Episode 21: About Green Onion Cakes

Daniel Emberg wanted to know why green onion cakes (or 葱油饼) took hold in Edmonton when they did. He flew in from Winnipeg to join us for a live panel at the Mercury Room to find out the answer.

spoilers below

 

Chris and Dan sit with microphones on stage
Daniel Emberg (right) asked this month’s question.

Our panelists for this event included:

The panelists on stage. Left to right: Chris Chang-Yen Phillips, Daniel Emberg, Marty Chan, Siu To, and Linda Tzang.
The panelists on stage. Left to right: Chris Chang-Yen Phillips, Daniel Emberg, Marty Chan, Siu To, and Linda Tzang.

Attendees at this live event were treated to a sample of two kinds of green onion cakes: the fluffy donut-shaped ones, and the flat pancake-shaped ones. By all accounts, the pancake-shaped kind was popularized in Edmonton by Siu To and his wife Yeenar, who started the Happy Garden restaurant in Parkallen.

The panelists on stage again.
The panelists on stage again.

At the end of the event, we took live questions from the audience. Thanks to Kevin Heppell, Megan Yu, Michelle M, Barbara Hilden, and Denise Chang-Yen for their questions.

Thanks to Finn Phillips for taking photos.

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