Best Chinese Casual 2015

Best Chinese Casual winners of Vancouver Magazine's 26th Annual Restaurant Awards

April 21, 2015

  • Gold: Bao Bei Chinese Brasserie
  • Silver: Ningtu
  • Bronze: Dinesty Dumpling House
  • Honourable Mentions: Hoi Tong Seafoood, Silkway Halal

 

The expertly prepared cocktails, at-ease multicultural staff, and perfect wok technique at Bao Bei Chinese Brasserie (Gold) all reflect the best of modern Chinese dining in Vancouver. Using sustainable and organic ingredients seems like a no-brainer, but no other Chinese restaurant of note does this so consistently. The savoury lamb shao bing, crispy pork belly, and house-made dumplings all come highly recommended. Ningtu (Silver) is the unsung hero of the incredibly competitive Casual Chinese restaurant world, turning out family-style classics such as warming soups with stuffed tofu and napa cabbage, and a superb Peking duck, in the same location for many, many years. Dinesty Dumpling House (Bronze) has brought a jolt of uncompromising Taiwanese-style flavours to Robson Street, attracting a steady lineup looking for delicate steamed soup dumplings, lip-numbing kung pao chicken, and hearty rice noodles tossed with all manner of tasty things. Honourable Mentions: Hoi Tong Seafoood, Silkway Halal

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