Empire Seafood Restaurant

As you probably know, some of the most acclaimed Chinese restaurants in Vancouver are Kirin, Sea Harbour, and Dynasty Seafood Restaurant. Empire however, a little less well-known, is located across from Kirin Richmond, another esteemed restaurant that serves up quality dishes similar to their counterparts. It’s stationed beside a London Drugs and isn’t too far of a trek from the Richmond-Brighouse Canada Line. The atmosphere is lively and the furnishing has very similar characteristics compared to the dining room at Hotel Georgia. The well-lit and elegant space creates the perfect canvas for an enjoyable meal. 20130608-214945.jpg

20130608-214951.jpgBaked BBQ Pork Buns - Decent, though not anything special.20130608-214956.jpgSweet Sticky Rice Wrap w/ Red Bean Paste – Not as sweet as it appears, but I’m not a big fan of sticky rice. 20130608-215002.jpgDeep Fried Eggplant w/ Prawn Paste – Standard dim sum dish, though it was too oily. 20130608-215007.jpgTaro Root & Duck Pastry – Taro to Duck filling is a ratio of 3:1. I prefer Dynasty’s because I don’t particularly like the taste of taro. 20130608-215013.jpgSteamed Mushroom Dumplings – This is definitely a must-order, as it is probably the best vegetarian dumpling I’ve had. The filling has a slight truffle oil fragrant, which really enhances the flavour. Unlike Jade’s version, it does not possess that potent earthy smell that can be quite overwhelming. 20130608-215019.jpgGlutinous Rice Balls with Egg Yolk – Definitely an interesting concept, but the standard, hollow ones are much better. 20130608-215047.jpg

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