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In this extremely competitive category, five restaurants came out on top.
It’s a three-peat for Chef’s Choice: for the third year in a row, it’s landed gold in this ultra-competitive category. The restaurant is one of the few places in Vancouver (and possibly North America) executing restrained, Hong Kong-style Cantonese cooking at the highest standard. Don’t miss the sticky chicken rice: boneless chicken is layered with toothsome sticky rice and deep-fried to perfect-crisp tenderness.
955 W Broadway, Vancouver
A newcomer to these awards, The Fish Man slays the competition with silver, winning our judges over with chef Bo Li’s take on pairing B.C. seafood with traditional Sichuan flavours. The menu is full of winners, but one judge called the sour cabbage fish hotpot—ultra-thin slices of ling cod in a spicy soup—“worth celebrating alone.”
8391 Alexandra Rd., Richmond
Broadway mainstay Dynasty takes bronze, both for its excellent service and for showstopping dishes like the tower of crab with spicy garlic and sticky rice (coming to an Instagram feed near you).
108–777 W Broadway, Vancouver
iDen and Quanjude Beijing Duck House
2808 Cambie St., Vancouver
1161 W Georgia St.,Vancouver
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