Traditional and famous dishes across Canada. Not all dishes originated in Canada but most have their own Canadian touches added to them.
Canada is a great place to visit and live in my opinion but we also have some pretty good cuisine here. Although not all the dishes you will read about have originated from Canada most have had ingredients added to them to make them unique and partly Canadian. So if you love food and are curious about what dishes come from this country then feel free to read on and enjoy!
A lot of people disagree that the poutine originated in rural Quebec in the 1950’s but according to Canadian history it is true. Never the less a real Quebec poutine consists of a layer of French fries then covered with cheese curds then topped with hot chicken gravy to melt it all together. It’s a great cheap snack that is served at any restaurant or chip wagon throughout Canada. If you’re ever visiting Quebec I would highly recommend trying one.
When Chinese immigrants came to Canada they brought a few recipes but while these recipes were being used to feed railroad workers they were kind of plain so the workers started adding there own touches too many of the Chinese recipes. This is a dish that’s famous in most Chinese restaurants in Calgary, Alberta that consists of deep fried strips of beef rolled in ginger and chili and cost about $10. It’s described as having a crunch to it with a tidal wide of flavor when you bite into it. It’s an amazing tasting dish according to people I know who have tried it.
This is a French Canadian Chinese dish better known as Sheppard’s Pie. Although it’s also known as Chinese Pie most of the ingredients couldn’t be found in China at the time and actually originated in Quebec. The dish is made by making a layer of ground beef in a pan, next layered with corn then topped with mashed potatoes and cooked. When complete it should look like a perfectly layered cake.
It’s not an exotic Canadian dish but it is pretty popular from coast to coast and is definitely a good meal to fill ones appetite.
Everyone knows the Donair is not a Canadian creation but a shop called the “King of Donairs” in Halifax, Nova Scotia came up with their own sauce and method to cooking them and opened their first restaurant in 1973 which became very popular over the decades.
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