Gourmet Brunch Poutine: Edible Canada At The Market

I’ve always thought that a poutine topped with fried eggs would make for a tasty and satisfying breakfast. Fried potatoes, gravy, cheese curds, and eggs seem like the perfect combination for a hearty, heavy-on-carbs-but-light-on-meat breakfast. I know that poutine specialty places like La Belle Patate do offer breakfast poutines, and I have seen poutines offered in a few of the local breakfast/brunch places that I have visited, … Continue reading Gourmet Brunch Poutine: Edible Canada At The Market

Poutine Contender: Fritz European Fry House

If you follow my dining habits with some regularity, you have probably noticed that I have a tendency to try the same food item from different restaurants within a short period of time. For the past few months it has been chirashi, and I have several chirashi experiences in my backlog of posts that I have yet to complete. Within the same time span, I … Continue reading Poutine Contender: Fritz European Fry House

Good Poutine: La Belle Patate

I like poutine, but I’m no connoisseur.  I’m more of a poutine neophyte. I have no problems ordering poutine from fast food chains, and I’m perfectly satisfied with the version served at the food service counter at Costco. I can even make a meal of an order of poutine from New York Fries. As a novice who has not really experienced the “real thing”, I’m … Continue reading Good Poutine: La Belle Patate

The Great Canadian Burger

Harvey’s – (Note: This post was written prior to my “reboot”.) Okay, I might be (grossly) overstating it in the title of this post. But Harvey’s was the ONE burger that my wife missed during our eleven years away from the country. She missed how she could customize the accompaniments and condiments of a Harvey’s burger just like a Subway sub. Although I didn’t particularly … Continue reading The Great Canadian Burger

A Great Experience Without The Need For Great Food

Oru – How can you complain about a meal at a nice restaurant in one of the more exclusive hotels in the city? You can’t. It was sunny, and the second floor restaurant had wraparound wall-to-ceiling windows that allowed bright, warm sunlight to penetrate through them without allowing any of the frigid outside air to seep in. The windows –  besides allowing us patrons of … Continue reading A Great Experience Without The Need For Great Food

North American Food with North American Portions

After spending around eight weeks constantly going hungry between meals as a result of the tiny local portion sizes in Taiwan (and Japan), I was really looking forward to the larger, more satisfying portion sizes of North America.  Strangely, after such a short time away, I was also really missing North American food. Since Earls is the go-to restaurant serving North American style food for … Continue reading North American Food with North American Portions

Bad Poutine, Good Albacore, and Average Everything Else

The Oakwood Canadian Bistro- I only know of the existence of The Oakwood Canadian Bistro because I happened upon its review while going through the food section of The Globe and Mail’s website. The review made the restaurant’s version of poutine sound delicious enough that I made a mental note to try the restaurant as soon as I got a chance to. Of course, ‘as … Continue reading Bad Poutine, Good Albacore, and Average Everything Else

I’d make my way out here just for the breakfast…lunch…and dinner…

Edible Canada At The Market – When I got home from taking my daughter to her swimming lesson this morning, my wife asked me if I had any ideas for lunch. “Why yes, I do!”, I answered. “We’re going to Granville Island.” “Why?”, asked my wife. “Oh…there’s this restaurant there that I want to try…it’s supposed to be good!” “We’ll see about that.” The pressure … Continue reading I’d make my way out here just for the breakfast…lunch…and dinner…

Should’ve Left a Good Memory Alone

Dunn’s Famous (I forgot to bring my camera. So these are iphone pics) – The smoked meat sandwich that I had at Dunn’s Famous BC a week after it opened was so good that fireworks were going off in my head several hours after I had finished eating it. I’ve never been to one of the proper smoked meat deli’s in Montreal, so I was … Continue reading Should’ve Left a Good Memory Alone

It’s good to be back home again

Day 20 – The Poutine… What is Canadian food? I really can’t tell you after living in Toronto from my early teenage years to my mid-twenties. If it’s the food I see people eat everyday, then it’s hamburgers, hot dogs, pizza, pasta, and steak. It is indistinguishable from what most people consider American food. This comes as no surprise as before our modern era of … Continue reading It’s good to be back home again