Sunday, June 17, 2012

Vancouver & Richmond

We spent Friday and Saturday on a whirlwind adventure up to Vancouver, BC.  I was lucky enough to be in the good hands of fellow blogger Stacy of Bijou Living and her husband Brad.  They were both born and raised in Vancouver so their suggestions on where to go throughout our time there did not disappoint.
 We stayed downtown at The Renaissance overlooking the water.  That little barge next to Don's head is a Chevron gas station for the sea planes that were coming in and out from Vancouver Harbor.

It rained pretty hard during our visit which was bad for taking photos outside but a great excuse to relax our hotel room, hang out at Stacy and Brad's beautiful apartment (with an amazing view) on the other side of the Harbor and enjoy lots of great food without feeling rushed to explore the city.

We had the best dim sum I have ever eaten at Fisherman's Terrace in Richmond.  In the entire restaurant we were the only non-chinese diners... always a good sign.
 Chai fish and peanut congee
 BBQ pork pastry.  Do any chinese restaurants in Seattle have this?  We've never seen them and it was the best thing that we ordered.
 Shrimp Dumplings
Shrimp, spinach, scallion and water chestnut dumplings
 Fried shrimp dumplings and "salad".  The salad was a sweet garlic dipping mayo. 
 Steamed BBQ bun

I forgot to take photos until after the food was gone everywhere else we went.  If you head up to Vancouver though I highly recommend Alpha Global Sushi in Yaletown.  That was our last meal before heading out of town yesterday and it was wonderful.  Fresh fresh fish and really unique rolls.

There were a lot of sweets consumed over the weekend but the most note worthy were the collection of pastries we picked up at The Notte's Bon Ton Bakery on W Broadway in Kitsilano.  It reminded me a lot of our favorite Boston bakery,  Mike's in Little Italy.  We brought this box home and have been eating it all day today.  Amazing. 

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