Everyone in Vancouver has heard of Kirin. It’s a go-to institution acclaimed for their consistency, their multiple branches a representation of their success. Their Richmond location is one I frequent often, especially for dinners. This is one of the few restaurants in Richmond where reservations for dim sum are required. Trying to find a table by showing up is almost impossible because they always are at “full capacity”. Strangely, once seated, you see many empty tables around you… I’m not sure why that is though. Nonetheless, for well-executed plates, Kirin is a safe bet. Their dim sum menu is more creative though they still keep the basics. Take note, each establishment under the chain has something different on their menu, so some of your favourite dishes from one location might not be available at the other.
Still, their signature plates of BBQ pork pies and egg tarts are not to be missed out on if you see a server carrying them out. They’re baked fresh daily and are absolutely delectable with their crispy golden skin…
Pork Knuckle in Chinese Vinegar
Tofu Stuffed with Minced Pork
Rice Noodle with Minced Fish, Shrimp, and Squid
Steamed Prawn Rice Roll
Baked BBQ Pork Pastry
Baked Egg Tarts