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9 Things to Eat in Ireland

9 Things to Eat in Ireland

Ireland has many similarities with the UK , but the more you get to know this country the more you will realize the deep differences separating these two cultures . 

This unique treat is also reflected in the local food, as the Thai like to say it is "Same same but different !" 

Here are some culinary delights you must try when in Ireland.

1. Irish Breakfast - Eggs, Irish Pork Rashers, sausages, beans, baked tomato, mushrooms, toast with butter and the Irish twist: black and white pudding. If you are a foodie adventurer just go for the black pudding, a type of blood sausage made from pork fat or beef suet, pork blood and a relatively high proportion of oatmeal or the white pudding which is the same without the blood.

The breakfast of a champion!

2. Seafood chowder creamy soup made out of various types of ocean fish mixed with loads of root vegetables in a creamy sauce. There are different versions of Chowder, some contain extra stuff like bacon, others contain less. For this dish, I recommend choosing the most traditional restaurant you can find.


3. Scampi and Chips - or fish and chips depending on your preferences but Scampi is made out of Irish prawns, the juiciest and tastiest prawns in the world. If its the first time you experience the Irish or English culture, Do Not Forget to put salt &vinegar on your Chips. You will then ask yourself how did you live so far without having vinegar on Chips !


4. Irish beef stew ( with Guinness) - beef and vegetables slow cooked to perfection, blended together by the most traditional Irish beer, Guinness. This is perfect for sharing with friends in the cold days, accompanied by nothing else but a pint of Guinness.

5. Rib-eye or T-bone steak - Ireland has an amazing farming tradition, with fat and happy cows in this place where the grass is always green. They also believe in sustainable farming and keeping the animals on the fields as much as possible. This, combined with deep knowledge of meet aging, will give you one of the best steaks you ever had in your life .

Best to have with Chips or salad (don't forget the vinegar).


6. Almond fingers with tea - another culinary treat shared with their neighbors, for a light breakfast or afternoon tea you must try the combination of almond fingers Irish tea. Also a very affordable snack, you can buy them in any supermarket.

7. Bacon and Cabbage - this is the most traditional, and one can go here. With routs in the potato famine, this dish is served in the most traditional pubs. You will probably have to get out of the tourist way to find it, but this will definitely offer a unique experience.


9. Irish Scones with butter and honey or jam, and amazing alternative to the heavy Irish breakfast. You can have simple scones or with fruit both must be warm for maximum flavor; deliciooooous...

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