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Apr 18, 2014 05:01 PM

Where to get a Pu Pu Platter in Montreal

My wife has never ordered a pu pu platter. I used to think a good pu pu platter was the best thing in life when I was 6 to 9 years old. I want to take her out for a date to get one. You know share this happy thing from my childhood.

Anyone know where to order one in Montreal?

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  1. I don't know if they still exist here. I don't think I've seen one since the 80s. Maybe someone else has had a pu pu sighting.

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    1. re: kpzoo

      There was Pu-Pu platter on the menu at Mahjong IIRC, but the place is closed.

      Googling "PuPu platter Montreal" brings this up:

      That's all I got.

    2. Ahh lets see,

      The Kon Tiki has a pretty good pu pu platter.
      So does South Seas on Upper Lachine.
      Then theres the original Mandarin on Stanley.
      Kenny Wong has several sizes and choices.
      The Bali Hai has pupu as a snack item.
      If you're really stuck, theres always Ruby Foos.

      WAIT...all these places are long gone...sniff.

      The pu pu platter certainly fell out of fashion! Seems every non-chinatown chinese restaurant had a version, usually with flaming pot to "cook" your chicken livers or warm up the yakitori (although we called it "meat on a stick")

      Its rumored that Aloha restaurant in St. Jerome
      78 de Martigny Saint-Jérôme, QC J7Y2G1
      has a pupu platter renamed as the Hibachi Grill
      (I can't confirm this).

      Luau in St. Adele took a page outta the Aloha menu and provides their own "Luau Hibachi platter (Poo Poo)"
      (Why tiki lives on in the Laurentians is beyond me


      My knee jerk reaction would be to check out Jardin Tiki on Sherbrooke East, but alas, I think they only do buffet (plus Souper Dansant Samedi Soir).

      Thats all I got, but I'll keep an eye out!

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      1. re: porker

        Hey Porker. Thank you kindly for your response. Maybe I will make the trek to St. Jerome. Hah. I didn't expect this to be so difficult!

        Thanks again.

        1. re: porker

          The fact that Jardin Tiki don't do a pu pu plater is a shame! Its one of the last vestige of tiki in montreal!

        2. mahjong at ruby foos had one . is it still around?

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          1. I had to google pu-pu platter as it's bit before my time (sorry to rub it in, heh heh). Looks to me like a mixed platter of standard American-style Chinese apps: eggrolls, those puff pastry things, spareribs, various small skewers, etc.

            Couldn't you just go to any buffet and assemble your own? You could stand a Zippo lighter in the middle for the gas burner if that's really needed for the experience.

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            1. re: Shattered

              you're right, of course: livers on a stick, yakitori, shrimp chips, "long", very red pork ribs.
              But its a nostalgic thing - kinda like missing the static, clicks, and crackle of an LP...

            2. Maison Mansou in Laval has exactly what you're looking for but they call it a Bo Bo platter: