When you think of Canadian dishes you may think of poutine, but one dish that should never be forgotten under that category is Montreal smoked meat. SumiLicious, a deli in the city’s east end, is on the Michelin Bib Gourmand list and rightfully so, serving up some of the best and most affordable Montreal smoked meat in Toronto.
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Head to Scarborough to check out this spot where Chef Sumith Fernando honed his culinary craft for Montreal smoked meat during his 17 years at Montreal’s famous Schwartz’s Deli.
According to SumiLicious, the dish to try is their Smoked Meat sandwich calling the “medium” their signature. SumiLicious uses beef brisket, marinated with a dry rub of spices for about ten days, smoked for over eight hours and steamed for over three hours – yum!
Chef Fernando also recommends the Smoked Meat Poutine saying they use freshly cut potatoes seasoned with spices, cheese curds and gravy topped with chopped smoked meat.
“I wanted to bring authentic Montreal-style smoked meat to the Greater Toronto Area,” said Chef Fernando.
“Montreal is popular for its smoked meat for its authenticity and flavour. While I was working at the deli in Montreal, I saw most people shake their head after the first bite. I enjoy seeing people happy, shaking their heads after the first bite. It inspired me to try making it my own, to see the same from my customers one day.”
Prices range from $12-$25 if you’re going to dine here.
Look no further if you need some lunch plans and try SumiLicious’ Montreal smoked meat, Toronto!
Where: 5631 Steeles Avenue East, Unit 5, Scarborough
Cost: $12-$25 average per meal