Founded by two Canadian Armenian repatriates, La Poutinerie Yerevan (LPY) is the only authentic Québec style poutinerie in the Caucasus.
Started in 2021 as way to raise funds for a local charity, LPY opened its first public location at the top of the Saryan Pushkin stairs where it won the hearts of many first-time poutine tasters and connoisseurs alike.
LPY then moved to Paronyan, where it increased delivery options and was recognition as a top performer in terms of speed and reliability with over 4.5 stars on all platforms.
Having now rented a new, better and more inviting space back on Saryan, we hope you will join us soon and learn what true poutine tastes like!
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What is Poutine?
Poutine is a popular Canadian dish that originated in the province of Quebec.
It consists of a base of french fries topped with fresh cheese curds and then smothered with hot gravy.
The combination of these simple ingredients creates a hearty and flavorful dish that has become a beloved comfort food in Canada and beyond.
The exact origin of poutine is a subject of some debate, but it is widely believed to have originated in rural Quebec in the late 1950s or early 1960s. One popular anecdote attributes its creation to a restaurant called Le Roy Jucep in Drummondville, Quebec, where a customer requested that cheese curds be added to a take-out order of fries. The term "poutine" is colloquial French for "a mess" or "a hodgepodge," which aptly describes the combination of ingredients in this dish.
The Canadian Hangover Cure
Poutine is often touted as a hangover cure or a dish that can help prevent hangovers, particularly in Canadian culinary culture. The belief in poutine as a comforting and satisfying remedy for the morning after a night of drinking has persisted
We believe that the best you can do before you start your night of drinking, is to consume a regular sized poutine an hour before drinking, to dampen the effects of alcohol. If you happened to forget, just eat one as brunch, and you'll be good to go!
Several factors contribute to poutine's reputation as a hangover-friendly dish, but don't take our word for it! Listen to the experts!
Carbohydrates and Lipids
Poutine is rich in carbohydrates and lipids, thanks to the combination of fries, cheese curds, and gravy as well as any toppings that you decide to add. After a night of drinking, the body may crave these types of foods to replenish energy levels and provide a sense of fullness.
The high sodium content in poutine, especially in the gravy and cheese curds, can help combat dehydration—a common side effect of alcohol consumption. Sodium helps the body retain water, which is important for rehydration after drinking.
Hangovers often come with feelings of discomfort. Many people find comfort in indulgent and familiar foods, and poutine, with its savory and satisfying combination, fits the bill.
Quick and Easy
Poutine is often available at fast-food outlets, making it a convenient and accessible option for those seeking a quick and easy remedy for a hangover.