Co-host of The Ace Burpee Show on Radio 103.1, Virgin Radio’s top-rated morning show, Winnipegger Chrissy Troy grew up in rural Interlake, Manitoba, and is still a true farm girl at heart. Family, food and community are at the forefront of everything she does. When she is not hosting her popular show or exploring new culinary finds, Troy happily volunteers countless hours of her time to local and international charities. Eat North caught up with this stellar radio host to find out her top spots to indulge in some good Winnipeg eats.
CB's Filipino Restaurant is the place to be! I love this spot, with its authentic food and great vibe. They do an amazing breakfast served until 2 p.m. Try the tocino (sweet marinated pork belly) or the longanisa (Filipino sweet garlic sausage). Also, the lumpia crispy spring rolls filled with pork are a favourite of mine. I often pick up a tray of takeout with a variety of tasty stuff to take to a party or an event.
The Dancing Noodle opened less than six months ago. It’s a hole in the wall with only four tables, but the food is ridiculous, and it is usually super busy! The owner, who I call the "noodle weaver", went back to China to study the art of hand-pulled noodle making for six months. The noodles are served in a rich, savoury beef broth and he can make them thick or thin, depending on how you like them.
BMC Market started as a market where you could pick up imported Mexican ingredients. It evolved into a Mexican-owned taqueria, serving chicken or chorizo tacos on handmade tortillas (using an old recipe). Winnipeggers love Mexican food, so this place is very popular. It has a casual feel and every time I eat there, I am transported into another place.
Deseo Bistro in trendy Osborne Village is where I love to go for a red coloured Moscow Mule, served in a copper mug. Deseo is a small space with a really intimate, warm vibe and the food is really good too!