Monday, 10 November 2008

Chinese-Canadian Cuisine

I suspect there is hardly a city, town or village in the country that does not have at least one Chinese/Canadian restaurant. This is a fact of history which is connected to building of the transcontinental railway by imported Chinese labourers. 

I don't frequent them any more but I could probably recite most of the menu by heart. There would be many types of fried rice and chow mein. There would be salsibury steak, sole fillet, breaded veal cutlet (no one should be eating veal). And so it goes. 

5 comments :

Virginia said...

Oh Ken Mac has this Chinese menu beat by a mile. Go have a look. I'm already laughing.

Here we have Chinese buffets, all you can cram down your throat for $7 . I am leary of a Chinese buffet that includes things like pudding, Jello, chicken fingers and soft serve ice cream. Somehow it's just not right! Neither is hamburger steak or veal for that matter.

Boise Diva said...

Virginia, I've never been to a Chinese buffet - and your comments confirmed my suspicions!

Ken Mac said...

Chinese Canadian ? Not in NYC! And why not you ask? Gotta beat the average Chinese joint by a mile...

angela said...

I'll pass on the Chinese side of the menu but a hot chicken sandwich would work for me...
Veal....no!

Ruby said...

Hmm Chinese-Canadian cuisine ...? Bear's nest soup? ;-)