If you think there’s nothing more comforting than good old french fries, you’re deadly wrong. Meet the Canadian national dish: poutine.
Just like the nature of life, there’s a good thing and there’s a better thing – and that’s french fries and poutine.
Something about a pile of crispy-skinned, soft-inside fries getting covered with succulent gravy and squeaky cheese curds is just so scrumptiously sexy. And although a decent version of the dish can’t easily be found in Bangkok, we’ve learned about a few spots that serve legit poutine. Here’s a list of where to find it in the city.
For a poutine-focused haunt, saunter right over to Bangkok Poutine. The outlet doles out a wide selection of poutine flavours, spanning everything from the classic to bacon & onion, sausage, beef bolognese sauce, and even a Mexican-style topping of beef, onion, and bell pepper mixture. The most impressive one is the Famous Schnitzel (THB 180) in which the crispy fries are topped with deep-fried chicken cutlet, gravy, and, of course, rubbery cheese curds.
Bangkok Poutine, 35 Samsen Road, Bangkok, +6695 751 3018; Open: Mon-Sun, 11 am-11 pm.
Fatty’s Bar & Diner
The selection of burgers at Fatty’s Bar & Diner will hit you with their hippie, old-school versus new-school versions of American hamburgers. But apart from the meat-on-bun dish, other things on the menu will also bring a load of comfort to your tummy. A good example is their Poutine (THB 220) which is comprised of french fries drowned in thick onion gravy and topped with Wisconsin cheese curds. Other dishes also come with a side of baked beans topped with cheese curds so that’s another version of poutine you can enjoy whilst you’re here.
Fatty’s Bar & Diner, 598/66 Asoke-Dindaeng Road, Bangkok, +662 245 2965; Tue-Sun, 11-12 am.
Not your traditional poutine but perhaps this will be one of the most memorable – if not messiest – ones you’ve ever tried. Breakfast Story churns out real-deal American breakfast dishes like pancakes, French toast, omelettes, and oatmeal. But amongst the morning fare, what you need to opt for is their Sloppy Poutine (similar to Chili Cheese Fries) showered in sloppy joe and a blanket of melted cheese. It’s cheesy, meaty, and, of course, greasily good.
Breakfast Story, 593/27, 2 Fl, Sukhumvit Road (Soi Villa), Bangkok, +662 258 1461; Open: 7 am-11 pm.
Although SWAY is known as a home for hip hop, the Thonglor bar is also home to a drool-inducing poutine dish. So to take your night revelry up a notch, be sure to order their Poutine (THB 190) which stays true to the Canadian classic version with simple gravy and cheese curds along with their other signature dishes like wings, which come in over 39 flavours for you to choose from.
SWAY, Arena 10, 225 11 Soi Thonglor 10, Bangkok, +6689 996 9564; Open: Mon-Sun, 6 pm-3 am.