Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Trying Poutine For The First Time

A few years ago, I found myself watching a television show about world food. I don't know exactly which programme it was, but the presenter travelled to Canada and tasted poutine.

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. 

Poutine Recipe

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.

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