#MyChinatown
Mission Statement

編寫: 張煒琳, 共同發起人: 萬里峰, Emma Choo

華埠為海外華人社區埋下種子,多年來悉心培育,令華人社區得以茁壯成長,逐漸變成本地具影響力的族裔社群。好幾代人均稱華埠為家,是相聚、飲食、居住、工作的好地方,就算久而久之華人開始擴散到其他社區,華埠依然是海外華人文化及精神的中流砥柱,更是加拿大多元文化社會引以為榮的中堅元素。

華埠歷史源遠流長,多年來經歷無數變遷,但小型商鋪依舊是華埠的精神與靈魂所在,其堅毅動力和貢獻社會的精神均促使華埠與時並進,造就華埠獨一無二的社會地位。疫情下各行各業深受打擊,華埠小商鋪更是首當其衝受損最深;溫哥華市政府數據顯示,當整個城市的店鋪空置率達10%,華埠的店鋪空置率則達17%,可見疫情打擊華埠之嚴重性。

正當其他城市如紐約、西雅圖等均出現華埠保育活動,中華食肆大獎希望在保育華埠方面發掘新方向,透過我們的 #MyChinatown 活動,將大眾焦點轉移到一些鮮為人知卻內藏瑰寶的華埠小商鋪,讓大眾重新認識華埠,開拓 #MyChinatown 嶄新體驗。

請透過我們精心策劃的 #MyChinatown 華埠指南,重新探索這個備受寵愛的海外中華文化重鎮,並細意品嚐箇中的文化、歷史及美食。閣下的支持可直接幫助承傳華埠命脈,並衷心鼓勵小商鋪內勤奮工作的無名英雄,重新認識華埠亦可令閣下的日常生活增添氣息和意義。

參與 #MyChinatown

  • 每星期光顧一次華埠自家經營的小商鋪
  • 以安全、衛生及維持社交距離的形式,在自己的城市充當遊客,享受華埠一日遊
  • 在華埠餐館購買外賣或送餐服務
  • 在社交平台分享 #MyChinatown 華埠精彩時光及美好回憶
  • 往溫哥華博物館參觀 《A Seat at the Table》專題展覽,並簽署支持免除華埠街頭停車費的請願書
  • 透過書信向溫哥華市議員反映閣下對華埠對支持
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#MyChinatown 華埠指南

玉龍軒海鮮酒家
溫哥華片打東街137號
營業時間:上午九點至晚上九點,逢星期二休息

華埠必食傳統廣東點心,無論蝦餃、燒賣、鹹蛋黃流沙包,或是其他熱炒小菜,都令人再三回味,殷勤服務也流露著華埠獨有的人情味。

美心餐廳餅店
溫哥華奇化街257號
營業時間:上午八點至下午六點

美心餅店分店到處可見,無論是拿破崙蛋糕、榴槤蛋糕或其他港式麵包西餅都深得人心,不過其華埠分店則帶來意外驚喜,餅店樓上的茶餐廳提供$10.25超值套餐,並包括飲品和湯,食物選擇多不勝數,出眾之選莫過於焗牛脷飯,厚切牛脷的獨特質感配上香濃惹味的番茄醬及蛋炒飯,不但令人垂涎三尺,再加上牛脷飯製作過程繁複,所以更是去華埠品嚐地道美食的優秀之選。

大班餐廳餅店
溫哥華緬街532號
營業時間:上午七點至下午六點

大班餐廳餅店是溫哥華華埠另一歷史悠久港式茶餐廳,眾所皆知此店獨特茶膽泡製的港式奶茶和檸檬茶遠近馳名,配上其精緻出品的麵包西餅,即可成為遊覽華埠的完美下午茶。

權記菜館
溫哥華奇化街232號
營業時間:上午十點半至下午六點半

價廉物美的外賣熟餸令權記菜館成為華埠美食熱點,在數之不盡的選擇當中,食客總會找到自己心水美食,譬如是麻婆豆腐、咕嚕肉及蘿蔔炆牛腩等,與此同時亦有好些嶄新餸菜帶來美味驚喜。

元昌燒臘肉食
溫哥華片打東街266號
營業時間:上午八點至下午六點

去華埠買餸固然少不了叉燒、油雞等深受大眾喜愛的傳統廣東燒臘款式,元昌燒臘肉食還供應遠近馳名的自家製臘鴨、臘腸和臘肉,最適合買來在家泡製油香撲鼻的臘味飯,並且在寒冬下帶來暖在心頭的滋味享受。

肉食、海鮮、雜貨、乾貨一應俱全

華埠的確是大廚搜羅本地及進口優質食材的好地方,無論是本地出產的新鮮蔬果、來自泰國的乾蝦或來自日本北海道的乾元貝 (製作XO醬的必備材料),華埠商鋪所提供多不勝數的選擇確實令人目不暇給。華埠商家致力為顧客提供安全衛生的購物環境,除了將部分乾貨先入膠袋方便顧客選購,或在其他盛載乾貨的容器上加設透明膠片保持衛生,好讓顧客買得安心、食得放心。

專題展覽:「一席之地」卑詩省與華人的遷徙

溫哥華博物館的專題展覽仔細描述溫哥華華埠從歷史到現代的變遷和故事,當中最令人印象深刻莫過於1975年維護華埠燒臘店經營的抗爭;若非前人拼搏爭取,今日華埠將欠缺了一份傳統廣東燒臘的美味傳統;除此之外,這專題展覽還有眾多其他華埠故事等待你去發掘,並且免入場費。

華埠時尚街頭攝影

世界上各城市如香港、上海及檳城等都有歷史建設攝影愛好者,溫哥華華埠同時具有獨特景色值得用鏡頭捕捉。華埠的歷史建築箇中包含種種燦爛色彩及別樹一格的華麗,所以遊覽時盡情拍攝就最適合不過,同時更可釋放你的無限創意,在網上平台將你的獨特攝影角度公諸同好。#MyChinatown

購物尋寶

去華埠購物猶如尋寶,各大小商鋪均有不同程度的驚喜等待你去發掘,譬如在新福誠 (喬治東街250號) 可找到價廉物美的餐具及家居用品,充滿亞洲風味的家居佈置則在福林 (片打東街111號) 應有盡有;若購買日式廚刀就可在 Ai & Om 刀鋪 (片打東街129號) 找到多款專業選擇,所以去華埠一趟,隨時令你滿載而歸。

植物愛好者喜訊

疫情也許令人納悶鬱結,但也是發掘新嗜好的最佳時機,正如植物可為人帶來朝氣,園藝也成為當今陶冶性情的好辦法。位於華埠中心地帶的竹家莊 (片打東街135號) 就有琳琅滿目的植物及園藝用品任君選擇,走在鋪內通道已是賞心悅目,巧遇心頭好更可將歡樂帶回家。

共同發起人

萬里峰先生 – 中華食肆大獎評審主席

It’s a common refrain to say Chinatowns are in decline – not just in Vancouver, but throughout North America. Ironically, in many ways Chinatown’s decline reflects a thriving Chinese population. It is easy to say that the dreams and aspirations of the Chinese community have grown by leaps and bounds – beyond the borders of the old neighbourhood. But for me, without looking backwards, and understanding your past, there cannot be real progress.

Of course, a visit to Chinatown brings back wonderful memories. Memories of grocery bags so laden with a week’s worth of Chinese ingredients, that multiple trips were required back to the car to drop off your goodies. Memories of streets that were so full of shoppers, that finding street parking felt like winning the lottery. Memories of finding a deep sense of community and friendships that spanned decades – at a time when Vancouver not always so welcoming to immigrants. I remember all the older Chinese men who were cut off from their families because of the Exclusion Act – always ready with a little bit of candy and friendly pat on the head for a little kid like me. If you walk along the alleyways of Chinatown, you can see the tiny apartments that many people lived in when there was no other welcome space outside of Chinatown. The family Tongs, the kung fu clubs, Chinese language classes – brought everyone together to shared cultural space when I was growing up.

The truth is that Chinatown has always found room for newcomers and the disenfranchised. Even now, as new shops open, the community continues to make room for everyone – especially residents of the Downtown Eastside who otherwise would not have access to fresh groceries. A visit to the bustling Sunrise Market on Gore and Powell confirms that Chinatown remains vital and alive to the people who live, work, and eat there – and I love the sense of real neighbourhood when I visit.

And when I visit, it is not out of some sense of pity or false nostalgia. It’s where I go to stock up on BBQ pork buns at Maxim’s or hit Dollar Meats for their world-famous lap cheong. It’s where my mom and I recently had an absolutely terrific lunch at Chinatown BBQ. If I am feeling very ambitious, I’ll go to one of the dried goods shops to pick up Sichuan peppercorn, star anise, and dried scallops to make my own version of XO sauce. Chinatown is part of the rhythm of my life in Vancouver and I love that it reflects so much of my family’s personal history. But it’s also the future, a place full of stories waiting to be lived and told.

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共同發起人

Emma Choo 小姐 – 美食及生活網路達人

My childhood is filled with memories of Chinatown. My grandma and uncle used to run a shop in Chinatown, so my mom would often take my brother and I to hang out there. My grandma would always sit at the store front smiling and greeting every customer that would walk in or simply pass by. We would often go for an afternoon snack and frequent The Boss Bakery or Maxims Bakery and Restaurant located on the second floor for their classic HK diner style meal sets that are always at an affordable price. As a Chinese born Canadian, growing up in Chinatown helped me to solidify and embrace my Chinese cultural heritage through the conversations, food, and community shared. It allowed me to know that my cultural identity had a sense of place and purpose. To me, supporting Chinatown in this critical time means preserving the cultural heritage for generations to come.

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