poutine toronto

Where to eat Japanese poutine in Toronto

Poutine is such an iconic food here in Toronto that even restaurants that have no business serving it are doing just that. While the recipes might diverge from the classic trinity of fries, curds and gravy, the cross-culturally inflected and innovative takes are undeniably delicious.

Case in point: the Japanese Poutine ($3.95/small, or, $5.95/large) dreamed up by Ramen Raijin on Gerrard St.

The noodle house serves up crisp fried spuds smothered with proper cheese curds, but veers from the traditional when it comes to sauces that are only vaguely reminiscent of gravy. Select between tangy teriyaki mayo or a butter soy sauce thats doused over the cheesy mess then crowned with nori chiffonade and green onions.

It's not your average poutine, but it sure does eat well with chopsticks.

Thanks to IBM for sponsoring this post. IBM Watson's cognitive system helps chefs create new recipes and helps businesses cook up new ideas.

Know of any Toronto restaurants doing interesting takes on poutine? Let us know in the comments.


Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in Eat & Drink

Most of Toronto's shipping container market will be closed for months

Famous bakery permanently closes Toronto location due to lockdown restrictions

Toronto restaurant offers free meal to devoted customer locked out by snowstorm

Ontario restaurants to return to indoor dining at 50 per cent capacity Jan. 31

Toronto neighbourhood cafe permanently closed following tragedy

Toronto cookie shop fires back after getting hate for receiving booster shot

LCBO calls police on Toronto bar owners who tried to get refund because of lockdown

Toronto restaurant that was a local favourite for Indian food has permanently closed