The Best Chinese Dishes in Vancouver

Food Porn!

Here it is … the list of all the award winning Chinese dishes for 2010 … also known as … the Best Chinese Dishes in Vancouver.

A few months ago, Suanne and I wanted to embark on trying every single dishes that won either a gold or silver in the 2010 Chinese Restaurant Award, Critic’s Choice. That is a LOT of dishes. You see, the CRA has 25 categories in all and with two awards given for each category that makes a total of 50 dishes.

Suanne and I thought we could cover it all. But on hindsight, it would have taken one full year to just to try every dish once a week. However, up to this point we only managed to taste 33 of the 50 dishes. So below is the list of all the 50 dishes.

If you see a picture of the dishes, those are the ones we have tried. YOU CAN CLICK ON THE PICTURE AND IT WILL BRING YOU TO THE BLOG POST OF THAT DISH.

There are 14 dishes we have not tried yet (note: 3 of the restaurants closed before we managed to try it). So if you have a blog post or pictures of the ones we had not covered, I would love to include your pictures below with a link to your site or review. Just send it my way and I will update the list below.

I hope this list will be useful for you when you plan to dine out. All the award winning dishes are excellent and you will hardly ever go wrong with them. The problem is there are just too many to choose from!

So without further ado … enjoy … the Best Chinese Dishes in Vancouver 2010.

Cantonese Dim Sum
Jade-Restaurant-Richmond-5-600x400Mushroom Dumpling
Jade Seafood Restaurant, Richmond
Empire-Chinese-Cuisine-3Deep-Fried Seafood Dumpling
Empire Chinese Cuisine, Richmond
Northern/Shanghai Dim Sum
Lin-Chinese-Cuisine-2-600x400Chicken Fenpi Salad
Lin Chinese Cuisine, Vancouver
Shanghai-Wonderful-12Daikon Pastry
Shanghai Wonderful, Richmond
Not-Blogged-YetPork Stomach & Gingko Long-boiled Soup
Bamboo Grove Chinese Restaurant, Richmond
Longs-SoupTofu Skin & Bamboo Shoot Soup
Long’s Noodle House, Vancouver
8GTCC-Hunan-3Five Spice Pork Heart
Alvin Garden, Burnaby
Delicious-Cuisine-Richmond-23-600x400Icy Crystal Eggs
Delicious Cuisine, Richmond

Cantonese Noodles
Tsim-Chai-NoodlesWonton Noodle Soup
Tsim Chai Noodles, Richmond
Jubilant-Restaurant-005Vermicelli in Fish Broth with Fish Balls & Squid Balls
Jubilant Restaurant, Richmond
Northern Noodles
Legendary-Noodle-Main-St-4Lamb & Hand-pulled Noodles in Soup
Legendary Noodles, Vancouver
Luck-Gate-Coquitlam-7-600x400Hand-sliced Noodles with Xingiang Spicy Chicken
Lucky Gate Chinese Restaurant, Coquitlam
Congee-Noodle-HousePidan, Pork & Dried Oyster Congee
Congee Noodle House, Vancouver
Kwong-Chow-Congee-and-Noodle-House-7Hong Kong Style Beef Congee
Kwong Chow Congee & Noodle House, Vancouver
Chinese Barbeque
Not-Blogged-YetBarbeque Pork
BBQ Master, Richmond
Dollar-Meat-Chinatown-3Barbeque Spareribs
Dollar Meat Store, Vancouver
Golden-Szechuan-Richmond-2-600x400Steamed Chicken with Chili & Fagara
Golden Sichuan Restaurant, Richmond
Not-Blogged-YetGrandpa’s Smoked Chicken
Jade Seafood Restaurant, Richmond
Red-Star-Granville-13Barbeque Duck
Red Star Seafood Restaurant, Vancouver
8GTCC-Hunan-4Tea-smoked Duck
Alvin Garden, Burnaby
Koon-Bo-Fraser-5Roasted Squab
Koon Bo Restaurant, Vancouver
Sea-Harbour-Seafood-Restaurant-Richmond-10Roasted Squab
Sea Harbour Seafood Restaurant, Richmond
Lu-Lu-Cafe-Coquitlam-3Ginger, Onion & Beef Hotpot
Lulu Cafe, Coquitlam
Delicious-Cuisine-Richmond-26-600x400Stir-fried Beef with Kimchi
Delicious Cuisine, Richmond
Not-Blogged-YetRoast Suckling Pig
Kirin Restaurant, various locations
Not-Blogged-YetShanghai Style Braised Pork
Dragon Palace Chinese Restaurant, New Westminster
Not-Blogged-YetStir-fried Spiced Lamb
Grand Honour Restaurant, Vancouver
Not-Blogged-YetLamb Hotpot
Excelsior Chinese Restaurant, Richmond
Not-Blogged-YetHouse Special Crab
Negative Space, Richmond
Ningtu-Restaurant-Kingsway-3Rice Cake Crab
Ningtu Restaurant, Vancouver
Alaska King Crab & Lobster
Not-Blogged-YetAlaska King Crab Three Ways
Sun Sui Wah Seafood Restaurant, Vancouver & Richmond
Kens-Chinese-Kingsway-2Braised Lobster & Taro Noodle Hotpot
Ken’s Chinese Restaurant, Vancouver
Sea-Harbour-Seafood-Restaurant-Richmond-12Pan-fried Prawns with Soy
Sea Harbour Seafood Restaurant, Richmond
Restaurant-ClosedSauteed Kung Pao Prawns
Northern Dynasty, Richmond
SW-Pepper-House-Richmond5Fresh Tilapia with Peanuts, Cilantro & Chili
S&W Pepper House, Richmond
Not-Blogged-YetSliced Cod Steamed with Ham & Mushroom
Empire Seafood Restaurant, Richmond
Clams, Oysters and Scallops
Kens-Chinese-Kingsway-8Baked Live Pink Scallops
Ken’s Chinese Restaurant, Vancouver
Not-Blogged-YetBC Scallops Stuffed with Ham
Jade Dynasty Chinese Restaurant, Vancouver
Not-Blogged-YetSauteed Geoduck with Mushroom
Yan’s Garden Restaurant, Burnaby
Not-Blogged-YetGold and Silver Geoduck
Shiang Garden Restaurant, Richmond
Food Court
James-Snack-Sandpot-Rice-5-600x400Claypot Ostrich Rice
James Snack Sandpot Rice, Empire Centre, Richmond
XLB-WangsXiao Long Bao
Wang’s Shanghai Cuisine, Burnaby
Landmark-Hotpot-5Congee Hotpot with Yu Fu (Fish Tofu)
Landmark Hotpot House, Vancouver
Restaurant-ClosedFish Meatballs
Sun Tung Kee Hotpot Restaurant, Richmond
Northern-Delicacy-DishNanhua Tofu
Northern Delicacy, Richmond
Restaurant-ClosedSauteed Vegetables
Overman Chen Restaurant, Richmond
Lin-Chinese-Cuisine-5-600x400Eight Treasure Sweet Rice
Lin Chinese Cuisine and Tea House, Vancouver
Not-Blogged-YetNutty Taro Roll
Jade Dynasty Chinese Restaurant, Vancouver
Most Innovative
8GTCC-Jiangsu-Cuisine-12Stir-fried Fish Noodle with Enoki Mushroom
Shanghai Village, Vancouver
Northern-Delicacy-Richmond6Sizhi Tofu Dumpling
Northern Delicacy, Richmond

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  1. souggy

    Damn, it’s a race against time, eh, Ben? With all them restaurants closing and all!

  2. Eric

    “Food porn” LOL I love how well this describes those photos because I definitely get a few foodgasms from looking at them.

  3. Lori MacMullen

    I am looking for dim sum south of the port mann bridge in Surrey – anyone?? I LOVE dim sum, heck Chinese food in general and am looking for a place where I can get the quality and flavours from a downtown Vancouver or Richmond restaurant….can anyone offer a recommendation?

  4. LotusRapper

    Hey Ben – is there a way you can “sticky” this thread so that it’s always present on the homepage somewhere ? There are often times when I need to brainstorm a place to go with short notice, a place that is famous for a particular dish(es), but the irony of so many restaurants in Greater Vancouver can make it hard to think of one, let alone a shortlist of 2-3.

    1. Ben

      Hi LotusRapper: Yeah, I am working on yet another tool that will do more than what you suggest. At the meantime, I will perhaps stick it up on the slide deck but I’ll do that when I get home this weekend. Ben

  5. grayelf

    I have a new nominee (LOL) — the seaweed fish at Ningtu. Ridiculously good and much better than any other rendition I have tried so far in Vancouver. The research continues and much fun it is.

    1. Buddha Girl

      Ooooh! I gotta bring Buddha Boy there to try! He loves the one at Long’s…but Ningtu is so much closer! Hehehe!

  6. grayelf

    For me, deffo blows the Long’s version out of the water (ooh bad pun). Really large pieces of moist tasty but mild white fish with the seawood on the outside and the thinnest, lightest batter. And that it is served searingly hot and fresh out of the deep fryer with a nice bowl of black vinegar doesn’t hurt :-). So jealous you live nearby…

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