What do they EAT in Toronto?
Now THAT is an interesting question…
Any food question is.
But I was actually wondering about this one before coming here. Is there a national dish ? What is Canada’s most famous recipe…?
I'm trying to cook as much as possible because I'm picky (Frenchie here!) and I don't want to be angry/hungry all the time BUT I've tried a couple of things already...
If you’ve ever heard of Canadian cuisine, you’ve probably heard about
Poutine is a dish from the region of Québec made out of French fries, cheese curds and brown gravy sauce.
Ok so, here’s the thing… I do NOT like gravy. BUT, for the sake of this article, I tried multiple poutines to give you a real opinion on the subject.
Well... I still don't like it. But the extras are really good, and people who like poutine recommend you try Gabby's poutine for a cheap good one ; or a poutine restaurant like Nom Nom Nom Poutine for a real good one.
The clam chowder.
Clam chowder is a popular soup of North America, you probably heard about the “Boston chowder”, well it’s the same soup, served outside of Boston!
I didn't get the chance to taste this recipe but I had someone else try for me. They said it was particular... But good! So if you're adventurous, I suggest you try Rodney’s Oyster House's clam chowder !
Back to a dish from Québec! The tourtière is a pie stuffed with meat and spices… Now, that's a recipe that I liked, I recommend a homemade tourtière (mine was ugly so here's a Food Blogger's picture):
It’s not really a dish, it’s just that Alberta is renowned for its beef. You can buy a piece of this meat at Royal Beef and it does have something special about it.
I cooked it with veggies (yeah...) & it tasted really good! Of course I’m hoping to go around Alberta to see how they prepare it there, but if you're a meat lover (😉) just walk an extra mile to fetch this piece.
Or the “Guédille”... Now to some of you (that are used to lobster being super duper expensive) it may seem completely CRA-ZY to mix lobster to mayonnaise and other products and just stuff it in a bun and call it a dish… But I tried the meal and I admit that it tastes pretty good… It's not the same lobster you'd find in France and it's perfect like that.
You didn’t really think that I would talk about Canadian food without mentioning maple syrup?! Yes, it’s also from Québec, BUT you can find pretty good brands of Maple Syrup in Toronto. I will dedicate a whole article to maple syrup because that’s what it deserves...DUH!
Enough food for today! Do not worry, I will be back with the food subject very soon.
Because I eat a lot…
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