Tag: Food

The Momofuku Shōtō Tasting Menu…So What Does The $550 Meal Look Like?

In a city such as Toronto — with its ever-changing tastes — it is becoming increasingly difficult for fine-dining restaurants to stay relevant… Celebrity chefs such as Susur Lee, Jamie Oliver and Mark McEwan, among others are all vying for spaces to showcase their next ground-breaking restaurants. Momofuku restaurant founder David Chang has already made a lasting impact since opening his first Toronto Momofuku restaurant in 2012. Back then it was nearly impossible to make a reservation. Months-long wait times were required. Things have since calmed down as Toronto diners now choose more casual dining options, but there were...

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What The Pho? Hanoi Bartender Creates The “Pho” Cocktail

Have you ever gotten drunk off a bowl of pho? I’m not speaking in some metaphorical “it was so good, I felt some kind of euphoria” kind of way. I mean literally drunk… Well ok, maybe I’m not talking about the traditional bowl noodles and soup—in a sense—but there is a cocktail that is becoming quite popular around the Hanoi bar circuit that comes pretty damn close. Mixologist Pham Tien Tiep invented the “Pho” Cocktail back in 2012, as his entry to the Diageo World Class competition. He took home the “Best Bartender in Vietnam” award for his efforts...

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It’s Official! Everything Is Delicious At The Joy Hing Roasted Meat Restaurant

There are literally hundreds of BBQ restaurants vying for your stomach’s attention in Hong Kong. Each having the aroma of roasted duck, goose and pork radiating through the windows, as they are lined-up blissfully in a row. With a choice of so many BBQ restaurants, how is it possible to find which one is the absolute best of the best? Oh! That’s easy…Joy Hing Roasted Meat, of course… If you have ever spent more than a minute in Hong Kong, then the sight of hanging meat in a restaurant window should be as commonplace as seeing a hamburger at...

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Top 5 Vietnamese Street Food Dishes You Must Try In Hoi An

It’s arguable that Vietnam culture is divided into three distinct areas, the north, the centre and the south. None makes this more apparent than observing the country’s cuisine… Take for example the bare-bones pho served in Hanoi is vastly different than the sweeter and heavily garnished bowls served in Saigon. The same can be said about middle Vietnam. From Hue City’s imperial cuisine, which at one time was made exclusively for Vietnamese royalty to Hoi An’s everlasting ability to preserve generations of cooking traditions still to this day. Central Vietnam thrives on its own distinct food options, which it...

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Introducing Anita’s Cantina…A Rare Tex-Mex Restaurant Enters Hanoi

Welcome, Hanoi’s newest and one of the only Tex Mex restaurants… Hanoi’s newest addition to its sparse Tex-Mex restaurant scene is Anita’s Cantina, overlooking a small area of Westlake on the quiet street of Quang Ba. Opened five months ago, Anita’s Cantina is restaurant owner and Austin, Texas, native Javier Rodriguez’s ode to his hometown’s speciality of Tex-Mex and traditional Mexican cuisine. Having created many successful pop-ups throughout Hanoi in the last few years, Anita’s Cantina is Javier’s first venture into an actual restaurant. The atmosphere inside feels much like an outdoor patio and is open and relaxed. Even...

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