Global Montreal’s Foodie Friday with Camille Ross: Asian Restaurants

Our first blog post went up during Thanksgiving weekend 2012, and we were more than surprised to hear from Global Montreal in the summer of 2013 to come on their show for Foodie Friday and talk about our blog and our favourite restaurants in Montreal. We were nervous… we had decided to be an anonymous blog and follow in the footsteps of our Sensei, Montreal Breakfast Review, who only did radio. Well no one ever asked us to go on radio… and who wants radio when you can be on TELEVISION! So as our dear Sensei chastised us, he said that, “we threw away our anonymity like a virgin takes off her dress on prom night.” He truly is a wordsmith!

We met Camille Ross who is as lovely and nice behind the scenes as on air, we spoke with Richard Dajenais, and met Gloria Henriquez, a sweet Associate producer who made us feel comfortable about live TV. And somehow we pulled it off, albeit we mentioned our love of alcohol one too many times for morning television, and ended up sounding a little immoral a few times, but hey, we didn’t curse so that’s a plus in our books!

Global Montreal 2nd Appearance  - MTL Food Divas & Camille Ross

Fast forward to October 2013 and we return to Global Montreal to discuss our favourite restaurant dishes. This time we felt more at ease; we had done this before and we knew what to expect. In September we had also been filmed at St. Viateur Bagel and Super Truck food trucks for an Eat St. episode that was to air on the Canadian Food Network in spring 2014, so it goes without saying that we felt like true Divas. We left our 2nd appearance on Global Montreal feeling like “real bloggers” although Sensei reminds us that he has no idea how we do what we do…especially when constantly under the influence 😉

But somehow we lucked out again and Global asked us to return on January 31st  2014 with our top Asian inspired restaurants in celebration of the upcoming Chinese New Year. We were a bit frightened… a Greek and Italian are no experts on Asian cuisine. There are plenty of Asian bloggers out there that would have been more adept at providing that list but hey, we love a challenge! Since fusion is the new in-thing, and most popular Asian inspired restaurants are not categorized as Japanese, Vietnamese, etc but instead they are Japanese-Korean, Chinese-Vietnamese, etc we decided to focus on Asian fusion as opposed to strictly Chinese. We had discussed Kyo Bar Japonais and Park in our past appearances on Global so we chose to talk about: Chu Chai, Ryu, Pho Lien, Kinoya, Kazu and Flyjin. Sure we got some criticisms on Twitter for not choosing some of the more authentic places in Chinatown, but we are Divas, and Divas love a restaurant that offers fabulous food, coupled with an experience!

Thankfully our dear friend Mr. Lew GBS had helped us out quite last minute! Our only regret is that our interview was cut short and we didn’t have a chance to give him a much deserved shout out for his authentic recommendations and support. Diva life is sure getting glamorous, but we always humble ourselves, and our ever growing egos, by going to McDonald’s for egg McMuffins after every stint on Global. We can be Divas, but sometimes you just have to sacrifice some classy for some good ol’ fun!

Be sure to check us out tomorrow for Foodie Friday on March 21st at 8:00 am where we talk about the best sandwiches in Montreal, and by now you should assume that our sandwich picks will be anything but ordinary…

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Comments: 4

  1. Vanessa March 20, 2014 at 10:04 pm Reply

    Strong work, ladies!! Keep up the great work 🙂

  2. Dahlia March 22, 2014 at 3:53 pm Reply

    So proud of you girls! Can’t wait until you have your own show 😉

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