a toothpick
A nerd. A grumpy child. A Viet getting lost in Toronto and my endless love for food and life.

(All the photos were taken by me and the precious Canon 450D)



a toothpick
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Baldwin Latte
Biscintro, Toronto
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Scone, clotted cream and jams for Saturday (along with the classic Earl Grey Tea of course). 
Kitten and the Bear, Toronto
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Roasted Duck Marget and Confit with Rhubarb poached with Ginger and Cardamom
Colette Grand Cafe, Toronto
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Shio Ramen - It was a decent place to eat, reasonable prices and delicious food. Kinton is always crowded and isn’t much better. 
Rhyus, Toronto
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Grilled chicken by One Drake Fifty (Nothing can beat wings, cold beer and summer heat!) 
Twilight Tuesday Night, Toronto
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Glad that I was back before summer ends (: 
BoSsäm by Momofuku (Pork butt with ginger scallion sauce, bibb lettuce, napa kimchi and ssäm sauce) 
Twilight Tuesday Night, Toronto
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Về nhà ăn rau sống không ngừng nghỉ. Bánh cuốn cũng ăn với húng lủi luôn, tuyệt vời. Mà rau ở Đà Nẵng lá có xíu xìu xiu dễ thương tợn (:
Mình quyết định rồi, sau này sẽ đặt tên cho lũ con ở nhà là Húng Lủi, Húng Quế, Húng Cay.
Bánh tráng Đống Đa Đà Nẵng
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Bẻ miếng bánh tráng cái rụp, chấm xí mắm nêm, thong dong vừa nhai vừa nhìn mùa hè rơi qua ô cửa

Bánh đập mắm nêm
Đà Nẵng
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Mưa về trên khúc hát lắng u buồn đợi bóng hình ai
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Bún bò Đà Lạt: Beef vermicelli Dalat version. What’s the difference comparing to Hue’s? The dish is eaten with thin-sliced cabbage and the vermicelli is a tiny little bit smaller. 
Bún bò Loan, Quang Trung 
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Pho in the pure Hanoi way, no beansprout or greens to eat with. The only side dish you can find is raw onion, which is sooooooooo good! 
Phở Dậu
Cư xá 288 Nguyễn Văn Trỗi, Sài Gòn
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"Missing someone is like hearinga name sung quietly from somewherebehind you. Even after you knowno one is there, you keep looking backuntil on a silver afternoon like thisyou find yourself breathing just enoughto make a small dent in the air.”






(Slow dance - Tim Seibles)
It has been awhile. 
L’Usine, Saigon 
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Hủ tiếu xào thập cẩm (Stir-fried rice vermicelli with all the things you can find in the kitchen) 
Good food can cheer you up, trust me. 
Tân Lạc Cung, Sài Gòn
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Gỏi cá mai (Little fish ceviche) 
Holy moly, we were incredibly lucky to randomly pick this place for lunch. The dish was amazing, fresh, beautifully seasoned, and the sauce definitely boosted the taste off the roof! Phương Trang, Hồ Tràm 
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Coming back to the ocean. My happiness ain’t that complicated :)