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Restaurant Basilic / Hainanese Chicken in Montreal


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Restaurant Basilic / Hainanese Chicken in Montreal

kpzoo | Aug 14, 2008 06:05 PM

Has anyone tried the new Thai-Vietnamese Restaurant Basilic in Chinatown, right next to the Harmonie bakery? A lineup practically out the door caught my attention when walking by. When I went closer, I was startled to see a lifelike plastic version of Hainanese Chicken Rice (labelled "Hai-Nan Chicken Rice") in their window and am wondering if anyone's tried this particular dish at this new resto.

I've been fixated on Hainanese Chicken Rice ever since seeing Anthony Bourdain's Singapore episode of "No Reservations" and am hoping to try it when I'm in Vancouver in a few weeks, where apparently there are a few places that do it quite well. It never even occurred to me that this dish would be findable anywhere in Montreal, so I was startled to see it in the window and am wondering if this Singaporean/Malaysian specialty is available anywhere else in the city? If I hadn't just eaten I might have gone in to try it right then and there!

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