"Chinatown" Chinatown Tip by btex

Chinatown, Victoria: 32 reviews and 66 photos

by btex

Chinatown in Victoria isn't very big, but it is worth a visit...I enjoyed it more than the Vancouver Chinatown. There are many restaurants, grocery stores, and other shops in the area. The shops all seem to sell the same old souvenirs. Instead of buying just another souvenir, I bought a can of roasted eels...and they weren't too bad...the eels had some sort of barbeque sauce on them...they had more taste to them than canned tuna. I also visited a take out place in Chinatown and got BBQ duck which was better than the eels. In Chinatown, you'll also find the narrowest street in Canada - Fan Tan Alley which is only about 4 feet wide. In the past, it was an entrance to a maze of secret passageways, gambling and opium dens and other seedy stuff...all that's gone now. Check out Chinatown!

Address: Fisgard St.

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  • Written Jun 21, 2003
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