Good morning Femm readers. I hope you guys already ate breakfast because in this post I’ll be sharing some traditional Irish food. While in Ireland I was lucky enough to try some of these foods. We had a lot of different dishes while we were over there. Some that were almost like American food, but they tasted way better. I will start with the breakfast foods and then move on to each mealtime plus dessert/tea.
Now for breakfast, I’m going to discuss what a traditional Irish breakfast is. A traditional Irish breakfast consists of bacon, sausages and black and white puddings, eggs, vegetables and a potato all fried in creamery butter. You can also have homemade Irish soda or brown bread and wash it down with a cup of breakfast tea. Or if you’re not into tea you can drink milk or orange juice. I did try the black and white pudding but did not finish it. It kind of tastes rubbery and irony because well, it’s also known as blood pudding. We also had doughnuts and pastries and the milk had a creamier taste to it.
Lunch foods were good too. Butter, milk, and cream over they tasted way better than American! So thick and natural tasting. For lunch, we ate mostly pub food. I didn’t eat any fish because I don’t like seafood, but I did eat plenty of chips. Just a reminder chips are French fries and what we call chips are crisps over there. Pub food consists of burgers, fish, pork meals, and potatoes. I had some BBQ over there that was very tasty and again the pork was really tender and clean. We even had Hibachi one night and pizza another night. So, the food isn’t too different over there.
Dinners were much like lunch. Although I will share with you guys some awesome dinner ideas while over there. They have tons of fish and chips options. They also have lobster, shrimp, and fish caught in local waters. They had great soups too. The broth was richer with flavor and ran a bit creamier. Not to mention they had different sandwich meat like corn beef hash. The best dinner I had was at the Castle View B&B. Since the owners lived on the farm everything was super fresh, especially the vegetables. We had salad and soup to start, vegetable soup to be exact. We also had chicken, peas, carrots, potatoes, and Irish soda bread. We even had a traditional apple pastry too. One late night in Dublin while we were getting used to the time change we went to a late-night Shawarma place.
Dessert over there was the best thing in the world. The best was the gelato/ice cream. One of the best ice cream/gelato spots was Murphy’s Ice Cream in Galway. But even that couldn’t beat the deliciousness of a simple soft serve known as a 99. You can get it in a cone with a chocolate bar sticking out of it. You could get these at the late-night Shawarma places, gas stations, and convenient stores. Some gas stations even offered different toppings. I ordered a large one time and that was a lot of ice cream on a small cone. The best thing I ate there besides the 99s was the cheesecake from the Lemon Leaf Café. It was the smoothest and most mouthwatering cheesecake. Also, other than the tea, some coffee, and mineral water, all the drinks taste the same. That's all for this blog 'til next time.