The Golden Dumpling Cook Off

Bao Bei Chinese Brasserie and Here There present The Golden Dumpling Cook Off & Derby, an open air street festival in the heart of Chinatown that invites Vancouver's top restaurants to dish out fresh takes on the filling-and-wrapper format. An expert panel of judges will taste their way through entries from 20 restaurants battling to fill, wrap, steam and fry their way to the top. The victorious challenger wins full bragging rights and claims the legendary Golden Dumpling trophy. Proceeds for the event were donated to The Chinatown Elders Community Kitchen.

The Golden Dumpling Derby is two suspenseful minutes of dumpling eating frenzy. Eight men and eight women gulp down dozens of dumplings, each vying for the title of Chinatown Dumpling Eating Champion.

Photos by Grady Mitchell