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Chinese restos with brown rice?

bananamtl Jun 8, 2010 01:32 PM

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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    bakersdelight RE: bananamtl Jun 8, 2010 11:34 PM

    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:

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      Jasper1 RE: bananamtl Jun 10, 2010 12:27 AM

      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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        celfie RE: Jasper1 Jun 10, 2010 08:20 AM

        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

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          Shattered RE: celfie Jun 10, 2010 05:49 PM

          Haha, well said, celfie.

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          hala RE: Jasper1 Jun 14, 2010 07:40 AM

          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?

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          HungryLurker RE: bananamtl Jun 10, 2010 06:50 PM

          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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            cherylmtl RE: HungryLurker Jun 11, 2010 06:26 AM

            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

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