Chowtimes wishes all a Happy and Prosperous Rooster Year.
May the new year bring peace, good health and new hope.
Ben, Suanne, Arkensen and Nanzaro.
We had quite significant of snow falls this winter, not so much in Richmond, but other part of Metro Vancouver. Here are some photos taken from Burnaby Central Park with the winter wonder land feel. Enjoy.
It’s just mesmerizing to look at all those snow laden tree branches.
The community kitchens in Richmond got together for a potluck to celebrate the end of 2016.
Lots of home-cook food for sharing.
Assortment of noodles dishes.
Japanese dishes. Continue reading
Ben and I visited the newest mall in British Columbia on its first weekend of debut. We were there early, like just after 9:00AM. We did not have traffic or parking problem when we arrived.
We came to this new mall because we heard that it was of the largest mall in BC. It was a rainy day and we were looking for indoor walking space.
The mall has 1.2 million square feet of retail space and will have 200 retailers.
A sculpture at one of the many entrances.
The body of this bear sculpture is made with recycled items.
A tree like decor. Continue reading
Richmond celebrated the end of the summer with a big bag. The Richmond World Festival attracted more than 30,000 people.
The Richmond World Festival celebrates the city’s cultural diversity through food, sport, art and music.
There were over 40 food trucks showing the region’s flavour in the FEASTival of Flavours.
Here were just a few of them.
Ben and I had a heavy breakfast, so we did not sample any of the food.
However, Nanzaro did get a wrap from a Greek food truck.
While Arkensen got a Poke bowl from Hiko Sushi food truck.
I came here for the Vancouver Cantonese Opera performance. I simply love this art form. The costumes are colorful, intricate and unique. The costumes tell the characteristic of the character. It depicts the nature of the play. Continue reading
After the lunch at Hi Genki, we decided to go to the PNE despite of rain in the forecast.
We entered via the Playland entrance. Even though the sky was gloomy, but the Playland was a fun place.
It’s nice to watch people having fun on those adrenalin rushing rides.
Here are more photos from Playland and PNE.
Our group of Southeast Asian friends got together for a summer BBQ. It’s sort of a house warming event too.
The star of the BBQ event is beef steak. We had steaks from different sources. Sweet potatoes on the side.
The one in front was from Costco while the one on the back was from local farmer.
Some of the steaks were marinated and some were just seasoned with the Keg’s steak seasonings.
The BBQ master actually using an app to make the perfect steak. Continue reading
A few family friends gathered for a picnic in summer. We had such picnic for many years.
This year, we had the picnic at Derby Reach Regional Park. The picnic spot is at the Edgewater Bar. Derby Reach is a large park. One of the family who attended the picnic brought their bicycles and did the 12km trail ride to Fort Langley.
Ben and I were there about 12:30PM and we were the first family to arrive. Fortunately, we were able to find a picnic table under shades.
The picnic area is just steps away from the rocky beach of the Fraser River. A train track is located across the river and during our stay, at least four or five trains passed by. There is a camping area just beyond trees at the right end of this spot.
This group of friends are mostly ex Malaysian or Singaporean. So, the food that we brought were mostly south east Asian style. I made curry chicken. Continue reading