A Traditional Menu
Other than arguably the best Szechuan beef in town, you may want to sample a few of the other dishes like the black bean chicken or the tossed cashew chicken. The Szechuan shrimp is another favourite and lamb is also an extremely popular item. If you’re looking for something on the adventurous side, try the lobster tail canton or the Mongolian filet mignon.
A Beijing Palace
For years, Lingnan has been serving up some of the city's most authentic Chinese food to Edmontonians. Working since 1947, the restaurant is equipped with two main dining rooms and a large banquet hall for special occasions. The high-ceiling rooms are decorated with red and gold accents, Chinese lanterns and traditional murals – reminiscent of a palace in Beijing. The food also reflects this regal theme, with dishes such as “Lobster Aristocratic Pea Pod” seasoned with black bean sauce and pan-fried with celery, onion, bamboo shoots and pea pods. Other entrees such as the “Imperial Peppercorn Stirfry” give a unique twist to the ordinary dining experience.
Options abound at this Chinese eatery, including combo platters and set “family style” dinners for various group sizes. Vegetarians can choose from their own section on the menu that includes items like the Lo Han Jai, made from a Buddhist recipe that contains soybean cake, water chestnuts, mushrooms, bamboo shoots, almonds and crispy fried rice. Finish up your meal with drinks and dessert guaranteed to have a traditional Chinese flair.