Mother’s Day is just around the corner here in North America (Did you know that in the UK, Mother’s Day is celebrated in March?) and we are all looking for something to thank mom for all that she is and all that she has done. So for the dads with young kids, teenagers, […]
When Fine Choice Foods wanted to create a splash on the retail market, we needed an eye catching logo and this was how the Sum-m! Dim Sum logo came to fruition. This name was a fun catch phrase where Sum-m! was used in place of “Some” and the name described the product that we were making. […]
The food at Fine Choice Foods has come a long way since 1986. We have gone from making a large variety of dim sum and popular Chinese dishes in the late 80s and early 90s, to streamlining and perfecting our Spring Rolls, Gyozas, Egg Rolls, Wontons and sauces over the last decade. While we were […]
Fine Choice Foods is celebrating 30 years in business today! We’ve come a long way from hand rolling spring rolls, finger pinching potstickers, wontons and more in the back room of a small retail store on Cambie Street to running a semi-automated 50,000 ft2 facility in Richmond, BC! Have a look back with us through […]
From all of us at Fine Choice Foods – Wishing you good fortune according to all your wishes! Happy Chinese New Year 祝您猴年大吉!
Chinese New Year is near. Cue the number of tangerines, mandarin oranges, clementines and oranges being displayed as decoration and gifted as presents to friends and relatives. Odd? Yes. In reality, it just comes down to a play on words. Tangerines (桔子 (gat zi) or 柑橘 (gam gwat) in Cantonese, 桔 sounds similar to the […]
Why is it that Apples get a whole lot of attention when fall comes along? First we have back to school season with children bringing their teacher a big shiny apple in hopes to impress them at the start of the school year. Then we have apple pies, apple crumble, caramel apples and more throughout […]
Every so often we get the question, what is the difference between a gyoza and a potsticker? They look the same and have similar filling. Are they the same thing, but with different names?
We are pleased to announce that Fine Choice Foods was awarded the Sustainability Award at FoodProWest last week in recognition of our leadership in sustainability and for making a positive contribution to the environment through our sustainability practices. During a recent expansion of our facilities, energy efficient technologies and systems were installed to reduce the […]
Everyone loves a good brunch, but trying to fight the crowds can be a drain. Instead of going, host your own brunch with an Asian twist and enjoy some homemade dim sum. A Chinese version of Spanish tapas, the key to a homemade dim sum brunch feast is variety. Many of these dishes can be […]
A couple weeks ago, we had the pleasure of welcoming the film crew from the Food Network’s Food Factory to our plant. They were here to feature our vegetable gyoza dumplings which will be aired on an upcoming segment in the fall. The day started with an early arrival and before long, the crew was […]
Did you know an estimated 2.5 million Canadians, or about seven percent of the population, suffer from a food allergy? Food allergies are a growing concern in Canada and worldwide, but there is no clear explanation why. According to Health Canada, the most common food allergens in Canada are eggs, milk, mustard, peanuts, seafood (fish, crustaceans, […]