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Wagyu Beef

Wagyu is literally Japanese for "Japanese Beef".
The notion of Australian or US wagyu is not rational.

Oct 27, 2012
edhazer in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Restaurant Toroli

I think they will make it a cozy and romantic night. Japanese take Valentine's Day quite seriously.

Jan 24, 2011
edhazer in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Restaurant Toroli

Slutsky's review is a bit out of date. There is a more recent review in Voir.ca from 16 Sept if you read French.

Jan 12, 2011
edhazer in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Bangkok restaurant suggestions

Agree. It was very tasty and tastefully served. A bit pricy, but much better than just any old curry joint.

Nov 20, 2010
edhazer in China & Southeast Asia

Indian in Montreal.

Mysore is great. A bit too expensive, but the food is outstanding.

Jul 17, 2010
edhazer in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Restaurant Openings - 2010

If you read French, Toroli just got an excellent write up by Montreal food critic Robert Beauchemin in La Presse. Very romantic little spot with great sake and green teas to accompany the tasty main dishes.

http://www.cyberpresse.ca/vivre/cuisi...

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Toroli
421 Rue Marie Anne Est, Montreal, QC H2J 1Z9, CA

Jul 17, 2010
edhazer in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Restaurant Openings - 2010

If you go, try the tuna tartare with truffle oil and fine herbs for an appetizer. Yum.

May 09, 2010
edhazer in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Restaurant Openings - 2010

Also there's a new Japanese fusion place in the Plateau called Toroli.
It is a cozy little BYO place with Japanese ingredients (mostly seafood and steaks) prepared in a very French style (richly seasoned reductions and sauces). The chef is from Japan but trained in a high-end French restaurant in Tokyo. The table d'hote is $35 for 4 courses and they have a great collection of Japanese teas too. It has become increasingly difficult to get in on weekends, probably because it is such a good deal right now. Can't really go wrong here.
www.toroli.com

May 03, 2010
edhazer in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

How Important to You is Pronunciation? (vis-a-vis Food)

Grey,
You have chosen very poor examples. Vietnamese uses the western alphabet, so PHO is the ORIGINAL spelling in Vietnamese (minus diacritical marks). Feng Shui is the pinyin spelling (romanization scheme officially created by the Chinese government for writing Chinese words using a western alphabet).

What you propose would be like showing up in Mexico and finding "Jam an Chis Zanjuches" on a lunch menu.

Aug 04, 2008
edhazer in Not About Food

How Important to You is Pronunciation? (vis-a-vis Food)

My favorite are Chinese names. Americans always mispronounce them with such authority!

Aug 04, 2008
edhazer in Not About Food

Charcuterie?

mcLo's answer is both correct and amusing.
Thanks.

Apr 16, 2008
edhazer in Not About Food

The Great Montreal Bakery Hunt 2007

oh boy do I have one for you...
Recently opened on St. Laurent just one block south of Little Italy is tiny place that makes italian croissants called coronetti. My friend from Rome says they are just like home. The name is something like Coroneterie. You can't miss it because it has a huge model of a croissant in its front window.

Dec 01, 2007
edhazer in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Favourite Chinese?

So far all the places mentioned sound Canonese or Vietnamese? Disturbingly even the misnamed "Beijing" serves mainly Cantonese style food. I understand that for historical reasons this is the case, but the past quarter century has seen many immigrants from other parts of China arrive in North America. Can anyone recommend a place that serves real Szechuan or Hunan style Chinese food. I'm talking "Fuqifeipian", or real Mapo Tofu for example. Even Northern Chinese breakfast "youtiao and zhou" would be a nice change.

Nov 11, 2007
edhazer in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Favourite Chinese?

How is it possible to use the words authentic and "Thai basil, fresh beanspouts and lime" in the same posting? This sounds like Vietnamese food, not Chinese at all. It's like saying the wienerschnitzel at L'Express is authentic French!?!

Nov 11, 2007
edhazer in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

The Great Montreal Bakery Hunt 2007

Au Kouign Amann is excellent, but for some reason it has been very variable in quality over the past year and on occasion just plain bad. One year ago it would have topped my list. I just tried De Froment et de Sève and I believe it may be my new title holder for best bakery.

Oct 07, 2007
edhazer in Quebec (inc. Montreal)