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Butter chicken poutine

Spice City Toronto Jun 3, 2011 04:10 PM

I saw a sign for butter chicken poutine at Spicy Grill Indo Pak Cuisine in Kensington Market and had to try it.

It consisted of hand-cut seasoned fries with sweet sauce and melted mozza. Not bad, but not great either.

Anyone tried it? Apparently New York Fries also has butter chicken poutine. I wonder if that's any good.


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    Snarf RE: Spice City Toronto Jun 4, 2011 08:08 AM

    Is this the place that used to be affiliated with Debu?

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      chickenbruiser RE: Spice City Toronto Jun 4, 2011 08:14 AM

      I know it's hard to take a nice (appetizing) picture of any sort of poutine but that one looks particularly disgusting. Also, not to be a poutine purist but that's "butter chicken fries" not poutine.

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        wontonfm RE: Spice City Toronto Jun 4, 2011 09:03 AM

        I've had the version from NY Fries. Not the best butter chicken, not the best poutine but the overall "dish" was decent. Mind you, I just had the sample-sized cup. I don't think i'd spring for the full serving.


        1. Kagemusha RE: Spice City Toronto Jun 4, 2011 10:40 AM

          Utter sacrilege.

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            Kooper RE: Kagemusha Jun 6, 2011 06:42 AM

            I have had "Italian" poutine in Quebec with Bolonaise sauce. Why is it sacrilege when a culture tries to offer a Canadian staple with their own twist.

            You don't have to eat it.

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              chickenbruiser RE: Kooper Jun 6, 2011 06:58 AM

              Basically it's just a trend that will ultimately die out when people get sick of it and you'll have next to no poutine places in Toronto. The poutine will go back to being what it is... a regional fast food dish from Quebec (not a Canadian staple... I really don't get this cause it ain't pronounced poo-teen). But more power to people who can cash in on the trend while it lasts.

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                FrenchSoda RE: Kooper Jun 6, 2011 06:59 AM

                I wouldn't call it sacrilege, but neither is it poutine. It's something else. It might be delicious (or not!) but it's not poutine. I couldn't put Bolognese sauce on noodles and call it "Frenchsoda's Fettucine Alfredo".

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              looosia RE: Spice City Toronto Jun 4, 2011 05:33 PM

              This would only happen in Toronto.

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                Spice City Toronto RE: looosia Jun 4, 2011 06:27 PM

                Snarf, looks like Spicy Grill is in the same location as Debu, but I'm not sure if they are connected. Chickenbruiser, I'd have to agree that this plate is missing something crucial to poutine: real curd cheese. Still, an interesting experiment.


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                  chickenbruiser RE: Spice City Toronto Jun 5, 2011 06:25 AM

                  curd cheese essential...some places here in Montreal offer versions with mozzarella but are generally scorned upon... just call them Indian Disco fries. We have a place here that offers curry poutine, I haven't tried it but did have their tandoori pita wrap which was stale dry chicken with iceberg lettuce and 1000 Island dressing.

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                    Snarf RE: Spice City Toronto Jun 5, 2011 06:42 PM

                    They want to make money with this space, and used to have Debu Saha consulting. Some very good food in the early stages, but this is not a direction I would follow. Much happier with the really hot sauces and various ingredients at Pupusa Gourmet in the El Gordo space.

                    El Gordo
                    214 Augusta Ave, Toronto, ON , CA

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                  hnewburn RE: Spice City Toronto Jun 4, 2011 09:15 PM

                  Had it, wasn't great. They use a frozen cajun fry, mozzarella and just the butter chicken sauce, not butter chicken. I'd pass on this one. Not much from there was good.

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                    Kooper RE: Spice City Toronto Jun 6, 2011 06:41 AM

                    I have had Butter Chicken at School and Curry Fries at Mike Grill both in Liberty Village. Both are as you would expect and really good.

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