Over the next two weeks, we’ll be featuring each of the 8 restaurants who are participating in Chinatown Dining Week, running January 17-27, 2019.
Next to be profiled: we sat down with Linda Hoang, the daughter of the owners of King Noodle House Pho Hoang, 10613 97 Street.
What’s the origin of the restaurant?
This is a family run restaurant, originating from Vietnam with Grandma Hoang. “King Noodle House” was added in the name for an easier Canadian takeaway.
How long has the restaurant been open?
It’s been open for 22 years; 13 years at the current location.
What is the style of cuisine served at the restaurant?
We specialize in Vietnamese noodle soup (pho) but offer some vermicelli dishes as well.
What makes your restaurant special?
King Noodle House is one of the oldest running Vietnamese restaurants in Edmonton! We are known for the best pho in town, and are thus deserving the name “King Noodle”! Our pho recipe has been passed down from 3 generations. We are also the home to the iconic “Moustache Man”.
Why do you think people should dine in Chinatown?
Chinatown is a great hub for good and affordable food. There are a lot of great restaurants where you can experience authentic, quality Southeast Asian food. A majority of the restaurants in the neighbourhood are family owned and operated.
As your restaurant participated in the first Chinatown Dining Week last year, can you tell us about that experience?
We were thrilled to participate in the inaugural Chinatown Dining Week! We definitely get most of our customers coming through at lunch and during the day, so this was an opportunity to bring in more customers in the evening, and also introduce our food to Edmontonians who may not have tried our dishes before. Last year’s Chinatown Dining Week special we actually ended up introducing as a deal Edmontonians can take advantage of year-round as well. This year we’re highlighting our tasty vermicelli dishes!
Do you have any hopes for the future of Edmonton’s Chinatown?
I am hoping for more positive effects from the new downtown arena – an increase in foot traffic and more activity at night will help support and boost local businesses.
King Noodle House Pho Hoang will be offering a 2-course dinner menu for $15 during Chinatown Dining Week. Check it out, along with the other special menus, here.