媽媽的藥櫃 / Mother’s Cupboard Video
Paul Wong, 2020
12:49min, colour, sound in Toisan with English and Chinese subtitles
Recorded in 2012 in her kitchen, Suk-Fong, a Chinese-Canadian elder, takes her son through her treasured collections of Chinese medicines, herbs, and ingredients found in her cupboards. She speaks in her first language, Toisanese, and describes what some of her homemade elixirs and compounds are used for. This includes “loik doy dew,” a deer-antler, alcohol-based elixir that she adds to soups. Most of her ingredients can be readily found in Chinese herbal stores. Recorded in her East Vancouver kitchen the film closes with Suk-Fong cooking.