Dot Com Dim Sum At Kirin Seafood Restaurant


The last time we got together for a Dot Com Dim Sum was back in March. We were long overdue for another one so instead of doing Dot Com Pho today, we headed over to Kirin Seafood Restaurant for another Dim Sum get together. In attendance, from right to left, were Ed Lau, Stephen Fung, Michael Kwan, Wolfgang, Greg Morgan, Rainer (his son Matthew is hidden in the above pic), Gary Jones from, Erin Berringer from Newport Business Media, my wife Sarah and myself.

The Kirin Restaurant Group opened Kirin Mandarin Restaurant on Alberni Street in downtown Vancouver in 1987. Just two years later, Kirin Seafood Restaurant began on Cambie Street by the City Hall. Kirin opened Kirin Seafood Restaurants in the Richmond Three West Centre in 1998 and another Kirin opened in Coquitlam in 2000. Kirin is a place to see and be seen. The client base has included heads of state, celebrities, movie stars and sport superstars (plus one dot com mogul).

Kirin is one of the more expensive Dim Sum restaurant but its food quality justify its higher pricing. The service is normally excellent but was off today due to the completely packed house – nearly all Dim Sum restaurants in Richmond are full on a Saturday. Luckily, our table was ready for us at our 12:00 reservation time.

Dot Com Dim Sum was sponsored by our friends at BlueFur Web Hosting. They were nice enough to pick up the $200+ lunch bill. If you need web hosting, give BlueFur a shout. Use coupon code JohnChowRock for 15% of any services.







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80 thoughts on “Dot Com Dim Sum At Kirin Seafood Restaurant”

    1. yeah, looks real nice!

      only $200 for the meal? That’s real cheap.

      a big shout out to Cananda!

      1. ritchie says:

        pretty non-expensive, yes. and the food looks delicious, too.

        1. I just mentioned I missed John’s food posts a couple of days ago. Now I’m famished LOL.

      2. uday says:

        Only thing bad about bluefur is when i try to reach the sales dept thro phone, 1-800 number does not go thro. So that really worries me is if sales number is not reachable then how about support?

      3. cooliojones says:

        But that’s a LOT of people to feed! Man I thought I was savvy, John keeps giving me more and more ideas!

  1. Eastwood says:

    oops, drools! :mrgreen:

  2. I am first again. :mrgreen:
    John: I just woke up and came to read your blog. And those dium sum make me hungry now. 🙄

    1. argh… i thought i am the first. 😈

      1. cooliojones says:

        Not only do you have to be the first here, but you gotta type fast and click the button! After two days of knowing this site was in existence, I managed to get a top spot!! Hopefully it won’t be the last.

    2. zaki says:

      try again….

    3. That third one looks really good. I bet they kinda taste like Japanese gyoza…minus the fried part.

  3. Casey says:

    Should we talk about food in our blog? What would John Chow do?

    1. Kumiko says:

      John Chow would let BlueFur pay for the dinner and then give a coupon code that earns him affiliate income 😈

      1. John Chow says:

        Actually, I don’t earn anything from that coupon. I should talk to BlueFur about that!

        1. more money to john chow!

        2. Kumiko says:

          Really??? I thought you’d be a member of their affiliate program. Check it out:

          “Our discount affiliate program offers you 10% of each sale and allows you to provide your customers 10% off any purchase. You are provided with a promo code that your customers can enter in at checkout and they receive the discount and you receive your commission from each sale.”

          As you provided a coupon, I assumed you were a part of it.

          1. John Chow says:

            Yes, BlueFur does have an affiliate program but I am not part of it.

        3. cooliojones says:

          Does this qualify as another thing we didn’t know about John Chow?

    2. Only when the food is really good (or really bad, like that ice cream in Taiwan LOL). And sparingly, of course. Some of John’s readers don’t really like reading his food posts, but there are some of us who do. 🙂

  4. shman says:

    Tasty 😛

  5. Debo Hobo says:

    Looks tastey. What is that first dish?

    One day I will be first to respond boys so stay on you toes. 👿

    1. i think that’s chicken feet.

      do they actually eat that?


      1. webd360 says:

        Yea, I didn’t know people ate chicken’s feet until I saw this post

    2. It is chicken feet; it’s actually an Asian delicacy. It might look frightening, but it tastes pretty good — finger lickin’ good. 😀

      1. cooliojones says:

        You take the chicken feet — I’m going to stick with the Colonel’s original recipe!!

  6. Ed Lau says:

    The first dish is marinated chicken feet.

    Man, I’m still full…that was quite a bit of food.

    1. Debo Hobo says:

      Okay, thanks. I have never tried that. But I will put it on my to do list. 😉

    2. Michael Kwan says:

      Chicken feet is awesome, but deep fried chicken knees are better… especially with preserved egg and minced pork congee.

      1. Stephen says:

        I don’t do feet, but I’ll go through a plate of knees in minutes 😀

      2. Gdog says:

        I also love chicken feet, but I prefer the marinated kind, what we call “fong jjow”…:)

        1. is it nice though?

          and chicken knees?

          where are you guys from?

      3. Talking about all these is giving me a cholesterol rush LOL.

  7. Wahlau.NET says:

    a free meal is always good

    1. MrGPT says:

      Can’t go wrong with a free meal 😉 … unless you’re getting paid to eat. 😯

  8. zaki says:

    Wow, it’s great to have such a wonderful sponsored lunch with fellow bloggers like that. I wish i can do the same thing somewhere in the near future….

    1. cooliojones says:

      Remember what John said in his PDF…don’t just wish (or dream), set a goal. A goal is just a dream with a deadline. You can do it!!

  9. JoshNash says:

    The food is great,but the best part is that it’s free!
    Man,I’m starvin’. 😯

    1. Getting a lot of love from BluFur — you should be an affiliate in no time, John.

  10. Leo says:

    Now I’m hungry!

  11. Debo Hobo says:

    Diggit, Sure did!

  12. Anyone here have any experience with Bluefur web hosting? I’m thinking about switching my blog over to them.

    1. Michael Kwan says:

      Ed Lau ( has his blog hosted through them and he has nothing but good things to say about the service. Survived a massive Digg with no trouble at all.

    2. Stephen says:

      I chose BlueFur for a corporate client I have. They’ve been pleased with the performance. I highly recommend them. Don’t forget to use the Evil Code for an extra discount on top of the discount that you get when you sign up for multiple years.

    3. John Chow says:

      This blog is hosted on a BlueFur dedicated server plan.

    4. Ed Lau says:

      John and I are both hosted on BlueFur. Customer service is fantastic and I’ve yet to experience any problems that weren’t caused by me. Their support crew responds to my queries within minutes.

      1. eat thy food, sing thy praise..

      2. That dim sum table had quite a few satisfied BluFur customers, didn’t it. Good customer support is a definite plus, regardless what product or service you use.

    5. Thanks for the info guys. Ed, are you using a dedicated server from Bluefur? Or one of their shared hosting plans?

      1. John Chow says:

        Ed is only the $4.95 shared Unix plan.

    6. Blue Fur is great. I refer all my clients to them – Anytime I need something (and email them) I get a response within minutes.

  13. says:

    Was that $200 for the entire bill or $200 just for you? Here in Los Angeles that would be good for 2 or 3 people at a decent restaurant! 😀

    1. John Chow says:

      The entire bill.

    2. Ed Lau says:

      Twenty bucks a head is a price of a very decent lunch here in Vancouver. This is the home of cheap yet good food.

    3. Michael Kwan says:

      Wow, if it was $200 per person, the bill would’ve been $2200. That’s some expensive dim sum. 😆

  14. Ryan says:

    I could definitely go for some potstickers. Yum!

  15. MrGPT says:

    Ahh, all looks good.

  16. simon says:

    15% off is great deal. If you sign up for 2 years you got 20% off wiht 2 years deal and then with Johnchowrocks code you got another 15% off. Thanks John~

  17. Maybe next time you give me a heads up and i’ll fly up there from the midwest. 🙄

    Looks like a fun “free” lunch. I need more of those.

    1. same here.

      but i need good food that doesn’t put on weight, at least it won’t show

  18. Mybloggo says:

    Looks tastey!!!!and a little bit hungry now…

  19. chtanxw says:

    John, you have shown us some good eating places in Vancouver. Personally, I like this HK style Dim Sum very much.

    It is a norm,a long queue in front of famous Dim Sum Restaurant, everywhere in HK, Singapore and other palces.

  20. DerrickFung says:

    mmm asian food 🙂

    1. I know, right? I can’t get enough dim sum.

  21. Christian says:

    Yummy!! Now you have made me miss Singapore local food… =(

    1. I love Singapore hawker food! I was in Singapore a couple of months ago, and I kept going to this place that looked almost like a market. They served all kinds of hawker food and tapioca drinks — I must’ve gained like 10 pounds that week.

  22. Jorge says:

    I’m hungry!

  23. I agree with Ed. I’m STILL full from yesterday.

    The lunch was delicious, but the company was even better.

  24. dotnetnuke says:

    Currently building a website for Canadian client. He is French and he has a restaurant. I like Canadian food :mrgreen:

  25. Hmmm What would you consider as a Canadian specialty?

  26. I feel a bit hungry after seing those pics.

  27. Jennifer says:

    mmm, i love chicken feet!

  28. mmm yummm looks delicious!

  29. Jamaipanese says:

    i’m not much of a seafood buff 🙁

  30. John Cow says:

    Doesn’t look very tasty actually. I prefer beef myself!

  31. cooliojones says:

    So what did the fortune cookie say? 😀

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