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Razor clam season

I go to Keung Kee or Mon Nan for razor clams. They steam them and serve them with fried garlic. Very good!

Kyozon on Crescent

Have anybody tried the new Kyozon on Crescent street? Is it a bar or a restaurant? I cannot find their menu...

Places to go eat in south shore?

We just moved to the south shore (Brossard). Any good restaurants, cafés or bars to recommend? Any hidden gems? Thx!

10 iconic casual foods in New York 2014

What are the top 10 iconic casual foods (fast food, comfort food, pastry, drink...) in New York and where to find them? Thx!

Mar 12, 2014
MPthedog in Manhattan

Any good restaurant in the East-side of Montreal?

Is there any good restaurant located in the east-side (let say east from Pie-XI street) of Montreal worth it to try?

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

There is authentic Japanese restaurants with real Japanese chef in Montreal:

2137 Rue De Bleury, Montreal, Quebec H3A 2K2, Canada
(514) 849-3438

5263 Boulevard Saint-Laurent Montreal, QC H2T 1S1
(514) 271-5263

But I don't think their chef can match NYC's.

Best Pho in Montreal: 2011

My favorite is still Pho Bang NY in chinatown (for the soup and the fresh/tasty beef, like chilipepper said). Also, try their spicy soup (Bun Bo Hue) in the week-end. So far, they do the best in town!

For chicken Pho (Pho Ga), the best is Pho Tay Ho
6414, rue Saint-Denis Montreal, QC H2S 2R7
(514) 273-5627

In the past years, there's a gathering of new Vietnamese restaurants in the area of St-Michel/ HWY 40. It can be another option than the well-known Chinatown, Jean-Talon/St-Denis and Cote-des-Neiges areas for Pho.

Best éclair à la crème fouettée (cream puff)?

Where can I find the best éclair à la crème fouettée in Montréal? Once, I tried in France a unforgettable éclair (the puff was so light) garnished with freshly whipped cream (a perfect chantilly) and a little bit of caramel on top. Simple but delicious!
Which pastry shop in Montreal does the best?

Hong Kong breakfast

Actually in Montreal, Chinese food (from south of China: Cantonese and HK-ese) are mainly made by cooks that came here a long time ago. It is HK-ese style but in an old fashion way. Clearly now the best Chinese cooks don't come to Montreal but prefer instead Toronto and Vancouver (where the Chinese community is more important). So the difference is remarkable: in Montreal, we are lacking varieties, cooking techniques and even ingredients freshness. In fact, some imported chinese vegetables arrive first in Toronto before reaching Montreal (and some will never reach Montreal because the demand is not as important). Moreover, lot of dishes are homemade in Toronto: if we take the example of rice roll, some restaurants here in Montreal will just buy it from outside but in Toronto, it is normally homemade and the texture is so different and yummy! Also, in general chinese foods here are missing Wok Hay which affect a lot the "flavor" of the dish. Finally, since the competition in Toronto and Vancouver is very high, they have no choice to offer you the best of chinese foods and the must is: at very reasonable price!!

Hong Kong breakfast

Yes, I'm confirming Fintastic and SnackHappy words: Montreal is not the place for HK-ese foods, especially if you compare to cities like Toronto and Vancouver where all the later HK immigrants go.

Now, if my memory is good, I think I had this beef brisket dish at Sun Tung Lok in Brossard (4725, boul Grande-Allée) but the rice roll was steamed not pan fired. You can also try Restaurant Jardin du sud in Brossard (8080 Boul Taschereau) it's a Cha Chaan Teng, they might have it. For Dim Sum, I will recommend you La Maison Kam Fung in Brossard (7209 Boulevard Taschereau, this one in Brossard is slightly better than the one in Chinatown), but again there's nothing to compare of what you have in Toronto!

Alep or Petit Alep

Alep and Petit Alep are the same restaurant (a dinning room and a bistro versions respectively) which serve basically the same menu with differences in the portion. Petit Alep: smaller portion. Alep: bigger portion. And for sure the prices are proportional to the size of the plate. If my memory is good: Petit Alep is around 12-15$ and Alep is around 25$ for a main course. Now it depends which atmosphere you are looking for. Petit Alep is more casual but it is very busy and the waiting can be frustrating. Alep is more "formal" and the service tends to be better. And about the food, there is more then just sandwiches. The meat are juicy and well marinated and they have a pretty good list of mezze (small dishes). If you prefer to go to Petit Alep, I will suggest you to go after 21H to avoid the waiting for the table (they don't take reservation).