FoodFindsAsia | Scottish Foods that You Have to Try While on Vacation
Fow most people, the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about Scottish cuisine is haggis. Haggis, neeps and tatties is one of our most traditional dishes as well as the most popularized. Basically this is a hearty helping of haggis, turnips (neeps) and potatoes (tatties) and typically served with a couple rams of good Scotch whiskey. Haggis is a combination of different meats, oatmeal, spices and salt and is not the prettiest food in the world, but what it lacks in pretty looks it makes up for in a delicious flavor array.
2. FISH N CHIPS
Deep fried in a delicious golden crispy batter and served alongside thick fried and fluffy potatoes, fish served here is never second best. Make sure to plan a visit to the many shops, shacks and vans that offer this tasty treat, including Anstruther Fish Bar, in the charming fishing village of Anstruther, Frankie’s in Shetland, the most northerly fish and chip shop and Fisherman’s Pier fish & chip van which can be found on the Isle of Mull.
3. SCOTTISH PORRIDGE
Here is a favorite dish that has been served in cottages and castles across Scotland for many centuries. Porridge is not something most people think of when they think of Scottish cuisine, nevertheless Scottish porridge has been a staple of the local diet for a long time and a healthy meal we still enjoy today. Use our handy guide to all the best places to enjoy this classic meal in all its exciting variations.
4. ICE CREAM
Ice cream is one of the most popular local desserts and there are innumerable shops, businesses, brands and even farms that produce their own special brand of delectable flavors. There are also many idyllic cafes, gelaterias, and other ice cream parlors located across Scotland. Here you will find some of the most amazing varieties of ice cream made with locally sourced ingredients and certain to delight and amaze the most demanding ice cream aficionados.
5. FULL SCOTTISH BREAKFAST
There is hardly a better way to begin the day than with a hearty Scottish Breakfast. This will be a little different depending on the place you visit. Most often a traditional Scottish Breakfast will include fried eggs, hash browns, tatties scones, black pudding, baked beans and toast. With fuel like this, you will be all set to enjoy your day exploring all that Scotland has to offer. You will find this delicacy offered extensively across the land.
There is no shortage of coastal towns in Scotland and this means that there will also be innumerable opportunities to sample the delicacies of the sea. There are mussels, crabs, haddock, lobster, trout, cod and oysters. If you are a fan of seafood, you will not be disappointed by the delicious varieties available to you here.
Perhaps you have never heard of Cranachan before, not many people have. This traditional dessert was part of the great harvest ceremonies and celebrations of the past. This dish is essentially cream and fresh seasonal raspberries served with Scottish oatmeal and whiskey. This special delicacy has been called the ‘undisputed king of Scottish desserts’ and for good reason to.
That’s all for now. Do try sampling these delectable dishes on your next trip to Scotland and let us know what you think. Book your Scottish trip now with My Hotel Break in Scotland.