Asia is a huge continent. Montreal is a multicultural city. You don’t have to take a flight all the way to the other side of the world to try the Asian continent’s best fare. An avid consumer and lover of Asian food from a young age, I hunted down these restaurants for myself. Now, I’m sharing my delicious finds with you. Put down your fork and knife, pick up your chopsticks and enjoy.
Handmade homemade Taiwanese noodles.That’s the main reason why I come here. This family-run eatery boasts a wide variety of noodle and rice dishes. The atmosphere is humble and laid-back, but the food is amazing and won’t hurt your wallet. You’ll feel like you’re at a Taiwanese friend’s house and their beloved mother is serving you. Try the chicken wonton soup, roast chicken, and mapo tofu. Vegetarian options available.
Feel like having authentic Korean food? Need something spicy? Then GaNaDaRa is the place for you. Mainly frequented by Asian students, this restaurant boasts a wide range of Korean fare like bulgogi, bibimbap and ramen. All of which are delicious. You must try the spicy pork or chicken. It shows up on a sizzling plate. Delicious!
This West Chinese family-run restaurant is definitely worth a try. Homemade dumplings, handmade noodles, and freshly grilled meat skewers. This is not your ordinary Chinese commercial kitchen. Try the soy-meat sandwich. It’s different and satisfying. Be prepared for something new.
Kazu is probably unofficially Montreal’s best Japanese restaurant. There’s almost always a queue outside this izakaya: Japanese-style bar cum restaurant. And with good reason. The food is fresh and delicious; the service is friendly, and you really do feel like you’re somewhere in Japan. Sit at the bar if you’d like to see how the chefs prepare the food. If you’re a foodie like me, you’re in for a real treat.
5. Ruby Burma
Burmese restaurants are rare in this part of the world. If you love Thai and Indian food, you simply can’t miss this restaurant. The food at this family-run restaurant is always fresh and scrumptious. Burmese food is a happy marriage between the cuisines of Southeast Asia and India. Try the shan khao swe and mohinga. If you love herbs and spices, you’re in for a treat.
About DK Rivers
DK Rivers is a writer, reader, food lover and world traveller. You can read about her adventures at thewrongbeginning.