Chinese Canadian Archive: From Chop Suey to Peking Duck

by Suk Yin, July 4, 2016

“Chop suey” translates as “mixed bits” and was a popular dish among early Chinese immigrants and Caucasian diners. Corresponding with the dynamic growth of various Chinese populations in Toronto, the variety of Chinese cuisine has grown dramatically and, today, we have a multitude of choice – from chop suey to Peking duck and everything in between – according to our preference. Read more …

Mr. Lee Hong's laundry, 48 Elizabeth Street 1912 Series 372, sub-series 55, item 43, City of Toronto Archives
Mr. Lee Hong’s laundry, 48 Elizabeth Street 1912
Series 372, sub-series 55, item 43, City of Toronto Archives

CHOP SUEY NATION

by ANN HUI, Monday, Jul. 04, 2016

About an hour-long ferry ride off the northeast coast of Newfoundland, where the frigid waters of the Atlantic Ocean crash onto a jutting granite shoreline, is the tiny island of Fogo – a place so remote that conspiracy theorists believe it to be one of the four corners of the Earth. And in a small village on this island – where wooden houses and clapboard sheds dot the shore like Monopoly pieces – is Kwang Tung Restaurant, Fogo Island’s very own Chinese café. Read more …

PHOTO ILLUSTRATION: BEN BARRETT-FORREST/THE GLOBE AND MAIL/ISTOCK PHOTO
PHOTO ILLUSTRATION: BEN BARRETT-FORREST/THE GLOBE AND MAIL/ISTOCK PHOTO