I was first introduced to Hakka cuisine in the early 1980s in Colombo, Sri Lanka. And again, after we moved to Scarborough in 1990.
Many diners will probably look at a restaurant’s menu and think, why pay $20 for a plate of chicken and vegetables when they could make the same dish at home for a fraction of the cost?..
Yueh Tung is one of the few Chinese restaurants left in Toronto’s original Chinatown, which is just east of the current one and transforming into a Little Japan or Little Tokyo.
Roger visits local Toronto restaurant ‘Yueh Tung’ at 126 Elizabeth St. This family run Chinese restaurant has been in business since 1986!
CBC Toronto kicks off the Lunar New Year with Yueh Tung
Like many Chinatown stories, this one begins where another ends. I’m at Yueh Tung—the Hakka Chinese restaurant where I last ate—with Chinatown historians Arlene and Leo Chan.
Torontonians are obsessed with the chili chicken at this downtown Hakka joint. The 25-year-old restaurant serving Chinese-Indian dishes represents the delicious cross-cultural cuisines that excel in this city.
For the last 20 years, Sudhir’s favourite meal at Yueh Tung Restaurant has remained the same: rice with chili chicken…