The city of Richmond, British Columbia, is frequently lauded for having the best Chinese food outside of China—some even say certain dishes here are the world’s most delicious renditions, thanks to fierce competition between restaurants and their unparalleled access to fresh Pacific seafood.
A dinner in Richmond could happily take on many forms—from a generous plate of crunchy-skinned barbecue pork at Hong Kong B.B.Q. Master (a celebrated hole-in-the-wall inconspicuously tucked beside a Real Canadian Superstore), to a refined meal in a private Cantonese dining room, to a sampling of diverse Asian specialties from the stalls at the summer fair-like Richmond Night Market. Here, in North America’s Chinese food capital, there are no wrong choices—but there are many choices, and so to begin navigating them we present a by no means exhaustive list of recommended dishes to taste in Richmond, B.C.
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