Asie Moderne MontrealPosted By Jennifer Ho May 29 2011 · 1 comment · Dining Out
Often times, the best and most authentic restaurants are found off the beaten path – no matter where you are. Asie Moderne is a little gem tucked away on Poirier street in Ville St-Laurent offering a mix of Cambodian and Thai food. Don’t be put off by the location or the outer condition of the place – the quality and price of the food, not to mention the service is more than enough to make up for the trip out there. The service is reliably quick as the food reaches your table less than five minutes after you order, and the food consistently delivers the same great taste.
I’ve been going here for years and without fail, it is always open no matter what time I go. Filled with predominantly Asian clients (always a good sign), the place seems to do quite well despite the multitude of other Asian restaurants close by. We ordered standard spring rolls and crispy fried tofu (similar to the Japanese agedashi tofu except with a different sauce) to start . Next, we had the Asie Moderne noodle soup with shrimp, pork liver and heart along with Vietnamese sausage and octopus and the beef flank noodle soup. They also serve traditional iced Vietnamese drip coffee as well as a refreshing coconut drink with pieces of coconut flesh inside (so good!). Once you’re done eating, you can always do a little shopping for Asian groceries across the street at Marché Poirier Orient or walk a few blocks and check out the famous Marché Hawai for hard-to-find Asian ingredients.[flickr-gallery mode=”photoset” photoset=”72157626709714133″]
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