Chinese Restaurants is a fascinating documentary by Cheuk Kwan who traveled to 15 countries to find and interview Chinese restaurant owners.
TED Lecture by Jennifer 8. Lee, Author of Fortune Cookie Chronicles
See a trailer for "The Search for General Tso", a documentary in the works inspired by Jennifer 8 Lee's account of the popular American-Chinese dish General Tso's chicken.
Sweet and Sour, Smithsonian Institution's National Museum on America History blog based on its exhibit on Chinese restaurants/food.
Museum of Chinese in America in N Y exhibit in 2004-5 on Chinese food and restaurants, "Have You Eaten Yet?"
2. Jacqueline Miao provides a glimpse into the difficult lives of waiters who toil in many Chinese restaurants.
Sue-On Hillman talks about the history of her family's Chinese restaurant in Manitoba, Canada, and about the ubiquitous small Chinese cafes found across the Canadian prairies.
Janice Wong's charming book, CHOW, from China to Canada: Memories of Food + Family ... recipes, family photos, and history based on her parents' Lotus Cafe in Prince Albert, SK..
Jen Lin Liu's charming book, "Serve the People: A Stir-fried Journey Through China" Adventures as a food writer in China learning to cook.
Similarities exist in the history of Chinese restaurants everywhere. Sweet Mandarin, Helen Tse's story of her family restaurant in Manchester, tells of an amazing journey from Hong Kong to England.
Chinese-Kosher Restaurant in Montreal interview about many Jews dining in Chinese restaurants especially on Christmas.
The Egg Foo Yong Story, a blogger's delightful account of her fascination of egg foo yong that started in her childhood. She provides a glimpse of the historical context of this popular dish.
Have You Eaten (in Every Chinese Restaurant) Yet? David Chan has eaten in 6,297, and still counting, Chinese restaurants.
Early Chinese cafes on the Canadian prairie had a lot in common with those in the U. S. They shared Toishan roots and cuisine.