Sorgho Rouge in Montreal, Canada

I was lured here by how good the mapo tofu looked on the lunch specials board that was hanging out on the street. I was actually heading to another restaurant before my detour.

Oh well, such is life. 

At $7.99 for a soup and a main, it was a real steal, or so I thought. The decor’s a little all over the place. Think chandeliers and shiny-Christmas-tree-ish lights; but the lady who served me was quick, friendly, knowledgeable and efficient. 

Here’s the soup I got with the meal.


It was kind of cold and just really not all that nice. I had one sip and put my spoon down. I was done.

I was tempted to send it back, but I really couldn’t be bothered. 

For the main I had *drum roll*…. you guessed it - mapo tofu!


The portion was really generous - big enough for a light lunch for two people. I was a little surprised that there were no Sichuan peppercorns in the dish - it was the only reason I came here to eat this. The tofu itself was a little oily (something I expected), and much too salty (something I didn’t expect).

All in all, good quantity, good service and good value for money. But I don’t think I’ll be coming back here.

The food just didn’t hit the spot for me. 

C’est la vie.  

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