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tonbo0422 Apr 12, 2011 09:37 AM

Hot and Spicy on Decarie is neither, but I'm not really here to review it other than to say on my only visit, the service was sophomoric (they placed us at a one-legged table that one could push down at least 4 inches at any point -- when we complained they moved us but then sat another couple there -- when they complained they moved them etc. etc. presumably all night [and every night!]) and the food was blah.

However, the reason I was there is because they had some sushi (Yep! Chinese sushi!) called L'oeil du dragon.

Now the only other Dragon's Eye sushi I'd ever had came from that eternally-missed Masako on Cote-des-Neiges at Queen Mary, and man, it was spectacular. It wasn't quite an inside-out roll but if I had to guess it was coated with panko and briefly deep-fried (I think it consisted of green onion, tobiko, salmon, and a delectable mayonnaise/soy dip).

And the moment I saw it on the mailbox flyer from H&S I said "We need to go try it." Their's was light-years from Masako's but it held a shadow of the original spirit. In other words, it wasn't bad.

My questions are: does anyone know of a place that serves Dragon's Eye that might be better than H&S's and still better, would anyone have a RECIPE for it? I'm a good cook, but deep-frying sushi sounds a little . . . uhh . . . out of my league. Still, it might be worth a try!

Summary: avoid Hot and Spicy but if you end up there do try the Dragon's Eyes.

Queen Mary Restaurant
5504 Ch Queen-Mary, Montreal, QC H3X1V6, CA

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    wattacetti Apr 12, 2011 04:18 PM

    Nelson Tam at Oishii Sushi on Bernard has made Dragon's Eyes before; you might want to give it a try. he doesn't work Wednesdays though.

    Oishii Sushi
    277 Rue Bernard W, Montreal, QC H2V1T5, CA

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    1. re: wattacetti
      tonbo0422 Apr 12, 2011 06:26 PM

      Yes, I think I saw that somewhere in my Googling. Excellent idea! I'll follow up and report! Maybe he can give me the recipe :)

      1. re: tonbo0422
        wattacetti Apr 12, 2011 06:39 PM

        Possibly; try his chef rolls too. His katsuramuki technique isn't bad.

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