Walking through Montreal’s Chinatown, you’ll hear French, English, Mandarin, Cantonese and Vietnamese. You’ll also be drooling like a little puppy over the smell of dumplings, fried shrimp, Peking Duck, Crispy Chicken and Lobster dishes. Not to mention, you’ll be tempted by the Gods of Shopping thanks to superb gift ideas including silky soft kimonos, lingerie, crafts, tea pots, china and much much more.
Take a look at the video and allow me to take you on a little tour. You’ll see… Montreal’s Chinatown is a very pleasant place to be and it clearly deserves putting aside an hour or two of your time in the city.
As mentioned in the clip above, Montreal’s Chinatown was once home to Montreal’s Jewish community, with thousands of Yiddish speaking immigrants settling in the area from 1890 to 1920. Chinese immigrants then moved to the area, mainly on De La Gauchetière Street (which is now pedestrian for your strolling amusement) and lower St-Laurent Boulevard.
It is bordered to the South by Viger Street (where you’ll find your nearest metro station – Place d’Armes) and to the North by René Lévesque Boulevard.
Here are some of my personal recommendations
[TEA AND GIFT IDEAS]
My Cup of Tea, 1057A St-Laurent
Mai Xiang Yuan, 1084 St-Laurent
Pho Bang New York, 1001 St-Laurent
Restaurant Beijing, 92 De La Gauchetière West
[FRUITS AND VEGETABLES]
Épicerie Kien Xuong, 1076 St-Laurent
[CAKE, PASTRIES, BUBBLE TEA]
Patisserie La Légende, 50 De La Gauchetière West
**Insider Tip : Not responsable for weight gain