Dumpling Trail Itineraries
Unsure of how to start exploring the Dumpling Trail? Check out these itineraries for some inspiration! And just in case, here are a couple of tips from the pros:
- Be sure to take a couple of friends along to help you do some eating!
- Bring money - some restaurants only accept cash.
- Some dumplings are only available during regular dim sum hours (before 2pm). Check out our Types of Dumplings page for details.
Hole in the Wall Itinerary
Explore some of the greatest hole in the wall eateries that the Dumpling Trail has to offer. These hidden gems are off the beaten path and great for travelers looking for something a little different.
1. Drive to your first stop or take the Canada Line to Bridgeport Station and walk for 5 minutes.
11:30am - Shibuyatei Japanese Restaurant
(#125 - 2971 Sexsmith Road, Phone: 778-297-1777)
Start your day at Shibuyatei Sushi & Larmen, where Chef Takeo Sato serves up delicious pork, scallop and shrimp gyoza. Don’t let the exterior scare you away – the restaurant may be attached to a car wash, but the food is worth tasting. While you’re there, try Chef Takeo’s Tokyo-style ramen.
2. Take the Canada Line to Lansdowne Station or drive. Head towards the food court in Lansdowne Centre.
12:30pm - R&H Chinese Food at Lansdowne Centre’s Food Court
(5300 No. 3 Road, Lansdowne Centre Food Court, Phone: 778-297-5668)
The standout dish at this food court stall is the xiao long bao (also known as soup dumplings). Watch the hard-working staff prepare each order, rolling the dough and wrapping every dumpling by hand.
3. Samsoonie Noodle & Rice is a short jaunt from Lansdowne Centre.
1:30pm - Walk to Samsoonie Noodle & Rice
(#140 - 8211 Westminster Highway, Phone: 778-297-7798)
Hidden away at the back of a complex is this unassuming, family-owned restaurant. Samsoonie Noodle & Rice serves a variety of Korean mandu, including deep-fried, water-boiled, and spicy mandu.
4. Your next stop is across the street in the Richmond Public Market’s food court.
2:30pm - Walk to Xi’an Cuisine in Richmond Public Market’s food court
(#188 - 8260 Westminster Highway Public Market, Phone: 604-279-9727)
The last stop on your journey is Xi’an Cuisine, a longstanding food court stall at the Richmond Public Market, where Chef Duan cooks up mouthwatering spicy wontons and guo tie (potstickers). Watch as Chef Duan expertly hand-pulls dough into delicious noodles - you'll want to save some room to try some of his other dishes as well!
Looking for some fancy eateries to get your fill of dumplings? We’ve got you covered with this itinerary featuring upscale restaurants on the Dumpling Trail.
1. Drive to your first stop, or take the Canada Line to Brighouse Station and Empire Seafood is right across the street.
9:45am - Empire Seafood Restaurant
(#200 - 5951 No. 3 Road, Phone: 604-249-0080)
Indulge in some of Richmond’s best dim sum, including traditional staples such as har gow and siu mai. The standout dish at this stop is the wu gok, a deep fried dumpling with mashed taro and duck.
2. Drive to your next location or walk a short distance (approximately 5 minutes).
11:00am - Suhang Restaurant
(#100 - 8291 Ackroyd Road, Phone: 604-278-7787)
Suhang Restaurant serves up some of the city’s best Shanghai-style dumplings. The xiao long bao are beautifully handcrafted with the utmost care, showcasing intricate pleating on delicate dumpling wrappers.
3. Walk 10 minutes to your next stop, or hop on the Canada Line at Lansdowne Station. Get off the train at Aberdeen Station and Morals Village is a short walk from there.
12:00pm - Morals Village
(4540 No. 3 Road Empire Centre, Phone: 778-237-3737)
This restaurant, although devoted to hot pot, serves some juicy shui jiao (water-boiled dumplings) that should not be missed. Begin by selecting a soup base from a variety of choices that satisfy any taste, including pork rib soup, vegetable or spicy butter. Dunk the dumplings in the soup base to cook and voila!
4. Your last stop of the day is about a 10 minute walk or a short drive from Morals Village.
1:30pm - Golden Sichuan
Spicy food lovers rejoice! Some of the water-boiled dumplings here are mind-numbingly spicy, but there are many other dumpling varieties for those who can’t take the heat. We recommend the spicy dumplings and the Sichuan wontons.