Fresh off the Vote – Diner’s Choice Winners Announced!

 

Fresh off the Vote – Diner’s Choice Winners Announced!

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Fresh off the Vote – Diner’s Choice Winners Announced!
23 Winners and 23 Honorable Mentions for your culinary journey

Vancouver, February 25, 2019 – This is the moment all Metro Vancouver diners have been waiting for. Diners cheered and supported their favourite local Chinese restaurants at the 11th annual Diners’ Choice Awards, presented by China Eastern Airlines. Over 3,700 nominations were submitted for 22 categories and 32,796 votes were casted online and through WeChat voting app in the past 35 days. The voting period also coincided with the Chinese Lunar New Year celebration. This perfect timing allowed diners to explore the nominated restaurants with a festive flare, before casting their votes.

Diners’ Choice Awards, a major component of the Chinese Restaurant Awards, has been the much anticipated guide to represent the best of Chinese and Taiwanese cuisines in Metro Vancouver. Curated annually by local diners, Diners’ Choice Awards is a complete and comprehensive guide that showcases the latest trends in the Metro Vancouver dining scene, which isn’t just treasured by locals, but also appreciated by visitors who want a taste of the local insight. Over the years, Diners’ Choice Awards has also become an index for the restaurant industry to elevate the quality of their food, service, and overall experience. That’s the guide to be trusted.

Highlights from this year’s awards include the winners of three new iconic dish categories, the Best Dessert Restaurant, as well as the much-desired Best New Restaurant award and a new category — “Most Voted Restaurant”.

Best Cantonese-style Crispy Chicken : Dynasty Seafood Restaurant, Vancouver
Best Sichuan Chili Oil Wonton : Chao Shou Wang, Burnaby
Best Tofu Pudding : iTofu, Richmond
Best Dessert Restaurant: Snackshot, Vancouver

As a collaboration with Vanpeople.com, the brand new “Most Voted Restaurant” Award honours HK BBQ Master, which has received 1022 votes in its category “Best Cantonese BBQ Shop” and the most votes while comparing with the winners of other categories. The enthusiasm reflected upon the number of votes has truly explained HK BBQ Master’s consistency, quality offerings, and popularity among Metro Vancouver diners. This year is also their 9th time winning the category of “Best Cantonese BBQ Shop”.

The “Best New Restaurant” recognizes the restaurant has an impressive first round in the Metro Vancouver dining scene. HaiDiLao Hotpot, the internationally well-known hotpot brand from China, has made a successful landing in the Metro Vancouver dining scene. Having been opened for just three months, they have already won the hearts of the majority of diners, which has set a perfect example of bringing world-class Chinese cuisine to Metro Vancouver.

In addition to the celebrated winners, the second most voted in each category will be included in the “Honorable Mentions” list, offering more options for diners to extend their culinary journey.

The winners and “Honorable Mentions” of the 2019 Diners’ Choice Awards will be invited to attend the 11th annual Chinese Restaurant Awards Ceremony at River Rock Show Theatre on Tuesday, April 2nd. The result of the Critics’ Choice Signature Dish Awards will be announced on the same day.

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2019 Chinese Restaurant Awards
Winners of the Diners’ Choice Awards – Metro Vancouver
23 awards in total | *new awards this year

1. BEST CANTONESE-STYLE CRISPY CHICKEN*
Dynasty Seafood Restaurant
#108-777 West Broadway, Vancouver (604) 876-8388
Honorable Mention: Kirin Restaurants, various locations

2. BEST SICHUAN CHILI OIL WONTON*
Chao Shou Wang
4500 Kingsway, Burnaby (778) 371-5033
Honorable Mention: Top Shanghai Restaurant, #120-8100 Ackroyd Rd, Richmond (604) 278-8798

3. BEST TOFU PUDDING*
iTofu
#125 – 4940 No.3 Road, Richmond (236) 888-6618
Honorable Mention: Excellent Tofu & Snacks, 4231 Hazelbridge Way, Richmond (604) 232.0268

4. MOST VOTED RESTAURANT (Presented by Vanpeople.com)*
HK B.B.Q. Master
#145-4651 No. 3 Road, Richmond (604) 272-6568
Honorable Mention: Emporer’s Kitchen, G/F, 8511 Alexandra Road, Richmond (604) 279-9997

5. BEST NEW RESTAURANT – open less than one year (Presented by Fantuan Delivery)
HaiDiLao Hot Pot
#200-5890 No 3 Rd, Richmond (604) 370-6665
Honorable Mention: Xin Fu Tang, 3432 Cambie St, Vancouver (604) 707-0275

6. BEST SERVICES RESTAURANT
Dolar Shop Hotpot
#720-5300 No.3 Road, Richmond (604) 370-7077
Honorable Mention: HaiDiLao Hot Pot, #200-5890 No 3 Rd, Richmond (604) 370-6665

7. BEST FINE DINING RESTAURANT
Mott32
1161 W Georgia St, Vancouver (604-979-8886)
Honorable Mention: Kirin Restaurants, various locations

8. BEST DIM SUM RESTAURANT
Chef Tony Seafood Restaurant
#101-4600 No.3 Road, Richmond (604) 279-0083
Honorable Mention: Fortune Terrace Chinese Cuisine, #130-6200 River Road, Richmond (604) 285-8980

9. BEST VEGETARIAN RESTAURANT
Sun Bo Kong Vegetarian Restaurant
1363 Kingsway, Vancouver (604) 255-8927
Honorable Mention: 3G Vegetarian Restaurant, 3424 Cambie St., Vancouver (604) 568-9008

10. BEST CANTONESE RESTAURANT
Chef Tony Seafood Restaurant
#101-4600 No.3 Road, Richmond (604) 279-0083
Honorable Mention: Dynasty Seafood Restaurant, 777 West Broadway, Vancouver (604) 876-8388

11. BEST NORTHERN CHINESE RESTAURANT
Emporer’s Kitchen
G/F, 8511 Alexandra Road, Richmond (604) 279-9997
Honorable Mention: Chang’An, 1/F, 1661 Granville St, Vancouver (604) 681-1313

12. BEST SHANGHAINESE RESTAURANT
Dinesty Dumpling House
Various locations
Honorable Mention: Shanghai River Restaurant, 7831 Westminster Hwy, Richmond (604) 233-8885

13. BEST SICHUAN RESTAURANT
Too Two Chinese Sauerkraut Fish
#101-4940 No.3 Road, Richmond (604) 303-0490
Honorable Mention: Chengdu Spicy Restaurant, 2150-8391 Alexandra Road, Richmond (604) 285-7999 and #6-4300 Kingsway, Burnaby (778) 379-2226

14. BEST HUNAN RESTAURANT
Tian Shi Fu Restaurant
8251 Alexandra Road, Richmond (604) 276-9168
Honorable Mention: Marine Bay Restaurant, 8511 Alexandra Road, Richmond (604) 285-3668

15. BEST TAIWANESE RESTAURANT/BBT CAFÉ
Yifang Taiwan Fruit Tea
various locations
Honorable Mention: Xin Fu Tang, 3432 Cambie St, Vancouver (604) 707-0275

16. BEST HOT POT RESTAURANT
HaiDiLao Hot Pot
#200-5890 No 3 Rd, Richmond (604) 370-6665
Honorable Mention: Boiling Point, various locations

17. BEST CONGEE AND/OR NOODLE RESTAURANT
Congee Noodle House
141 E Broadway, Vancouver (604) 879-8221
Honorable Mention: Double Double Restaurant, 128-4600 No.3 Road, Richmond, BC V6X 4E4

18. BEST HONG KONG-STYLE CAFÉ
Deer Garden Signatures
Various locations
Honorable Mention: Wo Fung Noodle House, 8088 Park Road, Richmond (604) 370-3638

19. BEST B.B.Q. SHOP
HK B.B.Q. Master
#145-4651 No. 3 Road, Richmond (604) 272-6568
Honorable Mention: Parker Place (Aberdeen) Meat & B.B.Q., #1020-4380 No.3 Road, Richmond (604) 233-1138

20. BEST DESSERT RESTAURANT*
Snackshot
7980 Granville St., Vancouver (604) 559-7980
Honorable Mention: MeetFresh, 1136-8328 Capstan Way, Richmond (778) 868-1666

21. BEST BAKERY SHOP
Kam Do Bakery
6211 No.3 Road, Richmond (604) 284-5611
110-4328 No.3 Road, Richmond (604) 370-6663
Honorable Mention: Saint Germain Bakery, various locations

22. BEST FOOD COURT STALL
Bubble Waffle Café, Aberdeen Centre
#3000-4151 Hazelbridge Way, Richmond (604) 370-2211
Honorable Mention: Xiang Yuan Qiao Bridge Rice Noodle, Crystal Mall Food Court, #2128-4500, Kingsway, Burnaby (778) 379-6630

23. BEST FANTUAN TAKEOUT RESTAURANT (Presented by Fantuan Delivery)
Maojiao Bobo Fish
#132-4200 No.3 Road, Richmond (778) 239-0019
Honorable Mention: Neptune Wonton Noodle, various locations

The Awards’ result of 2019 is audited by Jacqueline Lai, CPA, the Awards’ dedicated auditor.

The Chinese Restaurant Awards wish to thank the following partners: Alberta Canola Growers, China Eastern Airlines, River Rock Casino Resort, Underwater Harvesters Association, Oceanwise, Twiisted Media, Fantuan Takeout and Technology Support, Singtao Daily, Pure Luxury Magazine, A Bite of Vancouver, City365.com and Vanpeople.com.

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About Chinese Restaurant Awards The Awards were launched in 2008 on two founding principles: to raise awareness for the exceptional Chinese and Taiwanese cuisine available in Metro Vancouver and to create a platform for cross-cultural culinary exchange, to support the development of a more vibrant and dynamic dining scene. The Awards are organized into two sections: Diners’ Choice Awards and Critics’ Choice Signature Dish Awards. The annual selections are widely recognized as the authority on Chinese food and serve as the go-to restaurant guide for visiting and local food lovers. The Chinese Restaurant Awards are celebrating their 11th anniversary this year and are now the longest running Chinese culinary awards event in the world. Since their founding, the Awards have distinguished themselves as pioneers of the Vancouver Chinese and Taiwanese food scene, striving to always inspire, excite, and engage diners.

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