rwarren69 "If chocolate is involved, sign me up!"

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I love to eat and I love to try new foods. I enjoy eating in and out equally. I decorate cakes as a (paid) hobby. There is a 90% chance that I will order chicken in a restaurant. Forced tipping for substandard service (aka svc charge) is a BIG pet peeve.

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Mai Xiang Yuan

1084 Boulevard St-Laurent
Montréal, QC
(514) 875-1888
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Mai Xiang Yuan

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Dumplings, dumplings, and oh yeah dumplings

I was here for supper. I was the first to arrive from my group, however the restaurant said there was no reservation for us. Then the reservation was magically found, but it was noted as being half an hour later. Despite the mixup, the waiter invited me to sit down, and when another table left, he put together seating for all of us.

There is a selection of flavors: beef, pork, lamb, seafood, and a few vegetable, each in combination with onion, curry, coriander, etc. You get 15 dumplings per order, and you can choose them steamed or fried. They do not come with any side dishes or sauces. You can add soya sauce or malt vinegar at the table, to cut the richness. What we did is each person picked a flavor, and then passed around the plates, so we got a taste of everything. The vinegar goes really well with the dumplings.

The dishes arrived gradually, piping hot. The steamed ones challenged our chopstick skills. The fried ones stuck together and we had to use a fork to pry them apart. But the efforts were well rewarded, as every selection was flavorful. I lost track of how many I ate! Watch out for the super-hot centers, especially the tiny bit of boiling oil in the fried dumplings.

Dessert wasn’t available, though there was ice cream listed. It was more appealing to stroll through Chinatown and visit the Chinese bakeries. I found the dumplings interesting and I might return.

Dishes I tried:

pork and leek

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beef and curry

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beef and coriander

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pork, seafood, and mushroom

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fungi

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This was offered as a vegetarian dumpling. The filling was dark and had a different texture from the meat dumplings. It was my least favorite choice.

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guess

09/16/2009

Hi there… is Liver, Yellow Beets, Potato and Pineapple a dish or some sort… or were you cleaning up the left overs ? :-)

AnimaBlue

05/30/2009

Oh darn! Missed the Pointe a Callieres Cultural Feast this year. It´s so much fun & tasty too. Lucky you!

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