The Comfort Food Guide to Vancouver: Soupy Dumplings at Robson’s Dinesty

This series maps out our editor’s picks for Vancouver’s best and most legendary comfort foods. We encourage readers to steer us towards their favourites in the comments or by using the hashtag #ScoutYVR on social media.

One of the most satisfying things in life – right up there with cold beer and raising babies – is the sensation of biting into a pillowy xiao long bao (aka “soupy dumpling”, “XLB”) and having its porky-chicken umami broth explode across your palate like a hot flood of amazement. One can get XLB at countless restaurants across the Lower Mainland, but by habit I go through steamer baskets full of them at Dinesty Dumpling House, an always bustling Chinese eatery in the heart of the West End’s Ramenland.


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  1. These and a few other items from Dinesty made an excellent Christmas dinner. Thanks for the pointer.

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