Celebrating another outstanding year of Chinese culinary achievements in Metro Vancouver, the results of the ninth annual Chinese Restaurant Awards were announced last night. An esteemed panel of judges selected the top 10 Chinese dishes of 2017, and the awards were presented to the winners last night at the River Rock Show Theatre. This year’s Chinese Restaurant Awards food critics included Founding Chair Stephen Wong, Globe and Mail restaurant critic Alexandra Gill, local food writer Lee Man, Richmond native and Vancouver Magazine contributor Brendon Matthew and internet food critic Iris Yim.

New to this year’s Chinese Restaurant Awards is the Chinese Master Chefs Award, presented by Alberta Canola Producers, recognizing outstanding chefs skilled in creating regional Chinese dishes. This award was presented to Executive Chef Leung Yiu Tong of Hoi Tong Chinese Seafood Restaurant in Richmond and Executive Chef Sam Leung from Dynasty Seafood in Vancouver.

Of the 10 Critics’ Choice Awards winners, more than half of the eateries are located in Richmond, B.C.:

Winners of the Critics’ Choice Signature Dish Awards

Steamed Savoury Custard with Seafood – The Jade Seafood Restaurant
8511 Alexandra Road, Richmond

Spicy Garlic Dungeness Crab over Sticky Rice – Dynasty Seafood Restaurant
#108-777 West Broadway, Vancouver

Steamed Pork Belly with Preserved Vegetable and Salty Lemon – Chef Tony Seafood Restaurant
$101-4600- No. 3 Road, Richmond

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Chef’s Special Stuffed Duck – Golden Paramount Seafood Restaurant
8071 Park Road, Richmond

Photo: Chinese Restaurant Awards

Pork Belly Bao – Heritage Asian Eatery
1108 West Pender Street, Vancouver

Stewed Beef Brisket with Rice Roll in Hot Pot – Yue Delicacy Restaurant
8077 Alexandra Road, Richmond

Roasted Lamb Leg – Hao’s Lamb Restaurant
#11800-8799 McKim Way, Richmond

Dry Silver Fish with Spicy Salt – Landmark Hotpot House
4023 Cambie Street, Vancouver

Baked Minced Pork Pie with Black Pepper – Dynasty Seafood Retsaurant
#108-777 West Broadway, Vancouver

Spicy Wontons – Shanghai Station
Empire Centre food court, 1395-4540 No. 3 Road, Richmond