Meet the Luu family, business owners for three generations and the friendly faces behind Kim Fat Market.
Kim Fat translated into English means wealth or gold. The story of Kim Fat market is one from nothing to a thriving business in the heart of the community. They have built their solid reputation in Edmonton through relationships based in honesty and integrity.
When the Luu family moved to Canada from Vietnam in the 1980’s they started off with nothing. Originally working as a dishwasher, T Bang Luu worked his way up to be the head chef of the iconic Edmonton restaurant, The Red Ox Inn.
With no butcher shop in Chinatown at the time, T Bang recognized the need for one and began making plans to open Kim Fat Market. The family worked hard to put enough money together and opened their doors to the Edmonton Community in 1989.
Today the busy market is run by the owner and head Butcher, Phong Luu. Phong began cutting meat with his father at the age of eight and is now a true master the craft.
At Kim Fat Market, you are never a customer, you are always welcomed as a friend. Phong’s passion to share amazing quality food and meat with those who visit the market comes from the same passion he has for the Edmonton community, in which the store was built from scratch.
There is nothing more Albertan than an Asian butcher providing fresh, Alberta meat to their customers from a business built from the ground up by a Canadian family.
IN THE NEWS
Kim Fat Market has been featured in many Edmonton News Articles, check out some of them below!
Local artist Kris Friesen created the mural on Kim Fat Market, entitled “Bridge to the Wall.” Check out the write up that was featured in the Boyle McCauley news!
Kim Fat Market was featured in a photoshoot for Avenue Magazine. Full credit goes to:
Photography - Tina Chang;
Styling - Kara Chomistek;
Model - Una Filipovic of Mode Models;
In this write up by the Edmonton Journal, Chinatown is explored and hidden gems are uncovered. Learn why the author loved the Kim Fat crab speciality!
Credit to Ed Kaiser/Postmedia and Liane Faulder