New food truck does East African home cooking

New food truck does East African home cooking

Thanks to BlogTo for the following article. Kal & Mooy is a brand-new food truck, serving up hearty Somali dishes refined by the owners in their own kitchen over the years. You’ll find Somali flatbread wraps, meat and rice dishes and samosas, punched up by long-simmered homemade sauces and a little bit of spice (or a lot, if you can handle...
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Here is an Article on Toronto Life. Toronto Life Article Kal and Mooy (the name means “mortar and pestle”) is the city’s first East African food truck. It launched earlier this month and has since been on a mission to introduce Torontonians to Somalian cuisine—which, according to co-owner Ahmed Duale, is “a fusion of African, […]

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Here is an Article on Toronto Life. Toronto Life Article Kal and Mooy (the name means “mortar and pestle”) is the city’s first East African food truck. It launched earlier this month and has since been on a mission to introduce Torontonians to Somalian cuisine—which, according to co-owner Ahmed Duale, is “a fusion of African, Middle Eastern and European cuisine,” combined with something he calls “the Somali taste.” Until recently, Ahmed was working as a different kind of trucker, driving tractor-trailers across the border to the U.S. and back. Now he’s spending his days cooking traditional Somalian food—samosas, rice platters and a shawarma-style wrap made with sabaayad, a Somalian flatbread—with his wife, Aisha Mahamed, and tooling around Toronto in their mobile restaurant. So far, the street-side reception has been warm, although there have been some challenges, mainly on the parking front. Ahmed is one of the few Toronto food-truckers who waited in line to spend $5,000 on one of the city’s new mobile-vending permits. “I was new to the business, so it seemed worthwhile,” he said. The permit allows him to park on city streets, but only if he’s at least 50 metres away from any operating restaurant. “I’m discovering, even though I have the permit, there’s no place to park.” Ahmed has been spending most of his time around High Park and Church and Gerrard. “There are hot spots on Front Street, or on Queen Street from University to Dovercourt, but they’re all out of bounds. I’m hoping city council will reconsider.” As for his decision to buy the permit, he’s not sure he’d make it again. “If things stay...