Nick  Liu at DaiLo

Bio

At the heart of Chef Nick's menu is a love and respect for the dishes he ate growing up as the son of Hakka parents in Canada, but importantly, they are the dishes his ancestors have been eating for hundreds of years. Ancient favourites are augmented by Liu’s signature flair and updated to suit the western palate and the modern demand for local and sustainable ingredients.

Where I Eat

Behind the Scenes

From My Menu

Chef Roberto Fracchioni reviews Hakka brown wontons at DaiLo
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Little Italy
"You have to do the chef’s tasting menu. Just put yourself in chef Nick’s hands. All the dishes are spectacular and one that really stands out for me is the hakka brown wontons. The texture of the dumplings and the balance of flavours are perfect."
Chef Nick  Liu reviews Beef Cheek Randang at DaiLo
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Little Italy
"Beef Cheek Randang @DaiLoTo with roti, cucumber onion salad with coconut caramel dressing."
Chef Nick  Liu reviews Perfect Chinese Roasted Duck at DaiLo
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Little Italy
"Experimenting with the perfect Chinese roasted duck. One of these was like butter! Sous vide, air dried, glazed, air dried, deep fried, glazed and broiled three times! @CanardsLacBrome #CanardsLacBrome #chineseroastduck #food #toronto #sickasianfood"
Chef Nick  Liu reviews Beef and Foie Gras Rendang Sausage with nam phrik, tomato relish, garlic mustard sambal, cucumber banana blossom salad, tamarind dressing, sticky rice at DaiLo
$$$ | Chinese
Little Italy
"Tonight's special at @dailoto @dennisjtay Beef and Foie Gras Rendang Sausage with nam phrik, tomato relish, garlic mustard sambal, cucumber banana blossom salad, tamarind dressing, sticky rice! #sausage #djtjoint #topchef #toronto #collegestreet #food #messingaround #sickasianfood"
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Chef Nick  Liu reviews Stuffed and whole Fried Herb Quail with mango salad, nuoc mam, shrimp chips at DaiLo
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Little Italy
"Feature tonight at @dailoto @dennisjtay!! Stuffed and whole Fried Herb Quail with mango salad, nuoc mam, shrimp chips. #djtjoint #topchefcanada #food #collegestreet #toronto #messingaround #offmenushit #sickasianfood"
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