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As its name suggests, Panned Pizza sells pizzas. But despite frequent mentions of the eatery from several friends, I had no idea that pizza was actually sold here until my first visit one Friday night. In my defence, the restaurant’s name was never mentioned. There’s only one dish that has got everyone talking, and that’s their POUTINE. Hailing from Canada, Poutine is a snack dish comprised of french fries, gravy and cheese. I’ll bet you’re either salivating or horrified by the description…
There’s minimal seating, so I imagine the place would be quite full from the late-night crowd on Fridays and Saturdays.
Poutine (large) - fries, with hot gravy and melted cheese. Extras: jalapeños and sour cream.
Crispy chips, good. Gravy, good. Cheese, mmmmmm… so good. Throw all these great-tasting components together, and you have on your hands a not-so-good-looking dish that tastes oh-so-good. Oh, and it doesn’t get any prettier-looking as you eat it. The jalapeños brought a fresh dose of spice that added to the flavours. Shared between three, the serving of poutine didn’t seem too bad…
While my taste buds had a great time, the rest of my body wasn’t very happy with the number of jalapeño pieces I ate. A 30-minute run may have also taken place the next morning. Having said that, I would happily return for some more Poutine. And a slice of pizza or two probably couldn’t hurt…
234c Russell St,
Melbourne, Victoria, 3000.
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