Originally Posted by miceblue
Lotus root soup is good stuff! My grandmother used to make it all the time during family dinners.
Is that a horseshoe crab?
Sour melon soup was another favorite... A great restaurant, all the locals ate there so you knew it was good. Not a stitch of English to be found anywhere, learned to eat with chopsticks very quickly and they would put the pot of soup right on the table next to the tea pot. I worked with quite a few Chinese guys doing electronics repair and we would go there for lunch once a week. One of the techs said "I order for you" with this big grin on... I told him if he ordered me eyeballs or endtrails or any other nastyness I'd sic the immigration on him, all in good fun of course. Those were some very enjoyable meals at this little BBQ restaurant.
They actually had the horseshoe crabs hanging in the window on display, and some fish wrapped in leaves. I inquired as to what they were like to my tech buddy, he said "Taste like leaves..." so we never enjoyed any of those.
That is one thing that I do miss about Toronto was the incredible multiculturalism, so many great foods.