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Ha Long Bay at Avenue and Eglinton

I don't think it was strictly N. Vietnamese...but I don't know enough about vietnamese cuisine to distinguish.

The soup portion of the menu did list a Northern chicken vermicilli (Bun Thang) and southern chicken noodle soup (Hu Tieu My Tho) so I'm guessing the at least know the difference :)

Aug 02, 2010
sablon in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Ha Long Bay at Avenue and Eglinton

Its 525 Eglinton Avenue West - just a couple blocks west of avenue. The vermicilli was $9.50 and the chicken curry was $14. Not 'fast food' prices but very reasonable for a stylish restaurant. I read an couple online reviews and one person posted pics if you're interested

http://www.n49.ca/p/toronto:695/dinin....

Aug 02, 2010
sablon in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Ha Long Bay at Avenue and Eglinton

Have been on the seach for great Vietnamese food for a while and decided to try Ha Long Bay. It's a new vietnamese 'bistro' that opened up on Eglinton west of Avenue.

The food was delicious!! The flavors were incredibly well balanced and layered. It wasn't just your typical mint leaves with some sesame oil. We had the sweet and sour shrimp soup, and the broth was intricately delicate. For mains, had the grilled pork vermicilli and chicken and sweet potato curry - both were terrific. I especially liked the chicken curry - it was much lighter then what you get at a thai restaurant and the addition of sweet potato and taro gave it wonderful texture and flavour. Reasonably priced and nice decor as well. I highly recommend it!

Aug 02, 2010
sablon in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Opinions on NXR or Bluestar gas range?

Have been cooking with the Bluestar for over a month now and LOVE IT! The temperature control is unbleiveable - I can take something from a rapid boil to a simmer with the dial of the knob. The gradient between high and low is also substantial. It's a solid construction and althouh open burner - very easy to clean as all the components come apart. An excellent pro-style range and a more reasonable price point.

Apr 06, 2010
sablon in Cookware

Opinions on NXR or Bluestar gas range?

Thanks all for the input! I just bought the 4 burner Bluestar yesterday. Viking and Wolf's are tempting but beyond our pricepoint right now - maybe in the next kitchen! It won't be hooked up for a couple of weeks but I'll report back on how it worked out. I'm excited - hopefully if it's good enough for the Iron Chef's it'll be great for me :)

Feb 07, 2010
sablon in Cookware

Opinions on NXR or Bluestar gas range?

I've been looking around to find a good reasonably priced but still pro-style gas range - and just saw the NXR brand of ranges, I've also been looking at the Bluestar and it's currently my frontrunner!
Has anyone gotten or used one of these before - what have your experiences been?

Feb 02, 2010
sablon in Cookware