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Immigrants: Malls and Xinjiang Skewers

immigrants: In the late 80s and 90s, developers built indoor malls in Metro Vancouver's growing suburbs with the region's influx of East Asian immigrants in mind, according to Metro News. Richmond has the most, with malls like Yaohan, Parker Place and Aberdeen Centre, named after a Hong Kong area. The destination every possible Asian mall, said Yu. For about three decades, the malls, filled with mostly mom-and-pops, supplied the local diaspora with what they're used to from overseas. These malls offer immigrants like Yu's mother an easier time transitioning to life in Canada, from overseas goods to the ability to speak in their mother tongue.A favourite of immigrants and locals alike are the mall's diverse food courts, with everything from Shanghai soup buns to Xinjiang skewers. You'll find stalls scooping rice and noodles out of vats for homemakers and parties, mountains of East Asian soaps and films on DVD and surprises like pig roasting, music schools and a Chinese Christian centre.A go-to place for Yu's mother was a store in Burnaby's Crystal Mall that sold ginseng and tofu. function set Cookie related path / ; Related Urbanite finds success growing organic choy for Vancouver market Vancouver Chinatown's cultural food businesses struggle to survive report Character homes, Chinatown top list of most endangered Vancouver heritage The owners always remembered her, said Yu. ( As reported in the news.