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Jun 8, 2010 01:32 PM

Chinese restos with brown rice?

Hi Chowhounders,
My sister has gestational diabetes and a craving for Chinese food. Her doc tells her brown rice is better. When I lived in NYC, most chinese restos had a brown rice option. Does anyone know of any chinese restaurants (in chinatown preferably but not necessarily) that serve brown rice as well as white?

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  1. very good question. brown rice is hard to find in most restos! sure others will have ideas but the chain sushi shop has a brown rice option, both in the sushi and in the cooked bowls.
    locations all around town:

    1. It is kind of strange that so few Asian restaurants in Montreal offer brown rice. Did a quick search on the internet on brown rice, and like whole wheat bread vs. white bread, there are many nutritional benefits in brown rice that go away when rice is processed to become white rice. What does this say about our Asian restaurants... or Montrealers?

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      1. re: Jasper1

        montrealers might not demand white rice but one just has to look at the throngs of empty bixi racks in th emorning to gauge the health of the city

        1. re: Jasper1

          A high end restaurent would need to have access to high quality brown rice in order to want to serve it. Would that be something that is available in montreal?

        2. Though not in Chinatown, I know that Restaurant Tao (on Victoria in Westmount) and it's sister restaurant China Grill (on Ste. Catherine btwn Greene and Wood) have brown rice for a bit extra $.

          China Grill Restaurant
          4124 Rue Sainte-Catherine W, Westmount, QC H3Z1P4, CA

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          1. re: HungryLurker

            I didn't know that Tao was connected to China Grill. Is this recent, or have they always had the same owners?

            China Grill Restaurant
            4124 Rue Sainte-Catherine W, Westmount, QC H3Z1P4, CA