Visit: Chop Suey (and bonus movie recommendation)

A few nights ago, I asked my husband to pick something for us to watch on Netflix. His decision?

If you didn’t watch the trailer, here’s the synopsis:

This mouthwateringly entertaining film travels the globe to unravel a captivating culinary mystery. General Tso’s chicken is a staple of Chinese-American cooking, and a ubiquitous presence on restaurant menus across the country. But just who was General Tso? And how did his chicken become emblematic of an entire national cuisine? Director Ian Cheney (King Corn, The City Dark) journeys from Shanghai to New York to the American Midwest and beyond to uncover the origins of this iconic dish, turning up surprising revelations and a host of humorous characters along the way. Told with the verve of a good detective story,The Search for General Tso is as much about food as it is a tale of the American immigrant experience. A Sundance Selects release from IFC Films.

Anyways, it was a highly enjoyable film (which you should watch if you get the chance) that left me REALLY WANTING CHINESE FOOD.

So a few days later, I went out to try another Chinese Smorg. But to my dismay, North Dragon was closed! (Just temporarily, not for good.) Off to try China Garden but no dice there. (It appears to MAYBE be closed for good?) Off to my third choice – based purely on proximity to my Riverdale home – Chop Suey.

Of note: I did not see General Tso on any of the menus in town. In general, I don’t think it is something that is on a lot of Canadian-Chinese menus. That doesn’t take away from the film. I get the feeling it isn’t the kind of dish I’d like anyways!

So, onto Chop Suey.

First of all, they don’t have a lunch Smorg. What they did have was a pick three items menu. IMG_9863I opted for Chicken Chow Mein, Beef and Broccoli (my mom’s favourite) and Spring Rolls.

Service was quick but I was one of only two people there. The food wasn’t bad, but it also wasn’t memorable. The price was right for a large plate of food and a pop – though I opted for water.


Likelihood of return visit: To be determined – after I try the other Chinese restaurants in town and then I’ll probably stick to my favourite.

Recommended dish: Spring rolls

Tripadvisor: #70 of 93 Restaurants in Whitehorse

Chop Suey: 314 Ray Street in the Family Hotel, Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada