1 Dynasty Seafood 108-777 W Broadway, dynasty-restaurant.ca 2 Golden Paramount 8071 Park Rd. , Richmond, restaurantwebx.com/GoldenParamount 3 Hoitong Seafood 8191 Westminster Hwy., Richmond, restaurantwebx.com/Hoitong
HONOURABLE MENTIONS Jade Seafood, Yue Delicacy
Vancouver and Richmond are packed with restaurants that practise the high art of Hong Kong-style Cantonese cuisine at stratospheric levels, but what sets Gold winner Dynasty Seafood apart is chef Sam Leung’s willingness to explore new ideas and avours. The famous typhoon shelter crab with sticky rice is liberally dusted with garlicky toasted bread crumbs to provide lively crunch, spare ribs are braised with apple cider vinegar for rounded tart sweetness, Canadian lobster and crab tomalley is carefully extracted to serve as the creamy base for braised tofu. Silver winner GoldenParamount excels at dim sum in a classical style and will soon be moving to new, much fancier digs. And Bronze winner Hoitong Seafood is a tiny hidden gem that channels old-money Hong Kong with private-club-style dining.