TORONTO — DoorDash Canada has partnered with Toronto restaurateur and owner of Chinese-Jamaican fusion restaurant Patois, Craig Wong, to celebrate Lunar New Year. As part of the partnership, DoorDash customers will be able to order Soft Shell Crab Long Life Noodle from now until Jan. 30.
Lunar New Year is one of the most important holidays in Chinese culture and often centered around food. Chef Wong’s recipe features softshell crab, umani flavours and various vegetables accompanying ramen noodles. Culturally, the length of noodles symbolizes longevity and a healthy and happy life.
“Canada is known for having some of the greatest culinary experiences, with varying cuisines, flavours andchefs, including Craig Wong,” says Shilpa Arora, general manager, DoorDash Canada. “We are extremely excited to partner with Craig and Patois around Lunar New Year and beyond, to celebrate and raise awareness of the outstanding Asian culinary scene across Canada.”
“Lunar New Year was a very different kind of celebration when I was a kid. It was an intimate time with my family at home and almost felt like our secret holiday that only us ‘insiders’ knew about,” says chef Wong. “Nowadays, it’s developed into a bigger event and it’s common for Canadians of all backgrounds to recognize and partake in. The inclusiveness of Lunar New Year brings me great joy and pride. This important holiday is a moment that makes me feel extra generous, bringing lots to the family dinner table and knowing that good things are coming this year.”
Chef Wong has also worked in Michelin-starred restaurants like Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée and Heston Blumental’s Fat Duck in England.