Diners’ Choice Winners Announced

(Vancouver, BC) – From October 6th through November 12th, more than 11,000 (11,453 to be precise) votes were received for the Diners’ Choice Awards portion of the 2011 HSBC Chinese Restaurant Awards. “This reflects a significant increase over last year’s participation when we received 9,500 votes,” says Craig Stowe, Director of the Chinese Restaurant Awards. “We could not be more thrilled with the number of people who took the time to first nominate restaurants, and then later, returned to vote. This goes to show how much people in the Lower Mainland care about Chinese cuisine.”

Since the launch of the 2011 HSBC Chinese Restaurant Awards at the end of September, the dining public have been discussing the merits of various Chinese restaurants; with a lot of ‘buzz’ generated through social media as well as on many food web sites and blogs. “We welcome the discussions, “ says Founding Judging Panel Chair Stephen Wong. “One of the best things about the Diners’ Choice Awards is that since the public nominate the restaurants, I always learn about some new place I hadn’t heard of before. With more than 600 Chinese restaurants in the Lower Mainland, no one person can know them all. The Diners’ Choice Awards are a great referral system to what is currently excellent.”

Some of the races were won by perennial favourites – for instance HK BBQ Master won the Best BBQ category for the third year in a row. This Richmond gem is widely acclaimed for the excellence of its barbecue meats. Other categories were hotly contested with less than a handful of votes separating the winner from the second place finishers. “Such finishes go to show how incredibly fortunate we are to have such a wealth of great Chinese restaurants,” comments Mr. Stowe.

Diners’ Choice Award winners will receive their awards at the 2011 HSBC Chinese Restaurant Awards ceremony on January 18, 2011.

The 2011 HSBC Chinese Restaurant Awards wishes to thank title sponsor HSBC Bank Canada and the following sponsors who help to make these awards possible:
Tourism Richmond, Remy Martin, Mercedes Benz, Quintessentially Canada, Amoy Food limited, Tsit Wing Group, Underwater Harvesters’ Association, Wingtat Game Bird Packers, CityTV, OMNI TV, CHMB AM 1320, Fairchild Radio AM1470 & FM96.1, Global Chinese Press, Gcpnews.com, World Journal, Bcbay.com, Creaders.net, Canadian Dim Sum Chefs Association, Chinese Canadian Chefs Association, Hong Kong Canadian Chinese Chefs Club.

1.     BBQ Shop
HK BBQ Master

145-4651 No. 3 Rd, Richmond (604-272-6568)
2.     Cantonese Dim Sum Restaurant
Jade Seafood Restaurant

8511 Alexandra Road, Richmond (604-249-0082)
3.     Casual Restaurant
Ho Yuen Kee Restaurant

6236 Fraser St, Vancouver (604-324-8855)
4.     Chinese Bakery
La Patisserie

8278 Granville St, Vancouver (604-269-0002)
2- 6360 No.3 Road, Richmond (604-270-3092)
5.     Congee/Noodle house Restaurant
Congee Noodle House
141-143 East Broadway
, Vancouver (604-879-8221)
6.     Dining Environment
Kirin Restaurants

1172 Alberni Street, Vancouver (604-682-8833)
1163 Pinetree Way, 2/F, Coquitlam (604-944-8833)
2/F 555 W. 12th Ave., Vancouver (604-879-8038)
350 Gifford St, New Westminster (604-528-8833)
200 Three West Centre, 7900 Westminster Hwy, Richmond (604-303-8833)
7.     Fine Dining Restaurant
Kirin Restaurants

1172 Alberni Street, Vancouver (604-682-8833)
1163 Pinetree Way, 2/F, Coquitlam (604-944-8833)
2/F 555 W. 12th Ave., Vancouver (604-879-8038)
350 Gifford St, New Westminster (604-528-8833)
200 Three West Centre, 7900 Westminster Hwy, Richmond (604-303-8833)
8.     Hong Kong-Style Café
Deer Garden Signatures

2015-8580 Alexandra Road, Richmond (604-278-9229)
9.     Hong Kong–Style Milk Tea (new)
Lido Restaurant

150-4231 Hazelbridge Way, Richmond (604-231-0055)
10.  Hotpot Restaurant
Landmark Hotpot House

4023 Cambie St, Vancouver (604-872-2868)
11.  Modern Chinese Restaurant
Bao Bei Chinese Brasserie

163 Keefer St, Vancouver (604-688-0876)
12.  Northern / Shanghainese Restaurant
Dinesty Chinese Restaurant

160-8111 Ackroyd Road, Richmond (604-303-7772)
13.  Service
Hakkasan Contemporary Chinese Cuisine

110-2188 no.5 Road, Richmond (604-273-9191)
14.  Taiwanese Restaurant/ BBT Café
Pearl Castle

1128-3779 Sexsmith Rd, Richmond (604-270-3939)
1380-4380 No. 3 Rd, Richmond (604-270-1870)
15.  Vegetarian Restaurant
Bodhi Choi Heung Vegetarian Restaurant

3932 Fraser St, Vancouver (604-873-3848)

For more information on the HSBC Chinese Restaurant Awards: www.chineserestaurantawards.com

For updates, visit HSBC Chinese Restaurant Awards’ Facebook page & Twitter (@CRADiningGuide)


English Food Media Contact:
Nancy Wong
Culinary Communications