BBC Radio Scotland: Vancouver's Toddish McWong talks about Canada's Scottish-Chinese-Canadian Community: Gung Haggis Fat Choy!

BBC Radio Scotland: Vancouver's Toddish McWong talks about Canada's Scottish-Chinese-Canadian Community: Gung Haggis Fat Choy!

A special warm welcome to Scots finding our website after listening to
BBC Radio Scotland's arts and culture program The Radio Café.  

Everything you’ve always wanted to know about Canada’s
Scottish Chinese community
,” is how the Radio host described what was
coming up on the Monday April 3rd program, as
Radio Cafe this week is featuring aspects of the Scottish diaspora and its influences around the world, and will highlight Tartan Week in New York City where a huge parade will take over the street with men in kilts!

I, Todd Wong aka Toddish McWong, was featured today on BBC Radio Scotland this afternoon at approximately 2:53pm Greenich Time (5:53am Pacific).  But you can listen to the BBC Radio website at”
Click on Play to hear the introducations, then click on the Fast Forward buttons to reach 38:00

Clips from a pre-recorded interview of me run from approximately 38:30 to 41:45 of the full 45 minute Radio Cafe broadcast.

“This is what you get when you cross Robbie Burns Day with Chinese New Year”, opens the host, as my voice comes in.

“Gung Haggis Fat Choy is the intersection of Robbie Burns Day and Chinese New Year Day. 

“The Scots came across the Atlantic and named the land Nova Scotia, the Chinese came across the Pacific and called it “Gum San” (Gold Mountain).

“With haggis – we mix in with haggis with Chinese food!
We invented Deep Fried Haggis Won Ton.

“This is what Canada is about.
Many white Canadians can wear Chinese outfits and say they are learning about Multiculturalism.

“My kilt is the maple leaf tartan, and it has all the colours of Canada in it.  The Greens, yellows and reds of the Maple Leaf.”

“I recently read a book about “How the Scots invented the Modern World” and I think that the Chinese invented the Ancient World.”

Here are  some links to help you navigate

Origins of Gung Haggis Fat Choy story – It all started back in 1993, when I was a wee student studying at Simon Fraser University on the highlands of Burnaby Mountain.

Todd's poem “Gung Haggis Fat Choy” – 

“The Chinese called this land Gum San (Gold Mountain),
 And the Scots gave it the name of Nova Scotia
Westerners became Easterners
The Far East becomes the Far West.”

Dinner menu for 2005 Gung Haggis Fat Choy dinner
– 10 courses of food, mostly traditional Chinese , but served up with haggis won ton, and haggis lettuce wrap + spicy jelly fish, noodles, rice vermicelli, curried beef and potatoes, and crab.

article and photos from Gung Haggis Fat Choy Robbie Burns Chinese New Year Dinner
– pictures of real-life intercultural music, relationships and food.  Pictured above is our 2005 poster, my friends Lorrie and Tony Breen, myself with my girlfriend Deb Martin.

Recipes for Gung Haggis Won Ton, and Gung Haggis Spring Rolls and haggis-stuffed tofuHonestly!  So many people have said, “I didn't know haggis could taste so good!”

Gung Haggis Fat Choy dragon boat team
mixing Chinese dragon boats with wearing tartans!

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