A new dish from Saskatchewan is making diners’ hearts flutter.
The dish is called “dahlia” and is made with a traditional Chinese dish called “crye” and an Australian dish called the “gold plating”.
The dish, which is being called “Dahlia Dinner Plate”, was created by a chef from Saskatchewan’s University of Saskatchewan and is being sold by the University of Saskatoon.
The university’s chef, Andrew Storch, said the dish is a way to celebrate the Chinese festival of Yangtze.
“When we celebrate the time of year when people are celebrating with their families and friends, that’s when we start to celebrate our heritage, so it’s just a very beautiful thing to do, to celebrate, for a whole bunch of people, to say, ‘Wow, this is our culture and it’s a celebration of our heritage’,” he said.
He said the university is currently looking to partner with local restaurants to produce more dishes.
“We’re looking at partnering with restaurants to actually bring those dishes to life and do a different type of restaurant,” he said, adding that he hopes to open one of the restaurants in the coming months.
Dahlias, he said are a favourite in China.
“It’s a really traditional dish.
You’ve got to understand that, I mean it’s really hard to cook from scratch, so this is just a way for us to be able to celebrate and really be in celebration.”
Storch said the recipe for the dish was inspired by the Yangtseans traditional Chinese dinner.
“They call it ‘dahlias’ because they’ve got a dish that’s very similar to a rice dahlias,” he explained.
“It’s basically just rice and rice with a little bit of cheese.”
Storfch said a similar dish was also created in Australia, but this time, it was made with wheat and coconut milk.
“You’ve got the rice, you’ve got that sauce and you’ve also got the cheese and you’re still in traditional Chinese,” he added.
Storchess said the original recipe was not quite right, so he made a slightly modified version.
He says the dish has received rave reviews from people around the world.
“I’m very excited about what it has accomplished in the marketplace, in the restaurants,” he says.
“I think it’s something that really is going to really give the whole community something to do.
It’s really exciting to see what people are doing with it.”CBC Saskatoon has more stories from the Chinese Festival of Yangtsze.