Vancouver, Canada

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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.

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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.
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The “Alaska crab” becomes the two dishes below.
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Grilled pigeon, yum!! Shark fin is not bad.
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Left pic is lemon chicken.
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Sago and red bean egg pudding – it is good!!

0515 265.jpgDurian ice-cream is excellent. Had it twice during my stay.

富臨(Fortune Restaurant)
Great dim sum place. Exceptionally good “Deep fried Honey Dan San”.
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hugo restaurant
3254 Cambie Street.
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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.

0516 011.jpgCinnaroll. 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!

客満庭(Northern Delicacy)
Nice interior, nice name for a Shanghai restaurant, but the food was so-so. Found an insect in the soup – yuck.
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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.

Prince George, Canada

Tim Hortons
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First day we had burger king for lunch(urgh)….and then my sister who lives there cooked dinner for us(very impressed!). Tim Hortons was lunch on day 2(donuts too sweet urgh), and we went to a hotel buffet for dinner(urghx3).

Moxie’s Classic Grill
A couple of bad meals in a row made me decide to ignore my parents(who dislike western food) and the local guide(my sister) and take control of the eating issue. Found this restaurant by pure luck, went in with my sisters to try their cocktails first and check out the menu, seemed okay, then dragged my parents there for lunch the next day. It is not fantastic, but it is like an oasis in the middle of a desert.
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Honey roasted garlic sirloin steak. Almond crusted salmon.
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Penne carbonara with chicken. Mediterranean calamari salad.
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Banana caramel xango – creamy, light banana cheesecake wrapped in a pastry tortilla. Dusted with cinnamon-sugar and served with warm caramel, ribbons of chocolate and vanilla ice-cream.
Mini mocha mud pie – rich chocolate fudge and mocha ice-cream.
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Bellini and ice-mochacino we ordered during our scout mission.
Moxie’s homepage is here.

North 54
Found this restaurant thru a hurried search in the internet, which turned out to be so-so. The only good dish was the veal chop which was tender and juicy.
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Veal chop served with a wild mushroom cream sauce.
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Seafood soup – mussels, scallops, tiger prawns and fresh water shrimp in a roma tomato and white wine broth.
Bistro salad – baby organic greens with grilled prosciutto and free range eggs with a red wine vinaigrette.
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Tabliolini with a white truffle infused sauce and Bella Lody parmesan.
Lobster ravioli – Lobster stuffed ravioli served with a tomato and fresh basil sauce.
0515 225.jpgChocolate tiramisu.