Food Critics & Bloggers Recommend Fifteen Delectable Dishes in the 2015 Chinese Restaurant Awards

 

Food Critics & Bloggers Recommend Fifteen Delectable Dishes in the 2015 Chinese Restaurant Awards

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(Vancouver, B.C., Canada – April 15th, 2015)  After months of secret tasting, the judges of the 7th Annual Chinese Restaurant Awards share their decision with the public in today’s announcement of the 2015 Critics’ Choice Signature Dish Awards and Food Bloggers’ Choice Awards. The results will be included in the new Chinese dining guide that many Vancouverites and tourists have come to appreciate and trust.

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Photos of the winning dishes are available in high resolution. Please contact [
rae@ChineseRestaurantAwards.com ] for download link

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The team behind the new Food Bloggers’ Choice Awards consists of frequent restaurant-goers: Sherman Chan (shermansfoodadventures.com), Joyce Lam (vanfoodies.com), Jesse Tsao (myvanlife.com), and Chole Wang
(vandiary.com). They assumed the role of experts for three months, scrutinizing five dishes that are part of the 2015 Diners’ Choice Awards categories.

Inspired by the Awards’ professional food critics, the bloggers visited many restaurants and shared their opinions with one
another. Their gastronomic adventure led to the following results­: Yue Delicacy in Richmond won the award for Best Har Gow. Long’s Noodle House on Main Street received the award for Best Five-Spice Beef Wrapped in Chinese Pancake. Kalvin’s Szechuan Restaurant on Victoria Drive, one of Vancouver’s first authentic Taiwanese restaurants, won Best
Three-Cup Chicken. Shanghai Elan Restaurant in Burnaby’s Crystal Mall makes the Best Tea-Smoked Duck. Last but not least, Best Original Flavour Egg Waffle goes to Bubble Waffle Café in Aberdeen Centre, also the winner of Best Food Court Stall in the Diners’ Choice Awards.

Since completing the difficult tasks as a team, the bloggers have a new-found appreciation for the work done by the Awards’ food critics. Stephen Wong, Lee Man, Brendon Matthews, and Foodie Yau went through six months of tasting starting in fall 2014, with the goal of finding the restaurants that befitted the ten Signature Dish Awards. Kirin Restaurants won the heart of the judges with their traditional Steamed Prawn and Pork Dumpling Topped with Flying Fish Roe.  Chef Tony Seafood Restaurant’s east-meets-west Black Truffles, Pork, and Shrimp Dumplings enticed the critics with the sweetness of the shrimp and the earthy aroma of the black truffles. The chef’s creative approach to a traditional dish is highly praised by judges, making the restaurant a winner in this year’s Awards.

Bao Bei Chinese Brasserie in historic Chinatown received similar praise from the critics on its Shao Bing with Cumin Lamb Sirloin. The chefs at the hip restaurant redesigned the traditional pork shao bing by stuffing the toasty sesame bun with
smoky aromatic lamb, cumin seeds, and pickled red onions. Daisy Garden Restaurant, an older establishment in Chinatown, received recognition based on its traditional juicy B.B.Q Duck. The wide range of winners demonstrates the Awards’ determination in creating an all-inclusive dining guide that celebrates both the old and the new. The ballots of
the Critics’ Choice and Food Bloggers’ Choice Awards were officially audited by EY Canada.

The organizer of the Chinese Restaurant Awards has worked with different professionals in the culinary industry to bring the public surprises year after year. For example, the Signature Dish Dining Festival in 2012 gave diners the opportunity to
try the tasting menus of various restaurants at a reasonable price, and, in 2014, the Chinese Master Chefs Gold Medal Dinner united the local masters with celebrity chefs from Guangzhou, Hong Kong, and Shanghai to push Chinese fine dining to new heights. The Chinese Restaurant Awards Scholarship was introduced in 2014 to support students who are
passionate about Asian cuisine in Vancouver Community College’s culinary program.

The successful programs of the Awards are made possible with the support of premium sponsors, such as Hennessy Cognac, which presented Peninsula Seafood Restaurant with the Top Cognac Service and Sales Award in celebration of Hennessy’s 250th anniversary and in recognition of Chinese restaurants’ contribution to the cognac industry. In 2015, the Awards will continue to work closely with chefs and critics in order to present more exciting programs on its eighth anniversary.

The Chinese Restaurant Awards wishes to thank the following sponsors: Alberta Canola Producers Commission, EY Canada, Hennessy Cognac, Heineken, Amoy Food limited, Anchor Foods International Limited, Frobisher International Enterprise Ltd., CityTV, OMNI Television, Taiyangbao.ca and Vandiary.com and the partners view the full list

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Winners of the Food Bloggers’ Choice Awards  – Metro Vancouver  (5 awards in total)

1.       BEST HAR GOW (SHRIMP DUMPLING)
Yue Delicacy
8077 Alexandra Rd, Richmond (604) 233-1219

2.       BEST FIVE-SPICE BEEF WRAPPED IN CHINESE PANCAKE
Long’s Noodle House
4853 Main Street, Vancouver (604) 879-7879

3.       BEST TEA-SMOKED DUCK
Shanghai Elan Restaurant
Crystal Mall, #1687-4500 Kingsway, Burnaby (604) 569-2955

4.       BEST THREE CUP CHICKEN
Kalvin’s Szechuan Restaurant
5225 Victoria Drive, Vancouver (604) 321-2888

5.       BEST ORIGINAL-FLAVOR EGG WAFFLE
Bubble Waffle Café, Aberdeen Centre
#3000-4151 Hazelbridge Way, Richmond (604) 370-2211

 

Winners of the Critics’ Choice Signature Dish Awards  – Metro Vancouver (10 awards in total)
1.       B.B.Q. DUCK
Daisy Garden Restaurant
142 E Pender Street, Vancouver (604) 683-3822

2.       BLACK TRUFFLES, PORK AND SHRIMP DUMPLINGS
Chef Tony Seafood Restaurant
Empire Centre Mall, #101-4600 No.3 Road, Richmond (604) 279-0083

3.       BUDDHA JUMPING OVER THE WALL
Peninsula Seafood Restaurant
Oakridge Centre, #140-650 W. 41st Ave, Vancouver (604) 428-9999

4.       DEEP FRIED YELLOW CROAKER FISH WITH SEAWEED
NingTu Restaurant
2130 Kingsway, Vancouver (604) 438-6669

5.       FRIED SQUAB
Chef Tony Seafood Restaurant
Empire Centre Mall, #101-4600 No.3 Road, Richmond (604) 279-0083

6.       PORK LUNG WITH ALMOND SOUP
Golden Paramount Seafood Restaurant
8071 Park Road, Richmond (604) 278-0873

7.       SHAO BING
Bao Bei Chinese Brasserie
163 Keefer Street, Vancouver (604) 688-0876

8.       SLICED LAMB WITH PICKLED CABBAGE IN HOT POT
Silkway Halal Cuisine Restaurant
#110-8188 Saba Road, Richmond (604) 278-6788

9.       SPICY TYPHOON SHELTER STICKY RICE WITH CRISP BREAD CRUMBS
Dynasty Seafood Restaurant
#108-777 West Broadway, Vancouver (604) 876-8388

10.    STEAMED PRAWN & PORK DUMPLING TOPPED WITH FLYING FISH ROE
Kirin Restaurants
1172 Alberni Street, Vancouver (604) 682-8833
2/F, 555 W. 12th Avenue, Vancouver (604) 879-8038
350 Gifford Street, New Westminster (604) 528-8833
200 Three West Centre, 7900 Westminster Hwy, Richmond (604) 303-8833

 

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media inquiries: rae kung [ rae@chineserestaurantawards.com ]

 

 

 


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