The Chinese Restaurant Awards has returned for its 7th year. From now till February 18, 2015, you can nominate your favourite Chinese restaurant in each of the 21 categories of the Diners’ Choice Awards. The organizer will then list the top 20 nominees of each category, and the general public can vote for their favourite between February 19 and March 22, 2015. Every year the organizer adds new dishes to the award program to allow the dining public to discover new restaurants and new favourite dishes. The 5 new categories are: Best Har Gow, Best Five-Spice Beef Wrapped in Chinese Pancake, Best Tea-smoked Duck, Best Three-Cup Chicken, and Best Original-Flavour Egg Waffle.
New this year is also the addition of the Food Bloggers Choice Awards. Four bloggers, two English and two Chinese bloggers, were invited to submit their favourite of the 5 new award categories. The restaurants that receive the most votes will be the winners of the Food Bloggers’ Choice Awards.
The best part of this announcement? I’m one of the food bloggers judging the Food Bloggers’ Choice Awards! I’m honoured to be among the top Vancouver bloggers Sherman, Chloe and Jesse to discover the best restaurants for har gow (shrimp dumplings) 蝦餃, five-spice beef wrapped in pancake 大餅夾牛肉, tea-smoked duck 樟茶鴨, three-cup chicken 三杯雞 and original flavoured egg waffle 原味雞蛋仔. There will be a lot of eating, and it has started already, but I’m definitely up for this challenge!
Now, don’t forget to nominate your favourite Chinese restaurants for the Diners’ Choice Awards. And if you have any restaurant recommendations for the 5 dish categories that I’m judging on, give me a shout!