The following capsule review of Hong Mère appears in the 2024 Montreal Restaurant Guide. To read the complete issue, please click here.
Hong Mère is the Sichuan restaurant you’ve been looking for. If the promise of exceptional cooking and a host of delicious dishes rarely seen on menus elsewhere in the city isn’t enough to pique your interest, then I don’t know what will. The crispy pork with cumin is excellent, the mapo tofu is numbing and hot, and the salt and pepper squid is as good as any you’ll find in the city. However, the spicy green chilli salad, which mixes julienned cucumber with long green chillies, heaps of coriander, peanuts and black vinegar, is one of the best dishes in the city. Hong Mère delivers family recipes cooked with intention and without compromise. Warning: When they say it’s spicy, they mean it. (3795 Wellington)
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