The Ginger Ninja and I went back to the Canadian National Exhibition yesterday to catch the Superdogs, see the sights and sample some more so-bad-it’s-good food. One item on our list was Taco in a Bag, which many people speak of only in hushed tones.
Taco in a Bag is made by taking a bag of Doritos and giving it a couple of whacks to break the chips into smaller pieces. The bag is sliced open along one of its long sides and then the taco filling is added: ground beef, grated cheese, salsa, sour cream, guacamole and lettuce. You eat it right out of the bag with a fork. It’s like a Frito pie, but you can pretend it’s healthier because it has some lettuce.
It’s just one of the deliciously unhealthy items that the poutine place in the corner of the CNE’s Food Building serves. They also serve a number of different types of poutine. Here’s the left half of their menu:
The first two poutine items on the menu are:
- The Lumberjack: French fries covered with gravy and cheese curds, sausages and a fried egg. I need to try this sometime.
- The Canadian: French fries covered with gravy and cheese curds, topped with two strips of bacon.
Here’s the right half of the menu:
The poutine items on the right side of the menu are:
- The Mexican: French fries covered in gravy and cheese curds, ground beef, salsa, guacamole, sour cream and jalapeno peppers.
- The Traditional: Good ol’ fashioned poutine – just french fries covered in gravy, cheese curds and nothing else.
Getting back to Taco in a Bag – here’s what it looks like when you get it:
It just needs to be stirred up. Here’s what the first bite looks like:
It’s so dirtylicious. If you get the chance, try it. The CNE’s open until next Monday, so keep in mind that time’s running out.