Duck Dynasty…In Markham

When Canadian duck met Imperial Chinese cuisine it was an “East meets West” match made in Heaven…or Markham. The unofficial embassy of the specialized culinary heritage of Peking duck is QJD (Quan Ju De), established in Beijing in 1864. Now, over 150 years later, to our great anticipation and delight, QJD has been licensed to operate in Toronto, the first location in North America. Continue reading “Duck Dynasty…In Markham”

Sichuan Hot Pots for Cold Nights

DINE and Destinations discovers Sichuan KungFu Fish in Richmond Hill gives the hot pot trend a roundhouse kick to the palate.

Sichuan KungFu Fish Hotpot
Move over Kung Fu Panda. Hello Sichuan Kungfu Fish!

We want something different. And for a different kind of dining experience, we’re willing to go out and find it. We almost give up searching for Sichuan Kung Fu Fish in the rabbit warren of strip malls in Richmond Hill, but I’m so glad we’ve persevered. Inside the restaurant, there’s the kind of conviviality that happens naturally when groups of people are enjoying good food. Here, the hot pot trend has been given a roundhouse kick to the palate. And at our table, let the fun begin! Continue reading “Sichuan Hot Pots for Cold Nights”

Where To DINE Now: Yu Guo Yan Seafood

There is one trend that has been picking up steam in China, and has now made it’s way to Richmond Hill: steam cooking.

Richmond Hill is becoming such a hot destination for dining. Getting there has never been easier; parking is free; and the range of ethnic cuisines is authentic. Continue reading “Where To DINE Now: Yu Guo Yan Seafood”