All Hail The Ceasar & Ginger Beef – e11s1


2 amazing inventions from Calgary

Two classics and staples in Calgary…and more

  • The Caesar Cocktail
  • Ginger Beef
  • The Silk Road Spice Merchant
  • Kings Western Chinese Restaurant Chain
  • Rosso Coffee Roasters Shops

The Caesar

cocktail  glass, flood the edge with water, dip in celery salt or a variety of spices, add ice, add clamato juice, add worchestershire

, add tobasco (coming from Tobasco peppers), mix with a spoon add garnish and voila…The ceasar. drank by millions in Canada. it’s also been referred to as hangover cure. Is all restaurants they have their version of The ceasar with medleys of garnish like:

  1. pickled bean
  2. bacon
  3. large crab legs
  4. celery sticks
  5. green olives
  6. chicken wings
  7. mini slider burgers
  8. onion rings
  9. fried shrimp
  10. pepperoni
  11. cheese
  12. asparagus pickled
  13. Lobster Tail
  14. fresh oyster to shuck
  15. horseradish

Invented by Walter Chell in 1969 when he was a chef at the Westin Hotel.

clamato juice the secret juice of the ceasar was invented in 1966 – wiki
General Thai Menu picture

Ginger Beef

Ginger beef is a Canadian Chinese dish made from beef, ginger, and a distinctive sweet sauce.

The ingredients of ginger beef can depend on where it is featured, but the Western Canadian version generally consists of deep fried strips of beef coated in a dark sweet sauce that is reminiscent of other Asian sauces based on vinegar and sugar. It also contains flavors of ginger, garlic, and hot peppers, and is commonly served with a small amount of juliennedcarrots and onions in the sauce.[1] Ginger beef is derived from the original Geung Ngao Yuk (Chinese: 薑牛肉) dish.

As with many dishes, the invention of ginger beef is claimed by several restaurants and chefs. However, the most widely accepted origin attributes the dish’s development during the mid-1970s by chef George Wong at the Silver Inn in Calgary, Alberta.[2][3][4][5] The dish is now a very important part of culture in Calgary and that part of Canada.[4][5][6] A radio segment featuring ginger beef was aired on CBC Radio One programme The Main Ingredient.[7]

What else is invented in Calgary that you love and couldn’t live without?

Some of my Favourite Spices by The Silk Road Spice Merchant

The Silk Road Spice Merchant

– stop by and indulge in the awesomeness of this place with the world of spices around you and the assaulting your every sense – in a good way.

Kings Restaurant, Calgary Alberta


– for the best hangover curing wonton soup…filled with broccoli, fork dumplings, carrots, salty broth and their special hot sauce.

Rosso coffee roasters

….finish off your day with an excellent cup of coffee or a London Fog.

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