January 29, 2004  
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Finding foreign foods

Sammy’s. Pizza. Beer. No matter what your diet of choice includes, food is undeniably an essential part of the student lifestyle. We need it to think, to get through crappy break-ups and just simply to survive.
Food may be our friend, but it is also another hurdle international students have to face when attending university in a foreign country.

Imagine travelling to a new place where no one’s even heard of hot dogs and Jell-O, and you might have an idea of how these poor souls must feel.

Sadly, on-campus international culinary options are somewhat limited. They include teriyaki, Pho noodles and sushi. Due to this, one is forced to venture beyond the Richmond gates to satisfy their international cooking cravings.

Luckily, Campus Life has investigated international cuisine around town, and offers this handy guide to getting great foreign food in London:

• For the best in Middle Eastern cuisine, Barakat (551 Richmond St.) is your best bet.
• El Ranchito (111 Wellington Rd.) is a delightful, family-owned place offering authentic Latin American dishes.
• Manna Grill (276 Wharncliffe Rd. N.) offers Korean delights and is conveniently located a few minutes from campus via the 2 Dundas bus.
• Ben Thanh (57 York St.) is one of London’s most popular restaurants, offering affordable Thai cuisine with a vast menu that includes many vegan and vegetarian options.
• Mandarin Court (735 Wonderland Rd. N.) offers some of London’s best Cantonese and Szechuan dishes at affordable prices and they deliver really, really late.
• Finally, downtown is home to two of London’s best Indian restaurants: Jewel of India (390 Richmond St.) and Taste of India (182 York St.).

—Maggie Wrobel



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