Best Dim Sum 2015

Best Dim Sum winners of Vancouver Magazine's 26th Annual Restaurant Awards

Best Dim Sum winners of Vancouver Magazine’s 26th Annual Restaurant Awards

  • Gold: Chef Tony Seafood
  • Silver: Golden Paramount
  • Bronze: Dynasty Seafood
  • Honourable Mentions: Kirin, Neptune Seafood

 The first thing the kitchen staff at Chef Tony Seafood (Gold) do every morning is prepare delicate doughs, batters, and crusts using finely milled imported flour. The resulting egg-white buns, mushroom tarts, and steamed Malay cakes are ethereal. As well, the succulent hand-chopped black truffle siu mai, wild-rice-inflected chicken sticky rice, and puffy baked pork buns keep the crowd levels vigorously high—reservations are mandatory. Golden Paramount (Silver) eschews pretension, focusing on unerring classic technique and restrained natural flavours best reflected in its famous crab-and-pork dumplings, startlingly earthy sweet-daikon spring rolls, and creamy char siu and preserved-egg pastries. Dynasty Seafood (Bronze) confidently incorporates West Coast influences with an emphasis on clean vegetarian dishes (mushroom dumplings and stir-fried Buddha’s feast) and smartly measured bursts of spice and sharpness (such as the lemon in those char siu pastries). Honourable Mentions: Kirin, Neptune Seafood