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几个星期前,我提到和DM夫妇到Sandbank 省公园露营。Sankbank 座落在Prince Edward County (爱德华王子县), 离多伦多市约两个半小时车程。

上个周末,我们和DM夫妇又到爱德华王子县一趟。这次是为了一个叫Taste! 的Food and Wine Show (美食加美酒展)。

很多当地的餐馆,厨师,农夫和葡萄酒酿造厂等都踊跃参与。没想到的是,那天的天气又冷又阴云满布,像我们这种来吃喝的人竟也出乎意料的多,很多档摊前都有长长的人龙。

Buddha Dog Caravan (Buddha Dog 的大篷车)

Buddha Dog Caravan (Buddha Dog 的大篷车)

我们不敢怠慢,马上去Buddha Dog的大篷车前排队(如图)。Buddha Dog是个卖‘高级‘热狗的小餐厅 (不像多伦多街边的热狗)。他们要将爱德华王子县内最好的一面呈现给顾客。所以,做热狗用的所有材料都是县内最好的。这次,他们为人们带来了用火鸡肉做的热狗。用火鸡肉是要像征感恩节,因为上几届的Taste! 都是在感恩节周末举办,今年除外。

拿了我们的热狗,配上推荐的苹果酒,真的是我尝试过最好吃的热狗!

其实,什么食物配什么酒是一门艺术,也是一门学问。配对了,食物能带出酒的‘深度‘,酒能带出食物的美味。所以,在这个美食展上,每一种食物都会推荐一个相配的酒,把我们带到享受食物的‘最高境界‘。

DM夫妇是‘好食‘之人,也是美食专家。我就是从他们身上慢慢学会吃出食物配对酒时的不同。(参阅法国大餐)。所以,在这个难得学习的机会中,我当然每吃一种食物都坚持要有相配的酒。哈哈! 还好,每杯酒的份量都不多,我没喝醉 😉

我们接着吃了依下的:

Elk Goulash Poutine with 5 year old Black River Cider

Elk Goulash Poutine with 5 year old Black River Cider

这个是一个加拿大魁北克特有的法国小吃 – Poutine。其他国家是吃不到的。最普通的作法是,炸马铃薯条配上颗粒型干酪和肉汁。而在Taste! 上,多伦多著名的厨师,Jamie Kennedy, 竟配上了糜鹿肉!效果是好好吃!

我啊,可是第一次吃糜鹿肉。你们知道什么是糜鹿吗?看看下图。

Elk 糜鹿

Elk 糜鹿

待续.....

A few weeks ago, I mentioned our camping trip in Sandbank Provincial Park. Sandbank located in Prince Edward County, about 2.5 hours drive from Toronto.

Last weekend, we went to Prince Edward County again, but for a completely different reason – for Taste!, a food and wine show, to celebrate the regional cuisine.

Many of the local restaurants, chefs, farmers and wineries participated this event. Though the weather of that day was cool and gloomy, surprisingly, it did not stop people from coming for this event. When we arrived at 11ish, there were already many people and most booths had a long line up.

Buddha Dog Caravan (Buddha Dog 的大篷车)

Buddha Dog Caravan (Buddha Dog 的大篷车)

Without any delay, we first ‘attacked’ the Buddha Dog caravan. Buddha Dog is a small boutique restaurant in Prince Edward County that sells gourmet hotdog (of course, not the street hotdog I mentioned before). AIm to feature the best of Prince Edward County, Buddha Dog sources the best of everything (bun, meat, cheese, vegetables etc) within the region itself. And this time, they brought us the Thanksgiving Turkey Dog. Traditionally, Taste! was held during the Thanksgiving weekend, but this year is an exception, hence the turkey.

With the lovely mini dog in our mouths, paired with the recommended County Cider, I had the best hotdog I ever had in my life, so far 🙂

I guess, most of you familar with fine cuisine, are aware of the act of food pairing with wine, to bring out the best tastes of both food and wine. In this event, of course, there is a suggestion of a pairing wine for each dish, aim to take us to the ‘highest state’ of tasting.

As for me, an Asian, who did not know about this art till I met DM and LM, who are serious foodies. Learning from them, and slowly, I think I can notice the slight differences in taste when food pairs with a right wine. Hence, for learning purpose, during this event, I insisted to drink the right wine for every dish I tried. Haahaa….don’t worry, I was not drunk because each glass of wine was only of little amount.

From Buddha Dog, we moved on to other booths, as followed :

Elk Goulash Poutine with 5 year old Black River Cider

Elk Goulash Poutine with 5 year old Black River Cider

This is a special French dish originated from Quebec. You can’t find it anywhere in the world except Canada. We called it ‘poutine‘ here. In fact, it is a simple dish, a dish consisting of French fries topped with fresh cheese curds, covered with brown gravy and sometimes additional ingredients. Jamie Kennedy, one of the most famous chefs in Toronto, had prensented us a poutine with Elk Goulash ! The result was fantastic !

Elk 糜鹿

Elk 糜鹿

Well, this is my first time to taste elk meat! I was shock to realise later what is elk ;) See the picture.

to be continued….

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今天暂不写西藏,因在多伦多的时间只剩一个星期,想多写多伦多。今天向大家介绍多伦多的街边小食。

对自小在马来西亚长大的我,街边小食是生活中很重要的一部分。虽未必卫生和健康,可是便宜美味自不在话下。在澳洲,由于政府严格的卫生条规,是不允许街边摆卖食物的。可想而知,我在澳洲那种没有街边小食的生活是多苦闷。最近,在墨尔本,开始有一些小档卖抄栗子。可是,就只不过如此,而且不算普遍。要吃马来西亚的街边小食要到餐馆吃,一碗只少要澳币七,八元。我虽爱吃,却觉得实在太贵, 和没有街边吃的风味。可是,坦白说,我在墨尔本住了那么久,已爱上了它的干净。如果,街边突然多了很多小食档,我可能也不会喜欢和习惯。

来到加拿大后,我开始注意到,原来多伦多也有街边小食 – 热狗 ! 虽也是只此一种,可也算流行和很有风味。大街小巷都可以看到热狗档,有些还是24小时经营的。卖的热狗多样化, 有鸡,猪,牛肉,素,还有意大利式的。价钱便宜,约加币一元至二元,意大利肠较贵,三元。更特别的是,每档都有各式各样的调味酱和配料,不另加价,随你加料,免费。酱料有:番茄酱,辣椒酱,芥菜酱,蜂蜜芥菜江,辣芥菜酱等。配料有:腌制过的capsicum, 玉蜀黍粒,洋葱等等。 多伦多人很爱。有些人一个热狗,一瓶汽水,才两,三元,就一餐了。赶时间的,买了,一边走,一边吃。 不然,随便找个地方坐下来吃。

我有个日本朋友的男朋友是卖热狗的。他们是拿了假期工作签证在加拿大一边工作,一边旅行。她的男朋友在日本是一名导游,曾带日本旅客游过四十多个城市。他现在想回日本做自己的生意 – 在街边卖热狗! 我去过东京,没见过街边热狗, 觉得这是个好主意!

有一天,我就试了试街边热狗。买了就已忍不住,一边走,一边吃。 很好吃耶 ! 可是,太贪心,加太多辣芥菜酱,辣得我呱呱叫!

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