Karon Liu, TorontoStar

Karon Liu

TorontoStar

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Recent:
  • TorontoStar
Past:
  • The Standard
  • Serious Eats
  • Brampton Guardian
  • WR Record
  • YorkRegion
  • Hamilton Spectator
  • Food Network Canada

Recent articles by Karon:

These new Toronto food shops have the international snacks and pantry items you need

Maeli Market, Tienda Movil and Auntie’s Supply are among several specialty food stores that opened in the pandemic. → Read More

This vegetarian Vietnamese restaurant is the place to go for hot pot

Dai Bi Chay, at 2399 Cawthra Rd., could easily be missed, but those in the know keep coming back. → Read More

This Mississauga plaza is a foodie’s gold mine

Located on Cawthra Road, this strip mall has plenty of gems from Vietnamese hot pot to freshly roasted nuts. → Read More

Restaurants just might emerge come out of the pandemic better than before. Here’s why

The food industry has always been volatile, writes Corey Mintz in “The Next Supper.” Making it better depends on you. → Read More

What is ‘authentic’ Chinese food? These Toronto chefs challenge the concept

A new generation of chefs are cooking modern Chinese by mixing their parents’ culture with influences from the digital age → Read More

This Northern Chinese barbecue spot in North York is where to go as temperatures drop

The menu at Wood House BBQ restaurant, located off the beaten path at the Yonge-Sheppard intersection, tells a deeper story of what it means to cook i... → Read More

Dark chocolate almonds won the Halloween snack battle, but for many, Bulk Barn is more than a place for candy

It’s weird for a store to be part of so many of my memorable life moments, but considering how many people passionately championed their favourite Bul... → Read More

The fried-to-order falafels at Mississauga’s Falafel Plus showcase the street food’s full potential

At Falafel Plus the falafels come piping hot with a delicately crisp shell revealing a soft centre. It’s how they should taste, owner Hisham Amleh sai... → Read More

What you’ll be eating while cheering on the Raptors at Scotiabank Arena

Rotis, doubles, tacos and baos, we tasted them all. → Read More

What’s the best snack? Vote in our Halloween Bulk Barn Battle Royale to see which treat reigns supreme

Halloween is around the corner. What snacks are your favourites? Vote in the Halloween Bulk Barn Battle Royale competition to crown your winning treat... → Read More

For almost 40 years, Antoinette and Charlie Buttigieg have been keeping Little Malta’s history alive through the humble pastizz

The Mainstays is a series highlighting long-standing restaurants and neighbourhood favourites in the GTA. Food reporter Karon Liu offers recommendatio... → Read More

From banana leaves to boba pearls, how soaring food costs are dealing another blow to pandemic battered restaurants

Professional chefs are feeling the pinch of rising ingredient prices, especially for imported goods from overseas. In some cases, costs have more than... → Read More

Mississauga’s Masrawy Egyptian Kitchen a staple for those looking for authentic taste of Egypt

The Mainstays is a series highlighting long-standing restaurants and neighbourhood favourites in the GTA. Food reporter Karon Liu offers recommendatio... → Read More

Stress eating? Here’s an easy election night pizza recipe that won’t leave your gut rotting tomorrow

In lieu of newsroom pizza traditions, Star food writer Karon Liu was inspired to make his own version of election night pizza, combining it with all-d... → Read More

Leela’s Roti and Doubles opened at the start of the pandemic but quickly gained a following for its Trinidadian cuisine

The Mainstays is a series highlighting long-standing restaurants and neighbourhood favourites in the GTA. Food reporter Karon Liu offers recommendatio... → Read More

Go beyond the classic beef pho at Scarborough’s Bong Lua restaurant, known for its seafood and regional specialty Vietnamese noodles

The Mainstays is a series highlighting long-standing restaurants and neighbourhood favourites in the GTA. Food reporter Karon Liu offers recommendatio... → Read More

Hong Kong-style cafés boast vast menus that reflect the steeped cultures of the region. Here’s what you should order

The Mainstays is a series highlighting long-standing restaurants and neighbourhood favourites in the GTA. Food reporter Karon Liu offers recommendatio... → Read More

Ontario’s new school screening guidelines for COVID exclude runny noses, headaches

Toronto will be consistent with province for now, says public health official. → Read More

Air Canada announces unvaccinated employees could be terminated after Oct. 30

Testing will not be offered as an alternative under Air Canada’s new COVID-19 vaccine mandate. → Read More

What you can expect at the grocery store this fall

With panic buying behind us how have supermarkets adjusted? How will they continue to adjust heading into the fall and winter months? → Read More