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Authentic Cantonese Food

foodlovergeneral Dec 12, 2011 11:44 AM

I had lunch there for the first time with my Chinese wife. We had a few very good dishes:

Wu Xi Paiguo; Ribs "Wuxi" style: wonderful tender braised beef ribs over a bed of "small bockchoy" (xiao baicai). Delicious ribs with a very dark intense and flavorfull sauce slightly sweet.

Fupijen-Tofu skin rolls with mushroom stuffing: Very nice tofu skins fried and wrapped around mushrooms over a bed of mustard greens.

Mei dzi men ya: Slow cooked duck with plumb sauce over tarrow root. Very good dish.

THey had some interesting amazing looking dishes on the menu, including venison, and a host of fish dishes. I will definately go back. The waiters were rushing around so much, so don't expect any help with the Chinese menu items on the wall.

Restaurant Keung Kee
70 Rue De La Gauchetiere W, Montreal, QC H2Z1C1, CA

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  1. cherylmtl RE: foodlovergeneral Dec 12, 2011 06:52 PM

    Everything I've ever tried at Keung Kee has been good. And as a bonus, they are open quite late, which comes in handy on those late evenings when everything in Chinatown west has long closed and I have a hankering for Chinese food...

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      BLM RE: cherylmtl Dec 13, 2011 08:26 AM

      Have you tried any of the dishes at KK posted on the walls written only in Chinese(otherwise not listed on their English language menu)? It's often a heavy struggle for me to get translations of menu items on the walls of Chinese restaurants. Maybe you get better luck with the translations, as you seem to be at least a semi-regular at KK.

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        foodlovergeneral RE: BLM Dec 13, 2011 03:36 PM

        I think you were talking to cherylmtl; the dishes we mentioned above are from the "wall" of food names. Very good stuff. We are definately going back. I hope cherylmtl has a means of ordering from the wall. If not, next time we go, we will try a few and report back to this string. The Chinese above might get you the dishes that I mentioned above, with some luck (Chinese is hard to pronounce, and the names above are Mandarin, not Cantonese).

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      BLM RE: foodlovergeneral Dec 13, 2011 08:07 AM

      These dishes are listed in their English language menu?

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        foodlovergeneral RE: BLM Dec 13, 2011 08:14 AM

        No; these are dishes posted on the wall of the restaurant written in Chinese. The additional challenge, is that even if you can read those, some of the dishes are not well articulated and the waiters are sometimes busy and unable to help. So it's a challenge, worth it if you can get through it and want to go beyond simple dishes or Canadianized dishes.

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        OliverB RE: foodlovergeneral Dec 13, 2011 03:54 PM

        Had a great meal here two weekends ago, it's easily my favorite place in Chinatown.

        Ordered the crab and fish maw soup, baked lobster with ginger and shallots, braised cuttle fish in black bean sauce with bok choy, Cantonese noodles with BBQ pork and mixed vegetables (chestnuts, mushrooms, bamboo shoots, snow peas, brocoli, corn), salt and pepper soft shell crab and a large bowl of steamed rice.

        This is comfort food to the extreme!

        Btw, if you want a translation of the Chinese menu, just check out the Urbanspoon listing here:

        Someone posted English captions for everything.

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          foodlovergeneral RE: OliverB Dec 13, 2011 04:53 PM

          Wow, that's great. Is that recent?

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            BLM RE: OliverB Dec 13, 2011 05:33 PM

            Thanks that helps a lot.

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              annalimey RE: OliverB Jun 19, 2012 11:57 AM

              wow thanks so much for posting this translation!!!

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              finefoodie55 RE: foodlovergeneral Dec 13, 2011 05:14 PM

              KK the BEST Cantonese Lobster in Montreal also great razor clams when available

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                BLM RE: finefoodie55 Dec 13, 2011 05:34 PM

                Didn't realize they offer razor clams(when available). What's the best way to get razor clams cooked at KK?

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                  OliverB RE: BLM Dec 13, 2011 05:39 PM

                  I've had them in black bean before- really good!

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                    jay_81k RE: OliverB Dec 13, 2011 11:08 PM

                    Love razor clams! Just nobody seems to clean them properly, always a little sand...

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                    finefoodie55 RE: BLM Dec 14, 2011 10:28 AM

                    Steamed with garlic and ginger

                2. porker RE: foodlovergeneral Dec 13, 2011 05:41 PM

                  Don't wanna take away from your Keung Kee thunder, but does anyone have info on whats going on with the Sun Sing Lung location downstairs?

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                    finefoodie55 RE: porker Dec 14, 2011 10:29 AM

                    Dingy has retired and rented the space It will become a Restaurant.Bye bye to the best Duck and crispy pork in Chinatown

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                      BarackHObama RE: finefoodie55 Dec 14, 2011 10:33 AM

                      last time i was there the pork was absolutely terrible. the place on st-laurent is much better.

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                        foodlovergeneral RE: finefoodie55 Dec 14, 2011 11:53 AM

                        There's a crispy pork shop that sells great duck, barbecue pork and quail in China town. Excellent-compares well with NY Chinatown. Don't know the name, it might be in Chinese. Go north on St. Laurent from Guachatierre a little ways. On east side of Ste. Laurent.

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                          porker RE: foodlovergeneral Dec 14, 2011 02:08 PM

                          Yeah, I really miss Sun Sing Lung, it was my favorite.

                          There was a lively debate on Sun Sing Lung vs. the BBQ joint on St. Laurant here
                          where hypomyces gaves us the name;
                          The unnamed BBQ place is
                          A. Lam Kee
                          1065 St-Laurent
                          514 396-6582

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                          BLM RE: finefoodie55 Dec 14, 2011 12:11 PM

                          The new restaurant at street level will be owned & run by the Keung Kee people?

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                            chilipepper RE: BLM Dec 30, 2011 06:05 PM

                            Someone told me they'll revive the roast meat business and incorporate that into a fast food type of place ( along the lines of roast meat rice plates).

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                              Har_Gow_Freak RE: chilipepper Jul 6, 2012 04:45 PM


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                                porker RE: Har_Gow_Freak Jul 7, 2012 06:30 AM

                                Bummer? Maybe losing Sun Sin Lung, bummer. But Ethan has been up and running for quite awhile...http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/840591

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