The Quon family opened the Lingnan in its original location in 1947, then moved to the current location in 1963. Decades later, the restaurant remains one of the most popular places in the city to enjoy Cantonese and Szechuan cuisine. Popular dishes include Mandarin beef, black bean chicken and crispy nest, which comes with your choice of beef, chicken or shrimp and scallops. Delivery can take anywhere between 60 to 90 minutes during the week, and up to two hours on weekends, so plan accordingly.
This family-run dynasty serves up award-winning Cantonese and Szechuan cuisine in a relaxed environment. It’s been a staple in the Edmonton dining scene since it opened in 1947, and remains relevant today. There was even a reality TV show following the lives of the owners, the Quon family. Customers keep coming back for dishes like the lemon chicken canton, Cantonese chow mein, ginger beef and the special fried rice. To get a good assortment of dishes, try one of the combination plates.
If you didn’t catch the TV show, The Quon Dynasty, about the family who runs this restaurant, now is your chance to familiarize yourself with their cuisine. They’ll serve dry spicy chicken and Chinese mini doughnuts. The doughnuts, which are drizzled with a sugary sauce, are a new item and are vegetarian, as well.