So about this thing you call “Ginger Beef”
I love Chinese food. Growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area, it was a staple of sorts. My grandmother and I used to walk around the corner for our’s. at least once a month. We loved the fish tanks, the tea, the horoscope place mats. Trying to eat giant bowls of won ton soup with soba spoons. The way she’d laugh when I tried to sip the broth through the handle. Good times, and great company! Here’s a link to Chinatown San Francsico, my old stomping grounds.
My first time ordering Chinese food in Canada, I was completely blown away! Pineapple Chicken Balls, never heard of them, I tried to order pot stickers, they had no idea what I was speaking about, Ginger Beef, what in the heck is that? Yes, it’s delicious, crispy and saucy at the same time, but still, nothing I’d ever eaten before. So I did my foodie research and discovered that Ginger Beef was actually created by a chef named George Wong at the Silver Inn in Calgary. (Here’s the article on wikipedia) Here’s a recipe and tutorial in case you’d like to try making it yourself.
I’m not sure of the chicken ball origin, that might be something for another post.
I’m still hunting for great Chinese Food in the Lethbridge Area. Paradise Gardens in Taber is my favorite so far, but I’m sure there are other good places out there. Please drop us a comment if you know of any we should try.