Whether you get them from a bakery or a man’s pub, stovies, best served with beetroot and oatcakes, will make you wanting more with every bite. It’s the delicious combination of onions, potatoes, stock, beef, and butter (or fat). Trust me; a single bite will make you realize why most people consider it their favorite Scottish food.
- Scottish Breakfast
Start your day with a Scottish breakfast! Nothing beats this full breakfast that will keep you energized for the rest of the day. It consists of egg, bacon, beans, sausage, black pudding, tomato, tattie scone, and mushroom and toast. This breakfast is usually served with coffee, tea, or juice, though I suggest you make your own juice instead because that’s healthier. If you want to know about juice and juicers, Eric is the right person to ask.
- Cullen Skink
Let’s move on to the soup. If you’re looking for a dish with fish, you better try the specialty of Cullen town in the North-East. Don’t worry if you can’t visit the city, the popularity of Cullen Skink has already reached many menus in Scotland. The soup comprises of smoked haddock, onions, potatoes, and cream, butter, or milk. Every sip will make you long for more. Plus, it’s coupled with freshly toasted bread, complementing the soup and satisfying your stomach simultaneously.
A lot of people, after hearing what this is made up of, say it’s disgusting. Guess what? It’s not! The food is surprisingly delectable, considering its ingredients. It’s usually served with neeps (turnip) and tatties (mashed potatoes) and is the national dish of Scotland. All right, I’m sure you’re curious about the contents. I’ll be honest. It consists of sheep’s heart, lung, and liver, with suet or fat, spices, onion, and oats and for cooking, it’s enclosed in sausage casing which is actually sheep stomach. But hey, who says it’s bad for the health? As long as it’s delicious and healthy, it’s good for the tongue and the other parts of the body!