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Traditional Irish Foods You Simply Have To Try

In our new Globe Trotter series, Viral Travel reviews all the best places to see, eat and stay at in every country of the world!

This week we visit: Ireland


Exploring Ireland’s most remarkable attractions is bound to give you quite an appetite, so here are some of the highlights of the Emerald Isles’ cuisine.

The Irish national cuisine mostly consists of plain but hearty, filling foods. Even though the Irish people suffered immensely during the Irish Potato Famine, potatoes are still a major component of their diet and you shouldn’t be surprised to realize that bread and potatoes almost always accompany the main meal. For instance, cabbage with bacon is usually served with unpeeled potatoes and the famous Irish stew includes onions, potato, carrots and lamb, boiled together, and seasoned with salt and pepper and parsley.

Black pudding, also known as blood sausage, may sound disgusting, but it’s one of the most popular traditional foods in Ireland. Tripe (cows’ intestines) and pig’s trotters (feet) are also very famous and widespread in both Cork and Dublin.

When it comes to desserts, try a slice of tea brack (a light fruit cake in which the fruit have been soaked in tea), or a slice of traditional fruit cake.

Finally, Ireland is worldwide-known for its strong alcoholic beverages such as Guinness, Beamish, Murphy’s and a variety of ales. You can also sample the many varieties of Irish whiskey and make sure to order Irish coffee (whiskey and whipped cream added to coffee).

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