Get your chopsticks ready and experience the Dumpling Trail in Richmond

For a taste of the most delectable dumplings from this side of the Pacific, follow Richmond’s delicious Dumpling Trail! 

20 minutes from Downtown Vancouver by skytrain, the city of Richmond offers over 800 dining options. To assist visitors in choosing where to dine, Tourism Richmond has developed an updated version of the Dumpling Trail, – a website filled with itineraries featuring hand-selected restaurants representing Richmond’s Asian culinary scene.

With a collection of 20 restaurants, the Dumpling Trail consists of various self-guided itineraries to bring you on a journey that will have you craving more and more.

The Dumpling Trail features various types of restaurants, including higher-end sit down restaurants, food court stalls, hidden gem restaurants in strip malls and so much more.

During your Dumpling Trail experience, you’ll taste various regions of Asian cuisine, including the Guangdong province of China, the Xi’an province and Shanghai.

Dumpling highlights include:

  • Chiu Chow Fun Gor: Encased in a thin layer of tapioca wrapper, the Chiu Chow Fun Gor is a variety of steamed dumpling from the Chaoshan area of coastal eastern Guangdong, a province in China. The dumplings are typically made with chopped peanuts, garlic, chives, ground pork, dried shrimp and mushrooms, making this a very unique dumpling.


  • Guo tie: Guo tie (wor tip in Cantonese) are known as pot-stickers. They are panfried dumplings, typically shaped in a crescent moon or a Chinese gold ingot; however the shape may differ depending on the dumpling’s region. The guo tie at Xi’an Cuisine are Northern-style pot-stickers – long, straight and open on both sides.


  • Xiao Long Bao: Your typical dumpling associated with Shanghainese cuisine and one that will knock you off your feet, in a good way. Each dumpling is stuffed with pork then they add a crazy delicious soup.

To make the most out of your experience, we recommend following these tips:

  • Best enjoyed in a group – Dumplings can be filling if you are visiting multiple restaurants. You may also be enticed to try other menu items as well!


  • Plan according to your budget – Stops on the trail range from high-end restaurants to unassuming food court stalls, each offering a different experience.


  • Bring cash – Bear in mind that some of the restaurants on our list only accept cash for payment.

To learn more about the Dumpling Trail, visit

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  1. Oh cool! Thanks for sharing. =) This is a great idea I hope they make a noodle and soup trail. I’ve got a go to spot for Ramen and Wonton Noodle Soup but none for Pho or Taiwanese Beef Noodle Soup. Ah, now I made myself hungry.