Sunday, September 13, 2009

The Lingnan

In Edmonton, my family got together with my brother's in-laws at The Lingnan. Retro Chinese food is an understatement. It was great.

Avoiding the fact that this restaurant has its own reality TV show, the Lingnan is a great place on its own:
  • the interior is classic; the staff are all in uniform
  • the tablewear must have been bought on eBay, or they still have stock from 1971
  • the placemats are the ones with the cocktail selection that hasn't changed since the '80s
  • the food is good old-school Canadian chinese food: no Thai/Japanese fusion here
  • they contracted a microbrewry to brew their own excellent beer (iinfused with ginseng)
I haven't been to a restaurant like that since my family frequented Lucky Star (Victoria Park and Steeles) in the 1980s, and the Lingnan is far better.

The Lingnan on Urbanspoon

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