Karon Liu Reporter
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Karon Liu is a Toronto-based food reporter for the Star. Formerly the resident recipe tester, Karon developed and tested recipes before they were published in the paper.

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136 Articles
4 days ago
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West Queen West has changed a lot. This 40-year-old restaurant is one of its remaining fixtures

Since 1986, Saigon Flower has survived the ever-changing West Queen West strip serving its tasty mix of Chinese and V...

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9 days ago
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Going camping this summer? Here’s how to have good eats at the campsite

Sick of trail mix? Try upping your hiking snacks with onigiri and sausage rolls.

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14 days ago
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Toronto’s popular One Love Vegetarian restaurant to close after 13 years

The Toronto restaurant known for its corn soup and barbecue tofu is closing. It can’t keep up with costs, the owner t...

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15 days ago
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This is the juice bar to try inside Scarborough Town Centre

Sorrel and stuffed patties at Sam’s Juices serve as a palate cleanser to mall fast food.

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18 days ago
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Meet the people behind the rise of ’80s and ’90s Hong Kong culture in the GTA

There’s Alan Wu, whose Hong Kong taxi has built up a strong fan base online. As well as owners of cha chaan tengs Caf...

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28 days ago
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Toronto’s Alo bumped to second place on Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants list

After four consecutive years in the top spot, Alo was edged out by Vancouver’s Published on Main.

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about 1 month ago
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This is the ultimate place to get street food in Toronto

Market 707, a strip of shipping containers turned food stalls, is a shining example of what the city needs more of.

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about 1 month ago
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Getting to the roots of ube — the dessert flavour that’s everywhere

The Filipino purple yam has become a popular dessert flavour in Toronto, but there’s more to the tuber than just its ...

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about 1 month ago
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Produce going bad faster? Here are tips on stretching your food budget as grocery costs soar

The Star’s food reporter has compiled some helpful (Band-Aid) advice to shave a few dollars off your grocery bills.

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about 2 months ago
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This Toronto sommelier wants us to rethinking wine pairings

For the last decade, Beverly Crandon’s been looking to find a wine to go with every cuisine in the city — from Trinba...

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about 2 months ago
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Toronto to get Canada’s first Michelin Guide

Mayor John Tory announced Tuesday the globally renowned dining guide known for its star-rating system will be landing...

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about 2 months ago
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Rethinking the ‘mom doesn’t do measurements’ recipe trope

To replace the rice bowls with measuring cups would be replacing a part of her, writes Karon Liu.

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