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Best dim sum and xiao long bao in Vancouver?

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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!

J.

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

    1. 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:

      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/5324...

      And Fmed's Most Excellent XLB Montage :-D

      http://picasaweb.google.com/gustibus....

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      1. re: LotusRapper

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

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

        1. re: grayelf

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

      2. "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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