I’ve been meaning to try New York Fries‘ Butter Chicken Poutine for some time now and I got the opportunity at the Bayshore food court, where I was shopping for Christmas present.
The Butter Chicken Poutine was introduced to NYF’s line up in 2011, along with the Braised Beef Poutine. As far as I know, NYF was the first to offer it.
Whoever thought that mixing Quebec’s national dish with India’s most popular curry is a genius.
I ordered a regular size poutine. You know the drill: fries on the bottom, followed by cheese curds. Then, the twist: butter chicken instead of the classic brown gravy.
The fries were good, as usual. The cheese curds weren’t squeaking, which is always sad.
The key, though, was the butter chicken itself.
I was expecting bland, but it wasn’t. The tomato sauce was mildly spicy, with some heat, but not too much. There was plenty of chicken pieces in it. It worked quite well with the cheese curds, though perhaps it would work even better with Paneer.
The sauce was thick, which is not surprising. It meant that it sat on top of the dish, instead of pooling at the bottom. We some good forkplay, I got sauce on all fries and none of them were soggy for having sat in the sauce too long. Proper thing.
Now, be mindful that nothing has more calories on NYF’s menu than the Large Butter Chicken Poutine at 1780 calories.
But ’tis the Season and all that.
And I only got a regular. So there.