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The 8 Best Things To Buy At T&T Montreal, According To The CEO

The Canadian Asian grocery chain has opened its first location in Quebec.

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Lava mochi puffs sit on a display tree. Right: CEO Tina Lee shows off an egg tart.

Lava mochi puffs sit on a display tree. Right: CEO Tina Lee shows off an egg tart.

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With the opening of the largest T&T in Canada comes plenty of celebration. T&T's own CEO Tina Lee visited the new Montreal location for its first night, sharing some of her favourite finds, and products she enjoys, which are now more accessible to Montrealers than ever.

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Fruit baskets for gifting

Fruit baskets for gifting at T&T.

Fruit baskets for gifting at T&T.

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These baskets of high-quality fruit are perfect for giving instead of flowers, and they can be hard to find outside of Asian grocery stores — that's what makes this display one of Lee's favourites.

Live lobster, for cheap

Live lobster for sale at T&T.

Live lobster for sale at T&T.

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One of Lee's favourite aspects of the new store is its wide selection of cheap live seafood. Local celeb chef Antonio Park told MTL Blog that this presents an opportunity for home chefs to try fresh, live ingredients that might otherwise be out of their comfort zone.

Portuguese mini egg tarts

Egg tarts on display at T&T. Right: CEO Tina Lee shows off an egg tart.

Egg tarts on display at T&T. Right: CEO Tina Lee shows off an egg tart.

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Tina Lee loves these "super yummy" Portuguese egg tarts, which are already, popular in Montreal, of course.

Peking duck

\u200bA chef smiles over his Peking duck at the new T&T launch.

A chef smiles over his Peking duck at the new T&T launch.

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The new T&T's hot food section is just as massive as the rest of the store, serving everything from fried eggplant to the glorious Peking duck.

Lava mochi puffs

Lava mochi puffs on display. Right: A display tree of lava mochi puffs.

Lava mochi puffs on display. Right: A display tree of lava mochi puffs.

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These sweet mochi puffs are filled with flavoured cream for a light, fluffy dessert.

Light soy sauce

Tina Lee's favourite light soy sauce, in its bottle and a small dish.

Tina Lee's favourite light soy sauce, in its bottle and a small dish.

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This simple, useful ingredient is one of Lee's favourites out of the dozens of soy sauce brands and types available at the new T&T.

Specialty egg and dessert tofu

Sweet, silky dessert tofu sits prepared for visitors. Right: Tina Lee shows off her favourite egg tofu.

Sweet, silky dessert tofu sits prepared for visitors. Right: Tina Lee shows off her favourite egg tofu.

Willa Holt | MTL Blog

The T&T CEO also showed off the equally plentiful tofu choices, which include Lee's favourite egg tofu and soft, silky dessert tofu.

Green onion pancakes

A server prepares green onion pancakes.

A server prepares green onion pancakes.

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These pancakes are a tasty savoury addition to any morning, lunch or dinner, according to one T&T server.

    Willa Holt
    Staff Writer
    Willa Holt is a Staff Writer for MTL Blog focused on apartments for rent and is based in Montreal, Quebec.
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