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Fusion dishes

Fusion cuisine is cuisine that combines elements of different culinary traditions. Cuisines of this type are not categorized according to any one particular cuisine style and have played a part in innovations of many contemporary restaurant cuisines.

Asian fusion restaurants, which combine the various cuisines of different Asian countries, have become popular in many parts of the western world such as in the United States and United Kingdom.

One of my favourite past times is dining at Asian fusion restaurants. My experience of food is similar with others, but the difference between those and myself, is the fact my father by trade is a chef. He’s been inspiring and cooking since his early 20’s.  I’ve grown to appreciate the art of cooking, combining ingredients,  and the skills of cooking.  I’ve become a foodie in that respect, so here are a few of my favourite dishes to cook up during your spare time.

Tuna tartare salad

tuna tartar salad

Rare ahi tuna, mixed greens, mango, peanuts, avocado, crispy noodles & cilantro mint dressing

Filet Mignon

steak and potatoes with spring roll wrapper

filet mignon, grilled veggies, mash potatoes wrapped up like a spring roll

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The best Cantonese Chow Mein

golden house chinese food restaurant

Golden House Chinese Food Restaurant located at 1280 yonge street, Toronto, Ontario. Like them on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/golden.house.754?fref=ts

Tucked away in Rosedale/Summerhill in Toronto, this western style Chinese restaurant has many great dishes. My all time favourite would be the Cantonese chow mein – hands down the portion sizes are large, the service is quick, the price is decent and it’s a family run restaurant making it very cozy.

Golden House has been around for 25 years in Toronto. This restaurant services to the corporate crowd during the weekday lunch hours and feeds the residential neighbourhood for take aways and deliveries.

Other chief suggestions and my recommendations:

BBQ sparerib, Crispy shrimp in salted chili pepper, general tao chicken (was there really a general?) and lastly shrimp with snowpeas.

mmmmmm, it truly is a Golden House.


The new era of Chinese style cooking: Cheap Eats

Eating is a dominant aspect of Chinese culture, and in China, eating out is one of the most common ways to honour guests. Similar to Westerners, eating together in China is a way to socialize and deepen friendships.

Table etiquette is very important to Chinese people. In Chinese culture, using correct table manners is believed to bring “luck” while incorrect use will bring shame. Similarly, table etiquette indicates children’s educational status: holding chopsticks incorrectly leaves a bad impression and shames the parents, who have the responsibility of teaching them. In casual settings, and sometimes with the youth, many of these table manners go by the wayside. In formal settings, if you watch closely, these table manners become more apparent.

When we use the term ‘cheap eats’ and ‘Toronto’ – table etiquette does not apply.

In the 19th century, Chinese in San Francisco operated sophisticated and sometimes luxurious restaurants patronized mainly by Chinese, while restaurants in smaller towns served what their customers requested, ranging from pork chop sandwiches and apple pie to beans and eggs. These smaller restaurants developed Western Chinese cuisine when they modified their food to suit a more Western palate. First catering to miners and railroad workers, they established new eateries in towns where Chinese food was completely unknown, adapting local ingredients and catering to their customers’ tastes.

Stir frying, pan frying, and deep frying tend to be the most common Chinese cooking techniques used in Western Chinese cuisine, which are all easily done using a wok.

Golden House