Montreal’s Chinese diaspora is relatively small compared to those of other major Canadian cities, but changing rapidly. Its restaurant scene, starting in Chinatown, has traditionally been dominated by Hong Kong and southern Chinese flavours. Meanwhile, in Brossard, a range of old-school, big banquet family restaurants hold their own, and in Shaughnessy Village, small, snack-oriented shops, initially catering to the area’s international students, have become a destination in their own right.
In addition to the old favourites, this map welcomes newcomers like Guangzhou-based chain Yin Ji Chang Fen, the Teochew Foodies storefront in Saint-Henri, and chef Helena Lim’s La Canting in Point St-Charles, which broaden the options now available to Montreal diners. Two kinds of Chinese foods are notably missing from this map: Our guides to Montreal’s top dumplings and dim sum map have those options covered.Read More