In this article we are going to pick a random place (in this case Ottawa) and talk about
The Ottawans enjoy their food as much as any other nation and at first glance their fare
may seem plain.
However, if you dig deep enough it’s possible to turn up some real tasty gems.
Because of the mixed heritage of Canada with roots in French, Scottish, English, Asian
and even Caribbean lineages, the food tends to reflect differing tastes depending on the
region you are in.
Here, we take a look at the capital of Canada and discuss its food, tastes and even
There are many nationalities present in Ottawa and one predominant influence is French.
French cuisine is popular in Ottawa and the delicacies on offer here include exquisite sweet
pastries, mouth watering seared duck breast with honey, orange, and thyme as well as
unforgettable dark chocolate, creamy profiteroles.
These exquisite and uniquely French tastes are available all over the city and indeed can be
delivered to your door for a little extra expense by the best restaurants in Ottawa.
Greek food is a growing influence in many cultures around the world and it’s reach has
extended to even this cold clime.
One of the tastiest things you will ever consume in a Greek eating house is a good Souvlaki
which consists of tender pieces of chopped pork or lamb, served up in a soft pitta bread with
sweet vine or cherry tomatoes, fresh, crunchy lettuce as well as diced onions and creamy,
Olive oil features heavily in most Greek dishes and is well known for its heart-positive
properties so don’t be put off by anything seemingly oily as it will probably be olive-derived.
Most Greek food houses will be delighted to deliver for free, should you meet a minimum
Our next port of call is Asian in nature for what kind of culinary portmanteau would this
be without touching at least once on the fabulously diverse offerings served up by our
There is an extremely wide selection of Chinese food all over the world and Ottawa is no
stranger to its prevalence.
Whether you savor something crunchy, soft, sweet, sour, spicy or plain, the chances are
you will find what suits you on a good Chinese menu.
Ottawa boasts a great selection of Chinese eateries with international favourites on the
menu including sweet and sour pork, special fried rice and of course crispy Peking duck
in delicious Hoisin sauce.
Following on with our Asian theme, it’s worth mentioning that Ottawa boasts a fine
selection of Japanese restaurants if your palate allows for fresh Sushi, hibachi and
yakitori grilled chicken.
Japanese food tends to the colourful with sushi of a myriad of colors and tastes to match
available from the best Japanese Maison Mangers.
The atmosphere in a Japanese restaurant tends towards cushions and relaxation with
soft, contemplative music in the background and idyllic displays of lotus trees shading
stately ladies wearing ornate kabukis from a soft yellow sun.
Ottawa enjoys as diverse a food selection as many other cities and its worth having a
good nose around its stately streets and rambling lanes and alleys to find an eating
house to your taste.
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