Best Dim Sum in Vancouver or Richmond?


#1

Heading there next week and want to hit up some dim sum for lunch. I don’t care about price. I like things like tripe, chicken feet, deep fried taro root, chinese doughnuts, and then all the yummy things in wrappers!
Any suggestions?


#2

Richmond is a target-rich environment…

Kirin
Sun Sui Wah Seafood Restaurant
Jade Seafood Restaurant


#3

Thank you for the suggestions!! Do you think the location matters for Kirin?


#4

Both Richmond and New Westminster locations are good. I haven’t been to the other ones.


#5

Chef Tony


#6

Awesome sweet/sour lychee prawns.

Equally pathetic service. Even for a Chinese restaurant.


#7

I’m so used to bad service when I go to dim sum, though the last time I went with a friend to Shanghai No1 Seafood, we had good service, probably because the waiter liked my friend. They even had us try their staff lunch. It was pretty darn good - an insanely peppery chicken.


#8

The captain was quite good with our party when we last went. But yes, YMMV.


#9

My husband is not a huge fan of dim sum, but does love truffles. I am thinking then Chef Tony over Sun Sui Wah - your thoughts?

Think we will try Kirin in downtown since that is close to where we are staying.


#10

Yes, definitely Chef Tony over SSW.

As to Kirin, I think the new wave of higher-end HK banquet/dim sum houses (i.e. Chef Tony, Peninsula, et al.) has made Kirin a bit dated.

As an aside, if you like Buddha Jump Over The Wall, then you owe yourself a trip to Peninsula. I didn’t realize there was such a thing as abalone consommé until I had Buddha Jump Over The Wall at Peninsula.


#11

Grrrr, now you’ve thrown a wedge in the workings! Peninsula or Kirin! I do like traditional, but I can also get traditional here in LA. The menu at Kirin hits all my faves - fried taro balls, tripe, tendon! But Peninsula looks good, too!