Best Dim Sum
1 Golden Paramount 8071 Park Rd., Richmond, restaurantwebx.com/GoldenParamount 2 Dynasty Seafood 108-777 W Broadway, dynasty-restaurant.ca 3 Kirin 7900 Westminster Hwy., Richmond, kirinrestaurants.com
honourable mentions Yue Delicacy, Red Star Seafood (Granville)
Judges lauded Golden Paramount’s understated, meticulous dim sum presentation, awarding it Gold for chef/owner May Chau’s flawless execution of Cantonese classics. Chau takes a reductive approach, distilling each of her delicately crafted dishes to elegantly spotlight top-quality ingredients, such as steamed dumplings with crab and pork, and shatteringly crisp daikon spring rolls. Upscale Dynasty Seafood earns Silver for dim sum head chef Garley Leung’s refined exploration of inventive flavour combinations like flaky baked barbecue pork pies with lemon, and luscious crab, shrimp and tomato dumplings.
Kirin in Richmond is singled out for Bronze, ever consistent in championing seasonal local products.