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Shish Taouk

I wasn't talking about any of your suggestions. Only commented on what's my perfect Shish Taouk. I liked the version at Garage Beirut very much when I tried them soon after they first opened, but I didn't realize it's considered Shish Taouk(not cooked on a spit & cubed grilled chicken). I'm OK with breast chicken meat for Shish Taouk in Montreal as long as it's good(that's just the way it's done in Montreal).

Jul 14, 2015
BLM in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Shish Taouk

Personally I'm looking for a establishment that uses partially or totally dark meat chicken for their shish taouk chicken sandwiches(I think you see dark meat chicken used for shish taouk outside of Montreal). I prefer my shish taouk cooked over a revolving spit. If it's cubed chicken, that's not shish taouk chicken to me.

Crispy Aromatic Duck - Montreal

It's steamed first, before being deep-fried(I've seen it prepared years ago). It was invented in UK. Didn't want to offend EaterBob, by correcting him.

Jul 09, 2015
BLM in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Shish Taouk

You're talking about the shish taouk off the revolving spit with the chicken pieces sliced off? Garage Beirut & Le Petit Alep recommended below, both offer a different version(grilled chicken cubes/chicken brochettes).

Jul 07, 2015
BLM in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Crispy Aromatic Duck - Montreal

I think Crispy Aromatic Duck & Peking Duck are two different things(even in Montreal). Off hand I can't remember ever seeing it in Montreal(I know what it is). It's best known as a UK duck dish.

Jul 03, 2015
BLM in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Taste of the Caribbean Festival

That must of been only a very partial list of vendors(only 5 food vendors). In previous times I went, it was divided by country(or countries) of their cuisine & the food was prepared in advance offsite I think. Now with their outdoor location at Old Port, the food vendors can make the Caribbean food on site(like grilling Jerk Chicken).

Jun 27, 2015
BLM in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Taste of the Caribbean Festival

Any booths with very good food this year? This year, the General Admission to get in is free(before 6pm) but each booth they charge for food. Haven't gone to Taste of the Caribbean Festival in years & years. The event had gotten too big, & the food wasn't worth it(considering the entry price at the time).

Jun 27, 2015
BLM in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Best HK-style Chinese food in Montreal?

Papa Jackie serves the full dim sum? I know they offer a very limited variety of dim sum at last check.

May 23, 2015
BLM in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Montreal Chinese Roast BBQ establishments

Thanks for the tipoff.

Apr 30, 2015
BLM in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

FĂȘte du croissant 2015

Have you tried croissants at Paltoquet lately? Based on my last 2-3 visits there, their croissants is now not that good.

Apr 25, 2015
BLM in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Montreal Chinese Roast BBQ establishments

These days I'm having a very tough time, finding any Chinese roast establishments in Montreal making salted chicken. Any still making them? Looking to try salted chicken(haven't tried it in a couple of years).

Apr 18, 2015
BLM in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Beef Hor Fun dish

Hey I didn't forget the Noodle Factory in Chinatown. Like I said earlier, I tried their fried noodles dishes before & enjoyed them. So their hor fun might be at least very good(down the line, I will try their hor fun dish). Amigo I forgot about them.

Mar 21, 2015
BLM in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Beef Hor Fun dish

Fu Kam Wah has apparently closed? I just checked online.

Mar 19, 2015
BLM in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Beef Hor Fun dish

Tried it at Mon Shing, the beef hor fun wet version. Fairly good, but not outstanding level.

Mar 17, 2015
BLM in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Beef Hor Fun dish

Mon Shing is next on my beef hor fun hit list, but unfortunately I confused Mon Shing restaurant with Mon Nan restaurant(check above). I see Mon Shing has both beef hor fun(dry version) & beef hor fun with black bean sauce(wet).

Mar 12, 2015
BLM in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Beef Hor Fun dish

Tried the beef hor fun at the little chinese place in food court of Marche de l'Ouest. Initial impression was very good, but as I tasted more, I found their beef hor fun dish to be a bit too sweet. Maybe they're catering to western tastes and/or too much MSG.

Mar 12, 2015
BLM in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Beef Hor Fun dish

I guess I went on wrong day. The other day, tried the beef hor fun at Mon Nan. Simply awful! Barely any taste. No wok hai on the hor fun. Also not enough beef in the dish, plus the beef was not too good. Even before tasting first bite, I knew it wouldn't be too good.

Mar 12, 2015
BLM in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Beef Hor Fun dish

OK. I'm sure it won't be trash, as I've tried some decent ones in Montreal, but none stood out(unless I forgot) compared to the better ones outside of Montreal. I've eaten fried noodles at Noodle Factory before, but not their fried hor fun noodles specifically yet.

Feb 26, 2015
BLM in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Beef Hor Fun dish

Yeah, but I tried versions at Chinese restaurants outside Montreal(eg. Toronto, in the US), they were so so so much better. You would think, it would be easy to get a very good version. Just like it would be very very easy to get a very good hamburger in Montreal(not so easy). So simple dish.

Feb 14, 2015
BLM in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Best Chinese restaurants in Montreal (not sure we had this kind of post before, anyway, it's my version)

Wok Cafe Brossard closed last year(less than 6 months ago). Pretty much same menu as Downtown location(if not exactly the same). I just took your word, that it was 4 items on their dim sum menu. In any case Wok Cafe Brossard had same menu.

Feb 02, 2015
BLM in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Best Chinese restaurants in Montreal (not sure we had this kind of post before, anyway, it's my version)

I was talking about Sainte Catherine West location(guessing their dim sum is not made by them, like Brossard Wok Cafe location). Usually there's not much deviation in food from each location. In Wok Cafe case, family members have involvement in each location. It's the same 4 dim sum choices in other Wok Cafe locations. Brossard Wok Cafe has since closed down.

Feb 01, 2015
BLM in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Best Chinese restaurants in Montreal (not sure we had this kind of post before, anyway, it's my version)

My comment is based on visiting their other locations. Maybe this location is different, as it's their flagship location & much busier. I haven't tried the dim sum at Sainte Catherine Wok Cafe location.

Jan 31, 2015
BLM in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Beef Hor Fun dish

I went to the restaurant downstairs(owned by Keung Kee). Their beef hor fun wasn't good.

Jan 31, 2015
BLM in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Beef Hor Fun dish

The Rice Noodles are the white flat noodles(not the other fried noodles, that are yellow & not flat). I've only eaten at Mon Nan restaurant once. I'll give them a try for Beef Hor Fun.

Jan 31, 2015
BLM in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Beef Hor Fun dish

Who makes a very good fried Beef Hor Fun(Chinese fried rice noodles) dish in Montreal? Off-hand I can't think of even one good Chinese restaurant in Montreal that makes a very good one. Either Hor Fun with Beef(dry version) or Hor Fun with Beef & Black Bean sauce(wet version). The dish needs to be done with very good Wok Hai. I've tasted very good versions at Chinese restaurants outside of Montreal.

Jan 31, 2015
BLM in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

The New & Improved Openings & Closings January, February and March 2015

Eggspectations on St. Jacques has been gone for a pretty long time.

Jan 29, 2015
BLM in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Best Chinese restaurants in Montreal (not sure we had this kind of post before, anyway, it's my version)

I'm not sure, their Ha Gow are made in-house(my guess is no).

Jan 29, 2015
BLM in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

The New & Improved Openings & Closings January, February and March 2015

According to Eater Montreal on Monday(Jan 26), Moonshine BBQ has now closed for good. Never re-opened after they went on hiatus during the holidays.

Edit: Oops I didn't realize Julzx responded 6 hours ago to own post.

Jan 26, 2015
BLM in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Lavanderia - Westmount

Big portions & Excess is a big problem with many restaurants in the US. I didn't realize this thing, has arrived with any significance with Montreal restaurants.

Is Lavanderia sourcing top quality South American beef?

Jan 11, 2015
BLM in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Pizzeria GEMA

It's only available that day or what?

Edit: Sorry now I see you say it seems to be for a day.

Nov 30, 2014
BLM in Quebec (inc. Montreal)