The Annual Toronto Polar Bear Dip took place this year at 12 noon on January 1st at Sunnyside Beach, Toronto. This fun annual event is in aid of Habitat for Humanity. The long-established and respected housing organization provides families all over the world with affordable and comfortable housing. Participants in the Polar Bear Dip appreciate that the funds they raise go directly towards helping disadvantaged families in the Greater Toronto Area.
The basic rules for doing the Toronto Polar Bear Dip are quite simple: collect donations from family and friends then turn up on the day and jump in the freezing cold water of Lake Ontario! For anyone not familiar with January temperatures in Toronto, they average out at a very fresh -1.3 oC. No wonder then that the thronging masses of enthusiastic dippers appreciate some hot food after the dip. This is where Kal and Mooy come in.
Kal and Mooy have established themselves as Toronto’s only East African Food Truck, which has brought genuine Somali cuisine to Toronto. Kal and Mooy was set up by Mr. Ahmad Duale and his wife, who after enjoying cooking their food for many years, decided the time was right to share genuine Somali cuisine with the rest of us. You can bet that the enthusiastic but chilly dippers at the Toronto Polar Bear Dip were very appreciative of the free hot samosas and quinoa soup generously provided by this family-owned business. Samosas are a delicious pastry with a savoury filling.
It comes as a revelation to many customers, who have never tasted African food, how delicious Kal and Mooy’s unique Somalian cuisine is. They offer samosas alongside other delicious foods such as the Sabaya, a Somali flatbread which is served with beef, chicken or a vegetarian option.
All-in-all, the Annual Toronto Polar Bear Dip was a great success, attracting a record number of 564 dippers. By all accounts, the ��Best samosas in North America’ went down a treat for all who tried them. A very bright and successful 2015 is expected for this excellent family-run food business.