but at Tich I could pick out the fresh tamarind and ginger, the sweetness of coconut milk, and the hum of curry leaves. Floating in the bowl were purple microgreens and the petals of edible flowers, the final grace note of an artist who happens to work with spice.

2314 Lake Shore Blvd. W., 647-349-8424, tich.ca

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