Restaurant Openings in 2011
which one will be the first to open in 2011? and should we award it a golden fork or something similar?
And for the heavy posters, prior stats:
2010 - 375 replies (so far...)
2009 - 230 replies
2008 - 184 replies
2007 - 124 replies
does this mean that there were three times as many restaurants that opened in Montreal in 2010 as in 2007?
This is a 2010 opening, but might as well carry it into the new year...Yet another Ramen place has opened, this time in the Faubourg. Yuki Ramen offers hand pulled noodles, and 5 or 6 variations on the ramen theme. I just had the BBQ pork noodle soup. The broth was meaty, not too salty and flavourful - but most importantly, IMO, served HOT. The pork was juicy, not dry at all - unlike the ramen fail i had across the street not long ago. The noodles are the star - fresh, bouncy, wheaty deliciousness. The soup is amped up with some coriander, green onion, bok choi and some weird umami delivering red jelly - $8, huge portion. Not necessarily worth a trip across town but definitely a viable option for neighbourhooders.
Tried Yuki Ramen today. It's definitely more Chinese than Japanese. In fact there's nothing Japanese about the place except for the name. The noodles are tremendous, though. Very flavourful with perfect texture. Better than Maison du Nord noodles. The broth and toppings are very good, but it's the noodles that shine. This is a wonderful addition to Chinatown2.
THere's a small store that looks like it'd selling "sauces" and other, probably spicy, condiments on St-Laurent
La Diabla, just below villeneuve on the east side.
It opened just before christmas, and I can't find info on the webbie.