Photo: Banh Mi Tres Bon

The Dumpling Trail in Richmond, BC, Highlights Some of the Best Dumplings in North America

Richmond Restaurants + Bars Food + Drink
by Katie Scott Aiton Jul 11, 2024

In Richmond, BC, 74 percent of the population is Asian, and more than 50 percent are of Chinese descent. That has shaped the culture and restaurant scene in the Canadian city, and eating here can transport you to the flavors of an open-air market in Hanoi or a cart-laden dumpling house in Hong Kong. Particularly when it comes to dumplings, which can be seen on the official Visit Richmond Dumpling Trail, a curated route guiding visitors to the best dumpling varieties the city has to offer.

And no, sadly, it’s not a “literal trail of dumplings,” says Visit Richmond. The route takes you to 13 of the city’s best places for dumplings, from filling-packed chiu chow fun gor, to crispy seafood gyoza and silky Vietnamese pockets with mouthwatering dipping sauces.

Richmond’s Dumpling Trail

  1. Jade Seafood Restaurant
  2. Yuu Japanese Tapas
  3. Szechuan House
  4. Bánh Mì Très Bon
  5. Pepper Lunch
  6. R & H Chinese Food
  7. Suhang Restaurant
  8. Tsim Chai Noodle Restaurant
  9. Silkway Halal Cuisine
  10. Empire Seafood Restaurant
  11. Parkhill Seafood Restaurant
  12. 4 Stones Vegetarian Cuisine
  13. Dinesty Dumpling House

The map can help you plan a weekend getaway of dumplings. The scene here is highly concentrated, so you can have a plate at one place and walk them off on route to another, or take it at a slower pace and savor the experience at one restaurant at a time. Although each eatery specializes in dumplings, the menus are extensive and deserve more than a quick dip in visit.

Dumplings are the ultimate comfort food found in almost every country’s cuisine. They come in so many shapes, forms, and varieties that they’re incredibly hard to define yet incredibly easy to eat.

For Bánh Bôt Lọc, chewy tapioca dumplings with shrimp and pork belly topped with green onions, crispy shallots, and a side of fish sauce, head to Vietnamese restaurant Bánh Mi Très Bon. Pair with their signature taste of Vietnam cocktail flight and you’ve got a pretty sweet setup.

Gyoza lovers should make a beeline for Yuu Japanese Tapas and Pepper Lunch. For pan-friend pot stickers, get a plate of guo tie at one of Richmond’s best vegetarian eateries, 4 Stones. And for plump har gow, you’re spoilt for choice. There are a few of exceptional Chinese seafood restaurants on the map, Empire, Jade, and Parkhill.

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