Chinatown Dining Week Profile: China Marble

Until the start of Chinatown Dining Week, we’ll be featuring each of the 15 businesses who are participating in this year’s event, running January 26 – February 5, 2023. All businesses are offering special deals during this period for $10 and/or $20. Check out all of the menus here.

Next, we sat down with Lao Jian, the owner of China Marble Restaurant. It is the restaurant’s second year participating in Chinatown Dining Week.

Why did you decide to open the restaurant?

Our family had a wonton restaurant in Hong Kong, and our dishes were very popular in our neighbourhood. We thought it would be a good idea to try it here in Edmonton and see if Edmonton locals would like it as well.

How long has the restaurant been open?

We had 2 restaurants in the south of Edmonton, and the first location was open in 2004. Both locations were closed in 2017, but our friends and previous customers kept telling us how much they missed the food. We were really grateful for the support from them and decided to start looking for a new location. In 2020, this location (previously Pagolac Restaurant) in Chinatown became available for us. We really liked how there are lots of Chinese businesses in the area, and the location came with some customer parking spots at the back – and here we are!

XO Vermicelli from China Marble

What is the style of cuisine served at the restaurant?

What we have on our menu are mostly Cantonese dishes made with traditional home recipes. Our signature dish would be the Bao Yu Wonton Soup, which is named after my lovely wife. Our Cantonese style stir-fried dishes are also very popular, and we have a Dim Sum menu as well! 

Salt and Pepper Pork Chop from China Marble

What makes your restaurant special?

We make cooking sauces in house to ensure they taste authentic and great! 

I’d like to also mention that our restaurant location is where one of the very first Chinese banquet restaurants was located. We even have a display in the restaurant that shows you the very original menu from the 1930’s. 

Why do you think people should dine in Chinatown?

There are lots of great options of Chinese food and cuisines from many different ethnic cultures. It definitely brings you an international food experience!

China Marble Restaurant will be offering the following specials during Chinatown Dining Week. They are valid for pick-up or dine-in:

  • $20 Special: Salt and Pepper Pork Chop on Steamed Rice, plus 1 Green Onion Cake and Bowl of Soup of the Day
  • $10 Special: Shanghai Noodles or XO Vermicelli
  • Orders can be made via phone or in-person
    (780) 760-2808 and (780) 760-2809
    10566 97 Street
    Wednesday-Monday 10am-10pm, closed Tuesday

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