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Jul 4, 2012 06:46 PM


Wondering what some current recommended Chinatown spots are. We have enjoyed some Concordia area resto's from these boards (Cuisine Schezuan, Q.H. Dumplings) but this time I will be at a conference by Chinatown so looking for a quick walk with a group for looking for variety including tofu options to please a crowd.

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    1. re: weinerdog

      We like Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot a lot although a group might be seated more comfortably at Beijing. And there I'd tend to order chili & salt squid, hot and sour soup, eggplant with shrimp and black bean sauce, mapo tofu. I used to like Mon Nan a lot but the location on La Gauchetiere didn't seem as busy or good, still nice classic Cantonese dishes though. Pho Bang New York is quick and easy and always delicious.

    2. Well, if you search this board, you'll see everyone has their favorites in that area. No real standout in the area. I used to enjoy Beijing before I discovered Noodle Factory's dumplings (Noodle Factory is too small for a group, but Beijing has plenty of room). Maybe Ruby Rouge for Dim Sum.

      1. I like Niu Kee for sitchuan, and Keung Kee for cantonese.

        1. Like sweet says, everyone has their favs.
          I assume you're at a conference at the Palais de congres? If you head up St. Urbain from Viger, you'll hit sweet's Noodle Factory (very convenient). If you take a right on de la Gauchetierre (off St. Urbain), Beijing is 2 doors on your right (also convenient).
          Beijing (me likey) has various tofu and vegetarian dishes, as well as a wide variety of stuff. If you're a tofu lover, maybe ask for "Old Port Tofu" (it *might* be listed on the menu as japanese tofu, but I'm not sure). Not a strict vegetarian dish, its pieces of japanese tofu (scallop shaped) fried and tossed with a bit of ground pork and maybe some chili. Not a saucy dish, but its quite tasty.

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          1. re: porker

            Yes to the tofu! Been ordering it since they introduced it-so good with the slight crisp of the tofu outside and silky on the inside, the crunch of the green peppers and onions, the salt of the fermented black bean, the kick of the chili. PM tried to expropriate it; worked at first with the original owners, but since it changed hands, it's now a sad shade of itself.

          2. Ruby Rouge

            Noodle Factory

            I would strongly advise you to think twice about Niu Kee-- I've eaten there on three occasions with various groups. Those who truly enjoy authentic sizuchan dishes will love it; but, those among you who don't or whose stomachs are not built for the heat and spice combinations may find the food hard to... digest... if you know what I mean.