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Anyone know about chiu-chow cuisine?

yyzvoyageur | Jun 9, 201208:41 PM

Chiu-chow (or "teochew" or any of dozens of other transliterations) is a cuisine from NE Guangdong province. Two dishes I'm particularly interested in, but have had trouble finding in the Toronto area:

1. A fried noodle cake that's basically cooked noodles, formed into a circle and fried. Served with vinegar and sugar. What kind of noodle is that? Every time I have it in Hong Kong I swear I'm tasting yam or sweet potato in the noodles.

2. Chinjew chicken. No idea where the name comes from, but it's basically chunks of chicken cooked in a sauce and served with deep-fried leafy greens of some sort. Does anyone know what that green leafy vegetable is?

More importantly, I suppose, does anyone know a restaurant in the GTA where I could get authentic versions of those dishes?

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