I must admit, until recently I had no idea that Hungry Amoo existed, but I’m happy to say that now I do.
Located just north of Queen on Ossington in Toronto’s trendy west end, Hungry Amoo sits amongst some stiff competition in an area that people from all over flock to for great food and drinks.
Hungry Amoo (Amoo translates to “uncle” in Farsi and Arabic) has taken Middle Eastern Fusion cuisine to another level. Chef Houman Poumarz has taken inspiration from Persian, Turkish and Arabic cuisines and created a diverse yet accessible menu that will please the most timid to the most adventurous eaters.
Parmouz uses only the highest quality local produce in combination with rare, exotic and exciting flavors to create his unique dishes. Along with a great wine list, an incredible cocktail selection, and a beautiful setting, Hungry Amoo is well on its way to making itself an Ossington Street Staple.
Here are some of our faves from the menu:
Cocktails @ Hungry Amoo
Our favorite cocktail was the Hungry Toronto. Made with Bourbon, Fernet, Maple Syrup, this drink was a great way to whet the appetite.
Appetizers @ Hungry Amoo
The Koofte is Hungry Amoo’s signature appetizer. Made Ground Meat, Quail Egg, Walnut, Prune, and Polenta, it’s an innovative spin on this Middle Eastern staple.
Because Nadia is Egyptian, she’s extremely picky about falafel. But Hungry Amoo not only passed her rigorous standards, but exceeded them. Their Falafel appetizer is a flavorful combination of Hummus, Charred Tomatoes, and Pickled Mango with toasted pita. And yes, it takes as good as it looks.
Mains @ Hungry Amoo
For our mains, we let the Chef choose for us. And he did not steer us wrong. Nadia choose the Sea Food Manti, a Turkish inspired dish that resembles ravioli. A colorful and flavorful dish, the Manti is made with Shrimp, Crab, Fennel, Saffron. And in keeping with the them, this dish tasted as good as it looked.
I love chicken so of course I had to try Hungry Amoo’s signature poultry dish. Made with Eggplant Puree, kashk Fava bean, leek, this was delicious. The chicken was tender and the eggplant irresistible.
So if you are in the west end and you’re looking to break away from the same old same, then you need to drop by Hungry Amoo too!
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