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Review: CANADIAN CAFE

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Review: CANADIAN CAFE

ipse dixit | May 14, 2005 12:59 AM

Ok, I'll be the first to admit that I've never realized that there was such a thing as Canadian cuisine. I mean I've been to Banff, where the thing to eat for me was Kobe beef shabu-shabu, and whenever I venture across the Seattle border to Vancouver I am only worried about trying to get as much Cantonese seafood as I could stuff my face with.

But a couple of weekends ago, while doing some errands in Old Towne Monrovia, I ran across Canadian Cafe. It's a pretty modest storefront, but lo and behold, the food is pretty darn good.

Bacon Buddy: sandwich made with Peameal Bacon (which I am told is "real" Canadian bacon and is basically lean swine cured using cornmeal). The bacon is sliced thin, fried and piled high on a french roll. Very tasty.

Salmon Salad sandwich: Salty, but sweet. Interesting, but nothing spectacular.

Poutine Fries: I don't know what's going to kill me faster (or first), Poutine Fries or the Chili My Soul Nachos with the special dipping sauce. In any event, the Poutine Fries here are topped with cheese curds and doused with Poutine sauce -- all of it covering a bed of wonderful fries that would be magnificent on their own, naked.

Definitely going back ... soon. As soon, as my arteries have recovered from the Poutine Fries.

CANADIAN CAFE
125 East Colorado Blvd.
Monrovia
(626) 303-2303

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