Chinese-Romanian chef meets the only other Chinese-Romanian he’s heard of: a CBC Toronto reporter

Being mixed race, Toronto chef Haan Palcu-Chang says he has focused on Asian cooking for the majority of his career, which helped him connect with his Chinese side. After the recent death of one of his Romanian grandparents, he opened up a Romanian pop-up restaurant called Mamaliga, helping him connect to a culture he was afraid he was going to lose. CBC Toronto’s Angelina King is also Chinese-Romanian. She caught up with Palcu-Chang to talk about family, cooking and navigating two different cultures.

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