Evelyne Budkewitsch is the owner and publisher of CulturEatz, a delicious blog dedicated to food lovers, home cooks and restaurant-goers, all wishing to explore a more exotic palate in their plate. Evelyne’s goal is to help readers discover different cuisines, ingredients and flavors found in dishes around the world through recipes and reviews.
Since 1987, the Festival Nuits d’Afrique has been enchanting Montrealers with its unique performances and workshops. Taking place from July 12 to 24, this year’s show features works by local artists as well as talented creators from the Antilles, Africa and Latin America. Take this opportunity to visit African restaurants right here in Montreal.
Looking for a delicious, quick and cheap meal between two slices of bread? Look no further than that Vietnamese treasure, the banh mi sandwich. Traditionally it is filled with cold grilled meat or cold cuts, mayonnaise, cilantro, chili peppers, cucumber, pickled carrots and daikon. Other creative versions are becoming popular too. Use this list to findyour favourite in Montreal!
Sometimes you just have to forget the leftovers you brought to work and get out of the office for a fun lunch. Grab your coat, your chopsticks and maybe a few colleagues—or potential clients—and enjoy a Japanese-style lunch at one of these Montreal restaurants.
Thanks to Montreal’s large Iranian population, there is no lack of great Persian restaurants in town to taste the flavours of this unique culture. Iranian cuisine is characterized by touches of saffron, dried lime, cinnamon, and parsley. Most meals starts with an Ash Reshteh, a traditional three bean, six herb and noodle soup and it is customary to end your meal with a glass of traditional Persian tea.
Notre-Dame-de Grâce (NDG) has become a trendy spot. Unique shops and grocery stores abound, and you will find an incredible array of ethnic restaurants covering every corner of the world. Eating your way through Sherbrooke West, between Décarie and Cavendish, could take a week. Below you will find a few favourites that have been around for decades, and some new kids on the block that are already making a name for themselves.
Korean restaurants have been popping up like crazy in our city, giving us plenty of choice to sample delectable dishes like kimchi, bibimbap and more. If Korean food is new to you here’s a list of hotspots that will provide a delicious introduction. Wherever you go, we’re sure you’ll love the side dishes – cucumber pickles, tofu, bean sprouts, cold potatoes or kimchi (of course!) that come with every meal.
If you didn’t manage to escape to the islands this winter, we have good news. You can eat like a Caribbean king or queen right here in Montreal year round. Indulge in the exotic island flavours, full of spice and excitement, at one of these great restaurants in Montreal.
I bet the first thing that comes to mind when I say Brazilian food is delicious meat. And you wouldn’t be wrong there, but it’s important to realize that there’s much more to Brazilian cuisine, which is an eclectic mix of European, African and Amerindian influences. Let’s explore this cuisine here, plus I’ll tell you where to go for these delicious dishes. Bom apetite!
Montreal has always been a great town to find amazing Greek food – not a surprise if you look at the size of the Greek community here. And you can find something for every taste and budget. Here we are offering up a sampling of some of the best Greek restaurants in the city. Plates are generous so open up your appetite with a glass of Ouzo, a traditional Greek anise-flavoured apéritif!
Ten years ago if you asked someone on the streets of Montreal what a bubble tea was, chances are you would have gotten a blank stare. Nowadays it’s all the rage, particularly with young adults (and anyone young at heart!). What fun to find huge tapioca balls at the bottom of your fruit or milk based iced tea. Find out where to get this Taiwanese creation right here in our town.
Chinese restaurants are a dime a dozen in just about every big city. But finding the good ones, the authentic tables, can be a challenge. Let us save you the trouble with these tried and true Montreal Chinese restaurants where you are sure to enjoy a delicious Chinese meal. From simple to gourmet, these are all good bets.
Mom gave you soup to make you feel better. It’s only natural that you would now crave a comforting bowl of pho. Montreal has tons of great restaurants serving up great bowls of this Vietnamese soup to slurp up. Phos start off with a great broth, rice noodles, and a inexhaustible variety of veggies or meats.
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