Like Chinese food? Then you’ll love ChineseBites.com, as they strive to become Metro Vancouver’s #1 source for Chinese dining information by developing a communication channel between restauranteurs and foodies. Not only is it a directory listing of Chinese restaurants, but they also include industry news such as grand openings, upcoming restaurants and award winners.
Their bilingual restaurant profiles are packed with information that no other source includes such as signature dishes, current promos and latest menus. The ultimate goal is to improve the local Chinese restaurants’ online presence, which for the most part is currently almost non-existent, but yet is vital to the success of restaurants today and moving forward. With over 80+ Chinese restaurants registered and over 500+ signature dishes submitted, they are well on their way to reaching their goal. Since it is a new website, don’t expect to find detailed restaurant profiles for all 500+ Metro Vancouver Chinese restaurants, but ChineseBites.com promises 200+ full restaurant profiles by the end of the year.
Look out for the ChineseBites.com Signature Dishes Tour which will gather local media/bloggers/critics to visit 2-3 Chinese restaurants each month while sampling nothing but the very best signature dishes from the restaurants. The theme of this tour is to prove Metro Vancouver has the best Chinese food in the world outside of Asia. When possible, Vancity Buzz will be there to blog about each gathering.
Starting next week, ChineseBites.com will also launch a brand new mobile coupon service for Chinese restaurants. When you visit participating restaurants, a coupon will already be waiting for you on the table to redeem. You will need to perform a specific task such as Liking that restaurant on Facebook, checking-in or other easy tasks to redeem. 12 restaurants are already on board with many more to follow.
Enter your chance to win the next iPhone (once available) or FREE DINNER FOR A MONTH. Tons of other prizes available as well.
Prizes are worth $3888 including:
1) Grand Prize either a next gen iPhone or FREE DINNER FOR A MONTH (1 winner)
2) Summer Night Market $250 eating spree with you and five friends (2 winners)
3) Vancouver Foodie Tours – Gourmet Tour for two $138 (1 winner)
4) Grand Dynasty Seafood Restaurant $100 GC (1 winner)
5) Western Lake Chinese Seafood Restaurant – $50 GC (2 winners)
6) Maxim’s Bakery $50 GC (4 winners)
7) Golden Swan Seafood Restaurant $20 GC (5 winners)
8) Transparent Mahjong set $125 (10 winners)
Enter the Contest:
1. LIKE ChineseBites on Facebook. This gives you one entry and nothing else is required.
Optional, but significantly increases your chance of winning:
2. Invite friends to LIKE their Facebook page using their app. Each friend that LIKES ChineseBites gains you an additional 2 entries. So if 50 friends you invite LIKE ChineseBites, that’s another 100 entries for you.
3. Retweet the following to gain an additional 5 entries:
- Win the next iPhone or FREE DINNER FOR A MONTH from @ChineseBites via @VancityBuzz http://bit.ly/O1hXZq RT to Enter!
Contest ends Aug 19, 2012.