Vancouver restaurants for tasty dumplings

Looking for Vancouver's tastiest dumplings? Well you'l need to work up a mighty appetite for these little bundles of joy because once you get started, there’s no stopping. Pork, seafood, chicken or veg – these local dumpling joints will delight you by the dozens.

Peaceful Restaurant

43 5th Ave E, Vancouver, BC V5T 1G7

The only question here is if you prefer your dumplings pan-fried or in broth. Either way, there’s no shortage of choices. The popular pan-fried pork dumplings arrive at your table perfectly crispy and leaving you wanting more. Meatless pan-fried dumplings are the top choice of vegetarians and they’re packed with mushrooms, lotus roots and greens. Arrive hungry and take your time – it’s open until 9:30 p. m. Sunday to Thursday and 10 p. m. on weekends.

Long's Noodle House

4853 Main St, Vancouver, BC V5V 3R9

Even without dumplings in the mix, Long’s is still considered one of the best restaurants in town. They have speedy friendly service, reasonable prices, a huge array of menu items and the best dumplings this side of the Pacific. If you’re not ordering pan-fried dumplings, scan the menu for “steamed mini pork buns” to find soup dumplings or you may be looking for some time. Regardless of how many you eat, you’ll want some to take home.

Phnom Penh Restaurant 1996 Ltd

244 Georgia St E, Vancouver, BC V6A 1Z7

There’s always a crowd at this Chinatown hot spot which speaks volumes about the quality of the food. Dumplings may not be the main attraction but this under-the-radar gem is worth second, third and fourth looks. The steamed dumplings are one of the best picks and come delicately-wrapped with dough of the perfect thickness. If you’re feeling extra-adventurous, order frog legs or fried squid with your dumplings for an amazing combination.

Lin Chinese Cuisine and Tea House

1537 Broadway W, Vancouver, BC V6J 1W6

How many superlatives is it possible to attach to one place when the dumplings are this good? Once your dumpling set arrives, you’ll swear you’ve died and gone straight to dumpling heaven where only the finest hands are allowed to craft them. There’s a wide variety and you can’t go wrong with any choice. The skins are thin but remain intact in the gentle grip of chopsticks.

Sun Sui Wah Seafood Restaurant

3888 Main St, Vancouver, BC V5V 3N9

Instead of using a menu, here you order by ticking off boxes on a piece of paper to indicate the quantity of each item you want. And, while the prices are a tad higher than other places, the quality is unbeatable and worth every dime. The dumplings are loaded and include surprise ingredients like water chestnuts for added texture and crunch. Vegetarians should look to the steamed truffle and mushroom dumplings, while steamed prawn dumplings are an excellent choice for meat-eaters.

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