Jiayuan Dumpling House began with humble roots in 2013 in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. Emily and Linda- a mother/daughter team- had a vision for a family-style restaurant featuring authentic Northeastern Chinese Cuisine specializing in handmade dumplings. Every day they would get up before dawn and prepare hundreds of dumplings so that they could be served fresh to their patrons. Their dedication and hard work paid off and in less than six months Jiayuan Dumpling House was rated to be one of the best restaurants in the city of Lethbridge with a population of more than 120,000 residents. In 2016, when Linda went to complete her graduate studies at the University of Toronto, Emily felt the task of running a restaurant to a high standard on her own might be too much by herself and decided to close.
But Emily kept Jiayuan Dumpling House alive in her heart, knowing one day she would reopen. She never stopped looking for an ideal new home for her restaurant and found the ideal opportunity in Redondo Beach. She fell in love with the vibrant community and decided that it was the perfect spot to reopen. Thousands of miles from where she first started it, Emily is eager to bring the same dedication and love, as well as a high level of skill and artistry, to her patrons in Redondo Beach. But Emily is not simply recreating what she has done before, but she is building on that dream by developing an expanded menu that includes not only traditional handmade dumplings, but also steamed stuffed buns as well as new hot and cold dishes- all authentically typical of her valued Northeastern Chinese Cuisine.
“Come and be a part of the family.” Emily says, “After all, that’s what sharing good food is all about!”