Poutine is French fries covered in gravy and cheese curds. Cheese curds.
Hye-Sung and I went on my guidebook's 'Walking Tour Number 2: To Be Revealed Later' on Saturday. The guidebook recommended stopping at the Elgin Street Diner for a classic (French) Canadian dish - the aforementioned poutine. Everyone at the National Gallery has also been recommending poutine, talking about how great it is, how Canadian it is, how it is the best food to eat late at night. Myself, I prefer toast. But anyway, we definitely wanted to include a stop somewhere we could get some.
The Elusive Hye-Sung, waiting outside a massive and lethargic freight elevator at the Canadian Museum of Nature. The museums in Canada has such fantastic names.
(Remember, Hye-Sung is South Korean, studying conservation in Paris).
Hye-Sung and I agreed that the poutine was good but that we should have split a plate, we each got such a massive amount that we each only managed to eat half of our plates. We told the waiters that we'd never had poutine before and were greeted with a loud, "Really?!?! Where are you from???" And upon our answers the responses were, "And there's not poutine in France? It's totally French. And it's not in the US? Wow."
Two poutines. Hye-Sung's elbow in the top corner: she is also photographing her massive plate of French-Canadiana.