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maj54us Feb 10, 2014 05:17 PM

So I finally had a chance to try that Iranian place or is it Persian ; )

I was warned to beware of the SS lady behind the counter. I was with 3 coworkers and we waited a bit before being served, not because it was rush hour, only 1 customer ahead, but literally because we were just ignored for a good 10 minutes.

I had plenty of time to read the menu and decide on a meat sandwich for 5$ and a bowl of rice called loubie if my memory is correct. My companions were ahead of me and got the royal treatment from the lady that I shall now call the Sandwich SS Nazy. I was laughing in the back and being near the grocery cash register the girl working the cash was looking at me wondering what was going on.

When my turn came I wanted to ask for a medium crab bisk but didn't want to risk being denied any food. lol

My friends were traumatized. Wondering how the eff you supposed to know what they have if you never been there before. The lady behind the counter was just not a pleasant person to deal with. She didn't give a rat ass and you had better known what you wanted because she was very impatient with the questions.

My sandwich was made of a huge pita bread ( a good 12") that was very good and spicy and my rice was very tasty.

I hope their other location in Pierrefonds is as good because I will stop again for a cheap lunch. Do they have a Sandwich lady as fun there ?spectacle.

NDG Store :
6170 Sherbrooke W.
Montreal, Qc
H4B 1L8
Phone : (514) 485-4887
Fax : (514) 485-7009

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    frogsteak Feb 11, 2014 05:07 AM

    what is an SS lady? were you arrested and put into a concentration camp?

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      blondee_47 Feb 11, 2014 05:46 AM

      I suggest Maj54 refers to the Nazi Soup man that was a character on Seinfeld. The Nazi Sandwich lady.

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        maj54us Feb 11, 2014 08:09 AM

        food related clip from tv show Seinfeld http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVqBzP...

        Elaine: I'm really scared lol

        It was pretty similar at Akhavan with a notch nastier lol lol

      2. porker Feb 11, 2014 06:38 AM

        That must be pretty bad; not simply a Nazi Sandwich Lady, but a Schutzstaffel (SS) Nazi Sandwich Lady, apparently a step up on the evil scale!

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          lagatta Feb 11, 2014 01:12 PM

          Yes, that is pretty much the gold standard of Evil.

          The She-Wolf of Sandwich Ladies!

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            porker Feb 11, 2014 03:30 PM

            They made a movie about her.

             
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          HoundChow2 Feb 13, 2014 10:00 AM

          Hello, would you happen to know if they sell caviar by any chance?

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            porker Feb 13, 2014 10:26 AM

            I did not see caviar at Akhavan, although I didn't look for it specifically.

            FWIT, I saw various brands of tinned caviar at Bucharest Charcuterie (Decarie boulevard just south of Snowdon) last time I was there (maybe last year).
            I have no idea on quality, price, etc etc.

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              cherylmtl Feb 13, 2014 12:37 PM

              They have caviar at Poisonnerie du Marche, at Atwater Market. Not sure what types, but you can always call and ask them.

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                HoundChow2 Feb 13, 2014 06:13 PM

                Hi Cheryl, I was there before Christmas and no caviar.. They did have that bright orange lumpfish roe, that stuff tastes nothing like caviar unfortunately..

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                  hala Feb 13, 2014 07:28 PM

                  They must have run out. They usually have a few kinds at different price points.

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              finefoodie55 Feb 13, 2014 01:40 PM

              Akhavan imports Iranian caviar and is a dependable source of uncut/non mafiaized caviar.Ask for Ari the owner.They have their stock in a locked fridge behind the nuts counter.

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                HoundChow2 Feb 13, 2014 06:14 PM

                God bless your soul!

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