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Oodles of noodles @ Awas Tea Noodle

Now, neither noodles or soup are normally a part of my diet, but if you put the two together in a bowl with some beef brisket, then I could go for that. We’re hanging out at Awas Tea Noodle, this funky little joint right in the heart of Downtown Chinatown, where they’re serving up some real-deal Taiwanese food that’s heading straight down my piehole. Text me these noods, bro!!!!

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What we’ve got here is a boiled beef bone broth, with some thick ‘n slurpy noodles, baby bok choi and green onion…oh yeah, with some beef brisket on top! Now, this is definitely different from southern smoked BBQ brisket, but any way you slice it, I’m probably still gonna eat it!!!

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Now, as much as I might like to wash down some beef soup with a nice cold beer, you can’t get that here–so I settled for a lemon ice tea, instead. This beverage was fresh and refreshing, and I was surprised to find they actually left the tea bag at the bottom. This might be the only time that getting teabagged ain’t a bad thing, broseph!!!!

Hot ‘n funky noodle soup @ Fudao Noodle House

Now, when I see all the lines at Dagu Rice Noodle, I’m like “Why, bro?” I mean, who lines up for soup—especially when you can get the exact same thing at Fudao Noodle House, this funky little joint in Chinatown, for less time and less money. (I liked that other place better back when it was Bareburger!)

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So here’s the deal. You pick a broth, and they give you 10 toppings, plus all the noodles you can slurp, for like 10 bucks, bro! And this place has everything: you’ve got shrimp, you’ve got sausage, you’ve got mushrooms, egg and corn, along with the meat in the middle…and it all goes into the pot!

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Now me, I went with the shredded pork and pickled cabbage broth, and it was pretty tasty. The meat cooks up real quickly, so you just grab a spoon and dig in! Of course, you’re supposed to grab some chopsticks too, but I never really learned to use those properly…Dude, I would just stick my face in the bowl if it didn’t mess up my spray tan, bro!!!!

That’s some pho-king good pho, bro!!!

So, we’re hanging out at Pho Vistro, this funky little Vietnamese soup joint on Queen Street West. Now, I don’t usually eat soup, unless the only other option is salad, but this place is pretty legit. Their all-natural broth is cooked for 10 hours, and packed with more herbs and spices than the Colonel’s Original Recipe. You can get it with beef, chicken or vegan, or go for their signature Pho Vistro, which has beef AND chicken, for literally just a dollar more:

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This pho totally reeks of deliciousness, bro! The broth is light and not too salty, which goes great with the noodles. You’ve got strips of both chicken and beef, along with some sprouts and some onions, for a little extra flavour. But what makes it is the beef short rib:

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Where’s the beef!? It’s right here, bro!!!! This chunka-chunka burning rib is so tender, it comes right off the bone…although you still gotta bite it a bit. Kicking this dish up a notch with short rib will cost ya an extra two bucks, but since the soup’s only like 12 dollars to begin with, it’s an upgrade that’s totally worth it!