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Thursday
Nov032005

Fortune Garden

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Seems like it's been a while since I've posted about any Chinese food. One of my regular Vancouver stops is Fortune Garden. It's one of our go-to spots for a big family dinner, and apparently the family likes to go when I'm around because people know I love Peking duck. I must admit that this is true, and Fortune Garden does a pretty mean Peking duck. I only took a few pictures, but here you go. Sorry for the lack of description and prices - I never have any idea what stuff is called in English...

fresh prawns Nothing like some big, Chinese-style prawns. There is a lot of effort involved with the shell removal, but the meat inside is sooo worth it. The sauce, drenched in prawn flavor, is delicious... I'd happily soak it up with baguette if I had some!

Peking duck
pancakes The reason for our visit: crispy, tasty, duck skin. Fortune Garden's version is for the most part skin-only, which makes it oily and fatty to some, but delicious to me. The chewy, starchy pancakes help to balance it out. I love the pancakes here - they have a nice, almost doughy texture to them that pairs perfectly with the duck.

beef with sweet sauce Another dish we've been getting a lot is this stir-fried beef with a slightly sweet sauce. The beef is tender, and the sauce is again very dippable. Again I apologize for not photographing everything. I always feel bad taking pictures when we're out with the whole family... I have to make a hungry table of 12 wait for me. Anyway, I've got another 5 or so Vancouver posts, including a usual onslaught of Japanese. Stay tuned!

Reader Comments (5)

Hi,

what is VERY annoying that you did not enclose the adress AGAIN !! Very very unprofessional.This site SUCKS.
Thursday, November 3, 2005 at 2:23PM | Unregistered Commentercecilia
Even though the person above was quite rude, she makes a good suggestion. An idea maybe is to have a link. If you google it, the restaurant's info is the first link that pops up.

It shouldn't be too difficult.
Thursday, November 3, 2005 at 4:31PM | Unregistered CommenterJohn
Yea Arthur...remember to include a link next time...oh wait...you did. hMMmmmm...
Thursday, November 3, 2005 at 5:06PM | Unregistered CommenterGeoff
Counter to what the first two postees said above, clearly Arthur provided a link (with address and tel #) to Fortune Garden.

Great write-up Arthur. Again I just had to read it before lunch and now I'm totally starving !
Friday, November 4, 2005 at 6:32AM | Unregistered CommenterSaabKen
Cecilia, you really don't have to look at my site if you don't want to. Seriously, feel free to go elsewhere; I'm not going to stop you.

For the past year or so I've linked to address/phone information for every post I've made. Not that it's hard to Google it anyway...
Monday, November 7, 2005 at 11:15PM | Unregistered CommenterArthur Che

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