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Kvass in Montreal

not sure... east side of Decarie, just north of Queen Mary?

Foods you eat strangely

wait - next time, try it my way!
First, eat the outer chocolate-nut layer.
Next, split the wafer-orb in two, and usually the center soft orb with detatch from one half of the wafer-orb.
Eat the empty wafer-orb half.
Pop the soft ganache orb into your mouth, suck off all the soft ganache, and when the nut is clean, eat it last!
It's fun and makes the candy last longer... Orb orb orb!

Jan 25, 2011
lizlefebvre in General Topics

Foods you eat strangely

My BF eats entire chicken bones. Well, almost: he eats both ends of gristle and crunches down as far as he can until there's nothing left of the piece of chicken but a little dry stick of bone fragment.

As for me: if I'm eating anything creamy (custard, yogurt, ice cream, whatever), i eat each spoonful in several bites.

And a bit with a dog: my dear old dog would eat anything I gave him; absolutely anything EXCEPT a raspberry. But he would try, just to please me. He'd try, make a face, and spit it out, and try, and spit it out... I almost wet my pants laughing the first time I watched him do this!

Jan 25, 2011
lizlefebvre in General Topics

the truth about poutine?

I've got one: Pierrette Patates on Verdun street in Verdun! Very greasy-tasty, crispy fries, salty gravy, sqeaky curds! The patron yakked with us for a while too, which was fun. I also had a Cotts Black Cherry to go with it and was very happy... until about 30 minutes post-meal, and for a day or so afterwards... urghh... it's a short-lived sort of happiness :-S

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Pierrette Patates
3900 Rue De Verdun, Verdun, QC H4G1K9, CA

Pho Nguyen: open again?

Please don't go to Pho Nguyen expecting to find the meaning of life in a bowl of soup. It's tasty, affordable, and unpretentious, that's all. I go about there once a week for a quick supper, almost always have the small # 2 and 2 imperial rolls, or sometimes the vermicelli bowl with grilled chicken. Listen people - it's good, simple, cheap and tasty. OK, sometimes the bean sprouts are a little less than garden-fresh... what do you want for $6.50? Heaven on earth?
Although that vermicelli bowl: combination of their grilled chicken, chopped peanuts, and mysterious runny yellow sauce is pretty close to it! :-)

Montrea Locals - What do you consider the best small hole in the wall resto?

sorry, it's called Pho Lien!

Montrea Locals - What do you consider the best small hole in the wall resto?

the Pho place on Cote des Neiges, on the corner just opposite the Jewish General Hospital! It's a hole in the wall in that it's really tiny... but it's VERY popular! We are always willing to wait in the 20-person lineup that spills out the door and down the steps... We love love love their spicy soup (Thu-Sun only). That;s really the only reason we go there: it's so fresh! Weve tried the spicy pho at a few other places closer to downtown, just to compare, and FEH... the one on Cote de Neiges is the only place that makes "real thing."

Montrea Locals - What do you consider the best small hole in the wall resto?

I like Bombay Mahal a lot: eggplant appetizer, butter chicken, nan bread, vegetarian curry... it's super busy all the time due to how tasty everything is, and I don't mind a slightly sticky table top. I just leave my jacket on :-)
Actually I have driven all the way from Verdun for takeout from Bombay Mahal...

I also went to Halal 786 when Bombay Mahal was jammed, and it was very nice too, and yet.... I can't explain it: everything we had was delicious. Maybe all it was was that I was subconsciously disappointed that I couldn't get my BM butter chicken fix...

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Halal 786 Restaurant
768 Jean Talon, Montreal, QC H2R1V1, CA

Kvass in Montreal

We bought a big 2L bottle of kvass at a deli on Decarie (I forget the name... ) just above Queen Mary. The ladies said "be careful when you open it!" When we got it home, we had to open it over a bucket in the kitchen sink to catch all the foam - almost half the bottle emptied in foam, and it foamed for several minutes non-stop! The foam collected in the bucket eventually settled and we drank that first before what was left in the bottle. That's the real stuff, for sure.

Ps. we like that deli a lot: great deli meats and cheeses, lots of nice pickled mushrooms, and the sunflowerseed oil that we love on salads...