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.
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!