YOU ARE MY VIET STAR

You can’t find good pho in Hong Kong.  You CAN however, find good pho in Toronto. I don’t know how that works or makes sense.  Maybe because there are more Vietnamese here in Toronto than Hong Kong.  I don’t know, probably that’s why.  So it’s only naturally on a cold chilly winter afternoon in Toronto that I would go to one of my favorite PHO restaurants, the Viet Noodle Star!

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Located at the intersection of Midland and Finch, this is a typical local restaurant.  Nothing fancy, not over the top service.  Just quick, hot, delicious pho that would satisfy any type of hunger. My favorite dish that I always get here is the beef brisket / tendon noodles in tomato based soup.   Add some hot sauce to it and you get the best tasting pho evverrrr!

I have to remind myself to not order the large next time.  I couldn’t finish it…which means I can’t eat as much as before, or maybe the portions got larger.  Doubt it though.  Usually dishes get smaller over time, not bigger.  I think a small will suffice next time.  Try to go here one more time before I fly off.

This is what the restaurant looks like from the outside:

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I wonder how you pronounce the name in viet.  One day I will go to Vietnam, and will ask the locals there how to pronounce it.  Yes.

You know what i also miss, the sriracha hot sauce.  My friends says it’s available in Hong Kong, but I don’t see it!  I only see chili oil.  I should take some back to HK because this hot sauce is dam delicious.

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The mother tells me to stop eating spicy food though.  She’s right, my glass stomach will probably benefit from non-acidic food / flavors.

But….it’s so good……

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