Cheap Eat of the Week: Aroma Espresso Bar’s shakshuka


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Everything — even tomato stew— is better with eggs (Image: Gizelle Lau)

While spring has begun to show its colours, winter still taunts us and patio season is weeks away. So we can still sneak in a few more warming stews.

Hearty and homey, shakshuka is like a Mediterranean version of tomato soup, with elements of Mexican-style huevos rancheros and American beef chili stew. The dish, which refers to “mixture” in Tunisian, is usually associated with Sephardic Jews.

As part of the breakfast menu, Aroma Espresso Bar’s shakshuka ($9.60) is a bowl of hearty tomato stew topped with two eggs (because everything tastes better when you put eggs on top) and a bread basket on the side.

Aroma has new locations on King West, just east of Spadina, and Queen West, at the corner of Augusta, so don’t miss out on the equally warming mocha with real chocolate at the bottom of the cup (so make sure you stir!).

Aroma Espresso Bar, various locations around Toronto

Gizelle Lau is a food/travel writer and photographer in Toronto who lives from one meal to the next. Her column, Cheap Eat of the Week, highlights dishes that costs $10 or less. Follow her on Twitter for your daily dose of food from in/around the city.

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