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PEI Has Their Own 'Legendary' French Fry Dish They've Been Hiding From The Rest Of Canada

Could this give poutine a run for its money?
Fries With The Works In PEI Is The Province's "Legendary" Dish

Out in eastern Canada, Fries With The Works in P.E.I. is something locals have been hiding from the rest of the country.

The "legendary" dish is made with fries, gravy, ground beef and peas, so it's kind of like poutine but not quite.

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The origin story is that a warehouse worker went to a restaurant before starting a shift and ordered fries with gravy but the owner added ground beef and peas so that the meal would hold him over.

Restaurants all over the P.E.I. serve this dish now and there are some new variations that add more vegetables, more meat or cheese curds, which makes it closer to poutine.

Newfoundland has a version of poutine that's made with fries, gravy and dressing but cheese curds are optional.

It's always fun to find out what things are surprising to newcomers in Canada, and this rundown from an Australian on our cuisine is pretty spot on.

Jorden Tually (@jordentually on TikTok) posted a video on three Canadian foods he says you "need to try before you die."

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Jagmeet Singh Brought His Famous Punjabi Poutine To The People In His Very Own Food Truck

Everyone managed to get their poutine despite the truck breaking down!

While campaigning in Montreal on September 2, Jagmeet Singh was giving out his iconic Punjabi poutine but there was a delay because the food truck broke down. How very un-Canadian of it!

Singh tweeted his thanks to the people who were working "TIRElessly" to fix the truck and get it back up and running again. "We'll still get the poutine to the people," he said.

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Back in 2019, my boyfriend and I decided to pack our bags and move to Canada. After growing up in the U.K., then living in Australia for a number of years, we were ready to test out a colder climate.

Although we were prepared for snow and hoping (naively) for any sort of bear encounter, we arrived ready to be surprised — and we were.

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Move Aside Birria Tacos, These Are Birria Burgers (VIDEO)

The drip hits differently with a burger.

On this episode of Good Bites Takeout, host Mahlet Yordanos hits up Burgers n' Fries Forever (BFF) for some Birria - but these aren't tacos. The Ottawa-based burger chain has made moves to Toronto, and keeps things interesting with an ever-changing menu and innovative burger creations.

This month, the star is is their Birria Duo, inspired by the super trendy Mexican Birria tacos that have dominated social media recently.

Inspired by food trends and pop culture from all over the world, the owners are big believers in food being a tasty canvas.

The Order:
Birria Burger | $9.99
Birria Cheese Fries | $9.99

For more information, check out BURGERS N' FRIES FOREVER on Instagram.