A bunch of Beijing restaurants with Canadian owners, managers or chefs will participate in Grade-Eh Week from June 25 to July 1 by featuring foods with a Canuck theme on their menus (more details here). One of these is 4corners, where owner / chef Jun Trinh will do a Canadian classic.
BB: What Canadian eats are you making for Grade-Eh Week?
Trinh: My item will be the infamous poutine. I will personally make my own squeaky cheese curds, vegetarian gravy and thick-cut fries for a splendid gooey mess of Canadiana. [Note: Cheese curds, not cheese, but cheese curds: that's going to be a treat. - Ed]
What is the one food / restaurant you miss most from back home?
I miss way too much great food from Toronto. I miss the Kam Jah Tang done at Owl of Minerva on Bloor Street — went almost every other day. I miss Roti and Jerk Chicken from Alfred’s on Queen West. I miss Empanadas from Kensington Market
What is the one Chinese food / restaurant you like most in Beijing?
I love spicy food, so hot pot.
If you could bring any Canadian food or beverage franchise to China, what would it be?
I would bring Tim Hortons. Every time my friends come back from Canada, I always get them to bring me Timbits. Especially the Honey Cruller or Sour Cream.
If you opened a Canadian bar in Beijing, what would you call it?
I would call it the Moose Knuckle.
Note: For Grade-Eh Week, 4corners will have a poutine plus Moosehead deal at rmb88. The place is open from noon until late, Tuesday through Sunday. Also, I’ll have news soon about activities that will be held at 4corners on Canada day proper.