RICHMOND, B.C. – Tourism Richmond’s innovative – and delicious – Dumpling Trail has been given a fresh new look and feel. Hailed as one of the most enticing food and drink trails in North America by CNN Travel, we’re sure this collection of 20 restaurants serving up some of the most delectable dumplings this side of the Pacific will have you craving more from the first bite.
“The Dumpling Trail was originally created to help diners figure out where to eat,” said Nancy Small, CEO of Tourism Richmond. “We saw how overwhelming it was for a diner to choose just one restaurant out of the 800 plus the city has to offer. The 20 restaurants on the trail have been hand-selected by the team and they make up a good representation of Richmond’s Asian culinary scene. You’ve got the higher-end sit down restaurants, food court stalls, hidden gem restaurants in strip malls and so much more.”
New to the Dumpling Trail are two restaurants:
Bánh Mì Très Bon - 1840 – 4720 McClelland Road.
Dumpling type: Bánh bột lọc
Hailing from Vietnam, these thin tapioca-skinned dumplings must be eaten fresh, and with sweet chili fish sauce. Filled with shrimp and pork belly, they’re the perfect appetizer to any meal.
Beijiang Restaurant – 8111 Leslie Rd
Dumpling type: lamb water-boiled dumplings
These water-boiled dumplings can be found in almost every part of Asia. Freshly made and stuffed with everything from chicken to beef, leeks, lamb, chives and more, they’re impossible to say no to.
Richmond has been recognized as the culinary destination in North America to experience authentic Asian cuisine. Declared by travel and food writers from The New York Times, Eater.com, Conde Nast Traveler and other publications as having the “best Chinese food in North America,” the Dumpling Trail offers diners the opportunity to experience Richmond’s food scene in bite-sized portions.
Tips to make the most of your Dumpling Trail Experience
- Best enjoyed in a group – Dumplings can be filling if you are visiting multiple restaurants. You may also be enticed to try other menu items as well!
- Plan according to your budget – Stops on the trail range from high-end restaurants to unassuming food court stalls, each offering a different experience.
- Bring cash – Bear in mind that some of the restaurants on our list only accept cash for payment.
Visit www.dumplingtrail.com for more information including a downloadable brochure and map, suggested itineraries to follow along on your own and much more.
Media interested in attending a Dumpling Trail FAM tour should contact Lesley Chang at firstname.lastname@example.org. Print-ready photos and descriptions of each dumpling are also available by request.
About Tourism Richmond: Tourism Richmond is a non-profit destination marketing organization (DMO). The primary mandate of Tourism Richmond is to enhance awareness about the destination through sales and marketing initiatives and by providing excellent visitor and member services. Ultimately, the organization’s goal is to increase economic activity related to tourism for the City of Richmond and all stakeholders. In 2010, Tourism Richmond earned B.C.’s DMO Professional Excellence Award and shared another two awards with the City of Richmond, the Sport Tourism Community Legacy Award at the annual BC Tourism Industry Awards, and the Community Excellence Award from the Union of BC Municipalities. Tourism Richmond is British Columbia’s 4th largest DMO.