In Prince George, we went to a park, some malls that close at 5pm(huuuh?!), some supermarkets, and of course visited my sister’s college……not much to see not much to do really. Vancouver is much better in terms of sight-seeing. I’ve been to Vancouver before but I was backpacking at that time; this time a handy local guide with a car, i.e. my uncle, was taking us around so we ended up NOT seeing much of the touristy spots but rather visiting places that locals go – like residential areas with beautiful houses, local shopping streets, chinese districts that you don’t hear any English. Pictures from left to right: View from our hotel room. Local shopping street near my uncle’s house in West Vancouver. Beaver Lake in Stanley Park – the only touristy place I re-visited this time.
A really good Cantonese noodle place in Richmond. I remember the shop name but can’t type in Japanese characters. Anyway, my other sister who travelled from home with my parents stopped taking pictures of the food from this day onwards…..understandable since they live in Hong Kong. ^^;;;
Sun Sui Wah Seafood Restaurant
3888 Main Street, Vancouver.
My uncle’s recommendation, very good indeed.
The “Alaska crab” becomes the two dishes below.
Grilled pigeon, yum!! Shark fin is not bad.
Left pic is lemon chicken.
Sago and red bean egg pudding – it is good!!
AMATO GELATO CAFE
Durian ice-cream is excellent. Had it twice during my stay.
Great dim sum place. Exceptionally good “Deep fried Honey Dan San”.
3254 Cambie Street.
My uncle’s favourite steak house – very HK cafe style. I had lobster bisque which was a bit salty, and charboiled prime grade rib-eye steak, with red wine liver sauce. The steak was quite soft. There was a big telly showing HK channels.
Cinnaroll. I was surprised when my uncle brought me here to have gwai-lo sweets, but it is really quite nice. Not too sweet and the bread has very chewy texture, good!
Nice interior, nice name for a Shanghai restaurant, but the food was so-so. Found an insect in the soup – yuck.
Basically we were just hanging around in chinese districts with no natives, not that I mind much but, no wonder my sister decided to move to Prince George – she said she couldn’t speak a word of English after staying in Vancouver for 2 years.