CORRECTION - An izakaya replaces the ramens at the Jean-Talon Market
Montreal, June 15, 2020 – Following last week’s announcement, the initial plan to serve the ramens of Yokato Yokabai will move toward the offer of the owner’s second banner, Ichigo Ichie’s bites at the opening of the Japanese counter at the Jean-Talon Market this week. Kevin Fung’s restaurant is distinguished by its izakaya menu, rated “one of Montreal’s best Japanese restaurants,” according to Tastet.
Equipment supply problems prevent the restaurateur from recreating with all its quality the traditional broth which takes more than a dozen hours to simmer and, therefore, prompted him to adapt his menu. The public will instead be able to taste the savoury and sweet creations of chef Tsuneko Hirata starting this week.
Starters, appetizers and Japanese desserts to try
Easy to eat on the go and bursting with flavour, izakaya-style meals are reminiscent of those served in bistros, pubs or tapas bars. Try the karaage, Japanese fried chicken pieces with Umani sauce, or the takoyaki, seasoned donuts stuffed with octopus. For those with a sweet tooth, refresh yourself with an ichigo kezuri, dessert made from frozen strawberries and ice cream or the homemade mochi, which will make you rediscover this trendy snack!
Treat yourself before shopping!
The reopening of the terraces announced by the Public Health Department from June 22 will allow visitors to use the picnic tables for a gourmet stop while respecting the rules of physical distancing. The Market has everything you need to fill your cravings: the frozen delights of Les Pops or Havre-aux-glaces, smoothies and healthy juices of Mango and Melon, La Brûlerie des Quatre-vents’ coffees, Les Filles Fattoush’s snacks, the little pleasures of La Fournée des sucreries, Wawel Pastry, Créations Madeleine, Ryad or Chocolats Privileges to only name a few.
About Montréal’s Public Markets
Founded in 1993, the Corporation for the Management of Montréal’s Public Markets is a non-profit organization that manages and develops the major Public Markets in the Montreal area – Jean-Talon, Atwater, Maisonneuve – and some ten Neighborhood and Solidarity Markets. Its goals are to ensure that Montrealers have access to local and fresh products in the heart of their community.