Are you always searching for the best places to eat? If so, then you need to explore this secret dumpling trail in Richmond, B.C. The route will take you 20 incredible places that are serving the most mouthwatering dumplings you've ever tried. It's a foodie adventure you can only do here in Canada.
The trail was created in 2016 as a way to help people discover the best bites in Richmond.
The Richmond Tourism Board told Narcity in an email, "Whether you're looking for Japanese gyozas, Shanghainese Xiao Long Bao, Vietnamese Banh Bot Loc, some delectable dim sum dumplings, or looking for some of the biggest and juiciest wontons...you'll find it on the Dumpling Trail."
The stops on the route vary from tiny food court stalls to gorgeous restaurants. Which means there is something for every budget including plenty of cheap eats.
For the best experience, it is a good idea to go with a group of friends. This way, all of you can share a bite from each of the many stops on the food trail.
Before you set out on your mission, you'll want to download the handy map. It explains all the different foods available and where to find them.
Some dishes like the sweet pastry jian dui are only available during dim sum, which is typically between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
It is also a good idea to bring cash with you because some of the hidden gem locations along the trail won't accept debit or credit cards.
Ready to eat some of the best dumplings you'll find outside of Asia? Here are the must-try eateries you are going to want to visit:
Address: 150-5951 No. 3 Rd., Richmond, BC
Why You Need To Go: This Japanese restaurant makes incredible pan-fried gyozas that are filled with either seafood or pork. You'll want to lightly dip each gyoza in soy sauce to enhance the flavour.
Address: 370 - 8260 Westminster Hwy, Richmond, BC
Why You Need To Go: Hidden in the Richmond Public market, you'll find this food court stall that makes authentic Xi'an cuisine. When you visit, you can often see them hand-pulling fresh noodles, and you'll want to order their spicy wontons.
Dinesty Dumpling House
Address: 160-8111 Ackroyd Rd., Richmond, BC
Why You Need To Go: Their gigantic menu is packed with all kinds of steamed and pan-fried dumplings. But no visit to Dinesty Dumpling House would be complete without trying their famous xiao long bao.
4 Stones Vegetarian Cuisine
Address: #160-7771 Westminster Hwy, Richmond, BC.
Why You Need To Go: You don't need to be a vegetarian to enjoy their dumplings, gyoza, and wonton noodle soup — but this veggie-friendly addition to the trail is great news for plant-based eaters who want to load up on dumplings.
Afuri Ramen And Dumpling
Address: 140 - 7971 Alderbridge Way, Richmond, BC
Why You Need To Go: Afuri Ramen And Dumpling told Narcity in an email that their buta gyozas are their signature item. They are made with ground pork and cabbage, and you can get eight for $10.
Su Hang Restaurant
Address: 100-8291 Ackroyd Rd., Richmond, BC
Why You Need To Go: You need to try their xiao long bao. These traditional Shanghai-style soup dumplings are bigger and filled with rich broth.
Parklane Chinese Restaurant
Address: Unit 200, 7997 Westminster Hwy, Richmond, BC
Why You Need To Go: Durning dim sum, you can have a mouthwatering spread of steamed and deep-fried dumplings. You'll want to try their siu mai, which is a steamed pork dumpling that tastes as good as they look.
R & H Chinese Food
Address: 1065-5300 No. 3 Rd., Richmond, BC
Why You Need To Go: This mall food court gem sells a tasty assortment of dumplings and bao that won't break the bank.
The Dollar Shop
Cuisine: Hot pot
Address: 720 - 5300 No. 3 Rd., Richmond, BC
Why You Need To Go: The inside of this restaurant is stunning, and they offer an impressive assortment of items to go in your hot pot including dumplings. It is a fun spot to go with your friends, as you can take turns dunking items into the hot pot.
Silkway Halal Cuisine
Address: 110-8188 Saba Rd., Richmond, BC
Why You Need To Go: On the menu, you'll find a vast assortment of dumplings that come boiled or pan-fried. Make sure to order a plate of their juicy lamb dumplings.
Address: 3080-4151 Hazelbridge Way, Richmond, BC
Why You Need To Go: The next time you are craving something spicy, you need to try the wontons at this restaurant in the Aberdeen food court.
Address: Unit 280 - 2811 No. 3 Rd., Richmond, BC
Why You Need To Go: If you go for dim sum they have a huge selection of steamed dumplings to try including crab meat, pork, mushroom and shrimp. While at Jade Seafood you'll want to order the har gow which is a shrimp and prawn dumplings.
Beijiang Restaurant Richmond
Address: 8111 Leslie Rd., Richmond, BC
Why You Need To Go: They sell incredible Halal lamb dumplings that are so tasty you won't want to share your order with your friends.
Yuu Japanese Tapas
Address: 1118-3779 Sexsmith Rd., Richmond, BC
Why You Need To Go: Yuu Japanese Tapas shared with Narcity that all their gyoza are filled with ground meat and cabbage. All are pan-fried to order using their housemade tonkatsu broth that gives it a soft texture and a richer flavour.
Bahn Mi Tres Bon
Address: 4720 McClelland Rd. Suite 1840, Richmond, BC
Why You Need To Go: Their bahn bot loc is different from all the dumplings on the trail. It is a tapioca wrapper that covers shrimp and pork belly. To eat it make sure to pour on some sweet chilli fish sauce before you take a bite.