During my week-long work trip to Ireland, my dining experiences were predominantly confined to hotel meals and pre-selected restaurants. Ironically, the culinary pinnacle of my journey—a remarkable food tour in Dublin—remains undocumented, as I failed to capture it through photographs. Despite this regrettable omission, I must express my pleasant surprise at the exceptional quality of food throughout Ireland. I am genuinely grateful for the opportunity to savor what I could, and the overall gastronomic adventure exceeded my expectations.
|Breakfast foods: top left is my all-time favorite grilled cheese sandwich in Dublin, followed by eggs benedict, English breakfast, and hash.
|Seafood was another wonderful surprise. I had not expected the seafood to be so good in Ireland, and I'm not sure why - it's an island with ample coastline!
|Scotch egg was another favorite
|After many heavy meals I ended up eating a lot of salads too
|Some of my favorite soups
|Meat pastries were ubiquitous
|Familiar Burgers and fries
|I also got to try a Korean fusion restaurant in Dublin and really enjoyed it
|Ate many desserts there as well. My favorites were sticky toffee pudding and Murphy's Icecream in Dublin
|The whisky tasting experience was transformative. I never liked whisky or scotch or bourbon in my life, but after Ireland I learned how to appreciate it.
|Gin was another favorite. We went to many distilleries so I got to try all kinds of gin cocktails.