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Restaurant Coréen Mon Ami - 모나미

The skin is intact - I just had the leftovers and they were delicious.

Feb 28, 2015
kpzoo in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Restaurant Coréen Mon Ami - 모나미

This NDG Korean place specializing in fried chicken - but with a ton of other specialties on the menu - deserves its own thread.

Restaurant Coréen Mon Ami landed on Somerled at the corner of Madison late last year. The spot had previously occupied a rotating collection of mediocre to bad pan-Asian or Italian restaurants for over a decade, but I predict this one is going to stick around a while.

The place is packed - mostly with Koreans, always a good sign. The first time we tried to go without a reservation we were apologetically turned away, so we made a reservation for last night.

The waiter was super friendly and since we were obviously not Korean he gently asked if we'd had Korean food before, and explained that the salad and daikon pickles came with the fried chicken as a counterpoint to the chicken.

We got a full soy sauce and garlic chicken which came split into about 10 pieces. (We could finish only two-thirds of it and took the rest home.) Our chicken was juicy, the skin perfectly crunchy, and the sauce just right, not too thin and not too thick.

Some chicken varieties come in half portions, some are offered in boneless varieties; sauces include sweet-and-spicy, green onion, and a super-spicy cheesy sauce that nearly blew a friend's head off one time when he accidentally inhaled a chili pepper.

We also ordered the "cheesy corn" - while delicious, it felt more like a Southern US side dish. It was very good though, and I'd get it again - creamy and hearty.

The menu also includes Korean faves like bimimbap, beef bulgogi, and sushi, along with less common specialties, like fried chicken gizzards, jokbal (pigs' feet), and golbaengi somyeo (spicy freshwater snails with thin noodles).

I think this place is destined to be a keeper. Their only problem seems to be handling the crowds, so be sure to make a reservation before heading out. They also do takeout, but they warned us that it can take a while, so call well in advance.

Restaurant Mon Ami
6290 Somerled Avenue
(514) 439-2580

http://restomonami.com/
https://www.facebook.com/restomonami

Review: http://www.shutupandeat.ca/2014/10/02...

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

SnackHappy, have you been to Cuisine Xiang lately? I stopped going a year or two ago because the menu changed completely and became much more humdrum/westernized. If it's back in good form I'll give it another try.

Feb 21, 2015
kpzoo in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Cheap and decent groceries in Lasalle?

The fresh fruit juices at the juice centre in the middle is one of my favourite things at Sami Fruits.

Feb 19, 2015
kpzoo in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Cheap and decent groceries in Lasalle?

The Sami fish place was good but I hated the fact that there were no numbers (or at least the fishmongers didn't call them) and it's pretty chaotic with crowds around the counters and people getting served in no particular order. It's a personal pet peeve, I'm sure it'd bother others less than me. Haven't been back in a while, maybe it's better now on that front.

Feb 19, 2015
kpzoo in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Looking for marbled rye bread in Montreal

I second Snowdon Bakery's marble rye. In addition to their factory outlet in NDG their bread is carried by many supermarkets around town. Look for the orange and white label.

Feb 18, 2015
kpzoo in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Help for Montreal Visit

Depending how old your son is you could drop him at Aux Vivres further up on St-Laurent Blvd. before your meal or join him there for dessert. Their vegan "BLT" with coconut "bacon" is the addiction of many a carnivore I know. Also has excellent smoothies and lots of other goodies.

https://auxvivres.com/

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

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

Are you thinking of the Dic Ann location on St-Jacques in NDG? The one mentioned above at 2079 Sainte-Catherine West is downtown, near rue du Fort.

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

Real Beijing Duck / Peking Duck - best place in Montreal?

Yes, Mon Nan is still serving their 3-course dinner. I had it a couple of months ago, $30 for a half-duck, perfect for 2 people. Now located at 43 Rue de la Gauchetière Est. It was pretty good, though the sliced duck for pancakes was a bit dry.

Jan 25, 2015
kpzoo in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Tacos Tijuana

I forgot this place had its own thread. I posted a little review here: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/9727...

I'll try to remember to ask about the hours next time.

Jan 23, 2015
kpzoo in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

BYOB with private room

What kind of cuisine are you looking for? If you can be more specific than "local" you may get better responses. :-)

Jan 23, 2015
kpzoo in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Breakfast Pho in Montreal

Pho Bang New York (my favourite) opens at 10. How early are you looking for?

https://plus.google.com/1128058573887...

Jan 23, 2015
kpzoo in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Cabane a sucre Au Pied de Cochon

Maybe you could post a link or email for people to get more info? We don't have a PM system here. You might also want to post it on the 2015 Events thread where more people might see it, as this one is so crazy long already.

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/1001447

Jan 21, 2015
kpzoo in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Tiny Taco Place in Montreal West

Went to the newest incarnation of this place - Tacos Tijuana - on Sherbrooke, in the old Ma's location.

5889 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest

It was the same couple from Montreal West (they said the Westminster location was still open) and the same menu. We spent $18 taxes in for 5 tacos, delicious as always. The place has a few tables and bright decoration. No public bathroom though, and the stuff is messy to eat, so we still prefer to take out.

Jan 21, 2015
kpzoo in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

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

"There is a cafe recently between Montreal Downtown newly opened cafe. Before that, if what you want to eat tea, have to go to Chinatown. Restaurants like most of the Hong Kong local cafe! Clean and bright. Tea shrimp dumplings, wonton, all kinds of porridge to lunch Bowl, toppings noodle, noodles, and even afternoon tea and supper are covering everything."
Sounds promising...

Jan 10, 2015
kpzoo in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Dukkah

Spice Station: http://spicestationsilverlake.com/loc...

Or try Adonis, or Epices de Cru at JTM:
http://epicesdecru.com/products-page/...

ISO "Liquid Red Pepper Seasoning"

Ha. Sometimes traditions need to be reborn. ;-)

In any case, I think I found the recipe online if anyone is interested (funny, here they just say Tabasco):

http://montreal.ctvnews.ca/a-hearty-r...

Jan 09, 2015
kpzoo in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

ISO "Liquid Red Pepper Seasoning"

Agreed! The word seasoning made it sound like some kind of dry spice (which made no sense since you also said "liquid"!). Generic hot sauce FTW!

Jan 09, 2015
kpzoo in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

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

Nice! Same small menu or has it expanded? Noting that their FB page says: "Satay resto will be closed from Jan 10 til 24th. We will be back with more everything! "

Satay Brothers
https://www.facebook.com/sataybrothers
3721 Notre-Dame W, Montreal, Quebec
(514) 933-3507

Jan 08, 2015
kpzoo in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Openings & Closings January, February and March 2015

New discussion thread to replace this one - thanks, eat2much!

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/1001227

Openings & Closings January, February and March 2015

Another drawback to the Q&A format apart from the fact that there is no threading and you can't reply to an individual post is that read posts are no longer collapsed. EaterBob - would you consider requesting that this thread be locked so we can start a new one? I don't think the Q&A format is up for this challenge. ;-)

Caimito in Montreal?

Ah - if there's a Haitian connection you might try this market, it's supposed to be a good one:

Marche Meli-Melo
640, rue Jarry Est
514 277-6409

Jan 04, 2015
kpzoo in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Lufa marketplace suggestions?

Great idea to repot - I'll try not to be lazy next time and do that. :-)

Jan 03, 2015
kpzoo in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Lufa marketplace suggestions?

Our basil plant usually lasts 5-6 weeks, but we don't use it for things that require a large amount of basil, like pesto. We just pick off a few leaves at a time, give it water when it starts to flag, and it ends up lasting a while. If we could get it to last a few months that'd be awesome but I'm not sure how.

Jan 02, 2015
kpzoo in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Lufa marketplace suggestions?

Things I get regularly include:

- eggplants - always super fresh
- shiitake or portobello mushrooms
- Lebanese or English cukes
- squashes - all kinds
- chili peppers like jalapenos and habaneros
- basil plant
- rainbow chard
- baby bok choy
- carrots - all types

I often get red/yellow/orange peppers but sometimes they are not as fresh as they could be. (This week it was great.) One of the things I appreciate about Lufa is if I ask for a refund for a product that was not satisfactory, it is granted without question and often I get an apology as well.

I always take advantage of the free item when there is one - search for the word "free" to find it. Last few weeks there have been free apples. Sometimes it's a product sample of something new, like chocolate or granola.

I really appreciate the $15 minimum - when I had a $22 basket I sometimes was too tempted to fill it with baked goods to meet the minimum, for me, beating the point of a healthy veggie & fruit basket.

My biggest beef is when they mess up the order, usually by leaving something out that I ordered. I've complained about this several times and they seem to have gotten better.

I got a grapefruit and orange this week but they're still in the fridge.

Jan 01, 2015
kpzoo in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Tacos Tijuana

It's in the old Ma's Place spot:

5889 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montréal, QC H4A 1X6

Dec 28, 2014
kpzoo in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

ISO wine tasting /discovery course in Montreal, other than at the SAQ

Dec 24, 2014
kpzoo in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

ISO wine tasting /discovery course in Montreal, other than at the SAQ

There's a much more recent thread here you could look at:
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/998237

Dec 24, 2014
kpzoo in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Openings & Closings January, February and March 2015

Thanks for starting a new thread! Did you mean to choose the more restrictive, special Q&A thread type for it, though?

Dec 23, 2014
kpzoo in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

ISO Patak's Brinjal Pickles

Glad you found it. Never rains, but pours brinjal pickle, apparently. ;-)

Dec 20, 2014
kpzoo in Quebec (inc. Montreal)