Green Onion Cake Man

An Edmonton staple since 1980!

No visit to Edmonton is complete without a visit to Siu To, also known as the Green Onion Cake Man. A local celebrity, he immigrated to Canada in 1978 and when he opened his first restaurant, Happy Garden, in 1980 his green onion cakes made him famous.

Today you can find green onion cakes at every summer festival and many believe these salty, buttery bites of heaven should be the official food of Edmonton. You can now buy them frozen and make them at home but the experience is not the same as the restaurant, which is his second home. Most days you’ll find Siu To there greeting regulars with hugs and handshakes as they visit.