I’ve been writing about food for a while. I’ve seen trends and fads come and go and I’ve witnessed restaurants open and close. Spring cleaning of the blog saw the deletion of over 150 restaurant reviews I’ve written about in the past 14 years. It’s eye-opening and sad at the same time. I got to reminisce about memorable (and not so memorable) meals I’ve had while setting expectations and creating space for ones to come. I recently checked out a small local join that’s serving up Korean corndogs. And it’s not the place you’re thinking about. This week I visit Coq Au Miel.
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Discover the Authentic Korean Street Food Experience in N.D.G. at Rue Des Bistros (Resto Mukja)
We’ve all watched the Netflix docu-series. We’ve all drooled while pressing our noses right up against the screen while watching the Netflix docu-series. You know, the one about street food? Not that one, the other one! We see more and more how good other countries have it in their offerings and simple, accessible, food or drink sold by hawkers and street vendors, and we can’t help but be just a little bit jealous. From tacos carts in Mexico, street-side schiacciata shops in Florence, noodle stands in Asia, even hot dog carts in New York, we are definitely missing out. A common destination among all street food shows is Seoul’s Gwangjang Market. Over 5000 vendors slinging freshly made noodles, hot bowls of jigae, and fried things on sticks. Did you know you can now get all that here?
I recently discovered a spot that is serving up all (most) of those delicious Korean street foods here in Montreal! This week, I check out Rue des Bistros (Resto Mukja) in THE DEGE.
I’m considering changing the name of this site to Shut Up and Eat Fried Chicken – your go-to source for fried chicken content; all fried chicken, all the time. What can I do when there are literally new chicken places opening up by the hour? I remember when Korean Fried Chicken (KFC) wasn’t even a thing yet. I had Yangnyeom Chicken for the first time 12 years ago at one of my favourite spots, Chez Hwang (closed) – a family run spot in N.D.G.
They explained that it was almost like General Tao. I was sold before tao. But it was so much more than just a lazy equivalent. The batter, the fact that it came on the bone, the sauce. Then came the different variations! It didn’t stop. Places like Mon Ami, Comon, Dawa, Corilla, and Olivia’s Authentic Chicken are proof now of how far yangnyeom Chicken has come and where it’s going. To add to the list, this week I checked out the newest Korean fried chicken spot in Saint-Henri, Les Crazy Chickens.