Written By Gary Hynes Edibles / Food Events Apr 19, 2011 Chinese Restaurants, Awards and B.C. Fruit Trees SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestThere are only a few more days to vote for your favourite Chinese restaurants in the Diners’ Choice awards component of the 2011 Chinese Restaurant Awards. This is the first year that the public was able to nominate their favourites in each category, so the finalists really do represent the people’s choice. You can vote online at www.chineserestaurantawards.com until this Friday, November 12.And speaking of Chinese restaurants…Lin Chinese Cuisine, a multiple past winner of the afore-mentioned awards, just celebrated their three-year anniversary the other night with a special dinner for friends and media. The famous xiao long bao (soupy dumplings) were, of course, part of the 14-course feast, but new dishes like the chicken in blueberry and hawthorn sauce also wowed fellow diners, as did a zichai (a green, leafy vegetable similar to spinach) and tofu soup with diced prawns. The teal blue colour of a mint-red bean dessert ball was slightly discomfiting to some, but the peanut satay “bunny” balls were heavenly. Congrats to Lin on a successful run thus far!BC Tree Fruits has re-launched their brand and packaging to draw more attention to the 800+ local growers that they represent and market. Did you know that the Ambrosia variety—a sweet red-and-yellow stripe—started as a nearly extinct seedling that was accidently discovered by growers Sally and Wilfrid Mennell in their Cawston orchard? You can find recipes using Ambrosia and several other varieties online at www.bctree.com. And stay tuned, I have a feeling we will be seeing these apples pop up in all sorts of places this season—including cocktails.Chinese RestaurantsDiners choice awardsFolksRestaurant Openings SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Gary Hynes ... Read More You may also like Food News October 1, 2019 Rancho Vignola – Vancouver Island Harvest Sale Rancho Vignola – New Crop Nuts & Dried Fruit is hosting its annual Vancouver Island Harvest Sale on November 29th and 30th at ... Read More Food Events / Food News September 18, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-Island & Tofino September|October 2019 The Buzz Up-Island It’s high time for festival season! I anticipate this time of the year all year long when fresh produce is in abundance, ... Read More Causes / Chefs / Events / Food Heroes / Sustainability August 30, 2019 An Evening with Chef Ned Bell and Ocean Wise On August 20, 2019, Ocean Wise and Eagle Wing Whale and Wildlife Watching Tours teamed up to present the first in a series of speaker events in ... Read More Food Events / Food News July 3, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-island & Tofino July|August 2019 The Buzz Up-island July 2019 “First we EAT, then we do everything else”(M.K.Fisher) – at least I do anyway. Never short of ... Read More Dessert / Recipes / Sponsored February 26, 2018 DIY Blueberry & Lemon Curd Shortcakes in a Jar Are you in need of some inspiration? Foods in a jar just seem to taste better, after all we do eat with our eyes first. A Do-It-Yourself Blueberry ... Read More Get Fresh January 18, 2018 Delicious Citrus “Citrus’s naughty by nature proclivities ensure an ever-expanding family tree.” It’s funny isn’t it, that flavours as zippy and ... Read More Comments are closed.