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Hi all. I'm a PhD student in computer science at the University of Ottawa, just freshly moving back to town from a few years in Toronto.

My passion is Thai food, and I invent my own Thai inspired recipes or versions of classical Thai dishes regularly. Recipes are posted at:


I love most Asian foods, though, and am currently branching out into Nyonya-style Malaysian and general Chinese cookery.

My favourite restaurants in town are Sweegrass Aboriginal Bistro, Aiyara, Sweet Basil, Taj Mahal, and New Nupur, but there are so many great restaurants in this city.

Besides food, my hobbies include writing, reading, DDR (Dance Dance Revolution), knitting, playing the fiddle, and learning languages. I'm currently studying Mandarin and Japanese.

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2008 Jul 26
Hi Vorpal,

I never lived in TO but there was one time when I was visiting the big city, my boyfriend and I went dining at North 44. It was really expensive but it was worth the experience and the food was out of this world. Our server was very very good and professional. He was attentive and patient. He was the best server I have ever come across. I remembered leaving the restaurant on cloud nine. It was that good.

Oh the tuna carpaccio! and the wine.

When you want to splurge for a special occasion, i recommend North 44 (if you haven't tried it).

If you do go, I wish you have a good server and chef who are having a good day!

2007 Jun 15
I suppose a little time in Toronto will find you some decent places. Prices notwithstanding, Tor has some of the best restaurants in Canada.

I have yet to eat at an oustanding place in Ottawa and I have eaten at your favorites. Maybe you should try Sacred Kitchen on Bank, when you get back into town. If nothing else, it's more interesting than the others.