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  • Source: South China Morning Post / By Benice Chan When it comes to Western celebrity chefs, plenty of names spring to mind – Daniel Boulud, Jamie Oliver, Gordon Ramsay and Pierre Gagnaire, to name a few. Some are known as much for their outsized personalities and television shows as for the food they create; others such as Ferran Adrià attract cult followings from around the globe because of their inventive, some might say game-changing, approaches....
  • People laugh dismissively when I tell them that being a judge for the Chinese Restaurant Awards is hard work. “Yeah right!” they say in that tone. Well, it is indeed hard work (eating at this pace is hard work!). But it is kind of work – seeking dishes that give substance to this city’s reputation of having some of the best Chinese food outside Asia – that I love doing. I would do this anyway, and so would the rest....
  • An inspirational article on The Globe and Mail / Read Original David R. Chan, a 64-year-old accountant and tax lawyer based in Los Angeles, travels on his stomach – he’s eaten in more than 6,000 Chinese restaurants across the U.S. and Canada. Mr. Chan, a third-generation American (his grandfather came over from Taishan, China in 1900), recently made headlines when he detailed his nearly lifelong quest to a reporter. (He documents each meal on....
  • We had a special guest up from San Francisco last week. One of the long time San Francisco Chowhound – susancinsf – made a foray north to Vancouver to attend a conference and tapped our very own grayelf (our nexus to the the San Francisco Chowhound board) to help her eat through the city. Susan had moved from San Francisco into the Central Valley and is badly missing good Chinese food. We were more than happy to oblige. It is always....
  • Share this story to all Chinese food lovers from San Francisco Chronicle Paolo Lucchesi, Chronicle Staff Writer This is the story of William Eichinger, better known around town as Chili Bill. It's the story of one of the great characters of the local bar scene, a heavily tattooed Jack Nicholson-like presence whose tales of the city range from Jerry Garcia to drunken mail carriers. But it's also the story of the man who decided, on a whim one day, to....
  • North American food writers and other lovers of Asian cuisine have long discussed Chinese food in Vancouver BC with a great deal of enthusiasm, if not reverence. Many have gushed that Vancouver has the best Chinese food in North America, and perhaps the world. Those who live here, however, know that to find the best Chinese food, you have to travel just a bit south - to the city of Richmond which is the true epicenter of Chinese cuisine here. On....
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