Across the country, Canadians have some of the best culinary delicacies in the world. There's the Montreal Smoked Meat sandwiches in Quebec, the BeaverTails in Ottawa and, of course, the Canadian salad: Poutine. But we're also home to some more odd dishes, we'd say.
From Big Mac pizzas to beer shakes, we have some pretty crazy foods that we feel everybody needs to try out. Get that pen out and ready up to cross off these bucket list crazy foods across Canada:
The Sir John A. McDonald (Big Mac Pizza) // Big House Pizza (Toronto)
A clash between our favourite Italian dish and fast fooditem, topped with ground-beef patties, pickles, onions, tangy sauce, cheese and topped with lettuce on a sesame seed bun. Sound like a familiar McDick's favourite? Oh, and the pun is very well intended.
Mac N' Cheese Grilled Cheese // MLT DWN (Kingston and Ottawa)
As if Kraft Dinner wasn't Canadian enough on its own, the people at MLT DWN have merged our radioactive orange pasta into a grilled cheese (and yes, it's bliss).
Burger Pocket // The Flying Banzini (Ottawa)
A twist on the Pizza Pocket stuffed with veggies, cheese and a burger patty.
Age Ice // Japadog (Vancouver)
A dessert hot dog. Stick with me here; it's actually delicious. It's your choice of three scoops of ice cream in five different flavours on a deep fried bun. Not in the mood for dessert? The Japadog restaurants also have an avocado dog and a croquette (fried mashed potato) dog which are both unique in their own special way.
Go Chuck Yourself // Holy Chuck (Toronto)
The epitome of burger epicness. Six patties, six slices of cheese, bacon, caramelized onions, and it's all stuffed between three grilled cheese sandwiches. If you can finish it in six minutes, you could get it for free.
Christmas Poutine // Curdz Poutinerie (Burlington)
Mom's traditional Christmas dinner on a Canadian salad. This take on a Canadian classic tops crispy fries with turkey gravy, turkey, stuffing and cranberry sauce. Christmas is like one long cheat day anyway, right?
Donut Ice Cream Sandwiches // Uncle Betty's Diner (Toronto)
A choice of ice cream sandwiched in between house-made donuts at this cozy diner in Toronto. Drizzled on top with caramel or chocolate sauce and a topping of your choice, whether it's Reeses piece, M&M's, marshmallows or gummy bears. There's a whole list to choose from.
Cotton Candy French Toast // Cafe Melbourne (Montreal)
Matcha french toast tossed with your favourite fluffy carny treat on top.
Beer Shake // Primal Kitchen (Halifax)
Nova Scotian craft beer with scoop of ice cream thrown into the mason jar. Of course, a shake is never ever complete without its toppings: mini Oreo cookies, crushed M&M's, popcorn or -- praise Jesus -- bacon.
Fried Lobster Tower // Yu Seafood (Toronto)
A whopping plate that towers all the way to seafood heaven, this plate of Grade A lobster is stir fried with garlic and noodle fish and heaps of deep fried rice.
Taiyaki // On Yogurt (Vancouver)
A traditional Japanese fish-styled cake in the shape of a waffle. Usually stuffed with chocolate, but at On Yogurt it's loaded with gelato, a marshmallow and chocolate drizzle on top. There's five different flavours, from delectable creme brulee to Oreo.
C'Wow // C'ChoColat (Montreal)
You need a video to fully appreciate this one. This dessert starts off as a dark chocolate dome. Inside, pieces of waffle, brownie, gelato, mixed berries and pecan await. The waiter or waitress will take a pitcher of caramel sauce to melt the dome and let you see all the goods inside.
Sushi Burger // Su&Bu (Toronto)
Because sushi burritos were never enough. Su&Bu's sushi burger contains a hearty pack of all the essentials you'd want rolled up in your sushi, and it's all sandwiched in between two deep fried rice patties.
Popcorn Chicken Poutine // Joe Beeverz Bar & Grill (Manitoba and Saskatchewan)
Popcorn chicken poutine is only the tip of the iceberg. You'll also find a chicken pot pie poutine, loaded baked potato poutine and even perogy poutine. The foot-long portions are massive and are the true poutine all-stars of the prairies.
Mac & Cheeze (Deep Dish Mac N' Cheese Pizza) // Junked Food Co. (Toronto)
A two inch high pie of creamy mac and cheese with mozzarella, tomato sauce and parmesan. Available in a shareable size or just as a personal pie ('cause who wants to share mac n' cheese pizza, honestly). Also offered on the menu are cookie dough cones and their famous smash Dorito bags.
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