Top 5 Delicious Unique Dishes in Mississauga


Published May 20, 2015 at 1:44 am


At all our writers are always on a mission to try that new dish in Mississauga we can tell everyone about. Here are the top 5 most flavourful unique dishes our writers collectively had over the past couple of months in no particular order. 

Dish: Butter Chicken Poutine

Cuisine: Indian fusion

  My butter chicken poutine arrived and before I provide my verdict, I must explain my affinity for fried potatoes and classic poutine. French fries are a food weakness of mine — all kinds and any kind. From stringy, to thick cut, to crispy, to soggy – it doesn’t matter, I will eat them. However, when it comes to poutine, I’m a purist – classic all the way. The 30-deep list of poutines on Montreal’s La Banquise menu is excessive and I personally don’t need or want to have an all-meat poutine or any meat for that matter. No hot peppers, no guacamole, no mushrooms, no corn dogs, no peas or the any other ridiculous toppings on my fries – Quebec cheese curds and gravy, please and thank you. Well, until now – Desi Bar’s butter chicken poutine is fusion at its best. The slightly coated fries were extremely crispy and retained their crunch for some time despite the blanket of butter chicken sauce.  I believe the cheese was either a mozzarella or shredded paneer which worked, I just wish there was more of it, and the chicken pieces were tender and full of flavour.

Where: Desi Bar and Grill 

Desi Bar and Grill is a modern-casual Indian restaurant known for its curries, dosas and a few Indian fusion dishes. As the website suggests, Desi Bar is more than just good Indian food – they have a dance floor in the back portion of the restaurant for the live bands and DJ’s that perform and spin periodically, a large projector screen and a few televisions for game and fight nights. The resto has booth and table seating, a bar and a patio and in total could seat over 90 people. 

Dish: Black Bean Soup

Cuisine: Mexican

I know this looks like a simple dish but this black bean soup is a hearty and super flavourful dish garnished with sour cream and feta cheese.

Where: Cantina Mexicana

Cantina Mexicana, a Streetsville staple and the original Mexican restaurant in the city, has been around for 14 years.  Cantina Mexicana has quite a few noteworthy dishes that punch you in the face with flavour, especially the fried seasoned tilapia tacos — which can be served on a house-made corn tortilla or a flour tortilla topped with cabbage and served with a creamy, savoury house-made chipotle salsa. These fish tacos were so flavourful and they cut up the slices upon order.

Dish: Sticky Rice Durian & Coconut Milk


The sticky rice durian & coconut milk dessert is a pleasantly fragrant and colourful array of various elements, a stark contrast to the final bite that hits you. The sweet fragrance of the fruit and creamy and thick coconut milk were the first sensations to hit my palate.

Where: Lion City

Lion City Restaurant, located in the Golden Square Centre on Central Parkway West off of Burnhamthorpe Rd. It has been a Mississauga staple for over 18 years and is known for serving authentic Singaporean, Malaysian, Indonesian and Thai cuisine.

Dish:  Masala dosa

South Indian

Masala dosa with three different fresh chutneys and the soup (Sambar)

Where: Guru Lukshmi 

Guru Lukshmi, the restaurant that the Toronto Star called “the GTA’s most passionate dosa makers” was recently renovated and the new look doesn’t disappoint. The spacious dosa paradise (for those who don’t know, dosas are South Indian crepe-like wraps served plain or with various fillings) now boasts elegant chandeliers and a modern, contemporary black and white palate. 

Dish: Squid Balls

Cuisine: Japanese

Description: Takoyaki is a popular Japanese street snack, also known as octopus balls. It is made with flour, dashi and stuffed with octopus, green onion and ginger. It is cooked in a special Takoyaki pan and topped with Japanese mayo, takoyaki sauce and other toppings such as bonito flakes, seaweed strips. 

Where: Green Grotto

Green Grotto Tea Room is a new bubble tea spot hidden in the Grand Park Plaza along Burnhamthorpe just east of Mavis. The independent tea room prepares authentic bubble tea using traditional tea brewing methods that you can taste with your first sip. It also offers Taiwanese snacks. 



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