The family's Chinese-influenced Nyonya cooking is the jumping-off point for meals of sharp, clean flavours punctuated by chilies and smoothed by coconut milk. Malaysian food touches on Thai, Filipino, and Indian ingredients, a melting pot of flavours.The brunch, dinner, and bar food menus are all complimented.
A review from Toronto Life declares that "Peoples Eatery (mostly) lives up to the buzz," and discusses how the new venture from the owners of 416 Snack Bar pays homage to the neighborhood's dual heritage:
The dishes [...] are divided between Chinese-American snacks and Jewish deli staples to represent the neighborhood's dual heritage. The just-fatty-enough tongue sandwich with grainy mustard on a salt-crusted pretzel bun is the best thing to order. Deep-fried tofu cubes are a close second—golden-crisp with custardy centres, they're an excellent version of the pan-Asian cheap eat. You can probably get better Peking duck on Spadina, but it won't come with the fancy cocktails, craft beers and cred you get from hitting the latest hot spot.
THE ELSEWHERE AND THE BLOGS: Erinn Beth Langille from blogTo left unimpressed with Tia's Bakery, but fared better at Tandem Coffee. Post City's Joanne Kates thinks Midtown's Catch is better with new chef Matthew Cowan. Food Junkie praises the contemporary spin of menu items at The Forth in Greektown.
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