Are you a poutine purist? If you insist on having your poutine be the routine fries, curds, and gravy, we advise you look away, because things are about to get wild.
Here are five crazy poutine creations to try in Calgary.
Kimchi Poutine at Fryday
Mix things up big time with this Korean-meets-Canadian twist on poutine. Fryday has a great selection of eclectic poutines, spicy siren-call of the Kimchi Poutine is hard to resist. It’s hand-cut Russet potato fries topped with caramelized kimchi, pork belly, cheese curds, Sriracha aioli, seaweed flakes, and green onion.
Address: 4105 4th Street NW
Phone: 587 354 7777
Pulled Pork Poutine at The Palomino Smokehouse
It’s on the menu as the Smokehouse Poutine, but since you’ve got a choice of pork, brisket, bacon, chicken or sausage, we strongly suggest you go for the Pulled Pork–it’s a calling card at the Palomino and not to miss.
Address: 109 7th Avenue SW
Eggs Benny Poutine at Naina’s Kitchen
Wake up and taste the sunshine with Naina’s Eggs Benny Poutine. It’s fries loaded with poached egg, ham, mozzarella, and–of course–Hollandaise sauce. Yes, please!
Address: #8, 2808 Ogden Road SE
Tater Tot Poutine at Brewsters
Brewsters kicks up poutine a significant notch with their Tater Tot Poutine. It’s got Cajun spiced tater tots, short rib stroganoff, cheese curds, dill pickle, and crème fraiche. Next level stuff here, guys.
ANY Poutine at The Big Cheese
Seriously, this menu itself is insane. Sure, it’s a bit of a cop-out not to pick just one, but how the heck are we supposed to pick just ONE? The Big Cheese has poutine creations like Donair Poutine, Scottish Curry Poutine, Mac & Cheese Poutine, Hamburger Poutine, Holiday Poutine, Oktoberfest Poutine, Sloppy Joe Poutine, Pork Tenderloin Poutine…see where we’re going with this?
Address: 738 17th Avenue SW
Address: 207 10th Street NW (Kensington)