Sunday, May 22, 2011

Poutine Eh?

I have never been especially fond of fries, but I have always been a huge fan of poutine. The gravy and cheese combination just makes poutine completely irresistible! I love it when my fries are soggy from the gravy.
It's not hard to find poutine in Canada, they're served at fast food chains, bars/pubs and sometimes even trendy restaurants. However, I feel like it's not that easy to find GOOD poutine.
A friend told me about Smoke's Poutinerie way back, but I never got to visiting because it's in an area that I don't normally go to. Finally, I decided to trek there in the heavy rain and boy was it worth it!

Smoke's Poutinerie has several locations in Toronto, but I picked the one closer to me. It was my first time there and I swear it took me literally 10 minutes to decide on my choice because all of them seemed so delicious! I actually thought it would be more customizable in the sense that you can choose your own ingredients on top of your poutine, but I was happy with the choices given anyway.

I finally decided to go with the Nacho Grande, which is pretty much chilli with salsa and guacamole, because I like chili but I felt like it would be too much by itself. When I got my poutine, I wasn't sure if it looked yummy or gross because there was so much going on in that little box. All in all, it was amazingly tasty because every bite contained so much flavour. The jalapeño peppers were too spicy for me and I felt like there wasn't enough guacamole, but you can get extra for $1.
After my first visit, I immediately started recommending this place to my friends. Soon enough, I was there for the second time after a late night of biking(if you're in Toronto, you should definitely check out Bixi).
Pictured above is the Pulled Pork Poutine. I only had a tiny bit of it and it tasted extremely flavourful. Personally, I probably wouldn't order it unless I'm sharing with someone else because I thought it was too heavy and I would probably get sick of it after a few bites.
Nonetheless, this place is the best place to resort to when you're craving for a snack, whether it be during the day or late at night, since they're open till 4am.

Smoke's Poutinerie
218 Adelaide Street W
Toronto, ON

Taste: ★★★★★
Environment: ★★★☆☆
Service: ★★★★☆
Price: $

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  1. oh god just by lookin' at that guac, jalopeno and chili makes me sooo warm and fuzzy <3 just like christmas LOL

  2. this one is really good as well!



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