La Maison VIP
La Maison VIP
1077 Rue Clark
Montreal, QC H2Z 1K3
Nice little gem in Montreal Chinatown.
La Maison is a place that looks like it would be overlooked (had it not been for Yelp of course). The restaurant is located in Chinatown of Montreal and looks kinda shady from the outside. The interior was much nicer and the place really impressed. The menu had all the favorite Chinese dishes and we were off...
We ordered up the Lobster Special (2 for $25!), Three Kinds of Seafood, Chinese Broccoli and Fried Oysters. The Lobster special is really something. I love Chinese lobsters because they use every part of the lobster. The lobster is cooked with ginger, onions, and garlic. It's incredible how every part of the lobster tastes so good. That combination of spices makes me want to even eat the shell.
The Three Kinds of Seafood is one of my favorite Chinese dishes. I try getting it whenever I can because it's lightly battered shrimp, squid, and scallops tossed with salt, hot peppers, and onions. It's so tender and lightly crisped to perfection.
The Chinese broccoli dish is alright. It was a bit bland and needed a bit more spices being that Chinese broccoli is very "stalky"...if that's a word. The broccoli was crisp though which I enjoy. The Fried Oysters were a bit odd. The oysters were HUGE. I couldn't believe oysters could grow that big. They were a bit weird to eat and the batter was really doing damage because it is holding all the juices inside. It's dangerous because the juices inside are boiling hot and as soon as you bite into it, the juices explode into your mouth. Burned mouth beware. The taste was ok, a bit salty, but not bad for a first time.
Overall, great food and wonderful prices. Service was a bit spotty, but the food more than made up for it. It was a nice day to come here after a nice day in Old Montreal. Definitely worth your time.
Ambience: C | Service: B- | Price: B- | Food: C+