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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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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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150 Sainte-Catherine Ouest
Complex Desjardins
Montreal, Quebec

Metro: Place-des-Arts
Bus: STM 15, 55, 80, 125, 129, 150, 410, 427, 430, 435, 747, 935

Visit: June 29, 2011

Tiki Ming Website

I will be honest, this was never in the plans for the day. After about 30 minutes of wandering around aimlessly, past 2 in the afternoon, I came to this conclusion. To be frank, I’m really not good at picking restaurants without prior research. Having had “Chinese” two days prior, I was more or less curious at the “quality” of one particular item, as you’ll see. I’ve been here many times in the past, and the food is barely passable.

NOTE: This is an updated picture of the sign, I’m still not too wild about it.

Trio

General Tao/Veggies/Fried Rice/Egg Roll

Tried: June 29, 2011

The main reason I chose this combination was for the General Tao. The chicken itself wasn’t so fresh, it was over fried and there was no zing to it. The pieces may have been big, but they were hard to chew. The veggies didn’t scream out Chinese to me whatsoever. The rice and egg roll were probably the best out the whole thing. The rice tasted fine and was finished rather quickly. The one thing I didn’t like about the egg roll is the need to pour the sauce all over it. Something to dip it in would’ve been better.

67 de la Gauchetiere
Montreal, Quebec

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

Visit: June 27, 2011

When I think of Chinese buffets, this place, in my opinion, is the top of Montreal. I don’t claim that because it is the best, but because the rest isn’t any better. As a half-Chinese fellow myself, I’ve been brought to other Chinese buffets to act as the litmus test for decency of quality. Still, nothing comes close. The problem is that I’ve been here so much that the variety doesn’t work for me anymore.

Another note that one should consider is the servers and tipping. If you don’t tip, they will hassle you. I’m not kidding. I’ve seen them run after people for tips, not just in the restaurant, but in the street. Our server was hovering around our table until all members of our party left a tip, They didn’t care so much about the bill, but the tip was paramount.

Sui Mai

Tried: June 27, 2011

This is my go-to dish whenever I come to this buffet. I know you can get this at any Dim Sum location, but I tend to always stock up on these every time I fill a new plate.

BBQ Pork

Tried: June 27, 2011

This is usually hit or miss. BBQ pork tastes a lot better when fresh. The harder the piece is, the worse the experience. It takes a very keen eye to spot the good pieces in the tray. I try, but I’m 50-50.

Spring Rolls

Tried: June 27, 2011

There’s nothing much to say about spring rolls. I like the size of the ones offered here. Having worked in a Chinese packaging plate before, there’s smaller.

Egg Rolls

Tried: June 27, 2011

These are standard to most Americanized Chinese meals. I always make it a point to get one of these during my buffet blitz, though I’ve have much better from a take-out place near Lew central.

Vegetarian Noodles

Tried: June 27, 2011

These are the exact same noodles that are offered at the Ruby Rouge Dim Sum restaurant just a block away. I usually take this to help vary the flavor on the plate.

Sweet and Sour Pork

Tried: June 27, 2011

This dish is one of the better choices, thus why you see it half empty. The flavor of this one isn’t half bad and actually earned a second helping later on.

Beef Rice Noodles

Tried: June 27, 2011

This dish is one of my standard weekly dishes I get from my regular place. I find they do it a lot better here. You don’t have to fight the noodles due to the fact that you don’t have to overchew.

Greens

Tried: June 27, 2011

I have a soft spot for leafy greens during Chinese meals. They go well with almost anything. They also help counterbalance all the “garbage” selections I tend to make, though, not by much.

Dessert

Tried: June 27, 2011

Chinese restaurants don’t really offer dessert options, and this is why. These are very simple cakes. You can finish them in two bites and feel blah about the whole thing. If you want something dessert like after the buffet, just cross the street and go to a pastry shop, there are plenty.

Plate 1

This plate contains Sui Mai, an egg roll, a spring roll, beef rice noodles, and bbq pork.

Plate 2

This plate contains vegetarian noodles, greens, Sui Mai, sweet and sour pork, and beef rice noodles.

Plate 3

This plate contains a spring roll, sushi (yes, I know), Sui Mai, sweet and sour pork, and bbq pork.

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