The Chinatown in Calgary is relatively small, but not something you’d want to skip over. There’s some great restaurants and shops with cool gadgets that are fun to poke through. Chinatown borders the Bow River that runs through Calgary, so it’s also a great place to walk, run, or bike. There’s picnic tables and benches where you can take your amazing Vietnamese Sub sandwich and have lunch overlooking the river, (see more about that below).
I love the names of some of the restaurants; Happiness Bakery, Great Taste Restaurant, or Sunny Vietnamese Restaurant. What I love, is the promise of happy deliciousness, which is what most of us desire in food, right? Happiness is in the baking and who can argue with that? I certainly can’t after having Apple Pie Skillet Cake again recently!
Our all-time favorite thing to do in Chinatown, is to get Vietnamese Subs to eat down on the riverfront. Tyler and I both love Vietnamese Subs, we just can’t get enough! But… only when they’re really really good. We always go to Banh Mi Thi Thi Vietnamese Subs on the edge of Chinatown and Chicken Satay is the sandwich of choice (they only take cash, so come prepared). Over the years we lived in Calgary, we took friends and family there and everyone loves this place – can’t say enough good about it in fact!
And just look at that beauty – it’s the sandwich to end all other sandwiches! I joke, but really I can’t recommend it enough. Picture warm spicy chicken, melting cheese, fresh cilantro, cucumbers, and pickled carrots all on a freshly toasted bun – this may sound strange if you’ve never had one before, but the combination is indescribably good! Since we’ve changed our diet around, these sandwiches are an occasional treat which leads me to my point: I need to make a salad to capture these flavors so that I can enjoy this more often.
I hope you enjoyed our journey of pictures, and see you next week for an adventure in chocolate making!