Most people don’t think of food when they think of Scotland…although they are known for their famous deep fried mars bars, melt in your mouth fudge and black forest cake…but besides the heavily sweet and sugary stuff, Scotland is home to some of the freshest seafood and meats in the world.
Eating my way through Scotland, I loved all the hearty and wholesome dishes here, particularly if you are a meat lover, there is plentyyyyy. So read on….
Haggis is readily sold practically everywhere in Scotland and in the form of sausages, patties and mince meat..they get creative with it but it’s a must try! I’ll be honest and say many people don’t fancy the taste or texture (usually because they know what it is exactly), but give it a go for yourself first and make the judgement..you never know, you might just love it!
Full Scottish Breakfast
Tried, loved and went back! It usually comprises of egg, haggis, baked beans, bacon, Scottish sausage, tomato and tatties (potato)- a big breaky like this will for sure set you up for the day ahead!
Although not a food, it is after all Scotland’s national drink and they love it. Worth a try even if you don’t like whisky…it might just taste different on their end of the world!
Scotland is known for their high quality of beef, and produce some of the world’s best beef plus lamb and pork thanks to generations of breeding and raising livestock. Have a try of a tender, melt in your mouth steak while you visit.
Typically a boiled egg, wrapped in sausage meat, rolled in breadcrumbs and baked. Traditionally more a picnic staple food, so commonly eaten cold, although I love them heated up.
With the Atlantic Sea surrounding, Scotland can get their hands on some of the finest and fresh Atlantic Salmon. Dishes are commonly available and I do recommend trying one of their salmon wellingtons..yum!
Cullen skink is a traditional Scottish soup made from smoked haddock, potatoes, onions, and milk. It is more a specialty dish in the north-eastern parts of Scotland and is often served as a starter or entrée dish.
Deep Fried Mars Bar
Sugary, sweet, rich and deep fried is totally not great for a number of reasons but hey, travelling and eating your way through countries is a must do! Edinburgh are known for there deep fried Mars Bars!
Warm porridge is a popular and traditional dish at breakfast.