I spent much of yesterday in Richmond, British Columbia — a booming and dynamic suburb of Vancouver that has been heavily influenced by immigration from Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Mainland China.
A few highlights from my adventures here:
Dining at an eatery named Posh, North America’s first restaurant devoted exclusively to the Japanese cuisine of sukiyaki (and highly recommended)
Checking out the scene at relatively new River Rock Casino Resort
Late night matcha milk tea and “chocolate baked toast” at Taiwan-style Go-Go Tea Cafe
Seeing the progress of the Canada Line down No. 3 Road, a rapid transit project that will connect Richmond’s core to downtown Vancouver and Vancouver International Airport
Here’s an article I wrote for “Price Tags” a few years ago about the area. It’s safe to say that in 2007, the progress is continuing unabated.