Sunday, 15 September 2013

30 Days of Photos - Day 15 - China



In October of 2010, a Chinese Imperial Archway was completed in Ottawa to mark the entrance to the city's Chinatown.

The structure is part of a twin cities project between Ottawa and Beijing.

Ottawa's Chinatown is full of Chinese businesses such as grocery stores and restaurants.

It has the best Dim Sum I've ever tasted.

Ziva's got her linky thingy going so you can see how other folks have interpreted today's theme. 

35 comments:

Paula Larew Wooters said...

That's some fancy archway. When does the emperor arrive?

nonamedufus said...

With a name like Hu Flung Dung, we're not sure we want to invite him.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Oh, Ottawa has a big oriental gate now too, eh? We have one here in Edmonton and of course Vancouver does too. Beautiful, aren't they?

babs (beetle) said...

I would love to have a China town where we live. One of the downsides of living in the country, I suppose.

Jaffer said...

Is there going to be a Canada Gate in Beijing ? ;-)
One of my best experiences in a Chinese Restaurant was in Ottawa. I forget the name now, it was 9 years back !

nonamedufus said...

They are quite ornate. I believe Toronto has one too.

nonamedufus said...

Chinatown is an amazing place. The market/grocery stores are fascinating.

nonamedufus said...

Jaffer, my friend, long time no see. I hope you're doing well. You pose an interesting question. I really don't know the answer. But that would be neat.


And yes, there are some great Chinese restaurants here.

Tami Von Zalez said...

Sacramento has a Chinatown but it is only one city block and dead as a doornail.

nonamedufus said...

Little Italy gives Chinatown a run for its money here in Ottawa. There are many great Italian restaurants which we often frequent.

ReformingGeek said...

I love me some Dim Sum.


Evil Twin wants to rappel down that archway!

Ziva said...

Damn, I should've asked you to come over with some takeout.

nonamedufus said...

I took this while driving. I should have gotten out and gotten closer but you get the idea.

nonamedufus said...

I could do that. But I'll expect a good tip.

Ziva said...

You'll get to have dinner with me, isn't that enough of a tip? ;)

nonamedufus said...

I just needed to hear you say it.

Cheryl P. said...

Now I am craving Chinese food. Sadly there is no Chinatown in Kansas City.

nonamedufus said...

I can send you some, Cheryl.

MalisaHargrove said...

Oh, cool. Now I want to see more photos of Chinatown and the food. There aren't many Chinatowns in Texas. :(

Jay of The Depp Effect said...

We don't seem to do Chinatowns in the way they're done in America and Canada. I think there's one in London though.

nonamedufus said...

I'll drop by after I've been to Cheryl's in Kansas City.

nonamedufus said...

Yeah I think you guys are big on Indian food, aren't you?

meleahrebeccah said...

That is super cool! I love this photo. And now I'm craving Dim Sum.

mikewjattoomanymornings said...

Can you get cream of sum yung gai there?

nonamedufus said...

It's funny we have many China tea cups and saucers and I never thought to take a picture of them.

nonamedufus said...

I'm not sure I'd want to.

meleahrebeccah said...

Hmmmm..... Why?

nonamedufus said...

I don't know. I never stopped to think about it. Next time.

Lauren said...

It looks like something blew in from China and landed there. Awesome shot.

mike said...

Cool. We got a couple of similar archways. I couldn't help but notice that Raw Sugar place. We don't have one of those.

nonamedufus said...

I'm ashamed of him.

nonamedufus said...

It looks a little out of place, doesn't it.

nonamedufus said...

Yeah, I don't know what that is. Truth be told I took that shot leaving Chinatown not entering it.

meleahrebeccah said...

Alrighty.

Nora Blithe said...

Yum! Best food I ever had was in Chinatown -- it was the Chinatown in San Francisco but still.

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