best ginger beef in Edmonton? Anything else special that I should/could try while in Edmonton for a few days?
I lived in Calgary for several years, and realize that's the birthplace of ginger beef, but was hoping for an Edmonton rec for a good version of the dish.
What else could I seek out while I'm in Edmonton? Sad that Bistro Praha is closed for the next while. Besides Milan's mentioned in the recent Bistro Praha thread, are there any other Eastern European restaurants in Edmonton right now?
After reading a few threads, Sabzi and Dadeo jump out as restaurants I might want to try while I'm in Edmonton. Where else would you suggest?
I have read the recent thread on staying near the Sutton Place Hotel- but most of the restaurants recommended (like Blue Plate) seem to be your standard Continental/comfort food offerings. I'm more interested in things I might not be able to find east of the Red River.
Thanks for any of your suggestions.
I just realized this earlier thread is has a similar theme:
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/639638, but I would still love to hear if you have any other recs or comments!
Again for general recs, I would go with Normards on Jasper and Culina (either location) and Dad De Os. They are each extremely good at their speciality. The Creperie is good too - in a traditional auberge style.
For ginger beef, best bet near downtown -- LIngnan is a wonderful time-warp kind of Chinese place. It always make think I am back in the 60s or 70s. It is the one featured on Family Restaurant. Also nearby are Noodle Noodle or Wok King. I don't usually order ginger beef at either place because they do more traditional dishes.
Best ginger beef is at Thanh-Thanh Oriental Noodle House at 10718 101 Street NW
Edmonton -Tel: 780-426-5068. This restaurant has an amazing menu. Another good Asian food -thai-viet restaurant is Saigon Paradise, awesome menu selection - great fish 13536 97 St NW. Another one for cajun/creole is Louisiana Purchase located at 10320 - 111 Street
420.6779. Some awesome jambalaya there.
I concur wholeheartedly with the Red Ox Inn recommendation. Service, food and wine all impeccable. Just note that it's a small room and while I adore the cozy and sometimes noisy atmosphere, I know of some who find the adjacent tables to be just a bit too close and the atmosphere less intimate then they would desire. It works for me, and is my absolute favourite restaurant in the city. I'm partial to the goat cheese salad, beef tenderloin and the lemon tart, but have strayed on occasion!
Also echo Thanh-Thanh. Cashew chicken, imperial rolls and several of the prawn dishes are not to be missed.
I haven't been as yet, but I've heard good things about Sabor Divino. Fairly new restaurant with Portuguese flavours. Not inexpensive. Less expensive is Sofra Turkish Restaurant.
And absolutely, if you like Ukranian, go to Taste of Ukraine. Fantastic!