[Translation] Translation request for Claire
alison.wall at gmail.com
Sat Jul 25 10:35:28 PDT 2009
We have one last largish document to deal with for the con. Please
translate the attached document. It is part of the restaurant guide.
We would need this translated for Saturday, August 1.
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Boulevard St Laurent
Pho Vietnam Vietnamese
970 St Laurent $8-15
Pho Bang New York
1003 St Laurent
Pho Cali Vietnamese
1011 St Laurent $8-15
Pho Bac Vietnamese
1016 St Laurent $8-15
1053 St Laurent
These five are essentially identical Vietnamese restaurants, all with
pretty much the same menu. I like Pho Vietnam best, but they?re essentially
interchangeable. They will all seat you at tables with other
people when they?re busy.
Restaurant Hot Pot Chinese hot pot
1017 St Laurent $10-15
Restaurant Hong Kong Chinese, dim sum, dinner
1019 St Laurent $10-15
Standard perfectly good Chinese food, all the expected dishes, no
thing exciting. Plenty of room for groups.
Chez Bong Korean
1021A St Laurent $10-15
Chicken teriyaki, beef bulgogi, seafood pancakes?this place does
Korean standards and does them well and cheaply. It?s down steps
from the street. Recommended.
Earth Village Chinese
1051 St Laurent $8-15
Cristal No 1 Vietnamese
1068 St Laurent $8-15
This is a terrific Vietnamese restaurant, serving different things from
all the others, including lovely Mien soups as well as Pho. They get
very full at lunchtime on weekdays, so try to get there early or late.
Lieu O Vietnamese, karaoke
1071 St Laurent $10-20
My Canh Vietnamese
1086 St Laurent $8-15
This is the other standout Vietnamese restaurant. They have the
freshest ingredients, best service, and largest menu. Whether you
want Pho or something else, this is the best. We especially recommend
saving room for the deep fried ice cream. If you can?t get in,
roll a die for any of the others.
Fung Shing Chinese
1102 St Laurent $10-15
Rue de la Gauchetière
Sai Gwan Cantonese, Szechuan, Hong Kong
14 Gauchetière Less than $10
Patisserie Chow Chinese bakery
16 Gauchetière $cheap
Not a restaurant, but a little place selling Chinese hot savoury buns
and sweet cakes. Delicious and very good prices.
Magic Idea Bubble tea, tea, Cantonese food
30 Gauchetière less than $10
This is often busy with young people drinking bubble tea and playing
games, but they have good tea and lots of small portions of food on
the menu, which can make it a good place to go to talk.
Mongolian Hot Pot Mongolian
50 Gauchetière $20
The idea is that you have a bowl of soup and select your own ingredients
to cook in the broth. This would be a good idea if the soup was
nice. The ingredients were a lot of fun and some of them (quail eggs,
udon) very good, but it seemed overpriced for what we were getting,
as we didn?t enjoy the taste of the soup. Someone should try this concept
with miso soup or a Chinese soup base.
51 Gauchetière $10
Jardin de Jade Chinese buffet
67 Gauchetière $10-15
M.M. Legende Chinese
68 Gauchetière Less than $10
This place sells buns and cakes to take away, and serves Cantonese
food (and, for some reason, toast and club sandwiches) in the back.
It?s very cheap and a bit more like being in someone?s living room
than a real restaurant.
Le Pavillion Nanpic Chinese
75A Gauchetière $20
This is an overpriced tourist trap with okay food and knives and
forks on the table. You can do much better.
Another patisserie with a sit down restaurant in the back, specialising
in congee, toast, and standard lunches. The buns seem identical
to all the other places, but they have a bigger range of weird cheesecakes
by the slice.
Jardin du Nord Szechuan
80 Gauchetière $15
83 Gauchetière $15
Guang Zhau Cantonese, Szechuan
84 Gauchetière $10-15
Patisserie Harmonie Chinese bakery
85 Gauchetière $cheap
Another patisserie selling buns and cakes, good value for money, and
Mon Shing Chinese
90 Gauchetière less than $10
92 Gauchetière, (514) 861-2003 $10-15
Totally awesome. Their cheap lunches are amazing, their dinners are
delightful, this is the best Chinese food in Chinatown. But book, because
they?re always packed even when there isn?t a con. Don?t even
try for a weekend evening.
Worth Leaving the Palais Area
3895 boulevard St-Laurent, (514) 842-4813 $10-15
Open Sun?Thu 8am?12:30am, Fri 8am?1:30am, Sat 8am?2.30am.
Hot meat after 10am.
From the Palais: Take the 55 bus up St Laurent. Get off at Napoleon
and walk down the block.
Schwartz?s claims to be the oldest deli in Canada, and it?s certainly
a Montréal tradition. In Schwartz?s you can eat ?smoked meat,? a
kind of brisket made with special spices. It?s eaten hot, usually in
sandwiches with rye bread. You can get it from a number of places,
but the most famous and most authentic is Schwartz?s. It?s always
full to bursting with a long line, often going out of the door and halfway
down the block. Is it worth it? Lots of people think so. You can
also get excellent salami, steak, chicken, pickles and fries. Line up at
From the Palais: Take the metro direction Montmorency to Sher
the right for takeout, and at the left to be seated.
Au Pied de Cochon Meat
536 avenue Duluth Est, (514) 821-1114
Open 5pm?midnight, closed Mondays. Booking essential.
brooke, then walk north on St Hubert until you hit Duluth. Or take
the 55 bus up St Laurent and get off at Duluth and walk east.
Au Pied de Cochon specialises in hearty delicious lumps of meat,
especially pork?if you?re a vegetarian, don?t bother. It really is delicious,
good quality food cooked in interesting ways. The starter plate
of ?cochonailles? or cold meats is a good introduction to the kinds of
things on offer. If you?re very hungry, there?s a kilo lump of pork which
once provided us with enough leftovers for two more meals. There?s
foie gras poutine, which is one of the most decadent things I?ve ever
tasted. There?s also draft beer and cider, and excellent desserts. If
you?re going to have one blowout meal, this would be a good choice.
La Raclette Swiss
1059 rue Gilford, coin Christophe-Colomb, (514) 524-8118 $30
Open 6pm?midnight, closed Mondays. Booking a good idea on
From the Palais, take the metro direction Montmorency to Laurier,
come out at the St-Joseph end, and walk east along Gilford.
This is a Swiss restaurant in a residential neighbourhood. It has an
outdoor terrasse and a large pleasant interior. The menu reflects
Swiss specialities?fondue and raclette (a plate of melted cheese) are
strongly featured, but there?s also a good choice of meat and fish. It?s
a good choice with a mixed party including some vegetarians who
like cheese. There are two tables d?hôtes, with a lot of choice?the
three-course Petit Cru or the five-course Grand Cru. The food is
plentiful and delicious, the desserts are excellent, and the service is
friendly without being annoying.
L?Atelier French tapas
5308 boulevard St-Laurent, (514) 273-7442 $50
Tues?Fri 11:30?midnight; weekends 11:30?2pm for brunch, 5:30?
midnight for dinner. Booking a good idea but not always essential.
From the Palais: straight up St Laurent on the 55 bus.
Atelier means ?workshop? and that is pretty much what this is. There
are multi-course tasting menus, or you can put together your own
choices. This is all about having small portions of lots of things?a
single ravioli, three thimble sized crème brulées, a bite sized steak
with a slice of truffle. It?s an unforgettable experience, and tons of
fun. All the food is ?terroir,? meaning locally sourced, in season, and
often organic. The cheese plate is incomparable. If you?re the sort of
person who?s always wanting to have multiple starters rather than
one main course, you?ll enjoy this.
La Bohème French provincial
3625 rue St-Denis, (514) 286-6659 $15-30
Open 11am?11pm, closed Mondays.
From the Palais: take the metro direction Montmorency and get out
at Sherbrooke, onto St Denis, walk north.
La Bohème serves the kind of food you get in France?not fancy
meals with odd sauces, but lots of organ meats, duck confit, great
soups, and hearty main courses. They do prix-fixe lunches with soup
and dessert for around $15. You really don?t have to spend more
than that for good French food.
Bières et Compagnie Belgian
4350 rue St-Denis, (514) 844-0394 $15-30
From the Palais: take the metro direction Montmorency and get out
at Sherbrooke onto St Denis, walk north for several blocks.
This is a Belgian restaurant specialising in mussels and beer. The
beer menu is longer than the food menu. The non-mussels portion of
the food menu tends to feature things cooked in beer.
Villa Wellington Peruvian
4701 rue Wellington, (514) 768-0102 $15-20
Open 11am?midnight, closed Mondays.
From the Palais: 61 bus south from Square Victoria.
The menu here is bilingual French/Spanish, and only a few of the
wait-staff speak any English. They?re friendly though. Peruvian food
is heavy on guacamole, yucca, grilled meat and fish, and lime marinades.
Jalea is a pile of fish and seafood bigger than your head. Papa
rellena is a potato layer with minced lamb, onion, olive, and boiled
egg inside. The vegetarian options are unusual and popular with my
vegetarian friends. All the main course portions are huge. I especially
recommend the lamb chops. The desserts aren?t worth the trouble.
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