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Samosa from Alhuda Restaurant. Photo: Murray Wong.

Takeout Talk: What are you ordering this weekend?

By Apartment613 on July 23, 2021


In this weekly feature, Apt613 asks blog contributors and local figures about their takeout habits and highlights—to help you find new tasty treats to discover or revisit when you’re just OVER IT with making dinner. We want to hear about takeout you loved! Leave comments below and if you’d like to contribute to a future edition of Takeout Talk, email <>.

Highlights this week

Name: Murray Wong
Lives in: The Glebe
Day job: Energy trader
Blogs at
Instagram: @eatthistownottawa

My dive into the many cuisines of the world that are available in Ottawa wouldn’t be complete without trying Somali food. Alhuda Restaurant was my target, located at Bank and Heron and somewhat hidden away in a building on a laneway behind Canadian Tire. Their menu is a bit more compact during the pandemic than before, but the rice and lamb is a must. Tender chunks of bone-in lamb were cooked to perfection, while a hearty serving of sumac-seasoned rice topped with sautéed onions and raisins will help you carbo-load for whatever race you’re running or COVID coping you need to do. Don’t forget to add on one of their delicious little samosas! With a mix of beef, onion and potato, it packs a lot of flavour into its crisp, golden brown wrapper.

Rice and lamb from Alhuda Restaurant. Photo: Murray Wong.

Name: Kiefer Uuksulainen
Lives in: Centretown
Day job: Works in 3D tech to earn money to try more restaurants

Kitchen Maroo delivered a satisfying savoury-meets-creamy bulgogi sandwich with herbed potatoes and a choice of sesame-dressed salad or miso soup. This quaint Korean fusion restaurant, located on Gladstone Avenue west of Bronson Avenue, offers an array of sandwiches, fried chicken, pasta, and kimchi. If my lunch was any indicator of the rest of their menu, I’ll certainly be back.


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