I was pretty adamant that while in Toronto, we had to try poutine (a French Canadian dish consisting of fries, smothered in gravy and cheese curds). So after our lunch of delicious ramen, we wandered around Toronto a bit. I got a bubble tea (yay!) which was really delicious actually, perfect blend of jasmine and black tea, perfect amount of sugar, and bubbles of course!
I was also in search of a place where we could get poutine. My feet hurt so much from walking around that we made our way back to our hotel eventually and lo and behold! Smoke’s Poutinerie is literally across the street from our hotel. Sometimes, it seems that fate just wants me to eat good food. Of course we went straight in and ordered a traditional poutine. They had at least a dozen different types of poutine: Mexican, hamburger poutine, an Oktoberfest poutine, etc.. I also got this soda pop that looked like real soda. We got our order and dug in. It was good, the fries were nice and crispy for like two seconds before getting soggy with gravy, the gravy was very flavorful and rich, and the cheese curds were curdy. We both agreed that while the poutine was good, that we preferred our fries naked. I also would like the cheese to be melty versus curdy. But at least we got to try it.
The soda also was very good. It was black cherry flavor and when I looked at the list of ingredients, there were only five or six ingredients and I could pronouce all of them. I also thought the bottle itself looked old school and charming. All in all, a nice meal at Smoke’s.