Over the next few weeks, we’ll be featuring each of the 16 businesses who are participating in Chinatown Dining Week, running January 9-19, 2020.
Next up, we interviewed Winnie from All Happy Family Restaurant, 10013 106 Avenue.
Why did you decide to open the restaurant?
My family and I had been in the restaurant businesses for over 8 years before we moved to Edmonton. When we moved here, we wanted to continue doing what we are familiar with and picked this location because it’s close to the downtown area and surrounded by the Chinese community. Before we started this restaurant, there weren’t many restaurant options for family style/comfort food around town that would be open late at night; yet there was a demand for it, especially for those who get off work very late. We thought that this could be a great opportunity for us.
How long has the restaurant been open?
We have been open for over 15 years in Chinatown.
What is the style of cuisine served at the restaurant?
Our dishes are mainly Cantonese style, which is from the Cantonese (or Guangdong) province in China. We make dishes that are authentic and have also adapted western flavours in some of our menu items.
What makes your restaurant special?
We have a very extensive menu which offers over 180 options to our customers. Diners can always find something they like from our menu! We have late night hours every day as we open from 11am to 4am, 7 days a week.
Why do you think people should dine in Chinatown?
People should dine in Chinatown more as you will find options for Chinese food as there are many authentic cultural food options here.
Do you have any hopes for the future of Edmonton’s Chinatown?
I hope our Chinatown becomes a safer environment with better streets, and to have reduced social issues in the area.
All Happy Family will be offering the following 2-course dinner menu for $18 during Chinatown Dining Week:
Appetizer: 2 Spring Rolls
Main: Egg Fry Rice with choice of Ginger Beef or Mongolian Beef
Drink: choice of Pop
Check out other special menus, here.