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Ma Poule Mouillée (Portuguese chicken grill)

maj54us Aug 26, 2013 12:32 AM

They deserve their own thread because ma first visit was perfect.

I had chicken a the new spot called ma poule mouillée
accross the steet from la banquise.

Verdict. A great juicy chicken leg with tasty fries and a mini custard tart http://tinyurl.com/mgjyehf (what the official portgese name again?).

Nothing like freshly cooked. Even the tart was so flaky and tasty.

My new favorite place!

Ma Poule Mouillée
969, rue Rachel Est, Montreal, Quebec H2J 2J4
(514) 522-5175

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  1. NanaMoussecurry RE: maj54us Aug 26, 2013 08:54 AM

    Kind of a lame name unfortunately...

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      lagatta RE: NanaMoussecurry Aug 26, 2013 09:22 AM

      I don't like the name either, (beyond the literal "chicken" meaning of "poule mouillée", who wants damp grilled chicken?

      But the quality of the product is more important than the silly name.

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        NanaMoussecurry RE: lagatta Aug 26, 2013 09:29 AM

        Furthermore "poule mouillée" is a québécois expression meaning "coward" - why even...

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          lagatta RE: NanaMoussecurry Aug 26, 2013 10:04 AM

          That is why I put "chicken" between scare quotes, as it is used in the same way in English. As for the literal English "wet hen", while "mad as a wet hen" may be more common, it has other meanings, though more a "wet blanket" or sad old thing than a "chicken".


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            maj54us RE: lagatta Aug 27, 2013 09:03 AM

            Are we really having a discussion about the name ? lol lol
            I think the name is funny.

            I hope that won't stop you guys from going and experience a great meal. Unless you are a bunch of chicken? lol lol lol

            And what a peasure to have someone just happy to serve you with a smile.

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              Glaff RE: maj54us Aug 27, 2013 09:48 AM

              Yeah the name is ok. And at least it's in french, we don't see that a lot these days.

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                JerkPork RE: Glaff Aug 27, 2013 10:11 AM

                Who cares about the name, will they serve a good chicken? That's pretty much all that matters.

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                NanaMoussecurry RE: maj54us Aug 27, 2013 04:36 PM

                lol lol Some people care about details such as names and spelling lol lol

                And I'm not enthralled by each and every portuguese chicken place that opens in MTL, as I'm portuguese and have eaten this all my life. I will try it anyways some time.

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                  lagatta RE: NanaMoussecurry Aug 27, 2013 05:39 PM

                  Anyways? Sorry, just kidding. 

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                    NanaMoussecurry RE: lagatta Aug 27, 2013 05:51 PM

                    lol lol

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        kpaxonite RE: maj54us Aug 26, 2013 09:19 AM

        They are called Natas

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          NanaMoussecurry RE: kpaxonite Aug 26, 2013 09:30 AM

          And his name is Robert Paulson

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            maj54us RE: kpaxonite Aug 27, 2013 08:58 AM

            thanks or should i say obrigado

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            lagatta RE: maj54us Aug 27, 2013 07:00 AM

            à la mode montréal has a short write-up about Ma Poule mouillée: http://www.alamodemontreal.com/bons-p... with several photos.

            The blogpost indicates that the official opening will the September 10th, and Tony Alves will be selling grillades outdoors, to the sound of Portuguese music.

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              maj54us RE: lagatta Aug 27, 2013 08:57 AM

              It's tue that Tony is really a nice person. I remember him from Romados. Him and Maria where the nicest people there. Always Happy to service you.

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                BLM RE: maj54us Aug 27, 2013 04:11 PM

                So this establishment does have Romados connection(Tony Alves)? Tasted their very yummy grilled chicken & fries. Both of these things reminded me very much of Romados's stuff.

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                  ZEEDAN RE: BLM Sep 21, 2013 08:01 AM

                  Stopped buy and tried Poule Mouille and it was very good. The girl that served us behind the grill was very nice.

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