When I think of 2020, I think of two things: supporting local restaurants and the sudden rise of TikTok. Luckily for TASTY MTL, TikTok is the platform that's helped the newly opened restaurant do so well.
And if you're wondering if a place with a name like that lives up to its name, oh, it definitely does.
If you're ever a true cheese lover, you might have even uttered the phrase, "Inject this cheese directly into my veins." While that would be extremely dangerous and is not recommended, you CAN inject the cheese directly into your burger at Restaurant Tasty.
Ahmad Mneimneh, who owns Tasty MTL with Ali Sekar and Tarek Soboh, told MTL Blog that "It's very new [but,] if someone asks for extra cheese sauce in their burger, we inject it by a needle."
That's one way to make sure the cheese sauce is really all up in there!
Mneimneh said customers can get the cheesy injection added to any burger they want, "but most people ask with the classic burger since the ingredients work better with the cheese sauce."
A TikTok shows Sekar using a metal syringe to fill one of Tasty's massive Halal hamburgers full of cheese.
He then pulls apart the burger now oozing with gooey cheesy deliciousness.
"It makes the burger juicier," said Mneimneh.
"The messier, the juicier."
Regardless of where you land on a scale from lactose intolerant to full-blown cheese addict, Restaurant Tasty lives up to its name with a menu of burgers, sandwiches, wraps, salads, crispy chicken, smashboxes (burger-like toppings on a bed of fries) and more.
Cuisine: Halal Casse-Croûte
Address: 8899, rue Berri, Montreal, QC
Why You Need To Go: It's delicious fast food but made with high-quality ingredients — and did we mention you can load your food up with cheese?
A cozy night in is best matched with a warm meal to indulge in. You get into your fluffy pyjamas, turn up the heater, and then, the internal battle begins. What restaurant is left to order from that you haven’t already had 100 times?
Having spent most of the year indoors, it’s fair to assume you’ve probably exhausted every single restaurant on your takeout bucket list. While some places have been forced to shut down, others have braved the pandemic and introduced even more tempting food and better experiences.
Now, it’s time for you to make new additions to that bucket list! KINKA FAMILY, known for popular restaurants in Montreal including KINKA IZAKAYA and KINTON RAMEN, has launched three new virtual kitchens in the city.
Each concept is available for pickup through their respective online ordering systems and delivery through Uber Eats and DoorDash. With the utmost convenience, food quality, and customer service, you can now indulge in revolutionary Japanese cuisine from the comfort of your living room couch.
If you’re looking for a quick, affordable meal in between studying or after a long day’s work, Tokyo Sando & Chicken is the way to go.
This new Japanese-inspired comfort food joint serves one-of-a-kind sandwiches, karaage fried chicken, wings, and fries. Here is where you’ll find unique dishes like their Shogayaki Sando, Spicy Karaage Fried Chicken, and Tokyo Fries.
The kitchen offers an upscale takeout option, featuring unique Japanese-style pasta, also known as wafu pasta, from Ebi Cream to Sukiyaki. The pasta bar also offers Japanese-inspired salads like fresh Daikon Radish Salad and Wasabi Caesar Salad.
Here, customers are recommended to eat with chopsticks to get the full experience. (Who said fine dining can’t be fun, cozy, and sophisticated all at once?)
For those of you feeling more adventurous and experimental, this concept will blow your mind.
ABURI BUNZ serves up blowtorched hotdogs! Prepared using the Aburi method, each hotdog is garnished with a variety of Japanese-inspired toppings including shredded nori, cabbage, bonito flakes, komi sauce, and more.
Featured in an episode of Good Bites, the virtual kitchen offers pork chashu, sausage, and a karaage fried chicken option.
Since no meal is complete without sides, they've got an assortment of appetizers, including Edamame, Potato Wedges, and Tokyo Wedges with bonito flakes, aonori, tonkatsu sauce, and garlic mayo.
Next time you’re all snuggled up on the couch, craving something new and tasty, you’ll know exactly where to look. No matter what you’re in the mood for, these three mouthwatering concepts have got you covered, plus they're super convenient.
It's officially autumn — the leaves are changing and the chilly air has returned. A favourite season for Montrealers, it's a time of warm sweaters... and indulging our sweet tooth. After all, what better way is there to warm your bones than with some warm apple cider, pumpkin spice treats, and - of course - chocolate?
To celebrate this nostalgic time of year, Chocolats Favoris has released their 2020 autumn menu. With locations all over the city, this chocolaterie is specialized in bringing desserts across Montreal since 1979.
With everything the city is going through, we could all use a little sweetness - and this iconic dessert shop has adapted to the new normal.
Focused on the welfare of staff and customers alike, Chocolats Favoris offers take-out versions of the whole menu for shops in red-zone areas - and most of their shops are also on UberEats, so you can get treats delivered right to your door. Dining areas remain open in orange and yellow zones.
After all, everyone deserves some sweetness; and, this way, no one misses out on the chocolatey goodness of this tasty autumn menu.
The menu is huge and features legendary chocolate concoctions (like the amazing Mont-Biscuit) made special to help you get through these tricky times. Check out these delicious must-have treats to soothe your inner sweet tooth.
Why You Need To Try It: Anyone and everyone that loves dessert has to discover this gooey, luxurious treat. It is a massive warm cookie, filled with Dulce de leche chocolate chips. This warm biscuit treat also sits atop a fluffy pillow of vanilla ice cream and both are smothered in Chocolats Favoris' iconic chocolate (which, of course, has 0 added oil whatsoever).
You can pick from from their 12 different chocolate options, which include staples like Cookies and Cream and S'Mores.
Why You Need To Try It: Want to warm up on your afternoon break? Throw in a dash of sugar with this espresso shot served atop a bed of vanilla ice cream. This classic dessert is a legendary Italian treat that's only grown in popularity. Bitter mingles with sweet vanila for a unique flavor sensation. More of a mocha fan? You can get the "kooky" version; AKA, with chocolate or any combination of tasty toppings. Sugar and caffeine — yes, please.
Why You Need To Try It: Is there a better way to get to know a chocolatier than to go straight to the source? Hot chocolate is a classic. It's sweet. It’s comforting. And, at ChocoFav, you can make things a little bit more gourmand by combining any pair of the dozen unique chocolate flavours. Looking to take it even further? Toss on some chocolate mousse or whipped cream. You'll never be the same.
Why You Need To Try It: A classic that turns into a little bit of a rebellious dessert come fall, ChocoFav’s ice cream should absolutely be enjoyed no matter what the weather looks like! Plus, you can bring yourself back to the times of summer with a vanilla cone, smothered in one of their 12 decadent chocolates. Chocolats Favoris has 40 years of perfecting the ice cream craft!
Why You Need To Try It: Well, it's no secret that poutine is big in Montreal (and all of Quebec). But did you know that it is now an autumn food too? The dessert poutine is a truly one-of-a-kind dessert. Marshmallows emulate the gooey curds while sweet funnel cake pastries take the form of fries. It all comes doused with legendary chocolate, to boot! You can get a kooky edition where your poutine comes with delicious toppings. Talk about yum-factor.
Why You Need To Try It: A dessert classic that is always sure to satiate your sweet tooth, these brownies are chewy and gooey in just the right way. Just bite into that luscious chocolate and cool off with the accompanying ice cream. With micro-cookies to add some crisp and a topping of whipped cream, this brownie has it all.
Why You Need To Try It: Iconic for the gooey explosion of chocolate lava, there is something special about the Chocolats Favoris version. It's deliciousness is rooted in the bittersweet dark chocolate's intensity. The lava carries the sweetness throughout the flavour. Plus, it just feels fancy to break into that cake's center. For added Insta inspo, this also comes with ice cream, the chocolate of your choosing, and can even come "kooky" - meaning you'll get to add your choice of toppings!
Why You Need To Try It: Is there anything that blends the essence of dessert as well as a cheesecake? The rich topping carries the richness of cream cheese while the crust brings it all together. And Chocolat Favoris new autumn menu just made it that much better by adding their iconic chocolate. Feeling fancy? Order the kooky version and take it to the next level with toppings that express your inner-foodie style.
The autumn menu is all the buzz right now, and it totally makes sense. It helps to have a bit of sweetness take the edge off of the sting of this year. And these desserts do exactly that.
So get hyped up and head to Chocolats Favoris to claim your Mont Biscuit. Nothing makes a day memorable like a literal cookie mountain (smothered in chocolate, of course). Want to stay close to home? Try a take out kit and indulge in autumn comfort with the smell of fresh baked goods. Chocolate makes the world better one bite at a time, so go cocoa-loco and dig in!
Check out even more amazing desserts at the Chocolats Favoris website. Follow them on Instagram and Facebook and share your tasty treats on #chocofav and #chocolatsfavoris. Happy autumn!
When it comes to celebrating your best friend's birthday, there are so many things you probably want to do. But, sometimes, life happens and you just aren't able to see them on their special day — and that's where Montreal bakeries come in to save the day.
Why You Need To Order: This company creates incredibly beautiful and tasty olive oil cakes that are almost too pretty to eat. And, you can even send a gorgeous bouquet of dried flowers, making it even more special.