Scotland: Foods and More Foods

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

My favorite snack: oatcakes with Red Leicester cheese.

Sea buckthorn gelato…what mango would taste like if it were a citrus fruit.

Sea buckthorn gelato…what mango would taste like if it were a citrus fruit.

Chicken flavored potato chips?

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.

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.

Cullen Skink…a smoked haddock chowder of sorts…pretty yum.

Steak Pie

Steak Pie

I didn't know what it was but tried it anyway. Later learned it was a giant caper.

I didn’t know what it was but tried it anyway. Later learned it was a giant caper.

Pigeon meat…not yum.

Pigeon meat…not yum.

Venison stew…yum.

Venison stew…yum.

Haggis covered with keeps & tatties (turnip and potato mash)…very good actually.

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.

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.

Bangers and mash…pretty tasty, but weird texture on the bangers.

Cloudy lemonade.

Cloudy lemonade.

One of the many unusual chip (I mean, "crisp") flavors.

One of the many unusual chip (I mean, “crisp”) flavors.

HP Sauce, whatever it is exactly, it makes a fried egg cracking good.

HP Sauce, whatever it is exactly, it makes a fried egg cracking good.

Mysterious Brown Sauce.

Ubiquitous Brown Sauce.

Eggs are kept unrefrigerated.

Eggs are kept unrefrigerated.

More wacky crisp flavors.

More wacky crisp flavors.

 

 

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