112 North China

Northern Chinese winters are long, cold and dry (sounds a lot like Canada!); this makes their cuisine different from their Southern Chinese neighbours. In the south, rice is king, in the north, the staple is wheat; dumplings, sandwiches, and noodles are popular street eats. At Chinese Traditional Buns, Sora samples the Ro Ja Mo Mo, the spicy Chinese Pulled Pork Sandwich; the recipe requires twenty spices and nine hours to marinate. In Markham, at Dong Bei Wang, PJ tries his hand at making hand pulled noodles, an art which takes chefs years to master.

Eating Out:
Chinese Traditional Buns, 536 Dundas Street West, Toronto, 416-299-9011
M.Y. Chafing Dish Restaurant, 357 Spadina Avenue, Toronto, 416-598-0832
Sun’s Kitchen, Pacific Mall – 4300 Steeles Avenue East, Markham, 905-947-8463  
Mother’s Dumplings, 79 Huron Street, Toronto, 416-217-2008
Peking Man Restaurant, 1110 Sheppard Avenue East, North York, 416–223–5151
Asian Legend, 418 Dundas Street West, Toronto, 416–977-3909
Chinese Dumpling House, 3636 Steeles Avenue. East, Markham, 905–947-9880
Great Khan Mongolian Grill, 7131 Kennedy Road, Markham, 905–947–8288
Ding Tai Fung Shanghai Dim Sum, 3235 Hwy 7, Markham, 905–943-9880

T & T Supermarket Inc., 7070 Warden Avenue, Markham – 905-470-8113
K & K Tropical Fruit, 298A Spadina Avenue, Toronto – 416-979-3435

Read more about our guests in Mary Luz Mejia's columns:
These Noodles are Works of Art
Dining the North Chinese Way
Snacking North by Northeast Style
Chinese Food Bonanza