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The votes are in and diners have spoken! More than 34,000 diners from Metro Vancouver recently cast their votes for this year’s People’s Choice Awards at the Chinese Restaurant Awards, and out of the 21 categories, 17 Richmond restaurants were chosen as winners.

For 2016, the Chinese Restaurant Awards introduced five ‘Iconic Dishes’ categories to the Diners’ Choice Awards. The new categories were chosen based on the dish’s reputation as being the most popular, iconic or as a staple dish in various regions in Asia. They are as follows:

  • Sichuan – Water-boiled fish
  • Taiwan – Braised pork rice
  • Hong Kong – Roast Duck (one of the most hotly debated categories)
  • Shanghai – Drunken chicken
  • South China – Mango Sago

While the Chinese Restaurant Awards has still yet to release its critics’ picks for the must-eat signature dishes for 2016, you can start your tasting journey right here.

2016 Diners’ Choice Award Winners

 

1. Best Dim Sum Restaurant – Sea Harbour Seafood Restaurant

  • #150-8888 River Road, Richmond (604) 232-0816

 

2. Best Services Restaurant – The Jade Seafood Restaurant

  • 8511 Alexandra Road, Richmond (604) 249-0082

 

3. Best Szechuan Restaurant – Golden Szechuan Restaurant

  • #170-3631 No.3 Road, Richmond (604) 288-9058

 

4. Best Sichuan Water-Boiled Fish – New Spicy Chili Restaurant

  • #160 – 4200 No. 3 Road, Richmond (604) 273-3388

 

5. Best Taiwanese Braised Pork Rice – Memory Corner

  • 6900 No, 3 Road, Richmond (604) 284-5434

 

6. Best Hong Kong-Style Roast Duck – Parker Fresh Meat

  • #1020 – 4380 No. 3 Road, Richmond (604)233-1138

 

7. Best Shanghai-Style Drunken Chicken – Shanghai Morning Restaurant

  • #125 – 8291 Alexandra Road, Richmond (778) 297-6098

 

8. Best Mango Sago with Grapefruit/Pomelo – Mango Yummy

  • 6564 No. 3 Road, Richmond (604) 276-9966

 

9. Best Fine Dining Restaurant – Peninsula Seafood Restaurant

  • Oakridge Centre, 650 West 41st Ave., Vancouver (604) 428-9999

 

10. Best Vegetarian Restaurant – Spicy Vegetarian Cuisine

  • #132-4200 No.3 Road, Richmond (604) 304-3538

 

11. Best Cantonese Restaurant – Bamboo Grove Restaurant

  • 6920 No.3 Road, Richmond (604) 278-9585

 

12. Best Northern Chinese Restaurant – Legendary Noodles

  • 1074 Denman Street, Vancouver (604) 669-8851

 

13. Best Shanghainese Restaurant – Shanghai River Restaurant

  • 7831 Westminster Hwy, Richmond (604) 233-8885

 

14. Best Hunan Restaurant – Alvin Garden

  • 4850 Imperial Street, Burnaby (604) 437-0828

 

15. Best Taiwanese Restaurant/BBT Café – Bubble World Restaurant

  • 8328 Capstan Way #1136, Richmond (604) 232-5222

 

16. Best Hot Pot Restaurant – Landmark Hotpot House

  • 4023 Cambie Street, Vancouver (604) 872-2868

 

17. Best Congee and Noodle Restaurant – Kongee Dinesty

  • #165-9020 Capstan Way, Richmond (604) 278-0077

 

18. Best Hong Kong-Style Café – Copa Café

  • 4030 Cambie Street, Vancouver (604) 873-8974
  • 6200 River Road, Richmond (604) 276-8972
  • #300-1175 Johnson Street, Coquitlam (604) 944-8973

 

19. Best Food Court Stall – Bubble Waffle Café

  • Aberdeen Centre, #3000-4151 Hazelbridge Way Richmond (604) 370-2211
  • Lansdowne Centre, #1025-5300 No. 3 Road, Richmond (604) 284-2444
  • Crystal Mall, 4500 Kingsway, Burnaby (604) 428-2838

 

20. Best BBQ Shop – Hong Kong BBQ Master

  • #145-4651 No. 3 Road, Richmond (604) 272-6568

 

21. Best Bakery Shop – Saint Germain Bakery

  • Oakridge Centre, #137-650 West 41st Ave., Vancouver (604) 267-0807
  • Aberdeen Centre, #1428-4151 Hazelbridge Way, Richmond (604) 276-8378
  • Metropolis at Metrotown, #1144-4720 Kingsway, Burnaby (604) 438-8182

Are there any Chinese restaurants you think should be on this list? Let us know in the comments!