Vancouver’s splendid dining scene is inseparable with the excellence of local Chinese restaurants. Delicious Chinese dishes made with fresh Canadian ingredients haven’t just open the eyes of locals; tourists from around the world are also attracted by their quality and innovations.
As a trend-setter in honoring the best of Chinese Signature Dishes in Greater Vancouver, Chinese Restaurant Awards (CRA) returns for its fourth consecutive year with a series of exciting plans and events.
CRA 2012 is divided into two components: Critics’ Choice Awards and Diner’s Choice Awards, both with new award categories. This year’s Critics’ Choice Awards will include three new categories from the Signature Dish Dine Out Festival, where the Best Alberta Beef, Alberta Pork, and Best use of Amoy Sauce dishes will be carefully selected. Nine other categories will comprise of twenty-two award-winning Signature Dishes, while the additional Best Wine & Spirit Award will be in place, to encourage more restaurants to come up with even better wine pairing with Chinese dishes.
Last year, CRA’s Diner’s Choice Award had set another record in the number of votes received – a total of 11,453 votes were casted online by both Mainstream and Asian dining public, along with enthusiastic discussions about where has the best Chinese food in town. New categories, such as Best Xiao Long Bao (Shanghainese soup dumpling) and Best King Crab Dish, have been added to this year’s Diners’ Choice Awards, so that diners are encouraged to evaluate Chinese food in Signature Dish terms; other two new categories, Best New Restaurant and Best Food Court Stall, are added so that the result will be more inclusive of Greater Vancouver’s vibrant Chinese dining scene.
Winners of both Critics’ Choice Awards and Diners’ Choice Awards will be announced on January 17th, 2012, at an Awards Ceremony.
For more information: http://www.chineserestaurantawards.com