Enchanted Evenings at Sun Yat-Sen Chinese Garden & Wild Rice Start July 6

Chinatown’s landmark Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden is a gorgeous venue for outdoor summer concerts: when you’re there—the starry lights twinkling, the music pouring over you—it feels like you’re a world away from the city. It’s magical.

Every summer, in July and August, the Chinese Garden hosts Enchanted Evenings on Friday nights, a series of outdoor world music concerts performed at the Garden’s exquisite outdoor and indoor spaces.

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Enchanted Evenings at Sun Yat-Sen Chinese Garden & Wild Rice Start July 6

The Search for Contemporary Chinese Cuisine in Vancouver

Ah . . . the elusive search for great Chinese food in Vancouver.  In nearby Richmond, of course, finding authentic Chinese is no problem – There are something like 200 Chinese restaurants clustered on Alexandra Road alone (aka “Food Street”).  But it gets a bit trickier in Vancouver.

There’s Chinatown proper, which features some traditional restaurants of note, like Jade Dynasty, as well as many touristy joints.  There’s also Main Street, which was once a hub of great Chinese cuisine and is still home to some classic restaurants like Sun Sui Wah Seafood.  But finding top-notch contemporary Chinese food in Vancouver – which respects traditional recipes while also incorporating international influences and all of BC’s natural bounty – can sometimes be a challenge.

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The Search for Contemporary Chinese Cuisine in Vancouver