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9190 Leduc (Suite 210)
Brossard, Québec

Bus:  RTL 14, 35, 39, 135

Visit:  August 4, 2013

Quartier Dix30 has become the cornerstone of the city of Brossard.  In that area of town, you can find nearly anything and everything.  That is more than true when it comes to the world of eating.  As of three months ago, you couldn’t quite find any quality Greek food.  That has now changed since there is a place that is known as Skara.

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1862 Sainte-Catherine O.
Montreal, Quebec

Metro:  Guy-Concordia, Atwater
Bus:  STM 15, 24, 57, 63, 66, 90, 104, 108, 138, 144, 165, 166, 427, 435

Visit:  February 21, 2013

http://kazumontreal.com

In Montreal, there is a list of the essential go-to spots that you have to check off of your list to officially call yourself a resident of this city.  They vary from different kinds of cuisine, budget criteria, and just sheer levels of awesomeness.  One of the places that I’ve been itching to go to in the last few years is called Kazu.  You can ask just about anyone in Montreal and they’ll tell you that this is the place to go.

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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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405 Sherbrooke Est
Montreal, Quebec

Metro: Sherbrooke
Bus: STM 24, 30, 144, 427

Visit: June 19, 2011

My father’s side of the family has a tradition on each and every Father’s day. Usually, we’d go to a very specific restaurant for the last 40 years. So, when I heard we were going to this relative unknown, my interest was somewhat peaked. This restaurant is so new (in my opinion), that it can’t even be found on any internet directory. The service seemed very tentative. You could tell by the way they carried out the soup to the various tables. The fact that there were 2 separate entrances made the greeting process quite awkward. The restaurant was about 3/4s full by the time we left.

For the majority of the dishes, I’ll try my best to identify them. When I go to a Chinese restaurant, I go under a “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy. That’s mostly because I don’t want to find out what I’m putting in my mouth.

Tea

Soup

This tasted a lot like a chicken soup. I didn’t really like the consistency.

Bowl of Rice

Lobster

Up until today, I have never seen lobster this big. Also, the portions were quite huge, not only for this dish, but for a lot of the others. Unfortunately, there wasn’t much taste, as the iconic lobster sauce was nowhere in sight.

Lobster Piece

Just for a reference point.

General Tao Chicken

Though the pieces look big and you’re given a lot of it, I found the dish to lack in taste. Once you get over the heat, there isn’t much to it, compared to other similar dishes I’ve tried.

Frog Legs

This is a regular dish that the family orders. I didn’t touch it today and I will never touch it ever. I don’t like the idea of eating or touching frog.

"Fish Pot"

This dish contains your various fish and shrimp in what looks like an edible bowl. The fish was very acceptable and the shrimp was quite large. The items surrounding the “bowl” are scallop pieces. I do not like scallop, therefore I do not touch.

"Mystery Dish"

I’m calling this the mystery dish because I was told one thing and it tasted like something else. I will not argue with the taste whatsoever, because I was one of the better dishes. But, when you tell me this is chicken and it tastes like fish, something has got to give.

Pork Chops

This dish was one of the decent ones. Though, I didn’t exactly like having to work around the bones. Then again, when you eat this, bones are a given.

Tofu

This dish really frustrated me. It wasn’t because of taste, but because the tofu pieces just kept on falling apart. As the pieces got smaller, they because so much harder to pick up with chop sticks. Therefore, any appreciation for the dish was completely lost in the multiple attempts in trying to pick them up.

Beef and Greens

This dish is as simple as it looks. The beef taste quite good and the greens were just like anything you could get in any restaurant.

Dessert

I don’t know what this is. This is the second time in three days that I have seen this unfortunate soup dessert. I was told that it was made with beans and it was supposed to be sweet. I managed two sips before giving up. I usually finish everything put in front of me. For this, I knew better.

Aftermath

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2774 Salaberry
Galeries Normandie
Montreal, Quebec

Bus: STM 164, 180
Train: Du Ruisseau

Visit: June 15, 2011

Being only half-Chinese, I do have some stock when it comes to Chinese food. One of my colleagues asked me to come with them to this restaurant, so I obliged, only because the meal was going to be paid for. I found the service to be quite cold. There were 2 servers who were more concerned about the rush than anything else. I also really despise eating in an open mall setting like this.

Won Ton Soup

Tried: June 15, 2011

This is the same won ton soup you can get at any Tiki Ming in Montreal. This is not the best Won Ton soup you’ll ever get either. What this dish looks like is exactly 6 won ton pieces in water, with some onions as decoration. The pieces had no taste and I regretted doing this to myself. So, no change in the best won ton in Montreal choice here.

Shrimp Noodles

Tried: June 15, 2011

This dish contains a cornucopia of various ingredients, mainly featuring shrimp. First of all, I was surprised by the amount of food on this dish. I was doubting whether or not I could finish it. Even though I did finish, I wasn’t blown away or anything. The shrimp weren’t really of high quality. The taste was fine, but nothing spectacular.

Rice w/Shrimp, Chicken and Cashews

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