Chopstick Fest Debuts in Vancouver

9

If this new culinary event isn’t the perfect fit for our fair city, we don’t know what is. From October 15th – 30th over 30 Chinese restaurants in the lower mainland will be offering unique prix-fixe, multi-regional menus, and that means a whole lot of great dining out. Continue reading:
Chopstick Fest Debuts in Vancouver

Best Chinese Food in Vancouver? 33,759 people voted – Here are the results

Best Five-Spice Beef Wrapped in a Chinese Pancake, Shanghai Morning Restaurant

Best Five-Spice Beef Wrapped in a Chinese Pancake, Shanghai Morning Restaurant

Wondering where to find Vancouver’s best dim sum, Cantonese-style restaurant or five-spice beef wrapped in a Chinese pancake? Your search may be over.

The winners of the 2015 Chinese Restaurant Awards have been announced. A total of 33,759 diners cast their ballots over the month-long voting period for hundreds of Metro Vancouver restaurants. The result is an incredible cheat sheet for foodies looking to explore the city’s Chinese cuisine scene – from classic restaurants to new up-and-comers.

Winners were selected in 21 different categories.  Five new categories this year looked at specific Chinese delicacies, including best har gow, or shrimp dumplings (Kirin Restaurants), best tea-smoked duck (Dinesty Dumpling House) and best five-spice beef wrapped in a Chinese pancake (Shanghai Morning Restaurant).  The remaining categories looked at types of Chinese restaurants, from best hot pot restaurant (Claypot Hotpot and BBQ) and best Hong Kong-style cafe (Deer Garden Signatures) to best dim sum (Kirin Restaurants) and best Cantonese restaurant (Bamboo Grove).   Continue reading:
Best Chinese Food in Vancouver? 33,759 people voted – Here are the results

Best Chinese Food in Vancouver? 19,612 People Voted – Here are the Results

Photo credit: hermitsmoores | Flickr

Photo credit: hermitsmoores | Flickr

The people have spoken.  Results to the sixth annual Diners’ Choice Awards – which go to the best Chinese restaurants in Metro Vancouver – are in.

An incredible 19,612 votes were cast during the month-long voting period.  Voters were tasked with choosing the best restaurants in 20 separate categories, ranging from Best Cantonese Restaurant to Best Food Court Stall and Best Dim Sum.  Over the years, the awards have grown to become the definitive guide to Chinese food in the city, helping diners identify hidden gems and familiar favourites among the thousands of Chinese restaurants in Metro Vancouver.

Photo credit: Flickr | Steven Depolo

Photo credit: Flickr | Steven Depolo

As in past years, the city of Richmond has come out on top, boasting an overwhelming majority of the winners.  In fact, many are located side by side along so-called Food Street in the heart of the city, where hundreds of Chinese restaurants are packed into the space of just a few blocks of Alexandra Road.

This year, several new award categories focused in on specific Chinese dishes, including Best Sichuan Boiled Beef, Best Honey Garlic Spareribs, Best Egg Tart, Best Taiwanese Bubble Tea and Best Wonton Noodles.  The Diners’ Choice Awards are followed on April 23 by the Critics’ Choice Awards, where the pros weigh in on the best Chinese dishes in the city.

The complete list of the Diners’ Choice Awards winners appears below:

Continue reading:
Best Chinese Food in Vancouver? 19,612 People Voted – Here are the Results

Best Chinese Food in Vancouver? 34,000 people voted – Here are the results

Photo credit: IronChefJPN | Flickr

Ever wonder where to find Vancouver’s best Taiwanese beef noodle soup or pan-fried Shanghainese bun?

Your search may be over.  Diners’ Choice winners of the 2013 Chinese Restaurant Awards were announced earlier this weeks.  More than 34,000 ordinary Metro Vancouver diners voted for hundreds of restaurants.  The result: An amazing cheat sheet for foodies eager to experience the city’s best Chinese cuisine – both familiar favourites and off-the-beaten-path finds.

Winners were selected in 18 different categories, everything from best hot pot to best dim sum. The Best Taiwanese Beef Noodle prize was claimed by Chef Hung Taiwanese Beef Noodle (locations in Richmond and Vancouver), which made its debut in the Lower Mainland after winning three championships in the Taipei International Beef Noodle Festival.  Meanwhile Best Pan-Fried Shanghainese Bun went to Top Shanghai Cuisine in Richmond, for its exactingly authentic take on the regional delicacy.

Other notable highlights include the award for Best Chinese Barbecue.   Continue reading:
Best Chinese Food in Vancouver? 34,000 people voted – Here are the results

The Search for Contemporary Chinese Cuisine in Vancouver

Ah . . . the elusive search for great Chinese food in Vancouver.  In nearby Richmond, of course, finding authentic Chinese is no problem – There are something like 200 Chinese restaurants clustered on Alexandra Road alone (aka “Food Street”).  But it gets a bit trickier in Vancouver.

There’s Chinatown proper, which features some traditional restaurants of note, like Jade Dynasty, as well as many touristy joints.  There’s also Main Street, which was once a hub of great Chinese cuisine and is still home to some classic restaurants like Sun Sui Wah Seafood.  But finding top-notch contemporary Chinese food in Vancouver – which respects traditional recipes while also incorporating international influences and all of BC’s natural bounty – can sometimes be a challenge.

Continue reading:
The Search for Contemporary Chinese Cuisine in Vancouver

2010 Edgewater Casino Chinese Restaurant Awards announced

The winner: House Special Crab at Richmond's Negative Space Restaurant

In February, Conde Nast Traveler magazine made official what locals have long known: Metro Vancouver has the best Chinese food in the world.

Today the 2010 Edgewater Casino Chinese Restaurant Awards named the best of the best.

A panel of local foodies that included CBC Radio‘s Margaret Gallagher, the Vancouver Sun‘s Nathan Fong and Ming Pao‘s Iris Yim picked the 2010 Critics’ Choice Signature Dish Awards.

Continue reading:
2010 Edgewater Casino Chinese Restaurant Awards announced

Condé Nast Traveler Gives Vancouver “Gold Medal” for Chinese Food

Shrimp dumplings at Floata Seafood Restaurant in Vancouver's Chinatown

Just in time for the 2010 Olympics, famous taste arbiter Condé Nast Traveler has given Vancouver the “Gold Medal” for the best Chinese food in North America–and maybe the world.

Continue reading:
Condé Nast Traveler Gives Vancouver “Gold Medal” for Chinese Food