Aberdeen Centre is more influenced by Hong Kong malls than anything else I'd say...I hope this Chinese mall is way better and more Western influenced like the Aberdeen Centre then Pacific Mall, Dragon City, Chinatown Centre, etc which are all duds.
If Yoshinoya was in Toronto, I'd go every day! Although I hear the one in NYC isn't nearly as good as the ones in Japan, probably cause the quality of beef is vastly in inferior.and Yoshinoya (Japanese beef and rice bowl chain with locations in the Western US and New York).
No, the actual cooking tastes different. Not sure why, perhaps catering to a more "American" taste (given the number of Americans who can only accept Americanized Asian food and not the real stuff)?If Yoshinoya was in Toronto, I'd go every day! Although I hear the one in NYC isn't nearly as good as the ones in Japan, probably cause the quality of beef is vastly in inferior.
When the signs are in CHINESE ONLY, it is to the exclusion of others...We need to get past this racism thing and see a Chinese Mall not as a mall for Chinese people to the exclusion of all others, but a mall where Chinese is spoken and Chinese products are available.
I know this is a value judgement on my behalf, but that attitude is stupid and immature. I would be a pretty sorry expat if I went to Hong Kong and demanded to see indie bands play in Victorian warehouses or wonder aloud why there's no place in Tsim Sha Tsui to sit in a leafy back patio on a Sunday afternoon nursing a Creemore for two hours.^ Those are pretty good ideas. Many young Chinese who came from Hong Kong to Toronto only look forward to going back to HK to get a job after they finish university in Toronto, partially because HK's urban lifestyle is to them so much more attractive than what is available in Toronto. Even many Chinese born in Toronto (the CBCs) find HK to be a more exciting place than Toronto... every young Chinese in Toronto can tell a story of a friend who went back to HK for the first time, and came back a Fob ("First off the Boat", a term for someone who is immersed in pop Asian culture, fashion, food, etc.). Developments like this could help to improve the urban lifestyle here in Toronto, and could even stem the exodus of Chinese back to HK (many of them are well-educated in professional fields, so it's beneficial to Toronto's economy if they stay).
No law requiring it.. Back in the mid 1990's the deputy Mayor of Markham proposed it and she was accused as a racist!!really? I'm suprised you got that treatment in any 'Chinese' mall in Markham ... the vendors in these types of malls are well cultured / accustomed to main stream Canadian customers ... further, I am quite certain they are REQUIRED by law to have English store names displayed (in addition to the Chinese store name if they so choose)