back at that xinjiang restaurant on st-laurent in chinatown. the hotpot was pretty good as far as what I’ve had in montreal. interesting because it was spicy with a reminder of that flavouring they use on 羊肉串 (lamb kebabs)–probably just cumin, but still makes it taste vaguely exotic. or addictive. or whatever.[did I ever mention the urban legend of how in sichuan they would put opium in their hotpot to keep their customers coming back? sadly illegal now.] 😉
but, as you could probably tell from the picture, the food wasn’t enough. and a bit pricey. but cannot complain, since there are no longer any alternative uyghur restaurants in town–the one on côte-des-neiges seems to have disappeared. must be the fierce, fierce competition. of the always empty gigantic restaurant on st-laurent.
I’m still dying to find a real sichuan restaurant in montreal. maybe I’ll just have to suck it up and go to toronto to gorge myself one weekend…
Woaw, hotpot in the midst of summer. Now that’s courageous!
I’ve heard of one that’s on Queen-Mary, but my reference is a bit far to fetch. One of my friends who can read Chinese found it on a bulletin board at a certain “Sino-Quebec” site. Maybe I’ve mentionned this to you before… so if I did, found anything interesting? 😛
sounds vaguely familiar… do you mean a sichuan place, or a uyghur place? (I did notice a chinese restaurant on queen mary a few days ago, but I didn’t think it was anything special). at any rate, the cote-des-neiges uyghur place is now a hotpot restaurant. 🙁