Best congee in Vancouver to try at least once

Nov 3 2022, 8:00 pm

The moment the rain starts to fall and the temperature drops drastically in Vancouver, we start craving one dish in particular: congee.

A versatile dish that is especially popular in China, congee is a porridge that can be enjoyed with different types of toppings. From sweet to savoury, seafood to veggie, there are congee types to satisfy any taste and mood.

Thankfully, there are loads of places in Vancouver and Metro Vancouver where you can find high-quality and tasty congee to keep you satisfied all winter long.

Here are the best places to get top-notch congee in Vancouver.

Congee Noodle Delight


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This family-owned restaurant has over 25 congee flavours to choose from, including a Canadian-style sampan congee that’s made with shredded pork, as well as its House Special with prawns, scallop, squid, fish, and mushroom.

Address: #1021 88 W Pender Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-336-3311


Double Double

Double Double is a crowd favourite for a bowl of comforting congee, offering almost 30 different variations. Diners will find classic flavours like sweet corn on its menu, as well as unique options like dried fish and peanuts, or meatballs.

Address: 4600 No. 3 Road Unit 128, Richmond
Phone: 604-370-3345


Kwong Chow Congee & Noodle House


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Kwong Chow has dozens of congee dishes on its menu, including a specialty chicken congee and century egg and lean pork congee. The restaurant also has a large serving option that feeds four to six people.

Address: 3163 Main Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-876-8520

No. 9 Restaurant


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This 24-hour restaurant serves up an impressive variety of congee, including everything from plain to vegetarian and seafood, to assorted meats, and so much more. The preserved egg and shredded pork congee is a popular choice, along with the fish fillet congee.

Address: (Lansdowne Shopping Centre) Unit 812-5300 No.3 Road, Richmond
Phone: 604-278-7700 or 604-279-0002


New Town Bakery


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New Town Bakery has been operating since 1980, specializing in savoury congee with a wide variety of options to choose from. That includes BBQ duck, pork liver, prawns, and so much more.

Address: 148 East Pender Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-689-7835

Address: #7 – 10302 City Parkway, Surrey
Phone: 604-588-1828


Congee Noodle King


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This spot has been serving Hong Kong-style congee since 2006, with dozens upon dozens of different options. Patrons will find everything from chicken to beef to fish to prawn to mushroom congee here, along with big tables perfect for a large group.

Address: 3313 Kingsway, Vancouver
Phone: 604-435-6670

Neptune Seafood Restaurant


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Part of the Neptune Restaurant group, this Richmond eatery is known for its seafood options, but it also has a huge range of congee on its menu, too. For a real treat, try the decadent lobster congee or sliced Australian Abalone congee.

Address: 8171 Ackroyd Road #110, Richmond
Phone: 604-207-9888


Sun Sui Wah Seafood Restaurant

This Cantonese restaurant is known for its dim sum, but it also has a few fantastic congee items on its menu. It also has two locations: one in Vancouver, and one in Richmond.

Address: 3888 Main St, Vancouver

Address: 4940 No 3 Rd #102, Richmond

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