The best Chinese food in Vancouver, according to diners

May 27 2016, 4:33 am

The votes have been tabulated…or should we say digested? The results are in for the Chinese Restaurant Awards’ 2016 Diners’ Choice Awards, singling out the best Chinese food in Metro Vancouver.

Between December 14, 2015 and January 31, 2016, Chinese food lovers were encouraged to nominate and vote for their favourite eats in 21 categories. As a testament to the popularity of the annual awards, organizers say they’ve seen a sevenfold increase in participating voters this year from the competition’s inaugural year–an impressive 34,152 votes were cast in this year’s voting period of 48 days.

This year, new iconic dish categories are Best Sichuan Water-Boiled Fish, Best Taiwanese Braised Pork Rice, Best Hong Kong-style Roast Duck, Best Shanghai-Style Drunken Chicken and Best Mango Sago with Grapefruit/Pomelo. “Each new dish category was again decided based on the dish’s reputation as being popular, iconic or as a staple dish in a particular region in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan,” explains the CRA.

Best HK Style Roast Duck winner, Parker Fresh Meat (Photography by Sherman’s Food Adventures /courtesy CRA)

Best HK Style Roast Duck winner, Parker Fresh Meat (Photography by Sherman’s Food Adventures /courtesy CRA)

There are a couple of other phases of the awards; the Critics’ Choice, the Social Media Choice, and the Awards Ceremony at River Rock Show Theatre on Wednesday, March 2, 2016.

2016 Chinese Restaurant Awards Winners of the Diners’ Choice Awards – Metro Vancouver

1. Best Sichuan Water-Boiled Fish
New Spicy Chili Restaurant
#160-4200 No.3 Road, Richmond

2. Best Taiwanese Braised Pork Rice
Memory Corner
6900 No.3 Road, Richmond

3. Best Hong Kong-Style Roast Duck
Parker Fresh Meat
#1020-4380 No.3 Road, Richmond

4. Best Shanghai-Style Drunken Chicken
Shanghai Morning Restaurant
#125-8291 Alexandra Road, Richmond

Best Shanghaiese Drunken Chicken – Shanghai Morning (Photo by Sherman’s Food Adventures /courtesy CRA)

Best Shanghaiese Drunken Chicken – Shanghai Morning (Photo by Sherman’s Food Adventures /courtesy CRA)

5. Best Mango Sago with Pomelo/Grapefruit
Mango Yummy
6564 No.3 Road, Richmond

6. Best Services Restaurant
The Jade Seafood Restaurant
8511 Alexandra Road, Richmond

7. Best Fine Dining Restaurant
Peninsula Seafood Restaurant
Oakridge Centre, 650 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver

8. Best Dim Sum Restaurant
Sea Harbour Seafood Restaurant
#150-8888 River Road, Richmond

9. Best Vegetarian Restaurant
Spicy Vegetarian Cuisine
#132-4200 No.3 Road, Richmond

10. Best Cantonese Restaurant
Bamboo Grove Restaurant
6920 No.3 Road, Richmond

11. Best Northern Chinese Restaurant
Legendary Noodles
1074 Denman Street, Vancouver

12. Best Shanghainese Restaurant
Shanghai River Restaurant
7831 Westminster Highway, Richmond

13. Best Sichuan Restaurant
Golden Szechuan Restaurant
#170-3631 No.3 Road, Richmond

14. Best Hunan Restaurant
Alvin Garden
4850 Imperial Street, Burnaby

15. Best Taiwanese Restaurant/Bubble Tea Café
Bubble World Restaurant
Various locations around Metro Vancouver

16. Best Hot Pot Restaurant
Landmark Hotpot House
4023 Cambie Street, Vancouver

17. Best Congee and Noodle Restaurant
Kongee Dinesty
#165-9020 Capstan Way, Richmond

18. Best Hong Kong-Style Café
Copa Café
4030 Cambie Street, Vancouver, 604-873-8974
6200 River Road, Richmond, 604-276-8972
#300-1175 Johnson Street, Coquitlam, 604-944-8973

19. Best BBQ Shop
HK B.B.Q. Master
#145-4651 No. 3 Road, Richmond 604-272-6568

20. Best Bakery Shop
Saint Germain Bakery
Oakridge Centre, #137-650 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver, 604-267-0807
Aberdeen Centre, #1428-4151 Hazelbridge Way, Richmond, 604-276-8378
Metropolis at Metrotown, #1144-4720 Kingsway, Burnaby, 604-438-8182

21. Best Food Court Stall
Bubble Waffle Café
Aberdeen Centre, #3000-4151 Hazelbridge Way Richmond, 604-370-2211
Lansdowne Centre, #1025-5300 No. 3 Road, Richmond, 604-284-2444
Crystal Mall, 4500 Kingsway, Burnaby, 604-428-2838

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