That dish has been on his menu since day one, a top seller, a platform for him to build what he learned internationally, all while paying homage to his roots and family. He honed and perfected the recipe with his grandmother, and then shadowed his aunt in the kitchen, watching and taking notes as she whipped up dim sum plates seemingly out of nowhere. “I’ve never really examined Asian cuisine or watched my parents or grandparents cook, I did it cause I had to. Watching her in that moment, it was insane. My aunt is a better chef than any of the guys I just worked for. And these guys are world renowned. And she didn’t really know it.”
That modesty was also blatantly inherited, as is his skill and devotion to bringing his culture’s cuisine to the forefront. Being proud to put your family’s recipes on a pedestal knowing that they’re best food you’ve ever made is inspiring but sharing that love everyday with your city is downright remarkable. Toronto couldn’t be luckier.
Eat Well…Libby Roach