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Haven't been to Montreal Chinatown in 10 years, looking for good recommendations and War Sui Guy

Zanadin Mar 17, 2013 12:15 PM

Hey everybody,

Me and my chinese parents are visiting our Montreal relatives but we haven't been to montreal's chinatown in over a decade and we know a lot has changed. I'm planning on taking out the relatives and folks out to dinner and I'm looking for more current recommendations then what we can remember.

The other thing i'm looking for is a dish called War Sui Guy. We know that Maison Kam Fung has it but we are wondering if any other restos in Chinatown offer it or do it better than them?

Thanks to everyone who replies!

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    williej RE: Zanadin Mar 17, 2013 05:19 PM

    We loved the restaurant on Rene Levesque corner Bleury when we took guests from China a few years ago. Szechuan food I believe. Review from 2011:


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      SnackHappy RE: williej Mar 17, 2013 08:37 PM

      I think Yu Hang closed last year.

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      stak RE: Zanadin Mar 17, 2013 08:06 PM

      There are many Asian restaurants that have popped up near Concordia, such that some now refer to the area as "Chinatown 2". It's not very convenient for me so I can't help with specific recs, but maybe try searching this board for "Chinatown" & you will find some info on both Chinatown 1 and 2.

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        BLM RE: Zanadin Mar 17, 2013 08:55 PM

        What kind of Chinese cuisine do you and your relatives/parents prefer?

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          chilipepper RE: Zanadin Mar 17, 2013 10:26 PM

          I don't believe many restaurants have it because it's a bit hard to make. Mostly banquet-type restaurants like Kam Fung would have it. It's okay there-it's the go-to place to feed parents and visitors for us!
          Maybe ask Ruby Rouge? Chez Chine or Le Cristal Chinois may have it but they'd cost more.

          1. porker RE: Zanadin Mar 18, 2013 08:52 AM

            I first had war sui guy at a wedding reception at Chinatown's Holiday Inn. When I ordered it from our go-to resto (the now defunct hun dao), the cook-owner said I'd have to order it in advance, which I did.
            It was a masterpeice.
            Sadly the chef and the restaurant are no longer with us.
            Today, my Cantonese restaurant of choice is Beijing. They offer war sui guy in half and full order. Although good, I'd hesitate to reccomend it as its nowhere near the greatness it can be...
            With that said, maybe call ahead to a few places, see if they have it and if it requires pre-ordering. I'm guessing if it has to be pre-ordered, its likely to be above average.

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              Shattered RE: porker Mar 18, 2013 09:05 PM

              +1 Beijing
              My go-to Chinese spot as well, along with Amigo 168.

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              Plateaumaman RE: Zanadin Mar 18, 2013 04:22 PM

              I've only ever had dim sum at Maison Kam Fung but it has always been good. Maybe Keung Kee? Le Cristal Chinois is a nice new place, a bit more expensive than most but an interesting menu and good views so fun for a dinner out. Other places we also like in Chinatown include Little Sheep Mongolian Hot pot, Mai Xiang Yuan for dumplings and the hand-pulled noodles at Nudo.

              In the Guy Concordia area Chinatown 2 we like Qing Hua Dumplings, Cuisine Szechuan (most of the time) for spicy food, and Le Roi du Wonton for fried homemade noodles.

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