I recently traveled to Edinburgh, Scotland to visit my friend Katie who is earning her master’s degree there. Edinburgh was absolutely amazing. I can’t imagine living in a city where there is a real medieval castle. C’mon, a castle!
Food is cheap in Scotland and pretty tasty too. I’m a little neutral on their idea of french fries (they don’t add salt) and their strange obsession with mayonaisse, but the meat there tastes much better than the meat here in America.
Some food highlights: steak pie, haggis, and baguettes. Their sandwiches are cheap, delicious, and come with a variety of ingredients that you could never get on a sandwich here in America. My favorite was a baguette with English mustard, lettuce, grilled chicken breast, brie, and cranberry sauce for less than five dollars!
Haggis is not as scary as everyone seems to think it is. It has kind of a soft texture and it spiced nicely (in my opinion). I would eat it again, but I wouldn’t go out of my way to eat again.
Oh and how could I forget the roasted pork sandwiches from Oink! served with apple sauce and cracklin’.
Mmm…so much pork!