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Braised pork belly with preserved vegetables (Chinese-Hakka dish) in Montreal? Where can I find it?

julieluv Dec 5, 2009 04:57 PM

It's been a while since I've been looking for this dish in Montreal and I was just about to give up when I thought I'd ask you guys here :)

It's apparently a Hakka dish sometimes called 'braised pork belly with preserved vegetables', sometimes 'pork belly with mustard greens'. I don't speak Chinese but it's also called "Mui Choy Khow Yok" or "Mei Cai Kou Rou"?

I saw the canned version of this dish some while ago in Chinatown but I just went to look for some but couldn't find any.

If anyone knows where to find the dish itself or the canned version, please let me know, thanks :) My late grandma used to make this dish and it'd be great to eat this again and bring back some memories. I know that there are some Hakka restaurants in Toronto but never heard of any in Montreal, but then again, maybe I'm just not very much updated.

Thanks beforehand for your help!!

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    Plateaumaman RE: julieluv Dec 5, 2009 06:03 PM

    I am pretty sure some friends of mine ordered this once when we were at Mon Nan. You could certainly try there.

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      julieluv RE: Plateaumaman Dec 5, 2009 06:20 PM

      Thanks for the tip! I'm going to check it out! :)

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        Plateaumaman RE: julieluv Dec 6, 2009 02:56 PM

        I checked with my friends and they confirm that the Chinese name is correct. So good luck at Mon Nan!

    2. Yummylicious RE: julieluv Dec 6, 2009 03:01 PM

      yummm! I love this dish with a bowl of white rice.
      You should definitely try it from KEUNG KEE in chinatown. I'm sure you can search for the address, since all I know is that it's on d ela gauchetiere in chinatown.
      Good luck and enjoy! :)

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        Montreal_eater RE: julieluv Dec 6, 2009 06:14 PM

        You can find this dish at most of the restaurants in Chinatown with no problem. If you ask for fatty pork or bacon you might have better luck with the waiter. I've also ordered this dish often at Fu Kam Wah n St. Laurent.

        1. wokhei RE: julieluv Dec 7, 2009 07:42 PM

          Pretty sure that Cuisine Szechuan on Guy serves a version. Good luck!

          1. keelo RE: julieluv Dec 7, 2009 08:49 PM

            Most Chinese places have it. Chances are if it's not written in the english menu, it's probably listed on the wall or the far more extensive chinese menu! Just ask for it.

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