Re-discovering Chinatown – A Hidden Gem
With all the new stores and restaurants that opened in Chinatown recently, Sing Tao Media Group Canada would like to share with its audience where to “eat, drink, play, and have fun” in today’s Chinatown. Who’s in a better position to show us around than Carol Lee, Chair of the Vancouver Chinatown Foundation?
Choice Communication started the planning process and, finally, on a nice spring day in May 2023, we began the tour with Carol Lee, Debbie Chen (reporter), Harrison Ha (photographer and videographer) and Helen Yu. We have planned the tour to cover eight businesses ranging from restaurants (multicultural cuisines), an herbal store, a tea store, a gift store, and a plant/home decoration store.
1. Chinatown BBQ - 30 E Pender Street
2. DD Mau - 145 E Pender Street
3. Phnom Penh Restaurant - 244 E Georgia Street
4. Kissa Tanto - 263 E Pender Street
5. Treasure Green Tea Company - 227 E Georgia Street
6. Foo Hung Curios - 168 E Pender Street
7. Bamboo Village - 135 E Pender Street
8. Continental Herbal Co Ltd - 278 E. Pender Street
With Carol leading the way, we were amazed at some of the stores, pubs, fitness centres that we were not aware of that have popped up in Chinatown. Did you know that within Chinatown neighbourhoods, there are actually two Michelin Star restaurants, Kissa Tanto and Barbara Restaurant, two restaurants listed in the Michelin Bib Gourmand Award, Fiorino Italian Street Food and Phnom Penh Restaurant and another two restaurants listed in the Michelin Guide 2023, Bar Gobo and Bao Bei.
At the end of the two-hour fast-paced tour, we are satisfied (with sampling of food and tea) that there is so much to explore in Chinatown that brings memories of this beloved and special place through its unique sight, smell, and sound!
Please watch the video and read the article. Thank you to Sing Tao Media for producing them.
Client: Vancouver Chinatown Foundation
Date: June, 2023
Services: Chinese Media Relations, Chinese Public Relations, Event Management
Location: Vancouver Chinatown