Food, Ireland

The Food of Ireland

December 2, 2014

Food of Ireland

One of the most shocking things for me about Ireland, was the food.  I am not a foodie. I do enjoy good food, but I don’t plan vacations around food. I do try to use Urban Spoon or Yelp to help me find good food.  What I didn’t expect to find was the amazing food in Ireland.  Above is a boxty. The boxty is the pancake looking thing.  In this case it was a sage boxty served with pulled pork! This Texan living in a mostly pork free country was impressed.  It is a different flavor of pulled pork but very good especially when wrapped up by the sage boxty.  It was also very filling.  This was from a place called Gallagher’s Boxty House in Temple Bar. I was actually sad it was my last night in Dublin because I would have like to go back and had a different type.

I was looking for a traditional Irish breakfast place on Yelp when I discovered the Queen of Tarts. I didn’t get the traditional Irish breakfast I was looking for, but that was ok.  I ordered a delicious scone and eggs.  Granted it was way too much food for one person, but I needed to try it all.  I ate slow and went for a very long walk afterwards.

Food of Ireland

The one thing that I wished now that I had taken a picture of was the fish and chips I had in Tramore.  It was a whole fish on a bed of french fries. We Americans are doing it wrong. Fish isn’t fish sticks with french fries. It is a whole greasy fish served on thick french fries, which I have determined is where the term chips comes from.

In Dublin, my friend took me to this place called 101 Talbot. I had a special, so I can’t remember what it was called.  It was a chicken dish. It was excellent and the portions were large!

Next time I find excellent food, I promise to take more pictures!

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3 Comments

  • Reply Lynn Caldwell June 13, 2016 at 11:42 pm

    I’m so glad you mentioned the food! I’m a Canadian living in Ireland and am so tired of the stereotype of Irish food being terrible. There is an amazing food culture here, with artisan food produced around the country, and a thriving restaurant and cafe scene. Many years ago we had some visitors who I later heard complaining about the food in Ireland – and they had been to McDonald’s on their trip. 🙁 Fresh, wild, local, we have it. Thanks for telling the world!

    • Reply Tiffany June 14, 2016 at 11:36 am

      You are welcome! I was very surprised and glad to hear that you think the same way!

  • Reply Lynn Caldwell June 13, 2016 at 11:45 pm

    Sorry wrong website with last comment!

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