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70 De La Gauchetiere O.
Montréal, Québec

Metro:  Place d’Armes
Bus:  STM 55, 80, 129, 150, 410, 427, 430, 435, 747

Visit:  October 25, 2013

My ever growing quest to try as many different Chinese restaurants in the Greater Montreal Area has expanded to another location in Chinatown.  Over the last 4 years, I’ve been slowly visiting all the places that comprised this special part of the city.  The latest place on my long list of Chinese restaurants is Keung Kee.

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1180 Décarie
Montréal, Québec

Metro:  Cote-Vertu
Bus:  STM 17, 64, 70, 72, 117, 121, 128, 170, 171, 174, 177, 196, 213, 215, 216, 225, 470, 475, STL 144, 151, 902

Visit:  September 19, 2013

As a half member of the growing Chinese community of the Greater Montreal Area, looking for places that do that cuisine justice isn’t an easy task.  One would think that going to the center of that universe is the easy way to go, but there are other places on the island where you might find something reasonable.  With that in mind, we ended up at Fu Kam Wah in Ville Saint-Laurent.

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Bouffons Montréal
Quartier des Spectacles
Montréal, Québec

Metro:  Place-des-Arts
Bus:  STM 15, 24, 55, 80, 125, 129, 410, 427, 430, 435, 935

Visit:  July 26, 2013

One of my favorite parts of Chinese cuisine is Dim Sum.  Over the last few years, I tried to go around and sample all the different places that offer these small dumplings.  When I heard that there would a food truck offering these items, I was really excited.  Making its debut in the last few weeks, Dim Sum Montreal is that truck that’s taking this awesome aspect of Chinese cuisine to a whole other level.

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90 De La Gauchetiere O.
Montréal, Québec

Metro:  Place d’Armes
Bus:  STM 55, 80, 129, 150, 410, 427, 430, 435, 747

Visit:  June 21, 2013

In Montreal, there is one thing that is really tough to do.  Finding Chinese restaurants that stand out is something that I wouldn’t wish on my worst enemy.  In most cases, what we see as our favorites doesn’t necessarily work for each and every single person.  When our tried and true becomes complacent, it is our duty to seek out an alternative.  The first step in that journey is another staple of Chinatown, Mon Shing.

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43 de la Gauchetiere E.
Montreal, Quebec

Metro:  Place d’Armes
Bus:  STM 55, 80, 129, 150, 410, 427, 430, 435, 747

Visit:  April 13, 2013

http://www.tongsing.ca/

My mission to find all the various Dim Sum locations in the Greater Montreal Area continued recently and I was more than happy to take part in it.  Tong Sing is the little known Dim Sum place in the original Chinatown that seems to have taken a back seat to the 3 juggernauts.  During my visit, I was hoping to see if the sleeper choice would surprise or explain why it was tucked away in a corner of Chinatown.

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This is a revisited post for Ruby Rouge.  Click HERE to see the original post.

1008 Clark
Montreal, Quebec

Metro:  Place-d’Armes, Champ-de-Mars, Saint-Laurent
Bus:  STM 14, 15, 55, 80, 129, 150, 410, 427, 430, 435, 747

Visit:  March 2, 2013

http://www.restaurantrubyrouge.com/

For anyone of Chinese descent, Dim Sum is a mandatory practice that is part of living the traditional life.  What used to be exclusively a Chinese activity had now become one that is now shared with just about anyone who likes to eat.  I had an unfortunate Dim Sum drought that lasted years.  It wasn’t until 2 years ago that the dry spell was broken with a visit to Ruby Rouge.  Now, 2 years and 3 other places later, I have returned to Ruby Rouge to give it the due it so richly deserves.

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72A De La Gauchetiere O.
Montreal, Quebec

Metro:  Place d’Armes
Bus:  STM 55, 80, 129, 150, 410, 427, 430, 435, 747

Visit:  October 26, 2012

A lot of people would agree, Montreal is one of the place’s with the greatest wealth of Chinese restaurants in North America.  However, one of the other things that we would also agree with is the fact that despite an abundance of those places, there aren’t very many that truly satisfy their customers.  It’s no wonder that when a new place opens up in the midst of Chinatown, it gets the attention of many.  Today’s place in question is Ethan, right in the middle of the pedestrian walkway known as De La Gauchetiere.

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998 Boulevard St. Laurent
Montreal, Quebec

Metro:  Place d’Armes
Bus:  STM 55, 80, 129, 150, 410, 427, 430, 435, 747

Visit:  July 30, 2012

http://www.lecristalchinois.com/

I have a real soft spot for Dim Sum and I take any opportunity to go out to sample what Montreal has to offer.  Recently, Le Cristal Chinois opened its doors in the Swatow building in Chinatown.  While the jury is still out about the success of the building itself, the Cristal Chinois sits atop and for rightful reason, it offers a luxurious take on one of the best facets of Chinese cuisine.

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43 de la Gauchetiere E.
Montreal, Quebec

Metro:  Place d’Armes
Bus:  STM 55, 80, 129, 150, 410, 427, 430, 435, 747

Visit:  July 12, 2012

http://www.restaurantmonnan.com/

My half-Chinese heritage demands that I scour the island for each and every restaurant that does my native cuisine justice.  My purpose for my visit to Mon Nan is not to show what everybody already knows, but to shed light on another aspect that doesn’t get too much play.  There are some pretty decent, well-known restaurants in Montreal where you can get lunch for well under 10 dollars and Mon Nan is one of them.

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6730 Cote-des-Neiges
Montreal, Quebec

Bus:  STM 92, 160, 161, 165, 435

Visit:  April 20, 2012

Part of my heritage demands that I find the places in Montreal that serve my kind of food.  In the past, I’ve made mention of trying to find the very best in Won Ton soup in Montreal.  While trying to find Chinese food in general doesn’t really appeal to me, finding that specific dish does.  While I’ve been given many suggestions to sub-par pork and shrimp won tons in Montreal, only a select few were able to tell me where to find the only type of these dumplings worth having.  A shrimp-only won ton dumpling is far superior to the one I just mentioned and I think I’ve come across another place that does it.

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This is a Revisited post for Fung Shing.  Click HERE to see that original post.

1102 Boulevard Saint-Laurent
Montreal, Quebec

Metro:  Place-d’Armes, Champ-de-Mars, Saint-Laurent
Bus:  STM 14, 15, 55, 80, 129, 150, 410, 427, 430, 435, 747

Visit:  March 9, 2012

Months ago, I made the decision to revisit some of the places that I did not do justice the first time around.  For the time being, I’m reserving the distinction of a revisit to places where I did not give the 2011-2012 treatment.  If you haven’t noticed by now, starting in the middle of 2011, my posts have been more detailed.  With the fact that what I’m doing is getting more noticed, I am forced to put a lot more work and effort into what I post here.  I should also note that once a restaurant gets revisited, I will never do another post on it, no matter what happens.  So, with that being said, the first restaurant that gets the “lucky” distinction of being the first one to be revisited is my regular Chinese haunt, Fung Shing.

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1077 Clark
Montreal, Quebec

Metro:  Place d’Armes
Bus:  STM 55, 80, 129, 150, 410, 427, 430, 435, 747

Visit:  January 1, 2012

2012 has begun and I really wasn’t expecting to make a post out of this.  However, when I was going over it in my mind, I really didn’t see another better moment to show you all the other Chinese restaurant that I frequent.  For those of you who follow, the other Chinese restaurant that I’m a regular at is called Fung Shing on Saint-Laurent below Rene-Levesque.  Everyone has their own Chinese haunts.  Despite quality, these two places are where I hang my hat at.

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1111 Saint-Urbain
Montreal, Quebec

Metro: Place D’Armes
Bus: STM 14, 55, 129, 150, 410, 427, 430, 435, 747

Visit: July 7, 2011

http://www.restaurantlamaisonkamfung.com​​/

This is the second of three Dim Sum restaurants I plan to visit on the island of Montreal. When it comes to Dim Sum, you need to know when to show up. Dim Sum usually runs from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. If you want to avoid the rush, you come either early or at the tail end of the service. We showed up just before 2:00 p.m. We suffered a bit because the service seemed rather rushed. From the second we sat down, dishes just kept on circling the table. The restaurant itself was a quarter full, so it wasn’t that busy. Eventually, the push-cart staff stopped their rounds to sit down and eat. That didn’t bother anyone since most tables were done eating. Our whole experience at this restaurant took a mere 20 minutes. My last Dim Sum experience in April of 2011 took 45 minutes.

Shrimp Cheong Fun w/o sauce

Shrimp Cheong Fun with sauce

Tried: July 7, 2011

These have become one of my absolute favorite dishes in Chinese cuisine. The shrimp contents are quite tasty and it goes down really fast. If you fold it nicely, you can fit it all in one bite. But then again, that’s how a slob eats. It’s usually better to cut them into halves.

Beef Cheong Fun with sauce

Sui Mai

Tried: July 7, 2011

This is usually one of my go-to dishes, but this time, it did not deliver. It tasted like it was made from a restaurant across the street. It left another funny aftertaste.

Har Gau

Tried: July 7, 2011

This is another one of my all-time favorite Dim Sum dishes. This time, it lived up to the hype. The shrimp contents tasted good and we ordered two containers, which I was more than happy to take down.

Dumpling w/Shrimp and Greens

Tried: July 7, 2011

This is the first time I tried this dumpling. I’m unsure as to what it’s called, but what I do know is that it tasted good. The addition of the greens added to the power of the shrimp and casing.

Smashed Vegetables

Tried: July 7, 2011

According to my sources, these are vegetables smashed together. I may be completely wrong, so please correct me if I am. This had no taste and was one of the hardest dishes to finish for the table.

Chinese Style Egg Rolls

Tried: July 7, 2011

This looks like a spring roll, but it is filled with egg roll contents. This tastes much like an egg roll and I had no complaints. The sauce is something that you can get at any ordinary Chinese take-out restaurant.

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