Taste of Asia in Burnaby, Canada

4 Jun

From Chinese food and healing herbs to Japanese candy and Philippine baking, the Crystal Mall in Burnaby (at Kingsway and Willingdon, near Metrotown) has plenty to offer to someone with a craving for a taste of Asia. This applies to fashions, toys, cooking utensils, and other consumer goods as well food (there’s even a store that sells those modern Japanese toilets with all the bells and whistles). And there are plenty of Lucky Cats to be seen (many, not for sale, but in use to beckon costumers and good fortune into the stores). Here are a few I spied on a visit to the Crystal Mall back in February:

This last group of Lucky Cats (above) is in the window of Moon Bear, a store that sells authentic Japanese Maneki Neko (including cell phone charms and stickers as well as more expensive figurines of different sizes) as well as other gift items.

A stop at the Crystal Mall is not complete without a visit to CandyLand, where you can buy a variety of fun candy from Japan (I came away with a bag full).

The Chinese traditonal herbal medicine store (below) looks intriguing.

Check out the whiskers on this last Lucky Cat (the Crystal Mall is possibly the only place I’ve  seen Lucky Cats with actual whiskers –not just painted on).

Next stop on the Lucky Cat tour? With a little luck, we’ll be heading south to San Diego, California, and the Mingei Museum.


One Response to “Taste of Asia in Burnaby, Canada”

  1. Vancouver Restaurants January 21, 2014 at 5:02 am #


    Vancouver Private Dining Venues has created this website for you to use as a simple tool to find the private room venue that best suits your needs. JUST CHOOSE YOUR VENUE, FILL IN THE FORM AND CLICK “SEND” ! Choose from the menus above to search by group size. Many of our members have multiple private rooms so please do remember to check the “View all rooms” page. If you prefer, you may also send an email to all of our members with your contact information and private dining needs by clicking the “contact us” button. Our members will respond to you promptly.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: