From that point on, I wanted to try it.
For those who don't know what Poutine is, Wikipedia is your friend:
Poutine is a dish that includes french fries and cheese curds topped with a brown gravy. It orginated in the Canadian province of Quebec and emerged in the late 1950s in the Centre-du-Quebec area. It has long been associated with Quebec cuisine.
Speaking of friends, a Canadian I had known for many years once got in touch with a recipe for me to make my own version of the food.
Despite the assist, I didn't end up taking his advice.
I wanted real poutine.
The wait ended last week when a leaflet came through my letterbox with a menu for a poutine takeaway store here in Cardiff.
I didn't even wait. I knew exactly what I wanted later that day.
The food arrived in a heavy box. Here's what I was greeted with when I opened it.
That is exactly what it looked like on the TV.
As far as the taste - it was nice. Well worth the wait and it was plentiful. I couldn't even finish it, but that was okay because I wanted family members to try it out and see whether they liked it.
I'll definitely buy it again, but I might try out the other offerings from the shop. For example, they have the fries, melted cheese and meaty toppings. Technically not poutine, but still an interesting option.