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“Complex flavours, well presented”
Review of La Petite Mangue

La Petite Mangue
Ranked #733 of 5,927 Restaurants in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $16
Cuisines: Asian, Cambodian, Thai
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Good for: Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Delivery, Reservations
Neighborhood: Le Plateau Mont-Royal
Description: Vous planifiez une fête familiale ou une rencontre entre amis? Laissez La Petite Mangue s'occuper de la nourriture avec notre service de traiteur exclusif. Nous pouvons installer un délicieux buffet directement chez vous et aussi servir des petite bouchées cocktails à vos invités, n'hésitez pas à nous contacter pour une soumission ou pour réserver votre place aujourd'hui. Are you planning a family party or a get-together with friends? Let La Petite Mangue take care of the food with our exclusive catering service. We can install a delicious buffet right in your home as well as serve cocktail appetizers to your guests, don't hesitate to contact us for a proposal or to reserve your date today.
Reviewed September 7, 2013

First trip to a Cambodian resto. Pleasantly compact menu with good choices. Everything was perfectly cooked, nicely seasoned and well presented. Decor is tasteful and modern. Service was quiet but appropriate. We tried a fish-citronella soup (briny, tasty) and wonton (9 year old daughter's choice), pork imperial rolls (large, crispy, very tasty), and three main dishes: a soy sauce friend rice with sweet dry sausage and veg, a pork and bamboo shoot stew, and a coconut milk-based sauce fish. All were very good. Fish dish was marked as spicy but it just pleasantly so, not a distraction. Only oddity was the pumpkin-corn pudding, which I assumed was a cornbread/johnnycake-like with a pumpkin sauce turned out to be warm tapioca with bits of stewed pumpkin and actual sweet corn kernels. While it was tasty, my brain could not stop complaining that I was eating corn for dessert.

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Reviewed August 5, 2013

I went to Cambodia last year and had such an amazing time; aside from all the beautiful landscapes, the food for me was the best discovery! Being able to sit by the waterfall in a hut and enjoy some of the freshest food I’ve ever tasted was a unique experience I’ll never forget!

I’ve been to a few Cambodian restaurants in and around Montreal, each has its strengths but none can really capture what La Petite Mangue offered when I went there for dinner last week. I wasn’t surprised to see that were a lot of traditional Thai dishes on the menu, having been to Cambodia I know that each country around it has a strong influence on their cooking traditions. I had the chance to take cooking courses while I stayed in Cambodia and speak to the teachers as well as the students about where their influences come from.

I decided to stick to the more authentic dishes, specifically the Amok, Kroeung and the Pork. The fish was simply delicious, that strong fragrant taste with the right amount of heat, just perfect! I sampled some of the Kroeung from my friend and we both loved it! When I went to pay I spoke to the owner for a few minutes who also happens to be the chef, she told me that the restaurant will be refining its menu in the future to bring in some more authentic dishes, her concept is to little by little introduce true Cambodian food to the restaurant without excluding clients that prefer the usual Asian dishes.

I definitely recommend this restaurant, it has something for everyone to enjoy!! Also their planning on having draft beer soon enough as well as importing some Cambodian Beer. That'll be cool

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Reviewed August 1, 2013

It's a delight to find a Cambodian restaurant in this city. I've travelled in that country years ago, so I wished this restaurant would bring me some nice recollections.

The deco is sort of simple, not 100% Cambodian style that I expected, more like a mix of modern design and some Cambodian elements, which was fine. The menu is a bit disappointing, cuz most dishes are more like Thai-Chinese, like curry, etc. I don't have to go to a restaurant for that cuz I can make the same at home. However, I did order the main dish - Amoka (if I remember the name right). That's a good one you should not miss! I heard that the chef was indeed a Cambodian.

I wanted to give 3.5 star for the food (GOOD), since it's not available in the rating and the fact that we do expect to to see a bit variations of the Cambodian dishes and dessert in the future as if diners were sitting by Tonle Sap River... So I left it as 3 stars. Their ice milk tea is worth of ordering as it's not super sweet.

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Reviewed July 17, 2013

Top Favorites in Montreal. Great food and great prices. Beautiful decor and fast service. The cambodian dishes are really special, can't wait to try more :)

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Reviewed April 10, 2017
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