|“Chow” Author Janice Wong is featured in the CBC documentary “Lotusland Saskatchewan.
Janice will also be featured in the Generations documentary about the
Rev. Chan family descendants. Costa also produced the Generations Saskatchewan documentary.
|The Wongs sold the Lotus Cafe in the 1970s. Courtesy Janice Wong
By Costa Maragos
It took just a few moments for the memories to come flooding back as
Janice Wong and her mother entered the kitchen of the old Lotus Cafe in
“Mom, look at the old dishes,” said a surprised-sounding Wong, who was in the central Saskatchewan city on a visit from Vancouver.
“The same dishes my mom purchased for the restaurant 50 years ago. So neat to see them again.”
“Those are the originals,” replied Janice's mom Mary, a touch of a smile playing on her lips.
So began their trip down memory lane.
Wongs, Janice’s dad and mom, Dennis and Mary, and her uncle Cecil,
opened the Lotus Cafe on Central Avenue in 1956 and operated it for
almost a quarter of a century.
The mini doc is available on the net until the next broadcast of The National.
http://www.cbc.ca/video pick the national.