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High River Inn Chinese Western Restaurant

Image Number: WH-1680026
Title: High River Inn Chinese Western Restaurant
Date: [ca. 2014]
Photographer / Illustrator: Wilson Hui Calgary, Alberta
Remarks: Chinese Western restaurants can often be found in remote small towns of the Canadian prairie provinces. Chinese restaurants for a time denoted that they were simply Chinese owned and did not necessarily serve Chinese food. The Chinese people that immigrated to Canada often were not trained as chefs and knew not much about traditional Chinese cooking. Dishes such as ginger beef, chop suey, and wor wonton are an overseas Chinese phenomenon and not found within China. Chinese buffets (aka smorg) are a popular offering for a small town Chinese restaurant. Chinese buffets are also not common in China.
Subject(s): Alberta, Chinese Restaurant, High River, Smorg