31 Latitude: Great Chinese food in the heart of the Plateau!

Restaurant: 31 Latitude
Restaurant type: Chinese
Prices: $7-$18 entrées, $14-$32 mains, $6-$14 desserts, wine bottles starting at $35

Date: Friday September 11th 2020
Table of: 2
My favorite dishes: dry garlic pork spare ribs + crispy squid in five flavoured salt + General Tao chicken

Last month, I had the pleasure of trying 31 Latitude as their guest! 31 Latitude is a relatively new Chinese restaurant located in the heart of the Plateau, on Boulevard Saint-Laurent just above Prince-Arthur. They serve a lot of fan favorites like wonton soup, chow mein, General Tao chicken and some more traditional dishes too. The space is very nice and clean and they offer cocktails and wines. Here are the dishes we had the pleasure of trying:

  • Hot & sour soup
  • Wonton soup
  • Dry garlic pork spare ribs
  • Steamed shrimp dumplings (hargow)
  • Crispy squid in five flavoured salt
  • General Tao chicken
  • Cantonese style pan-fried noodles (chow mein)
  • Sautéed Chinese eggplant
  • Lychee martini

Overall we enjoyed a great meal at 31 Latitude. As always, I enjoyed some dishes more than others (based on personal preferences). I loved the dry garlic pork spare ribs (which I never did growing as a kid, because they were always soggy) but these were “dry” and lathered in a delicious sweet and garlicky sauce. I just wish they were bigger! Haha. I also really liked the crispy squid in five flavoured salt, which reminded me of salt and pepper shrimps which I adore. The calamari was tender and soft on the inside, nice and crispy on the outside and perfectly seasoned. Of course, you usually can’t go wrong with a hearty plate of General Tao chicken. 31 Latitude’s was perfect; juicy and tender chicken, expertly coated in batter and covered in a delicious sauce. 

The soups were also very good (my sister ate both lol), the hargow were very good too (although I didn’t understand the purpose of the yellow sauce they were served with) and the chow mein was tasty but there could have been more noodles. My lychee martinis were also very well prepared (on the stronger side of things) and refreshing. 

If you’re in the Plateau and looking for a nice Chinese restaurant, choose 31 Latitude! They also offer takeout and delivery via taxi. Enjoy!

*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.

*All photos and comments are mine

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