Jade Seafood Restaurant is located in Richmond, BC – a city where amazing Chinese food congregate. With so many choices, sometimes it’s hard to find a stunning restaurant. But never fear, Jade is located close to the airport on Alexandra Road with plenty of free parking. Considered one of the more upscale Chinese restaurants, prices are slightly more expensive than the others; however, you get what you pay for and the quality is consistent with some outstanding items on the menu.
Generally when you come for dim sum you can expect to see the general culprits such as Shrimp Dumplings, Siu Mais, Steam Spareribs and the like so I’m not going to bother review these. Just note that they are delicious and high quality.
What is notable at Jade is that their head chef Tony Luk is the recipient winner of the 2011 HSBC Chinese Restaurant Awards– battling competition among the best-of-the-best Chinese restos in Metro Vancouver. I come here a lot and sometimes it is so second nature that I forget to do my homework and blog about it. By far my utter most favourite dim sum dish here is their Steamed Mushroom Dumplings.
Steamed Mushroom Dumplings $4.48
A medley of wild enoki, shiitake, oyster and Chinese mushrooms. This is one for their signature award winning items. The dumpling skin itself is thin enough that the mushrooms are slightly opaque and doesn’t break apart when you handle it. Unsure if there is actually truffle oil inside, but the aroma certainly is intoxicating!
A delicious hot flaky mini pastry pie filled with mushrooms and cream sauce. Similar to the Steamed Mushroom Dumpling, this baby tingles your taste buds with mushrooms. Creamy. Flaky. Hot and not oily. A modern fusion twist done right!
Stir Fried Radish Cake in Hot Sauce $6.99
What’s nice about these cubed radish cakes is that they are stir fried all on sides – leaving none soft / soggy. The hot sauce wraps these beautifully adding a little spice. Edamames are great for picking!
Steamed Crab Meat Dumpling $4.88
Steamed Fish Maw Stuffed with Shrimp Paste $4.88
Fish maw = fish stomach. Sounds gross? The price of fish maw is far from cheap and it’s one of the luxury ingredients in Chinese cuisine. It takes a lot of work to prepare; especially done correctly! Spongy in texture and absorbs the essence of egg whites, shrimp paste with a bit of added tobiko on top!
Dried Squid Minced Pork Hot Pot Steamed Rice 6.99
Hot pot steamed rice captures the flavour of all the ingredients – dried squid and minced pork. The hot pot chards the rice and gives it a crispy crunch. Sprinkled with roasted peanuts! Don’t forget to mix in some soy sauce!
Fried Bean Curd Fish Paste Rice Roll $5.38
Slightly different from your routine cannoli rice rolls. Fresh fish paste is encased within the fried bean curd (this replaces the traditional Chinese donut), then wrapped with rice roll and steamed. This creates a multi-dimensional texture – soft, crispy, and elastic freshness. Definitely one of the must order Chinese dim sum dishes. Served with side Hoisin / Sesame dipping sauce.
Minced beef balls with watercress steamed. Fresh watercress bits absorbs the flavor of the seasoned beef balls during steaming and provides a crunchy texture within the soft beef balls. Served with a side of worcestershire sauce for dipping.
There are so many speciality Chinese dim sum dishes that we often don’t allow ourselves to savor. A lot of times it to requirement to get over that ‘mental block’ of trying a new ingredient; but if you open your eyes, there are so many beyond the Ha Gaw and Siu Mai’s…
Jade was also featured in LA Times Magazine in the Northern Exposure Restaurant article. Have a look -> here!
- Grandpa’s smoked chicken
- Golden Dungeness crab
- Peiking Duck
- Deep Fried Shrimp Ball with Almond Chips
- Authentic Chinese Cantonese Cuisine
- Fresh Seafood
- Chinese Chef of the Year – Tony Luk
- CRA Awards
- Dim Sum, Dinner, Banquets, Events
- 20% off between 9-11am
Jade Seafood Restaurant 玉庭軒魚翅海鮮酒家
Cuisine: Chinese, Seafood
Mon 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Tue 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Wed 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Thu 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Fri 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sun 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
8511 Alexandra Rd, Richmond, BC V6X 1C3