Did you know that Montreal has a second (informal) Chinatown? Indeed, just a little further west than the official Chinatown on St-Laurent Street is the one located in Shaughnessy Village, on St-Catherine Street. This is where you can find some of the best Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Taiwanese, Thai and Vietnamese restaurants in the city.
To put the spotlight on restaurateurs and introduce these gems of Asian cuisine to as many people as possible, Montreal Centre-Ville organized Shoni Market, a brand new night market where people can have a taste of the best Asian dishes, in collaboration with Yatai MTL Japan Week and Korean festival Pocha MTL. The event, produced by Les Survenants, took place between September 10 and 12 at the Sainte-Catherine Célèbre sidewalk sale and drew a crowd of foodies who wandered from booth to booth from noon to 7 pm.