The thing I enjoy most about traveling to a new place is trying foods I can’t get easily at home. Here are the good, the bad and the scary I encountered on my recent trip to Scotland.
My favorite snack: oatcakes with Red Leicester cheese.
Sea buckthorn gelato…what mango would taste like if it were a citrus fruit.
Chicken flavored potato chips?
When my kid and I ordered “cheddar cheese and pickles” sandwiches, we were both imagining green dill pickle slices, not pink chutney or whatever that stuff was.
Cullen Skink…a smoked haddock chowder of sorts…pretty yum.
I didn’t know what it was but tried it anyway. Later learned it was a giant caper.
Pigeon meat…not yum.
Haggis covered with neeps & tatties (turnip and potato mash)…very good actually.
In Aberdeen we went to Pizza Express, where I kept seeing “rocket” on the menu. It’s just what they call “arugula,” and apparently it can be used as a pizza topping.
Bangers and mash…pretty tasty, but weird texture on the bangers.
One of the many unusual chip (I mean, “crisp”) flavors.
HP Sauce, whatever it is exactly, it makes a fried egg cracking good.
Ubiquitous Brown Sauce.
Eggs are kept unrefrigerated.
More wacky crisp flavors.