Foo's Ho Ho Restaurant, the oldest Chinese restaurant in Vancouver’s historical Chinatown, serves a unique country-style Cantonese cuisine that is difficult to find in Vancouver's vibrant and diverse restaurant scene.
While other Chinese restaurants serve similar dishes, few follow the old traditional cooking style that originated from the Pearl River Delta region of southern China. This style of cooking was brought over by the early Chinese immigrants who arrived on the shores of Gold Mountain to seek their fortune.
As Chinatowns spread across the prairies and further eastward, the Chinese Canadian café became a fixture in many small towns. Dishes such as Egg Fu-Yung, Chow Mein, Chop Suey, and Sweet and Sour Pork are mainstays on the menus of Chinese Canadian cafes countrywide.
Dishes served at Foo’s Ho Ho Restaurant are part of a culinary legacy that spans more than a century of Chinese Canadian presence in Canada.