Discovering the Unique Cuisines on Offer in Ireland
We all know the hearty staples of Irish cuisine. From those deliciously roasted boxtys to a traditional Irish stew, paired, of course, with a pint of Guinness, there’s plenty of tasty meals to be had in the many restaurants of the city centres. But in recent years, the global trend of being a foodie has also extended to residents and visitors of Ireland, making for many exciting options to enjoy Irish food across the country.
Another great part of experiencing Irish food in a place like Galway or Dublin is also having the option to experiment with other unique cuisines. Nearly 1 in 8 people living in Ireland hail from abroad, according to a study by the Irish Times. With this statistic comes the reality that the country is home to immigrants from places around the world, making the food culture one that reflects a melting pot of tastes and ingredients.
Next time you decide to try a new meal and get creative with your food choices, try one of these delicious cuisines that are on offer in Ireland:
Food that hails from the islands of Greece is known for its charcoal-grilled and spit-roasted meats, along with a use of vegetables, olive oil, and grains. If you are in Dublin, there are a number of restaurants that specialise in Greek cuisine. Try out the classic Greek recipe of spanakopita, a spinach pie made with ricotta cheese, olive oil, nutmeg, and green onions, if you are looking for traditional dish. You can also try moussaka, an eggplant or potato-based specialty, or tzatziki sauce, which is used as a dip or over grilled meats.
Thai food is especially popular in Ireland in the bigger cities, and its savory scents carry throughout the streets of the city centres to draw visitors in. Thai is known for its spicy, aromatic quality, including dishes like pan-friend noodles made with beef, pork, or chicken. Also unique to Thai cuisine is spicy curry dishes, which can be eaten in a variety of combinations with different spices and meats. There are even some award-winning Thai and Indonesian restaurants in Ireland, which means that you are bound to get a good Thai meal if you seek it.
If you like Thai food, chances are you will also like the similarly-spicy Indian cuisine. Indian food is another great option if you are looking to challenge your taste buds to some new flavors, and it can also be a particularly healthy choice, as many Indian staples are made with turmeric. Some signature Indian dishes to try include chicken tikka masala, red lentil curry, and naan. You can also keep it simple by ordering a simple dish of meats and vegetables, and you’ll be pleasantly surprised that it will often be cooked in a special clay or metal even called a tandoor, which makes for a spicy, grilled taste.
You can expand your horizons without leaving the Emerald Isle by choosing a unique cuisine for dinner, like Greek, Thai, or Indian food, to send your taste buds on an adventure of their own.
Read more about delicious food available in Ireland by Discovering the Unique Cuisines such as Cockles & Muscles with the Irish Food Trail…