Twenty-two Richmond restaurants are counted among the city’s “most essential stops” to eat this year, according to Eater.
Richmond is just one of the 19 cities, and the only Canadian city, featured in the US-based food and dining website’s “Where to eat in 2020” travel feature.
According to Eater, which is published by Vox Media, “These 19 vital destinations are places where, for whatever reason, the food scenes today are resonating with appetites more than ever before.”
The cities included in the feature are the most dynamic in the world “right this second.”
And, according to Eater, Richmond is a “culinary destination of its own,” with a majority of the population with Asian heritage.
Much of the food scene is an “exploration of the traditional and hyper-regional foods of its largely Chinese and Taiwanese residents,” reads the Richmond guide.
“But (Richmond is) also an apex for Canada’s young Asian-Canadian chefs building off the traditional towards something completely their own.”
The Richmond list ranges from high-end establishments to “low-key nooks in strip malls and overlooked food courts,” and includes restaurants, food courts, bakeries, breweries, a chocolatier and night and public markets.
According to Eater, “Eating (in Richmond) is an immersive experience not to be missed.”
The majority of restaurants chosen by Eater lie near No. 3 Road and city centre, while others are in Steveston, Ironwood or along River Road.
Some of the eateries included in the list are: Lamajoun, an Armenian eatery located in north Richmond at 11782 River Road, near No. 5 Road; the food court at Parker Place, located at 4380 No. 3 Road near Browngate Road; and newly-renovated, Netflix-featured HK BBQ Master, at 4651 No. 3 Road near Leslie Road.
Local brewery Fuggles and Warlock, which won the best beer in B.C. award last year, also made the list, along with Persian restaurant Anar located at 12051 Third Ave. in Steveston.
The full list of the 22 Richmond restaurants can be found on Eater’s website, here.
Other cities featured in the 2020 guide are, for example, George Town, Malaysia; Gyeongju, South Korea; Marrakech, Morocco; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and Lagos, Nigeria.