Restaurant: Le MajesThé
Restaurant type: Asian fusion, authentic Asian cuisine, fusion, Asian, Korean, bubble teas
Prices: $3-$9 entrées, $10-$15 mains, $3.5-$5.50 bubble teas, lemonades & teas
Date: Monday September 24th 2018
Table of: 2
My favorite dishes: pork gyoza + Gochujang kimchi pasta + Galaxy lemonade
I had the pleasure of trying out Le MajesThé as their guest. Le Majesthé is located on Robert-Bourassa (or, what I’ll forever call University) and Sherbrooke, where there used to be a delicious Korean restaurant named Atti. Le MajesThé boasts a beautiful and brightly lit space, with marble inspired table tops, mint chairs and floral tapestries. They offer a variety of authentic Asian dishes, as well as some creative Asian fusion dishes too. I would say the majority of the menu comes from Korean cuisine, but you’ll also find some Chinese and Vietnamese influences for other Asian cuisines and then Italian and French influences for the fusion aspect. I think its also important to specify that Le MajesThé is fully licensed, something which is not necessarily common with Asian restaurants. They not only serve modestly priced beers and wines, but bubble tea inspired cocktails too (a must try!).
The menu offers a lot of variety and we had the opportunity to try many items from it:
- Fried chicken karaage, marinated with apple garlic soy sauce, 7 spice honey mayo and plum spice
Pork gyoza: ground pork, chinese cabbage, ginger, green onion, purees and buttered vegetables
Cucumber salad : cucumber, zhejiang vinegar, sesame oil, soya sauce and garlic
Krabby Patty bao: soft-shell crab, hoisin, 7 spice honey mayo, okonomiyaki sauce, house pickles and spring mix
Gochujang kimchi pasta with gochujang sauce, kimchi, pork belly and parmesan
Pork belly rice with sous-vide egg, pickled mustard leaves, rice puff and crispy shallots
Bubble tea ice cream with milk tea liquid nitrogen ice cream, pearls, corn flakes and fresh fruits
Secret Garden : brown surgar panna cotta with matcha crumble, fresh fruits, pearls and liquid nitrogen
Glass of rosé
Princess Peach: rum, peach schnapps, green tea, lemon juice, syrup, lychee jelly
Overall, everything was very good, tasty, flavourful and exotic. I really loved the fusion component in the gochujang kimchi pasta, with the spicy, oily and tomatoey pasta, topped with some parmesan. Its not something I would ever think of mixing together, but went very well together. The pork belly in the dish was sweet and almost crispy, which I really liked. The remainder of the dishes we ate did not really contain any fusion aspects, but were delicious. I especially loved the pork gyoza, which were perfectly seasoned, moist and juicy on the inside and nice and crispy from the pan-fry on the base. I’m a huge dumpling/gyoza fan and these really hit the spot; a must try! According to Alex, Le MasjesThé’s fried chicken karaage is one of the best he’s ever had, which, I have to agree, was perfectly crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside. Although the krabby patty bao was not my favorite dish, I must say the crab was delicious and full of flvavour and I loved that the shell was edible.
Both desserts were very good and I loved the original presentations, with the liquid nitrogen. The panna cotta was a bit hard though, I prefer mine softer and creamier. However, I loved the mango and strawberry coulis on both desserts, as well as the crunch of the corn flakes with the ice cream; very original!
As for the drinks, the Princess Peach was a pleasant delight; nice and sweet and peachy, with some lychee jelly cubes too, kind of like bubble tea. The Galaxy Lemonade was beautiful and delicious; sweet, citrusy and so pretty to look at. As for the bubble tea, believe it or not, but I’ve never had bubble tea before! I love tea, but I’m more of a hot black tea when its cold kinda gal, or very fruit and sweet teas in the summer. Le MajesThé’s bubble tea was very good, however, not being an expert on bubble teas, I can’t really say how it compares to others in the city. But, according to Vincent (one of the owners), its the best bubble tea in town, made with the best quality ingredients too. Also, I had never realized you could have so many different kinds of bubble teas, made with different types of tea leaves. So, if anyone goes to Le MajesThé and is a bubble tea expert, please let me know what you think of theirs! 🙂
We had a very pleasant dining experience at Le MajesThé, where we had the opportunity to try many different dishes and drinks. In terms of Asian fusion, the gochujang kimchi pasta is a must try. In terms of taste, I loved Le MajesThé’s gyozas and so would have to lean towards them, as well as the Galaxy Lemonade for the gram. Le MajesThé is the perfect place in Montreal to savour some delicious Asian fares, as well as Asian fusion dishes. Its ideal for a quick bite at lunch, a bubble tea to go and for dinners as well. Enjoy!
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*This restaurant post does not contain my usual restaurant review criteria of restaurants, as this is a sponsored post where I was invited to the restaurant as a guest.
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