The family that owns a Chinese restaurant in Saskatoon says they’re shocked after racist graffiti was sprayed on the Broadway Avenue restaurant over the weekend.

The words chi--, ling-ling and ching-chong were spray painted on Taste of Excellence Chinese Restaurant.

The restaurant owners’ daughter says they’ve never experienced vandalism like this since the business opened about five years ago. Nina Fu said she thinks the act is an isolated incident.

“I started my education here. My high school is here, and every Canadian is really nice,” Fu said. “But when I saw this, I didn’t believe (it). It was kind of a shock to me."

Fu’s family doesn’t know who covered up the graffiti, but it was being painted over by volunteers Tuesday afternoon.

The restaurant has not filed a report with police, Fu said. Her family believes an arrest is unlikely since security cameras aren’t installed on the building.