The most common things outsiders think of when they think of Canada are lakes, mountains, touques, and people saying “Sorry” when bumped into them.
Are you talking about food? It’s not very much.
The Canadian diet and food scene is very similar to the U.S. scene.
Canada’s heritage is steeped in multiculturalism and it is reflected in the national foodscape.
There are a few quirks in the kitchen that are beyond explanation or were born of desperation.
Do you mean french fries with gravy and cheese curds? Who is thinking about these things?
1- Ketchup Potato Chips
Canada has its own brand of the weird flavor of potato chips, just like every other country.
Australia has Caesar salad, Japan has a ginger drink, and China has a fruit salad.
Visitors to Canada may not agree with the taste of the chips, but until they try them, there is nothing strange about them.
The salty potato chip and fresh tomato seasoning complement each other, even though the crisp may make your fingers red.
2- Nanaimo Bar
The beautiful city of Nanaimo, British Columbia, has a beautiful dessert as delicious as the Nanaimo bar.
The bars are made from a wafer crumb-based layer with butter icing and melted chocolate.
The taste is so good that there are bars in the northern United States.
Enjoy one or two of the places where it all began.
3- Canadian Bacon
One of the first things people think of when they think about Canada is bacon.
Regardless of whether it is on a breakfast menu or straight up, Canadians love its fatness.
42% of Canadians would choose bacon over sex, according to a study by Huffington Post.
The strip bacon pictured here comes from the belly of the pig, which is why the term bacon is often used in Canada.
There are many advantages to traveling to Canada, one of which is eating bacon.
The epitome of comfort food in Canada, poutine is a dish of french fries topped with cheese curds and gravy.
It is sold all over the country in pubs, diners, hockey arenas, and chip wagons.
It’s not the healthiest choice, but it’s still a unique fast food cuisine choice in Canada, and we invite you to see what all the fuss is about.
5- Butter Tarts
A dessert is better than the main course.
Butter tarts are one of them.
They’re made from butter, sugar, syrup, and egg and then baked until the filling is firm on the outside and inside.
The butter tarts recipe was published in a cookbook in 1900 and was the first instance of the dessert.
We want you to try one of these delicious pastries if you get the chance.
6- Wild Blueberries
Canada is fond of the sweet taste of wild berries.
One of the great signs of summer is the smaller, sweeter variety of the regular blueberry.
The wild blueberries grow in eastern North America but are mostly in Ontario, Quebec and the Maritime Provinces.
Canada is the world’s largest exporter of wild fruits.
If you’re in Canada in the summer, it’s a good idea to stop by a fruit stand to try the fresh fruit that’s been picked.
7- Montreal Smoked Meat
Southern BBQ and pastrami get a lot of attention, but nothing beats a Montreal smoked meat sandwich in Quebec.
This kosher-style deli meat is made by salting beef brisket and adding seasonings.
You can find smoked meat at Schwartz’s, the oldest deli in Canada, and it’s a must-try when you’re in Montreal.
The tourtire is a Canadian classic that comes out of Quebec.
The meat pie made with diced pork, veal or beef is popular in Canada for Christmas and New Year’s but is also sold in grocery stores all year.
There are different ways in which Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, Montreal, Acadian, and Manitoba torture are made.
The dish represents nostalgia and it’s the same as always.
There is a chain of pastry stands in Canada.
The brand’s eponymous product is hand stretched to look like a beaver tail, fried to add on calories, and finished with a variety of ingredients like chocolate banana, apple cinnamon, and maple.
The Rideau Canal is often turned into a public skating rink during the winter.
What is more Canadian than skating outdoors and enjoying a meal?
10- Flapper Pie
The base of the pie is comprised of a cinnamon graham base and is topped with a creamy filling.
One taste and you’ll wonder why this delicious dessert didn’t gain popularity nationwide, but just find joy in the fact that you become acquainted.
The dish is usually a “grandma’s recipe”.
The recipe can be found on the Internet, so bakeries and supermarkets may carry it in the Canadian prairie provinces.
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