HS Mother's Day Set Menu
Pick up at Hong Shing Restaurant, 195 Dundas Street West, Toronto
Hong Shing restaurant wants to help you celebrate your mom with a special five-course dinner for two that includes cocktails, dessert and luxe ingredients.
The menu was created in the unique style that is specific to Hong Shing’s roots in Hong Kong Cantonese cuisine. Typhoon Shelter style cuisine was first introduced in fisherman boats in Hong Kong’s Causeway Bay during the 1950s. In order to survive during the typhoon seasons, the government helped build shelters that allowed some boats to transform into restaurants, thus establishing their own distinct community, culture and cuisine.
This is a strong, flavourful style of cooking made by combining fresh seafood with locally sourced ingredients such as garlic, chilies, scallions and black beans, which strikes the perfect balance of aromatic, spicy, sweetness and savouriness.
“Typhoon Shelter is a near forgotten style of cooking as the fisherman community in Causeway Bay diminishes with the urban modernization of Hong Kong and I wanted to honour this type of cuisine in the way that we honour our mothers during Mother’s Day,” says Colin Li, owner, Hong Shing. “My goal is to continue to highlight and bring awareness to Chinese culture and specifically Cantonese cuisine.”
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