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 […]

Macanese Cuisine: A Blend of East and West

Cynthia Cheng “Portuguese” Chicken Macanese Fried Rice Macanese food, like Macau itself, is a mix of east and west.  During trip to Hong Kong, we were able to escape over to what many people consider the “Vegas of the East” on a day trip.  Though actual gambling in the casinos was not part of the […]

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 […]

International Cuisine: Denmark

Logan Niles While driving cross country from Germany to Jutland, Denmark  it’s hard to imagine that pork is the main stay of the Danish diet. With nary a pig in sight amidst the wild lilac bushes, horse pastures, Lego Land and the constant whirl of electricity producing windmills, Denmark leads the industry in green wind […]