Following the New York Times’ article labelling Richmond as a “one-stop paradise for lovers of Asian food” in June, another food blogger is bringing attention to the city’s culinary offerings.
Cynthia Linh is a professional photographer based out of San Francisco who runs a food blog called “CynEats.”
With more 50,000 followers on social media, Linh recently made a blog post titled: “Fly to Richmond Canada to get the Best Chinese Food.”
In her blog, Linh raves about the Richmond Public Market and its famous Xi’An Cuisine (also mentioned in the NYT article), To Hot Hot Pot located in the Richport Town Centre on Ackroyd Road and the Vietnamese sandwiches from Bánh Mì Très Bon.
Linh refers to herself as a “hot pot connoisseur” and says that Richmond’s hot pot “puts San Francisco to shame.”
The city of San Francisco is home to the oldest Chinatown in North America and one of the largest Chinese American populations.
To be branded superior to San Francisco by a well-known blogger, Richmond sure is making a name for itself.
Besides praising Richmond’s eateries, Linh also mentions activities such as rock-climbing at the Olympic Oval and biking in Steveston Village.