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2028 Saint-Denis Berri-UQAM métro

Tel. 982-6711. Monday to Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday to Saturday, 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Closed Sunday. $35 for two before wine, taxes and service. Table d'hôte: $7—$10.50 (noon), $14.95—$16.95 (evening).
Le Shanghai is a Chinese orphan (of Sino-Russian parentage) which Montrealers adopted as their own nearly fifteen years ago. With a constantly fresh exuberance, Luba and her sister Vala offer a refuge from the surrounding tourist section of Saint-Denis. Chequered mangoes in season. Rosé, Riesling or Sylvaner wine is ideal with this type of agreeably spiced cuisine. Escape onto the terrace during the summer. Private room available. A movie menu (the Latin quarter is next door) for the true fan. The sisters Tchon get three stars for the welcome wagon. They adore kids, and will not tire of showing them how to eat with chopsticks. Saves wear and tear on ma and pa. Restaurant for habitués, where one can eat with one's eyes closed and mouth open.

Sample menu: Homemade eggrolls, Peking soup, scallops with imperial sauce, general Tao chicken, roasted Shanghai duck, garlic beef with ginger and spring onion sauce, frogs' legs with Peking sauce, noodles and vegetables, fresh mangoes in season, almond cookies.

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