Second to be profiled: we sat down with Tony Young, owner of Cui Hua Gui Lin Noodle House, 10626 97 St NW.
Why did you decide to open the restaurant?
After running a restaurant in Toronto for 4 years, my wife and I decided to move to Edmonton with the aim of providing something unique in the Edmonton food scene. The name “Gui Lin” is the style of the food we serve and is also a city in Guangxi, China.
How long has the restaurant been open?
What is the style of cuisine served at the restaurant?
Guilin-style food originating from Southern China. It is a combination of spicy and sour flavors.
What makes your restaurant special?
We are the only restaurant that offers Guilin-style food in Edmonton; [we think] it is unique, different, and something special.
Why do you think people should dine in Chinatown?
Chinatown offers unique food and scenery with new things for people of all ages to discover. There are BBQ houses, noodle houses, bubble tea, and bakeries just to name a few things, means there is something for everyone.
Do you have any hopes for the future of Edmonton’s Chinatown?
Through Chinatown Dining Week, I hope that people’s perception of Chinatown becomes more positive and it generates curiosity for what Edmonton’s Chinatown is offering. I hope that development in the downtown core brings hope for a brighter and busier Chinatown.
Check out the special menus offered during the Chinatown Dining Week.