Suanne and I had some time to kill in Burnaby. So we decided to walk over to the new Metrotown Food Court to grab a quick bite. We are not really hungry but then it sure beats walking around that big mall with really nothing to buy or see.
For us, one the best place for fries is New York Fries (NYF). They have stores in many of the major shopping malls and they serve nothing but fries. Although it’s named after New York, NYF is actually a Canadian company based in Ontario.
We got ourselves a regular serving of Poutine which costs $5.02 (includes taxes).
Puotine is pronounced as poo-tsin and originates from rural Quebec. It is a popular meal consisting of french fries topped with fresh cheese curds and covered with hot gravy. The curds’ freshness is most important as it makes them soft in the warm fries, without completely melting.
NYF fries is always made fresh and is cut with skin on. That gives it a darker texture, quite unlike McD’s golden french fries. Their fries, just by itself, is mouth watering to us. And to add the cheese curd and hot gravy, it’s simply perfect.
We have this habit of starting off by picking up each string and pull the melted cheese curd out along. The cheese curd is very stretchy and quite fun twirling it around the fries.
The bottom part is all sticky and gooey. You really need to eat with a fork.
I understand that Poutine is hardly served outside of Canada. Have you eaten Poutine outside of Canada? Let me know.