The collections below represent selected restaurant menus and ephemera from the collection of Imogene Lim. The majority of these items are associated with Chinese restaurants, primarily in Canada and the United States, but also other locations.

Many items from the collections below were featured in the Museum of Vancouver's exhibition "All Together Now: Vancouver Collectors and Their Worlds" [2016-2017].

A video overview of the menu collections entitled, History Through A Chinese Menu Collection (Where You Live)" is available via YouTube

Collections in this community

Recent Submissions

  • Floata 2 

    Floata (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2017-05-13)
    Menu, program, and tickets for the "Celebrate Vancouver Chinatown's Heritage" event from Floata restaurant in Vancouver, BC. This event was held on May 13, 2017.
  • Floata 1 

    Floata (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2017-04-08)
    Menu and placemat for the "Chinese Canadian Historical Society of BC's annual general meeting" from Floata restaurant in Vancouver, BC. This event was held on April 8, 2017.
  • Chinese wedding 

    Willock, David; Long, Jack (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 1952)
    Newspaper article about the wedding of Harold Lim and Nellie Lee that took place at the W.K. Gardens - originally published in Weekend Picture Magazine of The Sunday Sun, Vancouver, B.C. - Vol.2 No.28.
  • Xim Yin 

    Xim Yin (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2016)
    Menu from Xim Yin restaurant in Hong Kong. Text in Chinese.
  • Victory 

    Victory (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2016)
    Menu from Victory restaurant in Hong Kong. Text in Chinese.
  • Turkish Kebab 

    Turkish Kebab (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2016)
    Menu from Turkish Kebab restaurant in Hong Kong. Lunch menu, rolls, student menu, kebabs, oven, pizzas, rolls, dessert, salad, starters, drinks.
  • Robata Kim 

    Robata Kim (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2016)
    Menu from Robata Kim restaurant in Hong Kong. Sashimi, sushi, creative sushi, seared sushi, gunkan, hand roll, roll, tempura, salad, snack, deep-fried, Japanese grill, udon, ramen, rice, others, roasted meat.
  • Prudential Hotel 

    Prudential Hotel (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2016)
    Menu from Prudential Hotel restaurant in Hong Kong. Breakfast buffet, lunch buffet, tea buffet, dinner buffet, late snack gourmet.
  • Joyous 

    Joyous (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2016)
    Menu from Joyous restaurant in Hong Kong. Text in Chinese.
  • Nanjing Jinling Dumpling 

    Nanjing Jinling Dumpling (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2016)
    Menu from Nanjing Jinling Dumpling restaurant in Hong Kong. Cold appetizer, noodle in soup, dim sum, soup, set, main dishes, fried rice, fried noodles, claypot rice.
  • Italy House 

    Italy House (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2016)
    Menu from Italy House restaurant in Hong Kong. Spaghetti, stilton series, ace curry, Italian rice, special drink, appetizers, snacks, catering, salad, grilled supreme meal.
  • Home Stay 

    Home Stay (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2016)
    Menu from Home Stay restaurant in Hong Kong. Text in Chinese.
  • Beef King 

    Beef King (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2016)
    Menu from Beef King restaurant in Hong Kong. Text in Chinese.
  • Andy's Chili Party 

    Andy's Chili Party (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2016)
    Menu from Andy's Chili Party restaurant in Hong Kong. Taste of Sichuan lunch set, extra value lunch set, recommends, hot dishes, cold dishes, vegetables, staple food.
  • Amphawa 

    Amphawa (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2016)
    Menu from Amphawa restaurant in Hong Kong. Appetizer, charcoal grill, Salad, vegetables, curry delights, Thai's delights, soup, seafood, rice & noodles, drinks, beers, dessert.
  • Wang Kung Sio Kung 

    Wang Kung Sio Kung (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2016)
    Menu from Wang Kung Sio Kung restaurant in Macau, China. Text in Chinese.
  • Tea Inn 

    Tea Inn (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2016)
    Menu from Tea Inn restaurant in China. Fresh fruit tea series, milk series, yakult series, kyoto uji matcha series, tea series, classic hot drink seres.
  • Paddington Waffles & Crepes 

    Paddington Waffles & Crepes (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2016)
    Menu from Paddington Waffles & Crepes restaurant in Macau, China. Starters & finger food, galette, French crepes, pasta & risotto, savoury waffles, dessert waffles, sweet pannekoek, sweet galette, sweet French crepe, ...
  • Mian Cafe 

    Mian Cafe (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2016)
    Menu from Mian Café restaurant in Macau, China. Text in Chinese.
  • Cha For Tea 

    Chai For Tea (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2016)
    Menu from Cha For Tea restaurant in China.

View more