Me Va Me. I am not making up some words here it's actually the name of a Middle Eastern restaurant.
There are 2 locations in Thornhill as well as 2 express locations. I loved it so much I ended up returning the next day to get some more of their delicious dips. Both times I went to the location at Bathurst & Rutherford.
The Rutherford location is newly built. I love the decor. It looks like a posh condo or a contemporary hotel lobby.
Here was the grilled meat station. I love the white brick wall. Looks so simple yet modern at the same time.
We received a complimentary bowl of pickles. I did not like it since it was too vinegary for me. I prefer sweet pickles over sour ones.
Our waitress highly recommended the dips so we got the trio platter. Here from left to right was the baba ganoush, hummus and fried eggplant. If you have never tried any of the dips before here is a brief description. Baba ganoush is eggplant grilled on an open flame then pureed and mixed with seasoning. Hummus is a puree of chickpeas and Tahini sauce with lemon juice and garlic. Fried eggplant is mixed with onions in a rich tomato sauce.
All 3 dips were dippity dip dip good. You can eat it individually with the pita or mix all 3 dips. Either way I just couldn't get enough of it. This would be a perfect tv snack. Also healthy too I think so another bonus.
Here was a simple side salad.
For our starter we ordered the fried calamari rings with tzatziki sauce. It was crispy and tasty.
Since I just finished having brunch at La Bamboche I decided to grab something small. I had the potato latke with smoked salmon. It was not small. It was very filling and delicious.
My boyfriend ordered the grilled meat platter. It definitely tasted as good as it looked. All the meat was juicy and well seasoned. Also generous portion as well.
Here was my second meal the day after.
We had to grab the dips again. The only thing we decided to change was the hummus for the green eggplant. The green eggplant is grilled over an open flame then pureed and mixed with bell peppers, green onions and garlic. The garlic flavor was pretty overwhelming yet still tasty. Out of all the dips my faves is the baba ganoush and the fried eggplant.
Here was the plate seconds later. Yes it was that good even though it's just a dip.
The waitress we had this time highly recommended the falafel which are balls of ground chickpeas mixed with herbs and seasoning served with a side of Tahini sauce. Not a good call. It was under seasoned so it tasted really bland. The only great thing about this was the crunchy exterior.
This time my boyfriend ordered the grilled chicken dark skewers marinated with seasoning and herbs. Once again he enjoyed his meal. I took a bite and it was really moist and juicy.
I had the chicken schnitzel which is chicken breast filet breaded with seasoned breadcrumbs and sesame seeds. A bad call here. It was extremely tasteless. Huge piece of bland meat.
I highly recommend the dips and the grilled meat.
The Rutherford location is always jammed pack on weekends so I recommend going on a weekday to avoid lineups.
TOTAL BILL $107...EAT HERE NEXT!!!
Me Va Me
9302 Bathurst Street
(close to Rutherford)