Vietnamese street food meets soul food at the 60-seat Le Red Tiger in Montreal’s Village. Co-owners Emilie Nguyen, Dan Pham and chef/co-owner Phong Thach meld their culinary adventures with the street foods of Vietnam and the home-cooked meals from their childhood. Mainstays include grilled skewered lemongrass beef or coconut chicken satay sprinkled with peanuts and green-onion oil ($7 for three brochettes); bánh khọt mini Vietnamese crispy shrimp pancakes ($10 for six pieces); and the traditional õc dish featuring sautéed sea snails in lemongrass, oyster sauce and nuoc mam, which is Vietnamese fish sauce ($8). The Asian-inspired space, designed by Montreal’s Atelier Mainor, is eclectic and urban, combining modern with vintage elements, and the laid-back atmosphere boasts funky sounds and a lively spirit.
1201 Maisonneuve St. E.