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:

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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

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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.

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

Best Chinese Food in Vancouver: 2012 Diners’ Choice Results are in

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Wondering where to get the best dim sum in Metro Vancouver?  Or the best Chinese BBQ?  Or the best Szechuan cuisine?

Wonder no longer.  The diners have spoken.  Earlier this year, more than 12,521 votes were cast in the Diners’ Choice Awards component of Vancouver’s annual Chinese Restaurant Awards.  The results (see below) are a veritable road map to finding the best Chinese food in a city justly famous for its Chinese cuisine.

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Best Chinese Food in Vancouver: 2012 Diners’ Choice Results are in