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Pork Belly Montreal

DJKane13 Jan 13, 2012 09:56 AM

Hi everyone. I have an intense craving and hope someone can help me out!

My wife and I went to Hawaii in September and we went on a food tour in Oahu. We toured some parts of the city and spent a nice amount of time in the China Town district. One life changing food that we tried was called 5 layers of heaven (roasted pork belly with crispy skin cut into bite sized pieces) from Char Siu House in China Town. I later had another mind-blowing pork belly dish at Roy's on Big Island. I'm looking for anything equivalent (or near equivalent) in Montreal. I've tried a pork belly dish in a Phillipino restaurant which didn't come close to comparison and I also tried a dish with pork belly in it at Au Pied Cochon which was delicious but not quite the same. I have a feeling some restaurants in China Town might come close, but I wouldn't know where to look. Has anyone experienced a mind-blowing pork belly dish in Montreal that they could share? I feel lost without it :p


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    finefoodie55 RE: DJKane13 Jan 13, 2012 01:53 PM

    They have an excellent Pork Belly dish at Keung Kee on Lagauchetiere St in Chinatown

    1. hungryann RE: DJKane13 Jan 13, 2012 08:42 PM

      OMG!!! I went on the same food tour and know exactly what you're talking about! Unfortunately, I can't help you since I have never had such delicious Chinese BBQ here in Montreal. I'm interested to see people's responses.

      1. porker RE: DJKane13 Jan 14, 2012 07:59 AM

        I don't think many restaurants showcase roast pork, or roast pork belly
        (is it sui yuk?: http://www.gastronomydomine.com/uploa...
        )but it certainly can be had in Chinatown.
        Alas, favorite BBQ joint Sun Sing Lung closed this past summer, you can pick up roast pork at
        A. Lam Kee
        1065 St-Laurent
        Ruby Rouge has roast pork during their dim sum.

        FWIW and FTLOPB (for the love of pork belly) you might want to try Derek Dammann’s Roast Pork Belly with Onions from The Gazette awhile back.
        Admittedly off-topic and not Chinese style as you're looking for, but it is utterly delicious.

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          nekojita1980 RE: DJKane13 Jan 14, 2012 11:20 AM

          You might want to try Kazu Izakaya on St.Catherine W., their 48hour pork is heavenly ! :D The best prok belly Ive ever had was in a Okinawan restaurant in Tokyo 6 years ago... I still dream about it ! :D

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            porker RE: nekojita1980 Jan 14, 2012 02:41 PM

            Kazu's 48 hour pork is indeed fantastic, but it isn't roast pork.
            While on the subject, the best pork belly I had was from the public market in Merida. Deep fried entire belly sold by the kilo! Mayans call it Kastacan. I too dream about it!

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              malabargold RE: porker Jan 14, 2012 03:24 PM

              To my knowledge there are none.

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