Vancouver: June 2018
Did a quick morning run along the river to prepare ourselves for day 2 of eating. Shanghai River is a well-known xiao long bao specialist, and the crab XLB did not disappoint! The shrimp ball crab claw were on point as well, and the pan-fried pork bun were almost as good. The favorite item of the group by far seemed to be the yeow teow... so good, so piping fresh, we had to get a second!
Next stop was Grouse Mountain, for the BCMC Route up to the top. At 2.9km (1.8 miles) and 750m (2460 feet) elevation it's a bit easier than the more famous, temporarily-closed Grouse Grind, but it's still a hell of a workout despite being so short. A little under 2 hours to the top, we could have gone faster, but the adults were all sweaty, steaming messes just half-way up!
We couldn't get into Miku for dinner, and to be fair, the adults were probably all too dirty and sweaty to get a fancy sushi dinner. Frantic Google searches lead us to Fanny Bay Oyster for dinner. A tad bit too chain feeling, it did work out for dinner, particularly with the tasty shigoku oysters.
Walked around downtown Vancouver a bit before deciding to explode ourselves on shaved ice-based desserts at Jack Frost. Like almost every other meal in Richmond so far, way, way too much food!