GTA’s Good Taste-ing Shanghainese Dim Sum

Cynthia Cheng The Greater Toronto Area has several Chinatowns, ranging from older ones in the downtown core to Agincourt to Mississauga and Markham/Richmond Hill.  The best ones, according to most Toronto-based Chinese are in Markham.  Not only are these restaurants clean (downtown Chinatown restaurants have a reputation of health code violations) and authentic, but the vast majority […]

The Cha Chaan Teng: Hong Kong's Own Unique Cuisine

British colonialism has certainly influenced Hong Kong casual dining.  The Hong Kong grown cha chaan teng, which translates to “tea restaurant,” is a casual dining restaurant that is a hybrid of east and west.  The affordable fare ranges from more Chinese noodle in soup dishes to food found in North American restaurants such as french […]