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rikk Jul 28, 2013 05:47 AM

Looking for something tasty and good value in the area for a late lunch today. Any recommendations? While first choice is Chinese, Thai, or other Asian, anything good would be good.

Thanks!

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    Ghostquatre Jul 28, 2013 07:14 AM

    This area isn't exactly known for its asian maybe except for korean but I heard it's nothing special. What do you mean by good value? do you have a price range? Fay wong near the CSL mall was somewhat decent over 10 years ago I dunno how it is now. If you are looking for something more upscale, Iwaki Jardin has a 6 course menu for 27$. Very interesting flavors but small portions.

    1. porker Jul 28, 2013 07:27 AM

      Non-asian, but great value and quite tasty: Chalet BBQ (5456 Sherbrooke St W)
      (Note: Chalet BBQ might technically be outside the borough of NDG...I might have been scolded on this point in the past)

      I haven't tried, but Iwaki Jardin is getting positive remarks
      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/909572

      I'm tentative to make a reccomendation (it might be too budget or pedestrian), but Chinada
      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/741390

      Theres a cluster of Korean places including
      Seoul BBQ, Kagopa, Shabu Shabu, Chez Hwang, and Hwang Kum on Sherbrooke/St. Jacques near Cavendish (maybe search the boards for Korean on suggestions

      )

      Just outside Snowdon is Cotes Des Neiges, chock full of Vietnamese places including a favorite, Pho Lien, corner Cotes St Catherine/Cotes de Neiges

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        JerkPork Jul 28, 2013 07:59 AM

        FYI, that Hwang Kum was closed a few days ago so I'm assuming they are taking a week or two off (didn't bother reading what the sign on the door said).

        Porker, are any of those other Korean joints as good or better than Hwang Kum? That's our go to Korean these days.

        To OP, there's good Mexican on Monkland (Amaranto) but I believe they are closed on Sundays. Parthenon Souvlaki or Silva for Portuguese chiken on Queen Mary is also an option.

        Porker, I don't know the precise borders of all our boroughs but it doesn't get more synonymous than the words Chalet BBQ and NDG. There's no doubt in my mind that it's in NDG.

        1. re: JerkPork
          porker Jul 28, 2013 09:27 AM

          Heres an old thread on Korean discussing some of these places
          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/587817
          I never got to try Hwang Kum (although I snicker everytime I see the name...), so can't make a one to one comparison.
          We tried Shabu Shabu and it was just OK - I prefer Chez Hwang across from Momesso's on Upper Lachine.
          Seoul BBQ is pretty good, but haven't been there in many years (I think their original location was across the street in the lobby of a condo).
          Never tried Kagopa...

          On the geography thing...it might have been Villa du Souvlaki or maybe something a bit more east that I was commenting on. Someone replied very sternly that it WAS NOT NDG and went on to explain the nuances between NDG, Montreal West, and Westmount...

          @ rikk: you have at least 4 people wondering where you chose to eat!

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            JerkPork Jul 28, 2013 09:54 AM

            Yah, I always get a good chuckle with "Hwang Kum". :-)

            Yah, people need to chill when it comes to the semantics of boroughs, I see that going on quite often in here.

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              rikk Jul 28, 2013 10:34 AM

              The problem is there are so many choices and the need to satisfy six people.... I remember kam shing on van Horne used to be good. That may be the fall back option

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          Evilbanana11 Jul 28, 2013 07:58 AM

          There's also Hoai Huong on Victoria and Thanjai on Van Horne.

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            rikk Jul 28, 2013 10:11 AM

            Ok thanks. Trying to focus. Cote des beiges area also works. Not Vietnamese. A good Chinese would be best for all our party as a compromise. Thanks

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              katnat Jul 28, 2013 10:48 AM

              How bout quartier des perses by villa Maria metro for a change of pace. It's Persian and their kebabs are excellent and good value.

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                rikk Jul 30, 2013 10:37 AM

                thanks all.
                Ended up going to Kam Shing, on Van Horne.
                It was as good as always, nothing extraordinary.
                had lunch, got in the car, and started the 7 hour drive down south to get back home.
                Until next time in Montreal (end of August, I guess, to take my daughter to start mcGill first year!)

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