Have you been to Vancouver’s Chinatown recently?
When we were growing up in Vancouver in the 70’s, Chinatown was THE place to go to buy Asian groceries: produce, Chinese condiments, cookware, bbq and fresh meats and fish. Chinatown isn’t as bustling anymore and seems more of a ghost-town on some days as the Chinese community has spread out into the ‘burbs and mega-Asian malls and supermarkets have taken over.
What a shame.
Ming Wo is an institution and has numerous locations in Metro Vancouver. This one in Chinatown is the flagship store. It’s got character. This store has beautiful old wood floors and rafters and is jam-packed full of traditional and contemporary cookware and bakeware. I could spend hours here. Today I bought a carbon steel wok.
Here is a little peek inside the store. As you can see, it’s piled high with goodies.
After depositing your bakeware and cookware treasures in your car’s trunk, head on over to the Sun Yat Sen Garden. Entrance is free for one section of the garden and it’s so calming to find this oasis in the middle of the city.
Step through the arches of the Cultural Centre to enter the free section of the Garden.
What a fat carp!
The Sun Yat-Sen garden is a tranquil place to rest your feet after a hard day’s shopping in Chinatown.