20 votes

Not Poutine, FYI

20 comments

  1. [10]
    xstresedg
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    As a Canadian, I've learned that life is too short, and too delicious, to be this picky.

    As a Canadian, I've learned that life is too short, and too delicious, to be this picky.

    13 votes
    1. [9]
      ThatFanficGuy
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      I'm looking at all those delicious dishes on the pictures and... there are people who don't like those simply because the dishes aren't properly something? I would eat every single one of those....

      I'm looking at all those delicious dishes on the pictures and... there are people who don't like those simply because the dishes aren't properly something?

      I would eat every single one of those. They all look fantastic. I don't care if they aren't authentic.

      4 votes
      1. [5]
        Loire
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        Except, perhaps, that unicorn nightmare dish.

        They all look fantastic.

        Except, perhaps, that unicorn nightmare dish.

        5 votes
        1. AugustusFerdinand
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          Which is, funnily enough, the only one on the list that meets the "fries, curds, and gravy" requirement, but it's just multi-colored.

          Which is, funnily enough, the only one on the list that meets the "fries, curds, and gravy" requirement, but it's just multi-colored.

          3 votes
        2. ThatFanficGuy
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          I'm of the opinion that this sort of thing you must try with a higher priority than a dish any more ordinary. If anything, glitter poo would be fun to flush down that evening.

          I'm of the opinion that this sort of thing you must try with a higher priority than a dish any more ordinary.

          If anything, glitter poo would be fun to flush down that evening.

          2 votes
        3. rogue_cricket
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          I feel like I would also like to put forward the shredded mozzarella fries as looking pretty disappointing. I've had this particular dish before (coincidentally, also at a hockey rink) and the way...

          I feel like I would also like to put forward the shredded mozzarella fries as looking pretty disappointing. I've had this particular dish before (coincidentally, also at a hockey rink) and the way the shredded mozzarella behaved in the sauce wasn't my favourite.

          But then, I am French Canadian and my small city has multiple poutineries, so I am probably a bit spoiled on cheese curd availability. :)

          TBH - even here the place across the street from my work calls their grilled potato + hollandaise + cheddar mix a "breakfast poutine" despite the absence of all three basic poutine elements. Kind of like how you can still call it "dessert pizza" I'm more or less fine with it.

          2 votes
        4. patience_limited
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          North York, if memory serves, has a university in it and unicorn poutine is probably aimed at the "high at 1 a.m." demographic. Not a picky crowd, that.

          North York, if memory serves, has a university in it and unicorn poutine is probably aimed at the "high at 1 a.m." demographic. Not a picky crowd, that.

      2. [3]
        JakeTheDog
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        Yet, the website doesn't say that they're poor-tasting. They're just lies. Some of us just want what we think we're ordering.

        Yet, the website doesn't say that they're poor-tasting. They're just lies. Some of us just want what we think we're ordering.

        4 votes
        1. xstresedg
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          Fries, sauce, cheese. Good enough for me. It may not be completely accurate, but shit, ain't gonna complain if it's good. I've had proper poutines taste like absolute garbage.

          Fries, sauce, cheese. Good enough for me.

          It may not be completely accurate, but shit, ain't gonna complain if it's good.

          I've had proper poutines taste like absolute garbage.

          1 vote
        2. ThatFanficGuy
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          That's fair. I have no image of what poutine should be like, so I don't care if it's not up to a certain standard. Then again, I'm not that picky with new dishes, as long as they look good and...

          That's fair. I have no image of what poutine should be like, so I don't care if it's not up to a certain standard.

          Then again, I'm not that picky with new dishes, as long as they look good and don't smell like that veggie thing they made us eat at the kindergarten.

  2. [8]
    mooseknuckle
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    I like this. A lot of places here in the US sell "poutine" that is not true to the original. Although on the website, the Okie Poutine and Unicorn Poutine are both technically poutines -- I guess...

    I like this. A lot of places here in the US sell "poutine" that is not true to the original. Although on the website, the Okie Poutine and Unicorn Poutine are both technically poutines -- I guess that requirement is brown gravy, not white or some gross rainbow mess.

    8 votes
    1. xstresedg
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      What I find funny is that they accept the rainbow cheese curds, but not the rainbow gravy.

      What I find funny is that they accept the rainbow cheese curds, but not the rainbow gravy.

      6 votes
    2. [5]
      NaraVara
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      To be fair, unless you're in or near a large dairy producing region you can't really get fresh cheese curds. I can see why supply constraints would compel someone to substitute with something like...

      To be fair, unless you're in or near a large dairy producing region you can't really get fresh cheese curds. I can see why supply constraints would compel someone to substitute with something like mozzarella.

      2 votes
      1. [4]
        xstresedg
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        To be faaaaaair! ♪ But yeah, exactly. People are way to aggressive about poutines, even when they joke.

        To be faaaaaair! ♪

        But yeah, exactly. People are way to aggressive about poutines, even when they joke.

        3 votes
        1. [3]
          patience_limited
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          Thank you from the bottom of my Letterkenny-loving heart. They need to do a poutine episode.

          Thank you from the bottom of my Letterkenny-loving heart. They need to do a poutine episode.

          1 vote
          1. [2]
            xstresedg
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            You're quite welcome. Hard to see a Letterkenny reference and not want a Letterkenny reference.

            You're quite welcome. Hard to see a Letterkenny reference and not want a Letterkenny reference.

            1 vote
            1. patience_limited
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              I don't know why we're not eating poutine right now.

              I don't know why we're not eating poutine right now.

              1 vote
    3. TheJorro
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      I think it's more that the form people used to submit it is applied automatically without any checks. The description for the Unicorn and the Farm-to-Table both specify gravy, but the checkmarks...

      I think it's more that the form people used to submit it is applied automatically without any checks.

      The description for the Unicorn and the Farm-to-Table both specify gravy, but the checkmarks say otherwise.

  3. patience_limited
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    Poutine, in practice, is based on whatever kind of moderately tasty, ultra calorie-dense fries + fatty toppings you can cram in your mouth to survive hours of exposure at -10°C or less. I'm now...

    Poutine, in practice, is based on whatever kind of moderately tasty, ultra calorie-dense fries + fatty toppings you can cram in your mouth to survive hours of exposure at -10°C or less.

    I'm now deep in the heart of poutine country again, and confess that I've actually ordered and consumed one of the (probably cardiotoxic) items on this list, Luna Beer Cheese Poutine. It's okay, but Beard's beer is better.

    There's a place in town which serves Bahn Mi Sweet Potato Fries, which apparently qualify as poutine since they contain curds and gravy, but also jalapenos, green onions, radish, fish sauce, lime, carrot, and pork belly. And OMFG, it's good.

    I once shared someone else's order of the Short Rib Poutine at Whiskey Cake in Plano, while explaining to them that it wasn't real poutine, because I'm occasionally an asshole.

    And, to my own horror, I'd also eat Vladimir Poutine if given the opportunity.

    7 votes
  4. krg
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    Gatekeeping has gone too far...😔

    Gatekeeping has gone too far...😔

    2 votes