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#269 of 493 Asian in Montreal
#1,572 of 3,931 Restaurants in Montreal
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Ville-Marie
0.5 km from Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal
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Reviewed September 7, 2022 via mobile

Saw a review about this place in the paper and made sure to note it for a possible dining spot while visiting. The fun is that the owner (who is a delightful chap and the only one there today) does honest reviews of every dish...both in a blog and YouTube. It doesn’t hurt that the food is fantastic.. went for the hot & sour soup and the twice cooked pork while my wife had the spicy green beans and the peanut butter wontons. Fabulous food - and do read his reviews before picking!More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed August 4, 2022

Having dined at all kinds of chinese (real) food places, I think my opinion should carry some weight here. First: the place needs a thorough cleaning - the carpets are curled up and are a hazard. Aside from that, it is a perfect site. As...for the food: We had: Pork belly hotpot: delicious! Cantonese chow mein: about a 3 out of ten. Noodles were half-fried or soggy, with very little protein (we asked for beef and could barely find it). General tso's chicken: Tasty, but not as crispy as I like - and no sauce. No spice at all. Grilled Calamari: OK good sauce and not rubbery Pork Ribs: meh.... could have been from anywhere Spring rolls: I didn't try one but the consensus was "tiny and bland". Vegetable in garlic sauce: i didn't try it, but our friend seemed to like it. The steamed rice was OK. Oh - and I had a beer - portugese??? The place and menu needs work.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed February 13, 2022

I'll be honest! I came here because of the Twitter feed that went viral about the owner's refreshingly honest reviews about his own restaurant's food. I was hoping the restaurant would manage to stay afloat during Covid closures and phew, it is still there! Because...I was alone during lunch, I was not able to try a lot of things. So, I asked the waitress for help to choose among my top three choices and I ended up picking what she said was a favourite among guests - the Twice-cooked pork (Huí Guō Ròu), which according to the owner, was one of his favourites as well. She said the dish was only "medium spiced". Alright then, turns out spice level is quite subjective, isn't it? Medium spice was very spicy for me so, it was a bit hard to appreciate the pork dish fully but that's me, not the dish. Please note that this is pork belly and therefore, with the chilli spices and oil, those who prefer their meats lean may not like the dish because of the amount of oil. I however, love pork belly. :-) This dish is best eaten freshly cooked or else it will seem too greasy. The green pepper for this dish is not the sweet green bell pepper variety you might expect in lots of Chinese stir fries. The green pepper here is a long green one that has a light zing of hotness. There were a few thin slices of carrots and onions. Overall, I think slightly thicker or bigger slices of carrots and onions, and more of these veggies would help balance the greasiness and the spice. Mr. Fei (the owner) was right in his review that one can eat a lot of rice with just a bit of this dish. The serving was large enough that I brought some home and heated up, a little of this went a long way with a big plate of rice. I decided to try their fried ice cream because as per the owner's review, that does not travel well as takeout, right? He's so funny, the owner. Anyway, that was a simple creation of a scoop of vanilla ice cream in a circular pocket made of flattened bread (toast). It's something that is common enough in South East Asia and I thought was priced right considering the novelty element. There's space to improve here as well with a different choice of ice cream and experimenting with the level of thinness/ thickness of the bread. One of the best part of the visit was the short chat with the owner, Mr. Fei. He has a YouTube channel where he sits down with invited guests to enjoy the food of his restaurant and to chat about life in general. I found him refreshingly curious about people and places and open about feedback. What I also loved was the library along one wall where guests are encouraged to give and take books as they please. Some of the books might also used for people who come to the language classes that happen upstairs, another wonderful initiative Mr. Fei engages in. This was one of the most unique restaurant visits I've had, partly because of the conversation I had with the owner. I got some nourishment for my body but also for my mind. I look forward to returning with some friends so we can all order different dishes and share a feast together and who knows, if Mr. Fei is not too busy, another chat with him as well. I will also bring books to add to the library. :-)More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed July 21, 2021 via mobile

Filthy restaurant inspectors must visit there is no way they should be able to serve the public in this state Should have walked out

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed March 16, 2021

14 year old daughter: Its so good, can I eat this every day. 11 year old daughter: I hope we have left overs Mom: Its like my mouth is traveling or is back home. We love food. We want to eat here everyday. Something the...restaurant could improve on: 1) A bit more food in the containers. I am used to overflowing containers of Chinese 2) Using compostable or carboard take out containers to help the environment 3) Give me some food for free since I want to live in your kitchen! I heard about this restaurant from the New YorkTimes. I am a NewYorker transplanted in Montreal. They did not lie, it is the best. we are vegetarian so we did not try the meat dishes.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed November 4, 2019

Lunch today. Chose Aunt Dai because of reviews. Pad thai was flavoured with sugar and salt only and a few raw green peppers. It was bland and amateur. Waitress said that the chef was late or absent. So why not close instead of serving bad...food. My two companions were equally disappointed.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed July 31, 2019 via mobile

Located on a busy area downtown, this place is easy to miss. The food is prepared well and has a great balance of spice and texture. The decor is odd and service almost too prompt but the food is the star.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed July 15, 2019 via mobile

Look at the printed form and you see they support a free meeting space and support language learning. The beer is pronounced Ting Tao. The serving sizes are large and dinner for two with a good tip will run about $80.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed July 14, 2019 via mobile

Food was good and tasty. Unfortunately our dumplings with peanut sauce were cold. All other dishes were hot and good portions. Restaurant has great potential, but right now the decore is quite simple, needing cleaning up. Some areas are quite messy which is a shame....This restaurant can grow into something great, but still has some work ahead. I definitely would go back, but I‘d take along a sweater.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed January 15, 2019

The location of this restaurant is the former Bocca D'Oro. The restaurant owners have taken only a small portion of that former restaurant's space and modernized it. It has become a cosy restaurant, with booths, large tables, and a bar. The menu is priced very...reasonably, but it was the portion size which was eye-opening: one plate is large enough to share among 2 people! An excellent idea would be to bring 4 to 6 friends with you, ordering one dish each and then sharing. Presentation, taste, and service are to be expected for this calibre of restaurant. For example, our plates (we were a party of two) arrived as soon as each one was ready so we had to wait for both our dishes to arrive before we could start eating. For those with a limited budget, Aunt Dai will get you a lot of food for your dollar!More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed November 20, 2018

I had the lamb hotpot. Lamb on the bone with sweet potato noodles. I took it home. It was extremely tasty and I will be back.

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed November 20, 2018

I went to do take out, specifically the lamb hotpot. The lamb is on the bone and there are sweet potato noodles added. They are very chewy. I was given this in a plastic container. I asked if this was microwave safe, and she did...not know. However, it is microwave safe. I really enjoyed the food.More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed September 9, 2018

The restaurant was busy for lunch time, my friend and I ended up seated at a table for 8 inside a glass area. I had a vegetable curry and really enjoyed it. Staff is friendly. Can run your card in Canadian or US dollars.

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

Best traditional Chinese food in town! Everything homemade no tourist stuff. Highly recommended would totally come back.

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

Had a great lunch here! Had six dishes: squid, pork, noodles, chicken, veggies. It was all so good. Would highly recommend!

Date of visit: July 2018
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