by Tammy Kwan
Do you frequent a specific restaurant to eat your favourite Chinese dish in town?
The 8th Annual Chinese Restaurant Awards takes place this year, and recognizes some of the best locations for Chinese food. One of the three different features of the influential cuisine awards are the Diners’ Choice Awards, where the general public is invited to nominate and vote for a favourite Chinese restaurant in a number of categories.
Five new dish categories have been added this year: Sichuan Water-Boiled Fish, Hong Kong-style Roast Duck, Shanghai-style Drunken Chicken, Taiwanese Braised Pork Rice, and Mango Pomelo/Grapefruit Sago.
The nominations are in, and fellow diners can now vote online through January 31 for their top restaurant picks. The award results will be revealed on February 1 at noon , and winners will be invited to the 8th Annual Awards Ceremony at the River Rock Show Theatre on March 2.
Launched in 2008, the Chinese Restaurants Awards have received over 130,000 votes that support Chinese restaurants in Greater Vancouver in the last seven years. In 2015, the Diners’ Choice Awards received 33,759 votes—a seven-fold increase in comparison to the event’s first year.