Mom and pop family-run Chinese restaurants across Canada, as elsewhere, are fast vanishing from the landscape and often replaced by larger and trendier partnered or chain eateries. My friend Connie Tsang, a Chinese Canadian photographer grew up in the Sunshine Restaurant of her immigrant parents in rural Ontario. She became galvanized to record the stories and images of these once ubiquitous eateries when her parents closed their restaurant a few years ago. She gave me permission to include in  my book, Sweet and Sour, her photograph of her parents hard at work in the kitchen. Her work is of personal value, of course, but it also a sentimental tribute to the countless family-run Chinese restaurants that provided a difficult livelihood for their owners and families.