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Speaking of street food, the city of Toronto, whose cart-vendor fare is limited by Ontario provincial law to hot dogs and sausages, is seeking a change in those rules.

Guy Rubino, the executive chef at Rain, an Asian-inspired restaurant on Mercer Street in the Entertainment District, addressed the board of health and said that other cities around the world put Toronto's street meat to shame, offering noodle dishes, fresh fruit, and, in Singapore, a delicacy known as frog's legs porridge.

"It's not that the ingredients aren't here," Mr. Rubino said. ". . . it's embarrassing. This city is trying so hard to be world class, but on this topic it is so ghetto."

Photograph from iStockPhoto.com

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