Some of my favorite foods: Ireland Edition

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If you are going abroad, one thing you need to do is try as much food as you can! During my 8 weeks in Ireland, I was determined to immerse myself in the culture as much as I could, including trying every popular dish. Here is a guide to some of my favorites.

First, you can’t miss trying out on a delicious shepherd’s pie. If you ever find yourself in Galway, go to The Front Door Pub. Being one of the most popular restaurants there, you can find it on Quay Street, with live music surrounding the pub. We sat at a hidden nook inside and laughed and chatted, while indulging in some great food. 10/10 Shepherd’s pie and a beautiful restaurant!

Next, is a popular comfort food in Ireland called the chicken fillet roll. You can get this at pretty much any convenience store for a cheap and reasonable price. For those who know local the American fast food restaurant chain that makes subs and sandwiches, it is similar, but better. Starting with fried chicken on a good Italian roll, you get to choose whatever toppings and sauce you want on the sandwich, and it is delicious. This is definitely a food worth trying the second you land!

Lastly, if you enjoy sweets, you need to take a trip to Offbeats Donut Co. You can find their stores in many places in Ireland. They produce mouth-watering donuts, and delicious coffee. With many different flavors and unique donut combinations, I am missing it now, all the way from the U.S.

When traveling abroad, there are so many different things you can do. Food is uniquely intertwined with a place’s culture, and I recommend learning as much as you can, and tasting as much as you can!

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