Exploring Vancouver’s Chinese Cuisine

photo: Siu Mai at Jade Dynasty | Flickr

photo: Siu Mai at Jade Dynasty | Flickr

Fed up with the same old sweet-and-sour pork, fried rice and lo mein? Say no more.

Among Vancouver’s culinary treasures is “the best Chinese food” outside of China, according to no less an authority than The New York Times. For diners seeking a taste of exactingly authentic cuisine from across China’s many regions, it’s a virtual Shangri-La.

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Exploring Vancouver’s Chinese Cuisine

Rediscovering Vancouver’s Chinatown: Part III – Food and Markets

Photo: Remy Scalza

Chinatown is suddenly Vancouver’s most talked-about neighborhood (Just check out this recent Vancouver Sun article).   To understand Chinatown’s past and present, I tagged along on a unique walking tour of the neighborhood called A Wok around Chinatown.   In my last post, I talked about the ancient ceremonies that are alive and well in Chinatown.  In this final installment, I’ll take a look at restaurants and produce and meat markets in the neighborhood.

While the best Chinese food in Vancouver today is arguably being served in Richmond, there are still some authentic and affordable restaurants right in Chinatown.  Jade Dynasty, near the corner of Pender and Main Street, is one of them.

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Rediscovering Vancouver’s Chinatown: Part III – Food and Markets