I love when people let me know of good spots to eat. Be it hole-in-the-wall gems, lesser known eateries, or even up and coming places, I appreciate them all. I’ve said it time and time again, you can walk 15 minutes in any direction in any neighbourhood and find a great place to eat. One oh those neighbourhoods being Saint-Michel. From Chinese fondue at Kim Long, Portuguese chicken at O Cantinho or regional nissan cuisine at Thai Sep, this hood has it all. After I was obsessing (I still obsess) about my favorite banh mi spot in St. Michel Sandwicherie Sue someone informed me about Sak’s Sandwicherie. I was told that they’re another solid spot for legit banh mi and that I had to go try. Boy were they were wrong.
I’ve been asked multiple times on my social media and especially during polls on Instagram; where is the best banh mi in Montreal? And it’s always the usual suspects. The weird little shops that sell random sweet treats and sandwiches or the awkward counters inside Asian grocery stores. You know, the ones with aunties slathering homemade liver pâté, delicately holding raw-dogging – without protective gloves – a freshly sliced baguette, cramming it with miscellaneous ingredients then giving you your change from an old Costco-sized mayo bucket. But there’s a place that I’m pumped to tell you about. So stop asking, I’ve found it; the best banh mi in Montreal. Its at Sandwicherie Sue.
The best pho in Montreal. There, I said it. I don’t make proclamations like this lightly. I ate over 50 bowls to bring you the best. When I say something is the best, there is a reason and theory behind it and I take this kind of responsibility seriously. I’ve written about the best pho in Montreal a couple of years ago and decided recently that it deserved an update. Not to say that the previous listing is no longer valid, but because I’ve been to so many more Vietnamese restaurants to have pho since then that I needed to share my discoveries. Pho is one of my favourite dishes. A comforting hearty bowl of rice noodles, beef, veggies swimming in the most flavourful, aromatic broths that soothes the soul and warms the coldest of hearts. With so many options in the city, I made it a personal goal to find the best pho (tonkinese noodle) in Montreal.