Guinness Beef Stew
Making the top of my Irish food list is this stew with a twist. Grass-fed beef, slow cooked with carrots, onion, and potatoes in a beef broth and Guinness beer. Yum! I tried this dish during my stay in Galway and knew immediately it would make my list. Sink your teeth into the tender meat and enjoy every delicious bite. If you’re staying in Galway, Ireland be sure to visit Sonny Malloys and grab yourself a hot bowl of Guinness stew.
Chocolate Pecan Pie
Wandering the streets of Galway, I came across a hidden gem called The Pie Maker. The small pie shop had lines blocking the entire sidewalk of Cross Street which naturally, piqued my interest. “WOW” were my exact words after the first bite of the warm, rich & crunchy chocolate pecan pie. It was so good that I went back for more every night of my stay. A slice of pie costs 4-5 euro and is worth every penny. If you stop in, try the savory pot pie or Banoffee pie you won’t regret it. If you’re interested in trying Banoffee pie sooner than later check out my recipe here!
Full Irish Breakfast
This filling breakfast is a great start to the day. My trips never really involve relaxing, so the extra fuel helps. The full Irish breakfast includes eggs, sausage, bacon, beans, toast, and black pudding (blood sausage). Enjoy this breakfast anywhere including the local bars! In Ireland, you don’t have to go far to find the breakfast for champs.
Fish and Chips
Like the Irish breakfast, fish and chips are a go-to meal to try when visiting Ireland. The dish consists of deeply fried codfish, crispy french fries, mashed peas, mayo, and malt vinegar. On the first occasion, I had fish and chips from Leo Burdock in Dublin. The second time, I tried The Fisherman in Galway, a great waterfront restaurant with a tasty menu. I thought it was interesting that The Fisherman served hake fish instead of the usual cod. The hake was a welcomed change because both the smell and taste were much less fishy. The meal came with all of the usual fixings and a fresh side salad for a refreshing palette cleanser.
Have you tried any foods from Ireland? Let me know your favorites below!