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Save the Date: Chinatown Dining Week Returns, January 14-24, 2021

Mark your calendars, Chinatown Dining Week is returning for a fourth year!

What: Chinatown Dining Week

When: January 14-24, 2021

Where: 10 businesses in Edmonton’s Chinatown

It’s been a rough year for hospitality businesses in Chinatown. The economic downturn had already settled in early on in 2020, impacting discretionary dollars spent dining out, but then in March, the COVID-19 pandemic hit. First, establishments in the neighbourhood were stigmatized because of misinformation about where and how the virus was spreading, and a perceived connection to where the virus originated. Secondly, with the lockdown in the spring, restaurants and cafes were limited to take-out only, which severely impacted their bottom line.

With the current restrictions coming at a time that would have been a busy season for restaurants, it’s more important than ever that we raise awareness of some of the culinary gems in an area that is often overlooked in Edmonton.

10 businesses will be participating in the fourth annual Chinatown Dining Week. We’re thrilled to welcome one new partner to our roster: Kim Fat Market. Kim Fat has been a strong community advocate, and we’re happy to showcase some of their menu items in our upcoming event!

Participating restaurants have put together special menus for $10 or $18 that will be offered from January 14 – 24, 2021. Because of current public health guidelines, all menus will be offered for pick-up only. Participating businesses include (*denotes new participant):

Menus will be released next week at edmontonchinatown.ca/menu – check back then for more details!

Vendor Spotlight: Ying Fat Food Products Ltd.

Allow us to introduce you to Ying Fat Food Products Ltd., makers and purveyors of superior quality tofu.

Tofu-front

We Edmontonians have much to be proud of, what with having more farmers’ markets than we can shake a stick at, and our summer festivals abound. But few people realize how fortunate we are to have a tofu factory nestled in our very own Chinatown.  Fresh-made tofu is something few people get to experience, and unless you’ve tasted it (or felt it… it might be more of a texture thing), you might never know what you were missing. With Ying Fat in town and open to the public, Edmontonians have unbridled access to fresh, scrumptrilescent tofu.

Ying Fat already provides many local restaurants with tofu, and we’re delighted to announce that they’ll be supplying us with individual portions of their house-made sweetened dessert tofu, or dau fu fa, to sell for a bargain at the 97th Street Night Market.

A couple weeks ago, I had a chance to visit Ying Fat and explore the wonders of Alberta’s only tofu factory. Thanks to May Ying for letting me look around and take these photos to share!

May Ying - she and her siblings operate Ying Fat Food Products Ltd., having taken over for their parents, the original proprietors.
May Ying – she and her siblings operate Ying Fat Food Products Ltd., having taken over for their parents, the original proprietors.

Dau fu fa - one for you, two for me.
Dau fu fa – one for you, two for me.

Shiny things!
Shiny things!

Ying Fat Food Products Ltd.
10512 – 98 Street NW
Edmonton, AB  T5H 2N4
T: (780) 425-9489

Save the Date: 97 Street Night Market 2014

Building on the momentum of our first market last year, we are thrilled to announce the second annual 97 Street Night Market, taking place this August!

What: 97 Street Night Market
When: Saturday, August 23, 2014
Time: 6-10pm
Where: 97 Street & 106 Avenue

2014 Night Market Poster, August 13, 2014

Expect food trucks, Chinatown walking tours, performers and vendors. Over the next few weeks, we will share more details about what we have in store. Stay tuned!