I like this quote:thriftshopper wrote: ↑Feb 5th, 2019 10:08 pmSeems the person who got the ball rolling had her early career and made the observations that got her started in my neck of the woods. There's now a Yunnan restaurant but not sure how authentic it is (no reason to believe it isn't given the number of what=appear-to-be-mainland customers I saw eating there).
https://www.timescolonist.com/news/loca ... 1.23623246
The notion of “authentic” versus “fake” food seems odd now. The idea that only certain dishes may be served, or that there is any one proper way to prepare a dish in a country, let alone a region, is absurd, Hui says. She doesn’t say it, but there’s a metaphor in what she found: There’s no such thing as an “authentic” Canadian. Everything evolves. The Canada of today might not look like the Canada of your childhood, but your version didn’t look like your parents’ version, either.