Exploring Vancouver’s Chinese Cuisine

photo: Siu Mai at Jade Dynasty | Flickr

photo: Siu Mai at Jade Dynasty | Flickr

Fed up with the same old sweet-and-sour pork, fried rice and lo mein? Say no more.

Among Vancouver’s culinary treasures is “the best Chinese food” outside of China, according to no less an authority than The New York Times. For diners seeking a taste of exactingly authentic cuisine from across China’s many regions, it’s a virtual Shangri-La.

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Exploring Vancouver’s Chinese Cuisine

Beyond Wontons: Where to Find Vancouver’s Best Chinese Cuisine (Part II)

Despite Vancouver’s reputation for great Chinese cuisine, finding a stellar Chinese meal isn’t always easy in the city.  In my last post, I asked for your advice and talked about the Chinese Restaurant Awards, an annual competition that highlights the city’s best restaurants.

Armed with a copy of the Signature Dish Dining Guide (which lists winners of the awards), I headed to Richmond’s “Food Road” recently, where more than 200 Chinese restaurants are packed within the space of a few blocks along Alexandra Road.  My mission was to try several of the award-winning dishes at Jade Seafood Restaurant, a perennial winner of gold and silver medals in the competition.

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Beyond Wontons: Where to Find Vancouver’s Best Chinese Cuisine (Part II)