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We have a couple of places here in the Vancouver area that make great poutine. The best stuff is made with fresh cut, thick fries, grated cheese - mix of cheddar & mozza and slathered with thick dark gravy.Oh man, that sounds so yummy! I will totally try to make it to Vera's! Yum-O! Thanks for the tip!
The grated cheese is not really authentic - but it melts faster and is usually less salty than cheese curd.
If you are around here & looking for poutine check out Vera's Burgers. The other place that had fabulous poutine was a little burger shack on the Maple Ridge side of the Albion ferry - just off Lougheed Highway.
I hate to admit this, but my first taste of poutine was in a McDonald's in Montreal. It was OK.WHAT! They sell Poutine at McDonalds!? Wow! That's like the one in Hawaii where they sell Spam and Rice for breakfast! Yum and Yum either way! Now I will hunt down a McDonald's if I can't make it to Vera's.
I've had "real" poutine since then, and it's excellent.
I've never had cheese curd but the whole thing sounds delicious. In Jersey we have something similar called "disco fries" which are cheese fries with brown gravy on top. yum! No idea why someone decided to call them disco fries.After you take that first bite, you must be hearing the tune "That's the way , ah ha - ah ha, I like it! LOL. IF that's the sensation I get, I will totally burst out into disco diva pose!
Ahhh, I can hear the gentle "tink!" of my arteries happily hardening with the first forkful.Bring on the fatty foods! I can intake double and somedays trip the calorie intake of an average female. (Triathlete) so anything new I am so willing to try! I'm sure I will be hungry again an hour later.
Looks and sounds like you've got several essential food groups in there: salt, starch, grease, cheese, gravy....
I don't know if I would consider poutine as a typical "Canadian" food, more like French-Canadian. The only time I have ever had it is in Montreal, with real squeaky cheese curds.
When I think of food and Victoria, BC, poutine definitely is not something that comes to mind. More like salmon, fish and chips, tea at the Empress (think strong English influences), and great vegetarian food at Rebar.
Although there are places here in Southern Ontario where you can order poutine (Harvey's - a burger chain comes to mind), I'm not sure how authentic it is. Not that I'm a poutine connoisseur or anything ...
WHAT! They sell Poutine at McDonalds!? Wow! That's like the one in Hawaii where they sell Spam and Rice for breakfast! Yum and Yum either way! Now I will hunt down a McDonald's if I can't make it to Vera's.Don't count on finding poutine at a McDonald's in Victoria. I think the person who mentioned having poutine at a McDonald's had it in Montreal.
WHAT! They sell Poutine at McDonalds!? Wow! That's like the one in Hawaii where they sell Spam and Rice for breakfast! Yum and Yum either way! Now I will hunt down a McDonald's if I can't make it to Vera's.
Don't count on finding poutine at a McDonald's in Victoria. The person who mentioned having poutine at a McDonald's had it in Montreal.But I have to agree with ruby2sday13. As a native Victorian I can tell you that you WON'T find poutine in any McDonald's in the city. Poutine is a French-Canadian specialty (which is gooey and delicious by the way). You rarely find it on the west coast and when you do it's a pale comparison. If you are going to be in Vancouver as well as Victoria on your cruise then you can try a couple of restaurants in the Maillardville area of Port Coquitlam, there's a French-Canadian population there so you'd probably find the authentic thing there.
Has anyone every tried Poutine? My friend said it is a Canadian dish that is super yummy. It looks disgusting but I bet its great! Any dare devils tried this yet? I need insight to reassure me to try this when we stop in Victoria.Just a guess from your name but are you from Thailand? After looking at some of the things considered delicacies in Thailand......