Food in Ireland

Feb 4th, 2008, 03:33 PM
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Food in Ireland

Wondering what to look forward to foodwise in Ireland..will be there in May 08. Thanks..
 
Feb 4th, 2008, 03:43 PM
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Delicious brown breads and soups. I love the Irish breaksfasts. Its very tasty and wholesome food.
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Feb 4th, 2008, 03:46 PM
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Smoked salmon. Yum!
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Feb 4th, 2008, 04:00 PM
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Salmon as often as possible. Smoked with salad on brown bread. Poached for dinner. Also Dubline Bay prawns.

Just watch out for the tea. They leave the tea leaves in the pot - and don't always provide a strainer.
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Feb 4th, 2008, 04:14 PM
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travelme wrote: "I love the Irish breaksfasts. Its very tasty and wholesome food."

Cholesterol bombs!
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Feb 4th, 2008, 04:19 PM
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Lol! I should have stated that in general I found the food to be wholesome but not necessarily the black and white puddings. Those are tasty though!
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Feb 5th, 2008, 10:35 AM
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Brown bread with wonderful Irish butter and Irish breakfast tea with milk ..... I could live on it
Irish potatoes - so many different varieties and they have actual flavor !!
Great fish
Lots of vegetables that we don't normally have here
And be sure to try to irish cabbage and potato dishes - go to a local pub
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Feb 5th, 2008, 12:31 PM
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ice cream.

seriously, everywhere we went, we had the best ice cream. especially caramel or bailey's flavored. I think its higher butterfat than most US ice cream.
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Feb 5th, 2008, 12:50 PM
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Hi, I'm going next week to Dublin for 3 nights. As it is my first time there .. any restaurants suggestions??

many thanks...
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Feb 5th, 2008, 01:37 PM
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COTTAGE LOAF (bread!)
I look forward to going to Ireland JUST for the cottage lofa alone I could, and have, live on cottage loaf with butter and maybe a slice of ham!!!!

also...Hob Knobs Biscuts!

there you have my diet in Ireland...bread for the meal and cookies for dessert ! washed down with tea, of course. (Barry's)
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I agree the breakfasts!!! Irish soda bread, cheese and yes their ice cream is to die for. If you ask for cream for your coffee you get a bowl of whipped cream! Love that place!!!!!
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Potatoes, lots and lots of potatoes. It sounds horribly stereotypical but true in my experience. They came with every meal I ordered whether requested or not. In one restaurant I was asked if I'd like potatoes with my order (a baked cheese dish that didn't have them), said no, and was served fries! It cracked me up! But as someone stated earlier they are very yummy...
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