21 best Chinese restaurants and dishes in Vancouver

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Bellies are full, and ballots are counted: The 2018 Chinese Restaurant Awards have just revealed the winners of this year’s Diners’ Choice Awards.

The list spotlights what we, the eating public, loves the most in Metro Vancouver when it comes to Chinese and Taiwanese fare, from soulful hot pot to fancy dim sum spots.

An impressive 35,219 votes were cast between February 5 and March 4 over multiple platforms.

New categories for the awards’ 10th anniversary include Best Peking Duck, Best Shanghainese Stir Fry Egg White, Best Sichuan Mouthwatering Chicken, and Best Spring Rolls.

Those new categories join the standard array, which includes things like Best Hot Pot Restaurant, Best Hong Kong-style Café, Best Congee and Noodle Restaurant, Best Food Court Stall, Best New Restaurant, Best Cantonese Restaurant, Best Dim Sum Restaurant, and many more.

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Sichuan Mouthwatering Chicken (Photo courtesy Chinese Restaurant Awards)

In addition to Diners’ Choice, the Chinese Restaurant Awards feature the Critics’ Choice Signature Dish categories, which are decided on by a panel of local food personalities. Those winners will be announced–and everyone honoured–at an event and awards ceremony in May.

2018 Chinese Restaurant Awards Diners’ Choice Awards

1. Best PEKING DUCK
Chang’an: 1661 Granville Street, Vancouver

2. Best SHANGHAINESE STIR FRY EGG WHITE
Suhang Restaurant: #100-8291 Ackroyd Road, Richmond

3. BEST SICHUAN MOUTHWATERING CHICKEN
Szechuan House: 4394 Imperial St., Burnaby

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Photo courtesy Chinese Restaurant Awards

4. Best SPRING ROLLS
Prince Chinese Seafood Restaurant: 2881 Grandview Hwy, Vancouver

5. Best new Restaurant – open less than one year (Presented by Fantuan Delivery)
Geng Shi Ji: 1211-8338 Capstan Way, Richmond

6. Best Services Restaurant
Dynasty Seafood Restaurant: #108-777 West Broadway, Vancouver

7. Best Fine Dining Restaurant
Mott32: 1161 W Georgia St., Vancouver

8. Best Dim Sum Restaurant
Chef Tony Seafood Restaurant: #101-4600 No.3 Road, Richmond

9. Best Vegetarian Restaurant
Sun Bo Kong Vegetarian Restaurant: 1363 Kingsway, Vancouver

10. Best Cantonese Restaurant
Fortune Terrace Chinese Cuisine: #130-6200 River Road, Richmond

11. Best Northern Chinese Restaurant
Najia Restaurant: 1018 Beach Ave., Vancouver

12. Best Shanghainese Restaurant
Z&Y Shanghai Cuisine: #1010-4711 Mcclelland Road, Richmond

13. Best Sichuan/Hunan Restaurant
Happy Tree House BBQ: 3502 Kingsway St., Vancouver and #105-8171 Alexandra Road, Richmond

14. Best Taiwanese Restaurant/BBT Café
Memory Corner: 6900 No.3 Road, Richmond

15. Best Hot Pot Restaurant
Boiling Point: Various locations

16. Best Congee and Noodle Restaurant
Congee Noodle House: 141 E Broadway, Vancouver

17. Best Hong Kong-Style Café
Copa Café: Various locations

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HK BBQ Master (Lindsay William-Ross/Vancouver Is Awesome)

18. Best B.B.Q. Shop
HK B.B.Q. Master: #145-4651 No. 3 Road, Richmond

19. Best Bakery Shop
Maxim’s Bakery: Various locations

20. Best Food Court Stall
Xiang Yuan Qiao Bridge Rice Noodle: Crystal Mall Food Court, #2128-4500 Kingsway, Burnaby

21. Best Fantuan delivery Restaurant (Presented by Fantuan Delivery)
Me + Crepe: Various locations

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Lindsay is a Senior Writer at Vancouver Is Awesome. A fifth generation Vancouverite, she was previously the Food Editor of Daily Hive and Senior Editor of Vancity Buzz. Lindsay grew up in Vancouver and Toronto, then spent over 20 years in Los Angeles, where she was EIC of the city's top blog, earned her Masters in English, attended culinary school, and was an English professor. Lindsay's first published piece was December 1980 in The Province; it was her letter to Santa. E-mail: lindsay@vancouverisawesome.com