Chinese Restaurant Awards on

Chinese people take their food very seriously. My mom makes a weekly
trek to a place in Richmond (sssh, it’s a secret) to buy roast duck and
pork with skin so crispy that it shatters when you look at it. When I
was growing up, we had dim sum every Saturday morning. I’m known for
late-night noodle cravings. I salivate at the thought of xiao long bao.

I’m salivating right now, actually.

Chinese food is incredibly diverse. Each region has its own
specialties, style and preferred ingredients. Trying to name a single
favourite Chinese dish is nearly impossible. When friends visit from
out of town, it takes us a week just to get through all the Chinese
restaurants that I want to show them.

In a city that is generally food-obsessed, with a significant
Chinese population (who are definitely food-obsessed), it’s about time
that something like the Chinese Restaurant Awards came along. Best dim
sum, soup, crab dish, congee or barbecue? There’s a category for
absolutely everything.