Sunday, September 25, 2011
"We want to eat Canada food...."
During a recent visit to Ottawa, my Japanese relatives asked to eat "Canadian" food.... other than maple syrup, of course. Coming from a land of a singular, supremely awe-inspiring cuisine, it was interesting trying to explain to them what Canadian food was, having already eaten italian, chinese, korean, japanese, lebanese, greek, german, british, etc. etc. etc.
However, they had to try poutine, especially being just next door to Quebec! We went to my favorite spot, Jack's, a chip wagon on the south side of Rideau Street between Friel and Chapel. The current owner has improved on Jack's gravy, which was hard to believe, but true (he tells me it is now vegetarian!)! A very generous medium of his excellent fries, topped with squeaky cheese curds and that awesome gravy kept the three of us happy for the rest of the day (okay, they both had to sample a pogo too!).