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Best dim sum and xiao long bao in Vancouver?

WisePix Sep 10, 2010 04:07 PM

I'm going to be in town for a few days next week and want to find the best dim sum and dumpling house possible (especially for xiao long bao). I'd love it if you share some of your favorites. Thanks!


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    misterpeer Sep 10, 2010 09:44 PM

    When I'm in BC I usually go to Dinesty in Richmond its fairly good.

    1. LotusRapper Sep 10, 2010 10:54 PM

      There are several that garner high praise from folks here. I think quality can be quite subjective, and you may find yourself splitting hairs comparing XLB from these establishments:

      Chen's Shanghai Kitchen (Richmond)
      Wang's (Burnaby Crystal Mall food court)
      Lin's (Vancouver)
      Long's Noodle House (Vancouver)
      Shanghai Village (Richmond)
      Shanghai River (Richmond)
      Golden Great Wall (Vancouver)
      Suhang (Richmond)
      Top Shanghai Cuisine (Richmond)
      Shanghai JJ (Richmond)
      Northern Delicacy (Richmond)

      See a previous thread:


      And Fmed's Most Excellent XLB Montage :-D


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      1. re: LotusRapper
        grayelf Sep 11, 2010 08:59 AM

        Great list, LR, just one wee correction: Shanghai Village is in Vancouver :-).

        Shanghai Village
        3250 Cambie St, Vancouver, BC V5Z 2W4, CA

        1. re: grayelf
          LotusRapper Sep 11, 2010 09:04 AM

          Haha, I was doing too much pasting of "Richmond"

      2. fmed Sep 11, 2010 09:30 AM

        "Best dim sum" is a bit of a minefield...so I'll just list down some of my current favourites - Sea Harbour (Richmond), Fisherman's Terrace (Richmond), Kirin (Richmond, Coquitlam, and Vancouver). I've been hearing good reports of Dynasty Seafood (Vancouver) - I've been to dinner there only, so I can't give first-hand recommendation. But the dinner (which focused on their vegetarian options) was really good.

        I don't do a lot of dim sum lately. Hopefully, others will come by with their own recs.

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