Food Friday: Pulled Pork Poutine

Toronto, Canada

For all you non-Canadian readers I should use the disclaimer that poutine is not a wholly Canadian dish but a French-Canadian dish from the lovely Quebecois. In fact, it’s pretty difficult to name a Canadian dish that isn’t from Quebec that Canada could lay claim to.

But Toronto, like every great city, took what was good about poutine – cheese curds and gravy, and decided that was not enough. So if you are in Toronto you will see many amplified/bastardized versions of poutine including the odd curry poutine.

As I am now learning the act of moderation, after 3 glasses of wine at a mid-week event I decided it was time to go home – yes that is moderation. Natalie from Near Afar was also hungry and joined me as we walked down Queen Street trying to find food at midnight that was not a slice.


Fortunately Poutini’s House of Poutine was still open but with so many options to choose. I like places where they will tell you what NOT to get. So when I gravitated to the bacon poutine the cashier advised me not to pay extra for the maple syrup and when I inquired about the pulled pork he said it was THE BEST.




I have to say it was pretty damn good and I scarfed it down far too fast. The next morning I woke up wondering how I could eat something so dense so late. But I will be back, this time before midnight.





  1. says

    I have been wanting to try poutine for months now! I heard about it sometime last year and can’t get it out of my head. Sadly I also cannot get it into my belly since it doesn’t exist here :(

    • Ayngelina says

      I would say you can make it yourself with cheese curds and gravy but I do know how tough it is to find normal cheese in South America!

  2. says

    Mmm, poutine!

    I don’t eat meat, but I’ve had Poutini’s vegetarian poutine, and it was so good!

    I also just visited MontrĂ©al and had Quebec poutine for the first time – how could I walk past a place called Montreal Poutine and not go in? :) It was fantastic!
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  3. says

    Oh, wow! I’ve never had poutine before but would love to try it. I’m still kicking myself for not getting some when I was in Vancouver. We only have fancy, expensive chef-inspired poutine in SF.
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  4. says

    Have to admit I like smoke’s better. I like the country style that had chicken, bacon, and something else. Some great limited time offer ones I’ve had are eggs Benny, beef curry, thanksgiving dinner. There was a perogie on that I missed. Perogies on poutine. Brilliant.

    • Ayngelina says

      Natalie said she wasn’t a fan of Poutinis but this trip changed her mind, maybe they changed things up?


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