Visit Ottawa's Chinatown for flavorful Asian cuisine
Ottawa, like many of the world’s other capital cities, has its own Chinatown district. This means that anybody who plans to travel to Ontario has a chance to learn a little about Canadian and Chinese culture.
According to Chinatown Ottawa’s website, this Asian-influenced portion of the city is located downtown and was officially designated in 1989. However, while the district is named Chinatown, visitors will find that Korean, Vietnamese and Japanese businesses have also helped shape the area.
Once travellers pass through Chinatown’s intricately detailed gate, they’ll be bombarded with signage featuring characters from the Chinese alphabet. Even if visitors don’t know what these signs say, all they have to do is follow their noses to some great restaurants.
Hungry travellers can pull up a seat at the Shanghai Restaurant, where they can fuel up on classic dishes like General Tao’s chicken, and the Yangtze Dining Lounge, where dim sum meals are cooked up using everything from beef to squid.
If travellers would prefer to whip up their own meal while staying at their Ottawa accommodations, they can always make a stop at a Chinatown market, such as Lim Bangkok Grocery or Hung Phat Grocery.