Restaurants in Montreal – 4 Top Montreal Chinese Restaurants!

If you love Chinese food, then Montreal’s Chinatown is the place to be. When it’s about authentic Chinese food, Montreal serves you the best. Whether you’re seeking fine dining options in Montreal or a quick lunch, you’ll find some of the best Chinese restaurants in the city.

Given below are some of the best Chinese restaurants in Montreal. Taste the Asian-inspired traditional and modern Chinese favorites at the restaurants mentioned below.

Beijing

Beijing is a well-known restaurant in Chinatown. A local favorite, Beijing is where you can enjoy fresh Szechuan and Cantonese dishes. It’s always buzzing and shares a good reputation among locals and visitors. Be ready to be welcomed affectionately to its warm surroundings where you can taste some of the best dishes. Operates even at late night hours and stands distinct in its friendly service.

La Maison Kam Fung

La Maison Kam Fung is one of the best restaurants in Montreal where you get to taste dim sum. Perhaps, La Maison is the best place to taste dim sum. This restaurant is also popular for the Sunday and Saturday brunch. You get carts of dim sum served by waiters each priced between $4 and $6. Moreover, you can select from mushrooms, tender dumplings, spare ribs, spicy shrimp and more.

La Maison Kam Fung serves you a variety of traditional dishes like shark’s fin, a great variety of market fresh seafood like scallops, fish, shrimp, crab and lobster. They also offer a great variety of duck, chicken, red meat, tofu and vegetable dishes which cater to all tastes. Serving Cantonese and Szechwan dishes, La Maison Kam Fung is well-known as a casual restaurant offering better value for money.

The restaurant offers some of the well-known Chinese dishes like Peking duck, lemon chicken, satay beef, beef with the black bean sauce, sweet and sour pork. Other exotic Chinese cuisines served include stewed beef stomach, pork intestines and phoenix feet for the most eccentric choices.

Jardin de Jade

Jardin de Jade is your best bet on list if you want to try out a variety on list. These include ribs, fish, sushi, vegetarian dishes, pizza and desserts. Get some of the best deals when it comes to taste good food. If you want to experience its bumping glory, then visit on the weekdays when the business people, locals and students battle it out over stir fry. Keep in mind that prices usually vary depending on time and day.

Red Ruby Rouge

Red Ruby Rouge is located in the Montreal Chinatown. The restaurant focuses in authentic Cantonese food, Dim Sum, Chinese hot pots and spicy Szechwan. Using the real Cantonese methods of cooking in braising, baking, steaming, deep frying, stir frying, pan frying, barbecuing and roasting, the cuisine of the Red Ruby Rouge is served succulent, exotic and fresh.

Cooking techniques combined with the mixture of the Szechwan spices like onion, garlic, ginger, chili and peppercorns creates a tantalizing and fiery culinary experience. Your best fine dining option coupled with modern and up-to-dated facilities and amenities.

Choosing Healthy Dishes When Ordering From a Chinese Restaurant

If you are a lover of Chinese food, then you probably know what a real Chinese dish tastes like. An honest-to-goodness authentic Chinese dish would have a lot of vegetables. These dishes are often cooked with little or no oil. This is why this particular cuisine is perfect if you are trying to lose weight. You really can go on an all-Chinese diet! That is, of course, if you opt for the real thing. This is not the case, however, with the usual restaurants. You would often end up with greasy and fatty poor excuse for Chinese food. Now, if that is the case, you have four options available to you.

First, you can choose to fly to China and stay there until you lose weight. If that sounds ridiculous, you can always look for a Chinese family and befriend them which is your second option. Of course, it’d be embarrassing to visit only during meal times. Thirdly, you can choose to learn how to cook real Chinese cuisine yourself. Lastly, you can choose your Chinese restaurant and orders well.

The last option is probably the most feasible one. After all, you can’t afford to fly to China. You can’t force yourself on any Chinese family. You don’t have the time to learn and cook the cuisine. So, finding a good restaurant and learning how to choose your orders well is probably the best choice.

Now, here are some tips on how to go about choosing the best low-calorie meals whenever you eat in a Chinese restaurant.

Egg rolls and spareribs are probably your first choice if you are going to buy Chinese food. However, these are bad choices if you are thinking about your health and your weight. These are just two of the things that you should avoid. Instead of getting egg rolls, get a wonton soup instead. This will suit your low-calorie diet better.

When buying main course dishes, you should choose dishes that have been steamed. They are healthier for you. Get yourself steamed spring rolls, chop suey or moo-goo gai pan. Anything that is steamed or boiled is a good choice. Avoid things that have been fried, and stay away from dishes that are way too salty, fatty and oily.

You don’t have to avoid eating at a Chinese restaurant altogether. You just have to learn how to choose your dishes well, so that you will still be able to enjoy your favorite Asian cuisine.

[Chinese Restaurant Review] Foo Kee Seafood Restaurant, Flushing

When is a “B” the second best score that you can get? When it comes to Foo Kee Seafood Restaurant! As in achieving the second highest rating ever accorded by The Chinese Quest that is! For the other reason that you could score a “B”, you’ll just have to check out our Twitter feed, @TheChineseQuest.

After a two month hiatus, in the winter that seemingly will never end in the New York City Metropolitan area, the Mee’s hit the road again this evening. Taking special note of Mee Tsu Yan’s delicate intestinal fortitude, or lack thereof at this time, we purposely chose a Chinese restaurant of the Cantonese variety.

Once again search of the best Chinese restaurant around we ventured forth again across the Nassau border in to Flushing, NY. At this point we must consider rating Flushing restaurants on a separate scale than Long Island restaurants as is becoming evident that Flushing restaurants are now occupying four of the top five spots on our Quest to find the best Chinese restaurant on all of, umm, Long Island.

Our destination was:

Foo Kee Seafood Restaurant

136-14 38th Avenue

Flushing, NY 11354

Our special guest this evening was the most honorable Mee Har Vee, a world renowned wine connoisseur, or sommelier, a bon vivant, and an all around nice guy. A real mensch, if ever we met one. A character. And boy do we know characters!

Darren was our host. I swear the guy could have been in vaudeville! And what better way to strike a chord with a Jew than being funny and personable. We were in for a real treat (which sure put, the “B” rating that the Board of Health slapped on the restaurant, our minds at ease).

We left ALL of the ordering to him… and we left the wine selection to Mee Har Vee… more on that later.

When Darren (we’re not really sure if that’s his real name or a stage name) brought out three appetizers that included our staple of spare ribs (so so), crispy peking duck (yum-Mee), and a crispy chicken dish, our meal got off to a great start.

It was accompanied by Mee Har Vee’s first of five wine selections, called “Seven Daughters”. Now being that we were six guys, we were a little confused. What was the extra daughter doing at our table? Then he explained the Seven daughters represented the seven different grapes that were blended in to making this most delicious white wine. There were four other wines served. Beats me what they were called. By then I was… umm, back to the review.

So, after the appetizers settled nicely in to our bellies it was time for Darren (that was his name, right?) to recommend our entrees. There were four or five spectacular choices served with some incredible sauces. Nothing spicy. But, very succulent.

My favorite was the five pound lobster in garlic and ginger sauce.

There was some steak cube (kew?)… melted in your mouth. Scallops that were like butter. Another chicken dish, and house special fried rice.

Being a true, authentic, Chinese Restaurant, there was no fortune cookies served for desert (so sorry, you’ll have to pick your lotto numbers from some other place), but the sweetest juiciest oranges I’ve had in a long long time.

There are literally hundreds of Chinese restaurants that you could go to in Flushing. This is one that you surely don’t want to miss.

Humbly submitted for your consumption,

-Lonnie Goldman aka Mee Magnum (“Chop! Chop!”)