Ling Lee's, a Chinese-Canadian restaurant in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada, serves dishes that cater to the local population – even if they aren’t authentically Chinese – like many other similar establishments across the country. Photo: Handout

Chinese food isn’t fried rice and chow mein – or is it? The stories behind Chinese-Canadian cuisine and the people who sell it

  • The food may not be authentically Chinese, but it’s the only kind many Canadians have eaten – and in some places the restaurants that serve them are closing
  • A writer travelled across Canada, visiting as many of them as she could, to learn the backstories of the people who run them and the origins of popular dishes
Topic |   Food and Drinks
Ling Lee's, a Chinese-Canadian restaurant in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada, serves dishes that cater to the local population – even if they aren’t authentically Chinese – like many other similar establishments across the country. Photo: Handout
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