Show 179, July 9, 2016: Stephanie Yuen, Food & Travel Journalist, Richmond, British Columbia

TThe Meats at HK BBQ MasterRichmond, British Columbia is an incorporated city of 210,000 residents just South of Vancouver. 65 per cent of the population is of Asian ancestry.

It’s home to Vancouver International Airport and the iconic Richmond Olympic Oval. It’s nestled where the Pacific Ocean and the mighty Fraser River meet. Richmond is a thriving multicultural destination city offering a growing range of cultural, heritage, culinary and leisure experiences.

It’s known for having some of the most authentic regional Chinese cuisine outside of China. Very reasonable prices, too. The “SoCal Restaurant Show” was on assignment this week in Richmond B.C.

Stephanie YuenJoining us to delve into the vibrant Richmond food scene is local journalist and doyenne of Asian cuisine, Stephanie Yuen. She is a seasoned food and travel journalist for both English and Chinese print and online publications and a food columnist for CBC Radio (North by Northwest) and Fairchild Radio AM1470.

A self-taught chef and winner of cooking awards and recipe competitions. Stephanie loves food and considers cooking as a “delicious therapy.” As a food culture ambassador she judges both prestigious food and wine competitions regularly.

Stephanie was our guide and local commentator at a magnificent, 10-course, Hong Kong-style Chinese banquet at Hoi Tong Chinese Restaurant in Richmond on our last night of the visit. The owner/chef is Yiutong Leung (now in his 70s) who previously cooked for British Royalty and VIPs in Hong Kong during the British rule. Very special experience…