La Petite Mangue – Exotic Cambodian Cuisine

La Petite Mangue is a cute Cambodian restaurant located in Plateau. Have you ever tried Cambodian food before? Well I never did until I visited La Petite Mangue. 🙂

At first glance, the menu seems to be a blend of Vietnamese and Thai cuisine. However, the owner Dylida was very helpful and explained to us a bit about the difference. Cambodian cuisine uses a lot of similar ingredients as Vietnamese or Thai food, most likely due to the geographical proximity, but the spice made a big difference. Cambodian cuisine had Indian influence and therefore introduced a lot of Indian spices in additional to the traditional Kroeung and lemongrass in their cuisine. It also uses less coconut milk than Thai food.

La Petite Mangue

La Petite Mangue

Siem Reap is a traditional Cambodian soup. Very distinct flavor!

La Petite Mangue - Siem Reap A curry soup with vermicelli, iceberg lettuce, onion and lemon wedge

La Petite Mangue – Siem Reap
A curry soup with vermicelli, iceberg lettuce, onion and lemon wedge

La Petite Mangue - Tom Yum shrimp Tom Yum soup with pineapple, mushroom, tomato and coriander

La Petite Mangue – Tom Yum shrimp
Tom Yum soup with pineapple, mushroom, tomato and coriander

The sauce that comes with the spring rolls is very good. It’s similar to peanut butter, but served hot, with a bit of sweetness in it.

La Petite Mangue - Spring rolls with mango and shrimp

La Petite Mangue – Spring rolls with mango and shrimp

Even though the dish has “spicy” in its name, but it’s not actually that spicy. I’m used to Szechuan food and this is quite mild. The potatoes in the dish soaked up all the flavor and I probably liked it better than the chicken itself. 🙂

La Petite Mangue - Spicy Green Curry Chicken Leg Tender chicken leg in creamy green curry sauce with potato, onion and fresh basil

La Petite Mangue – Spicy Green Curry Chicken Leg
Tender chicken leg in creamy green curry sauce with potato, onion and fresh basil

Amok is a very typical Cambodian dish. The fish filets are coated in spices and piled up together. Very tasty!

La Petite Mangue - Amok Famous Cambodian fish dish bathed in coconut milk and infused with a lemongrass blend

La Petite Mangue – Amok
Famous Cambodian fish dish bathed in coconut milk and infused with a lemongrass blend

Cambodian desserts combine both sweet and savory and are served hot. It may be a bit surprising to many people as they are not the North American sense of dessert.

La Petite Mangue - Mont-Royal Cake Butter pecan and pandan leaf cake served warm with creamy palm sugar and ginger sauce

La Petite Mangue – Mont-Royal Cake
Butter pecan and pandan leaf cake served warm with creamy palm sugar and ginger sauce

La Petite Mangue - Pumpkin and Corn Pudding Pumpkin and corn cooked in creamy coconut milk and tapioca pearls

La Petite Mangue – Pumpkin and Corn Pudding
Pumpkin and corn cooked in creamy coconut milk and tapioca pearls

Overall, I would recommend La Petite Mangue as a spot for culinary adventure. Cambodian dish is similar to other Southeastern Asian but has its own signature dishes and flavors. Try it out with an open mind and experience the exotic culture!

La Petite Mangue
300 Avenue du Mont Royal Est, Montréal, Québec H2T 1P7
(514) 288-8390

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Majestique – Trendy Oyster Bar

Majestique is a cute late-night resto bar that fits perfectly in Plateau with its quirky decor and interesting menu choices. Of course, it’s also a great place to get some delicious oysters when other restaurants have closed their kitchens.

Majestique

Majestique

We were feeling adventurous and tried seasnails and horse tartare! This is definitely not my regular diet.

Seasnails taste very much like French escargot, except that it’s slightly more chewy with a texture that’s similar to some clams. It’s prepared with garlic, oil, and seaweed for a twist. If you like regular snails, you’ll appreciate this as well!

Majestique - Seasnails

Majestique – Seasnails

I’ve only heard about horse sashimi in Japan. This was the first time I tried horse meat, and raw on top of that! The horse tartare is mixed with melons and did not taste too strong at all. I would have believed it to be beef tartare. This is just my curiosity taking over and wanting to try new things…

Majestique - Horse Tartare

Majestique – Horse Tartare

The variety of oysters are dependant on the season/market. I’m an incompetent food blogger and did not take down the name… But the waiters are very friendly and they will be able to explain in detail about the taste and where they are from if you need any help choosing.

The oysters are of course delicious! In additional to the normal lemon and vinaigrette, there’s also homemade hot sauce available. It’s stronger than Tabasco so take it easy! 😛

Majestique - Oysters

Majestique – Oysters

Majestique seems to be very popular with long line ups around dinner hour. So go there either early or late (after 10pm) to get your fix of oysters (or other unusual fares on the menu). 🙂

 

Majestique

4105 Saint Laurent Blvd

Montreal, QC H2W1Y7

(514) 439-1850
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