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Seafood/Fish Market - KINGSTON

I've recently moved to Kingston and have no idea where to get good fish!!!

Is there anywhere in the downtown area where I can get my hands on some oysters? T'is the season, after all.

A butcher recommendation would also be appreciated.

Thanks :)

Tasting menus?

Hey CHers,

My foodie friend and her foodie boyfriend are trying to pick a spot for dinner with a tasting menu. Expensive is fine, as long as it's awesome! All I can seem to find is Toque. Does anyone else know who does one? Looking for more options.

Thanks!!

Is there good Japanese in Montreal to compare with New York? Juni has good fish, but the Omikase is questionable

Yeah, no. The answer is simply no.

But, like, if you wanna try,

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/781727

Potluck Ideas that don't Suck?

Hey CHers,

My friend and I have been invited to a potluck. Which is basically a euphemism for a cornucopia of guacamole, hummus, and salsa. Anyone got any original ideas for something to make? Don't want to do any prep once there, except maybe stick something in the oven. But even that can be tricky.

Anyways. Thoughts??

Nov 28, 2011
kellyhay in Home Cooking

Special Montreal Foods???

Yeah, you definitely do not need to get it online. It is absolutely everywhere. Usually near the hummus and other fontaine sante products. Commensal makes a good one as well, and the vege creton is by Porat, although this is somewhat more elusive. I buy all of this stuff at Valmont, a smallish grocer on Mont Royal.

Just Good Sushi Please.

Where is zen-ya? I haven't heard of it.

Edible is the perfect way to describe Big in Japan. I went once and probably won't go back. It's too bad cause it's a nice space and they have decently priced beer and a good sounding menu, but everything was just ok.

Special Montreal Foods???

Yeah, I've eaten quite a big of vege-pate and cretons. They taste good! But not really a substitute for the real thing if you know what I mean...entirely different taste and texture, I put them in a whole different category. Both are incorporated into my diet.

Chinese Chowhounders - Help! Strange Black Horn-Type Thing...What is it??

Cool!! Yeah I've been trying to think of something creative to do with them. They hardly even NEED demon faces drawn onto them they look so demonic already.

Sep 15, 2011
kellyhay in General Topics

Chinese Chowhounders - Help! Strange Black Horn-Type Thing...What is it??

Thanks everybody. Mystery solved. I don't think I even want to eat it....just have it...

Sep 15, 2011
kellyhay in General Topics

How to eat umeboshi?

I like making cocktails with umeboshi - mash up an umeboshi with a couple pinches of sugar and add ice, gin and soda. It's an interesting taste, kinda salty and sour, a nice change from the generally super-sweet drinks available!!

A little basil is nice in this too, or probably mint.

Sep 14, 2011
kellyhay in General Topics

Chinese Chowhounders - Help! Strange Black Horn-Type Thing...What is it??

I was recently in a Chinese grocery and I saw a bin of these very hard things next to root vegetables that look like the horns of some kind of animal. They are about 3 inches across. I bought a few because they looked so bizarre and I wanted to investigate further.

Any ideas??

Sep 14, 2011
kellyhay in General Topics

HOW FAR DO I HAVE TO DRIVE FOR A CRAB HOUSE?

I very much appreciate this comment. Exactly.

Blue Crab?

I went to Kam Phat (Jarry) today and had success! Live blue crabs. In a bin, not a tank, but I was able to pick out some lively ones. I had never been to this supermarket before and I was QUITE impressed with the selection overall, especially in terms of seafood. Loads of fish I hadn't seen before, especially not fresh or whole. Pretty cheap too. Thanks for the suggestions.

Blue Crab?

Hey,

I'm wondering if anyone knows where/when I could get fresh blue crabs from a poissonerie (Montreal).

I would also be open to suggestions of where (if anywhere) I could get the Korean marinated/raw blue crab dish in a resto. Gooey gooey goodness.

I'd rather make it but I'll settle for either : )

Thanks!

Visiting Montreal this wkend -- looking for veg/vegan restaurant options

Just a quick note: although I think Chu Chai is very tasty, it's menu is focused on realistic tasting and looking MOCK meat.

Some vegetarians really don't like this. I have a friend who is totally weirded out by it. She doesn't want to eat meat or anything resembling meat.

If this is not a problem for you then definitely go for it if you want something a little on the elegant side. : )

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Chu Chai
4088 Rue Saint-Denis, Montreal, QC H2W2M5, CA

pork belly and kimchi

Now that is a good suggestion.

pork belly and kimchi

I've bought kimchi at Eden and it was expensive and honestly not all that awesome. A little bland. I've given up on buying good, cheapish kimchi and made myself a huge batch, I would recommend you do the same!! Not too much work and they have everything you need at Eden.

Guu on a Sunday

hi there,

i know this thread is a little old but i'm planning on going to guu on a wednesday and i'm wondering what time i should go for...i'd prefer a later dinner but if the waits are too long, i wouldnt want to risk not getting in. anyone been lately?? anyone know if it's quieted down a little??

also what do i HAVE to order? i eat a lot of japanese food so i'll try anything

thank you!

Quebec City in a DAY

yeah, and i live in montreal. so i probably won't do st. hubert, but your other suggestions sound great!

4 Days in Montreal - Feedback please!

If you want poutine at any point go to Chez Claudette late-night in addition to your itinerary. Open till 4am so perfect if you are out in the city late one night!! On Laurier at St. Denis.

Quebec City in a DAY

Hi!

I'm a pretty big foodie and will be in Quebec city VERY shortly - just a night. Will have time for one of each meal. I can't afford to spend more than about $15 on a meal (excluding alcohol) and I will be myself so the more casual, the better.

So the challenge is: what should I eat?? Looking for costs between $5-$15 for quick but delicious and quality food. Local favs appreciated - poutine, onion soup. Or just a place to buy some cheese and bread and hang out in a park would be cool! I pretty much like everything but Quebec specialties best for this trip.

Will appreciate all the suggestions I can get.

Alas, No Space at Au Pied de Cochon....Now What?!

Ooooh sounds yummy. I've walked by that place. Think I'm going to do something a bit more French inspired, but definitely next time I'll check it out!!

Alas, No Space at Au Pied de Cochon....Now What?!

thanks for all your input everyone!! wasn't able to get a res at a lot of places this late, but there was space at Le Local, Comptoir, Trois Petits Bourchons and Laloux.....so now I am trying to decide between all of these. Preferences?? Leaning toward Comptoir

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Le Local
740 rue William, Montréal, QC H3C 1P1, CA

Alas, No Space at Au Pied de Cochon....Now What?!

That sounds great! You would recommend it over Comptoir?

Alas, No Space at Au Pied de Cochon....Now What?!

Right, thank you. I think I'm looking for something specifically un-Anglo because they are used to that kind of thing in Toronto.

Appreciated though!

Alas, No Space at Au Pied de Cochon....Now What?!

Hi all,

My parents are visiting Montreal this weekend and had their hearts set on APDC, but of course i was unable to get a reservation. What now? The type of cuisine isn't SUPER important, i don't want to try and find a knockoff for the sake of it. The most important thing is that the food be exceptional and interesting. I want them to have an experience they wouldn't be used to.

I've considered Garde Manger, Le Local, Laloux and Juni, but I would love some input/suggestions!!!

Thanks

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Le Local
740 rue William, Montréal, QC H3C 1P1, CA

Korean-ish Restaurant Uptown

Hi! Looking for a Korean (or at least kind of) place for dinner tonight but my parents can't travel very far, anywhere within 15 minutes or so of Bayview and Eglinton?

I loooooveeee kimchi!

Thanks!

Last-Minute Birthday Cake -- Help!

cocoa locale on parc (b/n villeneuve and st. joseph, i believe) !! it's the BEST for cakes. really interesting and beautiful choices.

Lunch near Sherbrooke and University

It IS boring and overpriced. I go here sometimes because it's so convenient for me, but paying $12 for a tortilla filled with black beans or avocado is NOT worth it. I have tried other dishes and it is consistently bland and uninspired. I think they used to be better...or maybe I'm just pickier. The nachos are pretty tasty, I suppose.

Just Good Sushi Please.

Yeah that is weird huh! carrots and shallots? must be some kind of non-Japanese idiosyncrasy. Glad you enjoyed it though, sounds like you had the same impression I did.

I also ordered a green salad from there once and it was pretty strange...mandarins and pineapple!?