Vietnamese in the Village
What could be better than spending a Winter evening in a Montreal pub? Spending a Winter evening in a Montreal pub that serves Vietnamese fare and creative cocktails to the sound of (seriously) the best music ever. Where is this magical place you may ask? Le Red Tiger in the Village.
A couple of weekends ago I spent a Saturday night catching up with some friends over ”Me Love you Long Time”, and ”Halong Bae” cocktails. Cute, eh? And not to mention yummy. Get me another round!
The food is served ”tapas” style and sharing is recommended. You MUST order the shrimp cake spring rolls and the beef skewers – my favourites of the night. The spring rolls are stuffed with vegetables and the crunchy shrimp cake adds tons of bite and flavour. I have never quite had a spring roll like this before.
The papaya salad arrives in a plastic bag, just like on the streets of Vietnam. It is served with HOT chilies and lime. I am not personally a fan of papaya salad, but my friends who ordered it said they enjoyed it. We also tried Banh Kot – mini golden crepes filled with pork and shrimp. If you have never tried these, I highly recommend that you do. Delicious. And finally, mussels served in a broth with lemon and coconut milk were tasty and fragrant.
|Mussels in a Coconut Broth|
Le Red Tiger is definitely not your traditional Montreal pub- no poutine or local brews here! But you will find modern Vietnamese pub eats, unique cocktails, and a selection of beer from Vietnam, Thailand, and China. I loved the music and vibe of the place and didn’t even find myself missing my Montreal poutine! Definitely worth a visit, and I hear it is a great lunch spot too!
What I wore: Black Jeans, Comme des Garçons tee, Denim Bomber, and Booties
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