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Huong’s Vietnamese Bistro

Huong’s Vietnamese Bistro

She was putting on her winter coat and helping an elderly woman into hers. And then she walked the few steps to my table and said this to me: “My mother would like you to know that she thinks you [read more]

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Twenty Fourteen on my Fork

Twenty Fourteen on my Fork

We carried on, in 2014, stuffing ourselves silly on tacos and slurping sillier on craft cocktails. It was certainly the year bar snacks were thought through, we saw a peck of pickled things, kale probably edged out beets in the [read more]

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Dumpling Bowl

Dumpling Bowl

  The Bubblicity Tea Shop on Somerset West once cornered the market on bubble teas. “But then everyone started doing them, and we began to lose business,” the young guy who delivers my lychee shake with squishy tapioca pearls tells [read more]

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Ace Mercado

Ace Mercado

“There Goes the Neighbourhood” was the opening slogan of Ace Mercado, punctuated with cartoon dynamite booms. There went my ear drums that first visit. And the next. The volume of the music played at Ace has waxed and waned a [read more]