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Feb 8, 2011 12:06 PM

Dubai Yogourt & Subs??

Was driving on de maisonneuve just now and noticed this place opened. Anybody try it?

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  1. De Maisonneuve & where(cross-street)? I remember seeing it somewhere in downtown, before it opened.

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    1. re: BLM

      Between Pierce and Saint-Mathieu on the South side.

      1. re: SnackHappy

        how long before heineken sues them?

          1. re: vanierstudent

            you'd have to go see it to understand

    2. Guess I'm gonna have to take one for the team and try it. Let you know soon.

      1. So I just tried it. It's got nothing to do with Dubai or anything. The concept was a lot like subway but also had frozen yogurt with fresh fruit toppings and other decent looking deserts. I got a 6 inch "Dubai tower" which was a Philly steak with slices of what seemed to be smoked turkey. The toppings were identical to subways except also included pickled eggplant I believe. He asked me what cheese I wanted and I ended up getting some processed cheddar which I wasnt happy about. And in terms of sauces again exactly what subway has! Except one was the "Dubai sauce" which was just some sort of mustard mayo mix. The bread was like the mini baguettes you get at IGA. Overall I'd say it's a tiny bit better than subway. Sadly I may return one night after 11pm out of desperation but definitely not anytime before that. They close at 12-1230am by the way and are planning on delivering. Oh ya also my 6" cost 7$ with tax and crappy tip ;)

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        1. re: jay_81k

          Thanks for the report! Did you get any indication whatsoever, while you were there, as to the reason for the name?

          1. re: nochainsplease

            I tried and all he said with his Arabic accent was "we have subs and we have yogurt " which really doesn't help :s. I'm sure there's no real reason behind it.

          2. re: jay_81k

            That's too bad, I had also passed it a few times and hoped for something more....exotic. Actually the immediate reaction I had to seeing "yoghurt" inside the Heineken logo was to expect some sort of Ayran-like salted yoghurt drink, which brought about an almost Pavlovian reaction as my mind wandered to sanswiches involving freshly roasted meats. Oh well.

            1. re: karela

              I was also expecting something a bit more original. Too bad. For some reason the place had me hoping it would be something like Miami Subs - Purveyors of some of the tastiest crap food in South Florida.

              1. re: SnackHappy

                do they even bake their own bread

                man who opens a sandwich rip off with subway, quiznos and dagwoods right there
                and who is going to eat their yogurt with yeh right there

                1. re: celfie

                  Not sure they bake their own bread. Was hoping for so much more from this place. Real disappointment. Would love to know what other people think though.

            2. re: jay_81k

              I've just had my first sandwich from them, Thai chicken, and it was yummy! Hands down the best bread of all the sandwich shops in the area, fresh (they bake it themselves), crispy on the outside and soft on the inside just like a baguette should be. I think they must have improved their toppings since you went as in addition to the pickled eggplant (which is awesome by the way) they have caramelized onions with mushrooms and corn, which is a nice addition. Also the two choices of cheese I was offered was swiss and provolone. I don't think $7 for a Philly is expensive, considering they are very gracious with their portions, however, my meal was thrifty. A foot-long for $9.40 and I could only get through half for lunch, leaving me an afternoon sandwich is a good deal in my books. When you go in, ask for a Yoghurt sample (if they don't offer you one anyway). They have two flavours: mango and lychee. Both are very good, especially the mango. I got chatting with the employee there and he said they have 4 more flavours coming soon which I will definitely be back to try.

              1. re: hungrymontrealer

                I've been going for a while. A 6" turkey sub is $3.99 - doesn't get better than that. Also the frozen yogurt is fixed price and more natural tasting than Yeh. They also offer unlimited toppings which include pomegranate, blueberries etc. The perfectly clean giant mirror is a bit disorientating though. the freshness of the toppings is sometimes off - i've had the guy try and give me brown lettuce. For some reason, they occasionally cut the turkey into thick strips (as with the chicken) instead of the familiar thin round slices. Also note they have jalapenos which is A+ in my books. How this place exists is beyond me.

            3. Does the place serves pork based cold cuts or not? If they don't serve any pork, i could see this place having a certain success with non-pork eater looking at eating something than chicken or beef in their subs (considering there are no halal subway in mtl afaik)

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              1. re: westaust

                I only remember steak, chicken, turkey and meatballs. So maybe you're right. If so then I guess it's not the worst idea.

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