Archive for June, 2008

 

Canada Place at Night (Part 2)

Canada Place (web site, map, 999 Canada Place, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6C 3B5, Canada) is Vancouver’s trade and convention centre, as well as the main cruise ship terminal. The building is a city landmark for its modern architecture and distinctive five sails that give the building the look of a huge boat. Pictured below are the sails of Canada Place at night.

After walking up to the concourse deck to take this picture, I went with my friend to the very fancy Pan Pacific Hotel Lounge which is in the same building, and we enjoyed some drinks from a table with a stunning view of the Lion’s Gate Bridge. As well as being home to this luxurious hotel, the building also houses the CN Imax Theatre, a popular tourist attraction for 3D and immersive films.

For more photos please view Part 1.

Canada Place in Vancouver at night

(above) Canada Place in Vancouver at night

11,873 views - Posted Monday, June 30th, 2008

 

Prima Taste Restaurant (Part 2)

Prima Taste Restaurant (map, web site, 570 Robson Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada, phone: 604-685-7881) serves authentic, modern Singaporean cuisine in an upscale and casual atmosphere. My friend who is from Malaysia says that Prima Taste is his favorite restaurant in the downtown area, and after visiting on two occasions and falling in love with the flavors, I can really understand why. What’s more, prices are quite reasonable: the main courses are in the $9 to $12 range at lunch time, and a tad more for dinner time.

Pictured below is a delicious chicken dish (of which I forgot the name, priced around $11 and  included soup and rice). Also shown below is the Laksa Prawns dish ($9.50). The Laksa Prawns featured some succulent cooked prawns served with inari bean curd, fish cakes, and noodles in a rich broth made with coconut milk(?) and some hot spices. This was a real treat and I finished every last drop!

For some more info and photos, please view Part 1.

Singaporean Chicken dish

(above) Singaporean Chicken dish, also served with rice and soup.

A Singaporean dish, the Laksa Prawns ($9.50)

(above) a Singaporean dish, the Laksa Prawns ($9.50)

6,851 views - Posted Saturday, June 28th, 2008

 

Prawn Jambalaya made at home

My dad made this really wonderful Prawn Jambalaya, with lots of prawns! Below are some pictures of it. If you’d like the recipe, let me know and I’ll get it from my dad. What a great family dinner!!

Prawn Jambalaya

Prawn Jambalaya

Prawn Jambalaya

12,623 views - Posted Saturday, June 28th, 2008