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Kung Hei Fat Choi! The Chinese New Year is the most important holiday in Chinese culture, celebrated with traditional decorations, family reunions, fireworks and, of course, delicious feasts.
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Who am I? If you look at what I eat and what I cook, it's the equivalent of throwing a dart at a map. The easy answer is that I'm Canadian. Few nationalities give you the privilege of good global gastronomy with such ease. The complicated answer is that I'm someone longing to reconnect with my Vietnamese roots.
Tastebuds, get ready to go to food heaven.
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Craving Spanish food but don't know where to start? These staple ingredients should make your choice that much more simple. Graphic designer Christine Rode created What Food Looks Like for a class at...
I visited Sun Sui Wah last month during Chinese New Year celebrations. It was one of a handful of Richmond restaurants I dined at. Here are some thoughts on others worth visiting.
Celebrating Chinese New Year (or the Lunar New Year) is also about celebrating good food. "Food is very important. You take time to carefully make these great dishes and normally, you wouldn't cook t...
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I didn't grow up in Chinatown. Neither did my mother and father. My ancestors didn't come to North America to pan for gold or build the railroad. No one in my family paid a head tax. Chinatown was just a place we visited every weekend to stock up on supplies. Even still, this neighbourhood, this community, this place we call "Chinatown" has become very near and dear to my heart.
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Fred Morin looked out at the gravel driveway and asphalt lane behind Joe Beef and said to me, "This restaurant wouldn't happen in most places. Not in California or New York. That's one of the things I'm most proud of. We try to keep things real and true to who we are."
For some the fear of failure looms over Christmas dinner like the ghost of guilt trips past, and for others it's just a regular wintry day deserving of delicious eats. Either way, if you are in the GTA, don't stress! The 'burbs are filled with plenty of delicious dining spots where December 25th is just another business day, open to everyone.
On Canada Day, July 1, the Mandarin's 22 locations across the province of Ontario opened the doors and closed the tills to the tune of $500,000 for approximately 30,000 people, celebrating 35 years of serving Chinese food. I got there at 10:20 and the lineup was already 500 strong.
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The Chinese Restaurant Awards have announced the results from their sixth annual Diner's Choice poll for Greater Vancouver's best Chinese food spots. Diners cast nearly 20,000 votes over the past four...
I'm at war with a food additive and it looks like I may be fighting a losing battle. The additive is monosodium glutamate, better known as MSG, and just when I think I've neutralized the enemy, it adopts a new disguise and breaks through my defenses.