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Authentic Dim Sum in Montreal


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Hi y'all!

We'll be making a short visit to Montreal at the end of the month and really wanted to try the dim sum in your fair city. Does anyone have any recommendations for an authentic (and of course tasty) dim sum restaurant for a Friday lunch? How is the Chinese food in Montreal - is it mostly Cantonese or are there other regional cuisines as well?

Thanks!

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La maison Kam Fung. Many consider this tops.

Restaurant Lotte Furama. Many others consider this tops.

Restaurant Ruby Rouge (514 390-8828). The new kid on the block.

Restaurant Tong Por. The QPR leader. A bit less westernized.

As you guess, most of the restaurants, even the ones that bill themselves as Szechwan and Hunan, are Cantonese. The Beijing's menu features a number of northern Chinese dishes and is a good bet for dinner.

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Wow, thanks for the advice! We'll be staying in McGill U rooms and using the local public transportation as our means of getting around. Are any of these accessible via subway or bus or on foot from McGill?

Lotte Furama looks interesting. What I truly want is classic HK dim sum - gotta bring that real dim sum!

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Do you know which residences? Probably the ones one the flank of Mount Royal at the top of University Street, just beyond the Royal Vic Hospital. If so, the walk to Chinatown, where all the restos are located, is all downhill and would take 20-30 minutes. The McGill residences aren't particularly well situated from a public transit standpoint; your best bet would be to walk over to Park Ave. (av. du Parc) and catch one of the southbound busses to René-Lévesque Blvd. and then walk the two or three blocks to Chinatown. Alternately, you could walk down University to Pine Ave. (av. des Pins) and catch the eastbound 144 bus to Sherbrooke station and then take the southbound metro to Place d'armes station on the southern edge of Chinatown. Check out the STM website, especially the nifty Tous Azimuts directions generator.

FWIW, I usually end up at Furama (the dim sum service is on the second floor, by the way).

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