Edmonton: Chicken for Lunch

by gigi on March 3, 2008

Edmonton is pretty neat in that in most major buildings downtown, there are food courts set up for people to quickly order lunch from. I suppose because it is so cold there in the winter, it is way easier to grab lunch downstairs as opposed to braving the elements. :) Mabel, Dallas, and some others had been telling me about Chicken For Lunch, a Chinese fast food eatery in the Scotiabank food court. This place seemed to be famous for its good food, a lady who remembered everyone’s orders and names, and a huge lineup that circles around the food court at lunch. Mabel and I got there just after 12pm and there was already a long line formed.

chicken for lunch

Both Mabel and I ordered the medium size lunch for $6.50. For this price, you get rice, noodles, veggies, two types of chicken, and a spring roll. The price was more than reasonable and the portion sizes are pretty huge. :)

I settled on the lemon chicken and the hot and dry. Hot and dry is a bit spicy but is also the one that came most recommended when I was trying to decide on what to order. The lemon chicken was pretty tasty and had a nice lemony flavour. There was also quite a bit of sauce so it went nicely with my rice. As for the hot and dry, it was pretty good but I’m not much of a fried chicken lover so I wasn’t completely sold on it. It was very crispy though and was spicy without being overwhelmingly so.

chicken for lunch

Chicken for Lunch was not bad although I have to say I am surprised that people are willing to lineup so long to eat it…sometimes every day! I suppose I am probably spoiled by the great food in Vancouver so it takes a bit more to really wow me. :) The food was a great deal though and there was a lot of variety in the types of items you could order.

Details:
10060 Jasper Ave, Edmonton, Alberta
Tel: 780-425-9614

Summary:
Food: ★★★☆☆
Service: n/a
Price: $

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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

David February 14, 2009 at 5:05 pm

I just saw a show on Food Network about this family restaurant. The Owner / Wife is funny and friendly …

gigi February 16, 2009 at 11:31 pm

Hi David – haha, I just heard about this show too! I don’t have Food TV at home but I’m told that it’s also available on the foodtv.ca website so I will definitely have to check the show out.

Kevin October 29, 2009 at 12:06 pm

Hmm, I think the show was Family Restaurant and the restaurant in it was The Lingnan (In Edmonton)

gigi November 4, 2009 at 11:42 pm

@Kevin – yep, you’re right. I was able to catch the series on foodtv.ca :)

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