Restaurant: La Maison Kam Fung
Restaurant type: Chinese, Asian, dim sum
Date: Tuesday May 28th 2019
Table of: 2
My favorite dish: Beef with ginger and shallots
A few months back, I finally made it to La Maison Kam Fung in Brossard! Unfortunately, it was a Tuesday night, so no dim sum, just their regular Chinese menu. That’s ok though, because we were craving Chinese food real bad, so it was great to load up and finally try this place.
La Maison Kam Fung is located in Brossard, along with dozens of other Asian restaurants and businesses (its like Chinatown 2.0). They are said to have the best dim sum in the Greater Montreal Area, which, I hope to one day discover for myself.
In the meantime, this review will focus on what we did eat, which was:
- Wonton noodle soup
- General Tao chicken
- Garlic sautéed Chinese broccoli
- Beef with ginger and shallots
- Cantonese style chow mein
Our waiter had a glorious time, repeatedly telling us how we ordered way too much food for 2 people and that he couldn’t believe it (bro, get over it). Even telling him that we were going to eat it next day and have lunches for the rest of the week did not satisfy him; apparently, nothing that we had ordered would still be good to eat the next day (hold my chopsticks and watch me, please). We also have 3 kids, so this all made for an excellent, no-fuss dinner the next day, fyi.
But anyways, back to the food. Like any other Chinese restaurant, service was efficient and rapid. The food itself was very good, but not the best Chinese food I’ve ever had; I definitely preferred Papa Jackie’s which is located about 5 minutes away. The wonton noodle soup was tasty, but the shrimp wontons weren’t super flavourful, like Papa Jackie’s. I really liked the General Tao chicken; I found it perfectly crispy on the outside and covered in a lovely sauce. Alex on the other hand found the sauce too sweet. The garlic sautéed Chinese broccoli was good, but there was too much garlic and it was very oily. The beef with ginger and shallots was my favorite and no complaints here; tender slices of beef in a lovely perfumed with fresh ginger and some shallots. The Cantonese style chow mein was good to but one question; where was the BBQ pork?! I’ve never had Cantonese style chow mein without BBQ pork.
Overall, we enjoyed a pretty good meal at La Maison Kam Fung, which was very filling. Portions and prices were pretty on point with what you would expect to pay at mostly any Chinese restaurant for these dishes. I have my own criteria when it comes to reviewing restaurants, which I also use on my Instagram account (@elisebgravel). It’s very simple, there are only three points: the quality of the food (on 10), the price (from $ to $$$$$) and the following question: would I go back?
So, here is my review of La Maison Kam Fung:
Food: 3/5 (good)
Would I go back?: Yes but only to try the dim sum
*All photos and comments are mine