Spicy Wontons & Tapioca Pudding

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One of the many things I love about Vancouver is its multiculturalism and within that, the fact that you don’t really need to leave the city to experience authentic ethnic food. I’m Asian so I’m definitely partial to Asian cuisine, from Chinese to Filipino, Korean to Malaysian, and I definitely have go-to places all over the city and surrounding area. And because I’m not really sure what to expect in Windsor food-wise, I’m making the most of the month-and-a-bit I have left in Vancouver.

Two things I know for a fact that I’ll miss are spicy wontons – steamed wontons topped liberally with red chilies, chili oil, scallions, and toasted peanuts – and baked taro tapioca pudding, especially when it’s fresh out of the oven: two dishes that could not be more different, but that I’ll miss equally. My mother promises that when I come home for Christmas, she’ll have both of these on the table, ready for me to devour. That makes it sound like she’ll make both dishes from scratch – but trust me on this one, she won’t. They will either be picked up or delivered, then arranged on a pretty platter for me to eat. My mother is the best. I told her she might as well throw in Peking duck from Kirin while she’s at it.

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Can it be December already?

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